On‐Road car breakdown assistance and medical assistance facilitation with Goodyear ‘FAST AID’

29 Aug 12

New Delhi, August 29th, 2012

Goodyear India, one of India’s leading tyre companies, announces the re‐launch of FAST AID – an on‐ road car breakdown and medical assistance facilitation program for its customers from July 1st 2012.

For almost 90 years, Goodyear India has been constantly evolving its products, technologies and programs to give its customers world class, market‐back safety innovations and solutions. Fast Aid is one such program and the first of its kind in the India tyre industry.

With every Goodyear tyre purchase, a consumer is entitled for a free subscription to Fast Aid. The subscription is good for one full year or three emergency calls, whichever comes earlier. This service is applicable for any on‐road car breakdown situation* in any part of the country, including national highways. As an additional service, Goodyear Fast Aid also offers free on‐road medical assistance facilitation* to its members in emergencies.

Mr. D.P. Singh, VP, Consumer Business said, “Goodyear is committed to providing its customers the best tyre technology and reliable services that the industry has to offer. When you sign up for Fast Aid, you will have the peace of mind that in the event of any on‐road breakdown of your vehicle, you can simply call the toll free number for assistance”.

Fast Aid was introduced in 2010 and has already assisted thousands of Goodyear consumers. Goodyear is re‐launching this initiative with an added medical facilitation service in collaboration with AXA Assistance – a leading international service provider.

With this program, Goodyear once again reinforces its position of being the tyre of choice when it comes to safety and customer service. Many other past initiatives (such as Goodyear’s Highway Helper iPhone and Android application) have time and again highlighted the company’s commitment towards providing the best in‐class technology and ensuring road‐safety to it’s customers.

Goodyear’s Highway Helper iPhone/ Android app is a free mobile utility featuring one‐touch access to emergency numbers, step‐by‐step guides to basic repairs, tips on tyre and motor safety, interactive games, and even a tyre dealer locator

About Goodyear India
Goodyear’s presence in India is over 89 years old, with two plants, one each in Ballabgarh and Aurangabad. In the passenger car segment, Goodyear India supplies tyres to many of the leading Original Equipment Manufacturers. Goodyear India has also been a pioneer in introducing tubeless radial tyres in this segment. In the farm segment, in India, Goodyear tyres are supplied to all the major tractor companies.

In 2010/11, Goodyear India was awarded the Superbrand status.

For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.co.in

About Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs about 72,000 people and manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar‐Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state‐of‐the‐art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate

For Further information, please contact:
Amit Verma/Shweta Murty/Saba Sinha 9810896782/9871765873/9810976439

*Conditions apply. All services provided to members under the Goodyear Fast Aid program shall be provided by AXA under its Roadside Assistance / Goodyear Fast Aid Agreement dated April 2, 2012 with Goodyear. Members acknowledge that Goodyear shall not be liable in any way for any matter related to the Goodyear Fast Aid program services including but not limited to a delay in, failure of or questionable quality in the services provided. Further terms and conditions applicable to the Goodyear Fast Aid Program are found in the membership kit or on the website (collectively, the “Program Terms”). Members use of the Goodyear Fast Aid program shall be deemed as its acceptance and agreement to the Program Terms.