They're not very glamorous, but tires make or break our driving enjoyment. Ford wants to soothe drivers of its new Family Truckster Flex, so Goodyear's Assurance ComforTred tires have been specified as the original fitment for the big crossover. The Assurance ComforTred uses a special cushion layer to smooth out road imperfections, the last thing anyone wants with a Flex loaded for bear with the kids, the dog, and a fully stocked refrigerator. The Flex is obviously designed to devour large stretches of interstate without a whimper, and Goodyear seems to think their ComforTred tires share the same appetite for asphalt, backing them with an 80,000 mile warranty and calling the Assurance Goodyear's very best tires. To make the Flex a success, the entire program needs to encompass multiple "very bests;" here's hoping. Press release after the jump

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Tires Selected for Ford Flex

AKRON, Ohio, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most anticipated new vehicles in years, and it arrives in dealer showrooms this summer riding on Goodyear tires.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:GT) has been chosen to supply the standard tire fitment for the 2009 Ford Flex, providing the popular Assurance ComforTred tires in size P235/60R18. It is a premium passenger tire made with a special cushion layer to help provide a smooth, comfortable and quiet ride.

With seating for up to seven, a refrigerated console, multi-panel Vista roof, grooved door panels, rearview camera, all-wheel drive and many other innovative features, the 2009 Ford Flex is expected to become available this summer.

Goodyear tires are original equipment on many vehicles from Acura, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercury, Nissan and Toyota. Traditionally, more new vehicles in North America are equipped with Goodyear tires than any other brand.

For more information about Goodyear's broad selection of tires for cars, light trucks, SUVs, and more, visit http://www.goodyeartires.com/.