I used to work at a french fry factory. There were two product lines. The main line made a variety of products for various brands including the factory's own brand. The company had a reputation for the highest quality fries available and they were nearly flawless.
The other line made fries for McDonalds exclusively. The Mac line, as it was called, made a lesser grade of product but boy did they come out of the end of the oven. Once the conveyor belt from the oven to the freezer stopped and in the few seconds it took to shut down the line there were fries piled up to the wall 30 feet away, 20 feet wide and 8 feet deep. That's not to mention the two or three tons still in the oven getting really well cooked.
I bring this up because I wonder if Goodyear does the same thing with OEM tires? Perhaps the place where the tires are made for GM is special in that they concentrate on getting product out the door but less so on the quality of that product. I know that Goodyear has a decent reputation in the aftermarket but these OEM tires seem to be very problematic.
Last edited by mizterwizard; 12-04-2019 at 05:38 PM.