The history of Charles Goodyear, the namesake of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, isn't the happiest one. After the initial "rubber fever" of the 1830s, when people began to see the drawback of rubber products that froze in winter and melted in summer, Charles Goodyear decided to invent a better kind of rubber. He tried several combinations over the years, mixing the rubber with everything from a talc-like powder to nitric acid, and all the while he and his family suffered from a lack of money and food. When he finally hit rock bottom, he made the happy accident of applying heat to a sulfur-mixed rubber, which gave him the texture he craved. But even with this major breakthrough, which led to the vulcanization process, he spent the remainder of his life fighting infringements and ended up $200,000 in debt at the time of his death. That's the history of the man, and though he was never a part of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., he became the company's namesake.Today, Goodyear keeps you car cruising safely with all-season tires, all-terrain tires, fuel-efficient tires, and sports performance tires. Browse their inventory and take advantage of Goodyear coupons, discounts, and promo codes at our site Coupons.