Best Car Tire Brands

Unless something goes very wrong, your car's tires are the only part of the vehicle that make contact with the road. As such, the driving experience your car provides is largely dependent on the tires underneath it.

There are a number of benefits to having the right tires on your car including better gas mileage, improved traction, smoother ride, less noise, and improved performance, but perhaps the most important is the safety of the people in and around it. You may have the most advanced anti-lock braking system, multiple other driver assists, all wheel drive, and more, but if your tires are worn out or not right for the conditions, you're going to have a hard time accelerating, turning, and stopping.

So whether your tires are getting a bit on the thin side, aren't suited for the season, or otherwise are holding back your car's potential, it may be a good time to look into purchasing another set. There are few things you can do for your car that will have the positive impact of a new set of tires.

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1Michelin (France)

Michelin can't be beat for smooth ride, grip and tread life for high mileage situations. If time (age) is the main factor as opposed to mileage... Michelin is surpassed by Cooper

Michelin tires have never let me down in the 45 years I have been driving them. I feel they are the best tire on the road bar none!

I live in the Caribbean and Michelin is the most expensive tires but it's the only one that I trust with my life.

Only run Michelin tires. I sell tires and they are the best but do cost more then most

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2Continental (Germany)

Founded in 1871, these guys were producing tires for carriages and bicycles decades before there even was a market for care tires. With that sort of experience, it makes sense that Continental would be at the top of the list.

I used tires in truck business for 12 years and these brands in luxury cars like BMW Rover and Jaguar cars

Best tires I've ever had, smooth, tons of grip, and has a thick side wall that guards the rim

Best of the best tyre's in the world

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3Goodyear (USA)

Goodyear tires are the absolute best tire money can buy, from every standpoint. They are the last American owned tire company and are made in the USA. Goodyears have always lasted longer and gripped better than any other tire I've owned. They are great looking and are safe. The ONLY tire I trust to carry my wife and kids around every day. Love Goodyear Tires!

Goodyear has given us the best mileage from a tire. Rotation of tires also help us in getting the best mileage from our tires.

Too many Goodyear/NASCAR fanboys to use some of these comments objectively. The best high-volume American made tire for me is Cooper. Low-volume, quick to adjust to newer technologies also, it would be General or Hoosier.

It sounds good for some reason

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4Bridgestone (Japan)

My family's life was saved one day thanks to the outstanding performance of our Bridgestone tires in the rain. I will forever be grateful. - ignoble

My Bridgestone tires have lasted me 4 years with no problems!

Best quality and superior grip for all weathers.

We have it also

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5Pirelli (Italy)

Pirelli tires will get you to your destination on any kind road and in any kind of weather. My Outback was transformed as we forged through the storm never losing traction and maintaining control in a blinding downpour that had others skidding off the roadway. Love the power of Pirelli!

I'm an American driving only Toyotas and no matter what comes on the car from the dealer, I always buy Pirelli. They've gotten me back and forth along several thousand miles in rain, sand, heat and even snow. Once a Pirelli Girl, ALWAYS a Pirelli Girl!

Great for high end cars, such as Lamborghini or Ferrari!

Italian tires for Italian cars

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6Hankook (South Korea)

Hankook? Yeah right. You buy a hankook you must not give a crap about anything.

My family's life was saved one day thanks to the outstanding performance of our Hankook tires in the rain. I will forever be grateful

I have run hankook tires on all my vehicles for years without a problem and would recommend them for any vehicle.

One of the best tire company in the world I must say

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7Yokohama (Japan)

Had these on my car for seven years before I needed to replace them from the dry rot. Long lasting tires apparently!

Makes the Chelsea kit so obviously the best

This company makes excellent winter tires if you live in a sub-zero zone.

I wouldn't put a Japanese tire on my vehicle if it was the only tire available. Goodyear makes the best tires and are American.

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8Apollo (India)

I am using I in my car they are the best

All my tires got busted after I got Apollo it's the worst DO NOT BUY APOLLO

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9Cooper (USA)

I have run cooper tires on all my vehicles for years without a problem and would recommend them for any vehicle.

Cooper tires ARE American made and owned. They have bought some foreign companies.

I only use cooper tires and I never used tires not made by Cooper on any vehicle I owned - qwhx

Cooper sold out to a Middle East country. What a shame. Goodyear is the last American tire company. Buy Goodyear!

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10Dunlop (England)

Owned by Goodyear. Not a bad tire at all.

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11Toyo (Japan)

This was always in need for speed

Really good tires, excellent grip and performance. if you didn't know, TOYO is iwned by TOYOTA. And toyota has always made reliable cars/ car parts. I think TOYO is very underrated in US market.

I have these tires on my Acura TL originally had Bridgestone tires but these are good also

12Firestone (USA)

Love the Destination AT's on my Jeep Wrangler. They are quiet on the highway and can do anything I ask off road

Excellent tires bought for my wife's Chevy Venture van.

Working well so far on my silverado - conroy85

Provide excellent handling and wear

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13BFGoodrich (USA)

Used in most late American muscle cars

BFG is not American. Shouldn't have (USA) beside it. Michelin owns BFG and they are French. Goodyear is the ONLY American owned tire maker left in the world.

14Uniroyal (USA)
15Falken (Japan)

I has this tire on my Corolla for about 4 years the only reason I had to replace them was because my car had very bad aliment problems

The Falken's wear and perform well. We use them on our 1500 Avalanche and are satisfied. They look good

16Kavir Tire (Iran)

I test this tire for 93,000 miles in desert, it's reliable tire for sure specifically for high temperature roads.

It's the best of tire in the world.
I test this tire for 100,000 KM in the high temperature.
My suggest is "Iran TIRE"

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17Coker (USA)
18Nokian (Finland)

Been on my Blazer for about 60,000 miles. I'll be getting a new set in about another 5 or 10,000.

Very best tire for winter driving in northern climates.

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19Ceat (India)

Ceat wasn't made for forty years stupid

Awesome products I been using around 40 years

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20Kumho (South Korea)

I had two Kumho Tires that split bands and had to be replaced before the treadwear was significant. It also says made in China, not in South Korea. Regardless. They seem like a defective tire. I would not recommend them.

Just bought this, is this a continental subsidiary

Worse tires I've ever bought every pothole or bumb in the road tears your car up...super hard tires would not recommend on any kind of pavement!

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