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.

The Top Ten

Michelin (France)

Michelin are the best tires we sell, it's a 100% client satisfaction. Really higher compared with other brands and Michelin has the widest range of tire types. Winter, Summer, 4 Seasons with the famous Cross Climate approved and stamped by the Swiss confederation has real Winter tire, Switzerland is known for its high certification level.
Depending of the country they can be seen as more expensive, but at the end, due to their grip, longevity,... They are really competitive.

Have always had Michelin tires on all of my SUVs. They can be pricey depending on the vehicle and tire size, but the Continetal tires that came factory on my last Mercedes ML 350 where more than twice as much per tire as the Michelin tires I replaced them with. Plus I got a $75.00 gift card for buying a set. I've owned three Mercedes ML class SUVs and a Land Rover LR3 and I have put Michelin tires on all four vehicles. The first two Mercedes SUVs I owned, I got well over 75,000 miles out of the Michelin tires. In fact the ML-500 we traded for the newest ML-350 we still own had plenty of tread on the tires and it had over 120,000 miles on the vehicle. We replaced them at 45,000 miles. The LR3 doesn't get as much use as it is thirsty, but it has about 40,000 miles on a set of Michelin tires. The newest ML 350 had a set of Continetal tires on it when bought brand new in 2013. They only lasted somewhere in the 30,000 to 40,000 mile range and where twice as much to replace as the Michelin ...more

I am still running with my set of Michelin Latitude tyres. So far 120,000+km done. Very good dry and wet grip. excellent handling, excellent feedback and great comfort as well. I am planning to go for the second Michelin set. Especially I should mention I got a very less ware and tare on my suspensions. That is an advantage. No doubt, one of the best tyre brands.

We just installed Michelin tires on our Renault. The store assured of the quality and the experience so far is good. The tires were made in Brazil. The salesperson assured like 90k kilometres of life for these tires on Indian roads. However, I can't say unless they actually perform well.

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BFGoodrich (USA)

These came on my truck and lasted 85k miles and 10 years before I changed them out due to cracks on the sidewall. Best tire I have ever owned as far as mileage is concerned. Cannot speak to traction as they didn't stop so well on wet pavement, but it seemed more of an issue of vehicle weight rather than tire quality. Any other brand has never lasted me that long :(

They are quiet and smooth, and are lasting long although some cracks after many many miles I'm not counting but it has been years vaguely. Maybe 6 years? Holy cra time flies. I b ought the touring for my civic.

Boyfriend Goodrich is made mostly in Tuscaloosa Alabama. That is in America. Great tire? Well next movie you watch with a Hot Rod look at the tires. Next time you watch a Baja race, look at the tires.

My AT's have last over 40,000 miles of extreme hard wear like burnouts and thousands of miles offload. Great tires.

Bridgestone (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.

I have used Bridgestone for all of my cars during the past 25 years from subcompact to full size cars such as Patrols & Land cruisers, they last longer and considered reliable.

Bridgestones came on my GMC Yukon when new. Total junk. Surprised GM would even use these clown tires. Wore unevenly, wouldn't balance correctly, and lasted only 33,000 miles.

I love this brand, Japanese stuff is always cool, they are very conscious about their quality.

Hankook (South Korea)

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

Hankook makes a great tire, great innovation and designing. Always reasonably priced and a great performer.

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

Goodyear (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!

Dodge come with Goodyear tires, enough said... What do you think what would a 69' or 72' Charger and/or a Challenger do with the tires? or a Viper SRT-10 at burnouts... no wonder they get GoodYear, for a reason... I had Toyo tires for 13 years and I was very satisfied, now there are the brand new GoodYear tires on a Dodge SRT4

I run a set of Douglas tires on my accord they're a Walmart budget tire owned by Goodyear, they claim 40,000 miles warranty, I've run over a sidewalk curb by accident and didn't affect my tires at all! Impressive for a mere $41 a tire from Walmart no less

I've had 2 full sets of Goodyears on my Jeep, and in less than 3 years I've had 9 - NINE - flats! It doesn't matter that I only drive on main, well-traveled roads, they go flat regardless. They seem to be magnets for road debris, and I've had 2 valve stems fall right out of the tires. Will never buy Goodyears again.

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Continental (Germany)

Last Mercedes 2014 ML-350 we purchased came with Continental tires on it from the dealer. They where quiet and good tires, but the life expectancy is not anywhere near as good as a set of Michelin tires. I took the vehicle in to the dealer for service at 30,000 miles and was told I was going to need to replace my tires soon. I was shocked as we had only had this vehicle since late 2013 and it was less than a year old. I priced the Continental tires at a local nationwide tire store and they where over $400.00 a tire to replace them with a life span of 30,000 to 40,000 miles. I decided to put Michelin tires on the vehicle instead for way less than the replacement Continentals plus I got a $75.00 credit card for buying a set. The Continental tires are quieter on rough roads and certain highway surfaces, but it isn't enough to really complain about nor justify the price difference in the two tire brands. I've always been able to get 75,000 miles or more out of a good set of Michelin ...more

Anyone can say what they want. Germans are the best when it comes to automobile domain. I hate american muscle cars, I prefer an '86 E30 at any time. Why would you like to buy a car that has a huge an not necessary engine with not so may horses, and it can be driven fast only in straight line.

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.

Wonderful tires, have had many sets over the years, from max summer to all season (at this time the best all season in snow in the DWS line) to winter, they never disappoint.

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Cooper (USA)

Made and owned. Even says it on the side of tire. Excellent tires, especially in the truck line. I don't think any other manufacturer has the variety of truck tires that cooper has from h/t's all the way to beefy m/t's with armortek. Best bang for your buck all day long.

Put Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 replacing the Michelin Latitudes. They hold just as good in the rain and they are quiet. Steering tighten up a bit but a little soft on cornering but the Zeons flex to load up the tires. They do hold well when you find the right spot in the turns and give good feedback so you won’t overdrive it.

Cooper owns and manufacturers tires like Mickey Thompson and Dick Cepek. Who in my opinion are the best truck tires out there. I currently have 30,000 miles on my ATZp3 and still have 75% of the tread left. Worth the money.

I think Cooper Tires are the most underrated tires on the market. They are fantastic tires and I use them exclusively on my vehicles.

Nokian (Finland)

Really excellent tire from the only tire company in the world that has a year-round winter test track. I have the Nokian Rotiiva AT ATV Radial Tire - 235/65R17 108T on my MDX and my wife did not get stuck or have any trouble even when they had mandatory chain warnings in Denver this winter. They also work better than the aqua tread when I had to go through standing water on the interstate in Topeka Kansas with my 93 Fleetwood. I have always been loyal to Michelin but I have to give it to Nokian. They are actually better than Michelin! They are my new favorites.

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

I ran a couple sets on a Jeep Grand Cherokee. By far the best ice tire I ever owned.

Very best tire for winter driving in northern climates.

Nexen (South Korea)

Nexen's tires are very underrated. Plus with their warranty program you're really protected throughout the entire time you're using the tires. Highly recommend. Very durable and grip is solid.

Just bought a set of 4. Handle very well, smooth ride and durable. For the price a very comparable brand to Dunlop, Pirelli and Continental.

Have this tire on my used Inifniti G37x purchased from 2013. It has been 3 years and the tires are always in good condition. But need to be changed recently

Korea 's advanced technology is at its peak in all areas.
Tire also seems to have great technology in Korea.

Dunlop (England)

Best handling on wet roads, very comfortable and silent on road and one of the shortest stopping distance.

I have had a set on for 25000 and just replaced the front, back still have 5mm

Owned by Goodyear. Not a bad tire at all.

Had it for years and never had a problem!

The Contenders

Kleber (France)

Really good tires, I've got them during about 8 years, 120,000 km without any problems, also the price is ok.

Kleber is not really known and not really diffused, it belongs to Michelin (from 1981).
They make as well good tire as michelin.

Uniroyal (USA)

Uniroyal Tires are trickle down technology from Michelin brand, and are marketed as a great value for the money tire. That being said, Uniroyal ia s great choice for people on a budget who want piece of mind when buying tires

These tires work great and last long on my 3500 Chevy heavy duty truck

Smooth ride. Good wear. Good price.

Best ride you will ever have

Toyo (Japan)

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.

This was always in need for speed

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

Best tires so for with great grip on the road

Pirelli (Italy)

I believe the Tyres that come with a new car should be replaced by that same brand Tyre, having said that Pirelli aren't cheap and you get what you pay for but Pirelli do have great grip in wet..Every other brand of Tyre will claim they are better off Han their rivals but I still believe you should replace with the Vehicle Manufacturers Tyre recommendations. I've used Pirelli on my Model and if I swap to another Model I will use that Manufacturers recommendations.

Performance tires: Pirelli
If you want more duration or long lasting tires I prefer Michelin, Bridgestone is also good (Firestone in America). All 3 of these have been established and have been in Formula 1.
personally I always go for performance tires so I'd go with Pirelli, but the other 2 I mentioned are very good too. But at the end of it all, all brands have many models and depending on the model tire there are variations, no brand is the best or the worst really.

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!

Firestone (USA)

Run Firestone on my car for winter, excellent traction and even at spirited speeds they grip great! Great price as well and have never had a problem. Just got rid of a set of 4 Cooper's for example two came out of round, not very happy with Cooper.

Been using the Firestone Destination tire since they came out, truck after truck. They never wear out, they handle great, good in mud & snow, good for hauling, as good as you are going to get on the highway.

Firestone is not (USA). They are owned by Bridgestone which is Japanese and therefore something I refuse to buy. Americans need to support Goodyear which is last American owned tire maker.

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

Yokohama (Japan)

As a qualified tyre technician with over 6 years experience, I can highly reccommend Yokohama tyres for standard cars. Pirelli? Continental? Please! That's overpriced chinese garbage! You're paying for the name & that's it. I put these on 2 cars I've owned - including my current one(2001 accent). They last between 40-60,000km, are affordable (they cost less than the pirellis), & stick to the road like glue.
As for the high end performance segment, however, better look at Michelin - far more bang for your buck.
*I work for Bob Jane. I do not work for Yokohama or Michelin. We stock mostly Bridgestone & pirelli

Just put a set of Yokohama YK 740 GTX in my 2017 Subaru Outback to replace OE Bridgestone Duelers and what a difference! Everything aspect of handling and drivability is better especially Cornering stability, ride quality and wet traction! This is a superior tire to the Michelin Premier A/S and Pirelli Centurado P7! Too many people buy these brands on name recognition alone when they should look at Yokohama, Cooper, Continental and General for a better all season tire at lower cost!

Excellent performance at a great price. Excellent quality as well (lasted longer than the Pirellis that were on my car). Yokohama's Advan line makes some the best performing tires as well, and they are on par with the big brands such as Michellin, Bridgestone, and Pirelli. My next tire (after my S. drives need to be replaced) will be the Advan Neova AD08.

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.

Falken (Japan)

I bought a set for my fairly new car. Although the service advisor down played the tires for another more expensive tire I bought them anyway. I love the tires just as much as my Michelin Energy Savers. I discovered a very smooth and quiet ride. I just bought them a month ago and love them.

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

Had these put on in 2009. Never, ever had a puncture, leak, anything. Still going strong now at 2017.

I work for Toyo but have these on my car because they are a lot cheaper. Been very happy so far.

Apollo (India)

I am using I in my car they are the best

I am using this tire in my volkshwagen car it is pretty good

East or west apollo os the best

Nice tyres. With smooth ride

Vredestein (Netherlands)

My father (many years ago) purchased a set for his Cortina that had previously been supplied from new with crossplies- the difference was incredible in all aspects & conditions, great tyres & relatively inexpensive, definitely worth seeking out!

Had 4 on my Nissan Frontier, 4x4. Could not get that thing to slide no matter how hard I tried. The traction in 10" of snow was incredible.

Very good tires with very good prices on dry and wet road

Tires stick to the road like glue, very responsive.

Achilles (USA)

Achilles is Indonesian tire brand. I think they are most valuable tires in the market.

I like u help me to get

Nice and grip well

Just fitted two on rear of my Seat altea xl.The tread looks good.Only time will tell.

General Tires (USA)

I have a set of the GMAX A/S 05. These tires are highly rated at a great price. They do really well in wet/dry weather & snow/ice. They are true All-Season Tires.

Have purchased Grabber AT2's for my Dodge Dakota and absolutely loved them. Just got Altimax snow tires, we'll see.

Great tire at a great price! Altimax R43 have good grip, compliant side walls also improved ride quality over OEM tires.

Bought AT2 grabber, best grip and economic than Nitto.

MRF (India)

Mrf have been doing exceptionally well in terms of advancing. 2 years on they supply the air force

Best tyres with best quality no doubts.. It must be in top ten.. Of world

Best tires with best quality no doubts.. It must be in top ten.. Of world.

Really satisfied as I used in my etios car for 90k+ without any wear or tare.

Bugatti (France)

Bugatti is one of my favourite car companies! But no idea how Bugatti is here. The Bugatti Chiron and Chiron Super Sport used special Michelin tyres for the rubber to not bun down.

Bugatti is not a tire brand is a brand of a French car producer, located in France, which is a now a subsidiary of the VW group (biggest car maker in the world).

Coker (USA)
Kelly Tires (USA)

Kelly is owned by Goodyear and even though they don't have a huge product line, Kelly makes a heck of a tire. Especially for the price. I've run Kelly tires for years and have always gotten many many trouble free miles and great traction from them.

Used to be a Kelly plant in my hometown, and then it left following a local recession

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