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

1 Michelin (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

I've got now the new cross climate for all seasons (approved winter/snow tires even in Switzerland..) and I have to say they are the best, and not obliged now to permute them twice a year, winter/summer..

Michelin make good tyres for any weather, they don't have to be fancy looking they just have to be good and that's what I like about Michelin.

I have over 20 years tire shop. I thing that michelin tires is perfect for all cars.

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2 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!

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.

Good experience for tire

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3 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. - ignoble

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

Best tyre of Indian roads

Fantastics

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4 BFGoodrich (USA)

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.

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.

Along with Michelin it's the tires with used, without any problems, long life tires, safe.

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5 Yokohama (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.

YAMAHA?

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6 Dunlop (England)

Owned by Goodyear. Not a bad tire at all.

Its dunlop lads

Very good tires

It's A GOOD TYRE DESERVE TO BE IN TOP 10 - dev2279

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7 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

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

Long lasting - KevinJaming

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8 Nokian (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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9 Vredestein (Netherlands)
10 Apollo (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

East or west apollo os the best

MISSION TO THE MOON OR THE MYTHOLOGICAL GOD?

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The Newcomers

? Bugatti (France)

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).

The Contenders

11 Falken (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

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

12 Firestone (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

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.

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13 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

One of the most used tyres in India

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14 Nexen (South Korea)

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

15 Pirelli (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!

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

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!

Simply the best.

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16 Kleber (France)

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

nice

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

17 Hankook (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.

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

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18 Cooper (USA)

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

Cooper didn't sell out to a foreign company

I sell cooper tires and they are the best value for your money hands down!

Cooper is American owned and ran with tire companies in other countries

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19 Toyo (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

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20 Uniroyal (USA)

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

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