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

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'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..

The dark knight in shining armour is the only thing I can think of. Fortunate enough of a reason for this weekend but I'm sure you'll find out if it was a little too much of it and it quite some other than the only thing that was a lot

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2 BFGoodrich (USA)

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.

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.

The best tires I have ever had, great performance in multiple conditions

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.

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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 rollers - maxfrcallanan

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

Where's pirelli?

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4 Hankook (South Korea)

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

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

Nice tires

All products of south korea is the best and superb.

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5 Goodyear (USA)

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

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

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!

NO, Goodyear tires are the worst tires across the board, ( look what it has done to NASCAR) I've worked in a tire shop for 6 years now, price point to high and mileage warranty is half on what is projected. Do not waste your hard earned $ on junk.

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6 Continental (Germany)

Best tires hands down. They have the best selection for all weather conditions - awesome grip and good wear. I've used Mishelin, GoodYear, Bridgestone, Yokohama and other tyre brands, but Continental are my favorite.

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

Conti is German quality at a reasonable price. Great tires all around.

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.

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7 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.

These tires are complete crap junk don't waste your money!

The World Best Company Ever.

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8 Kleber (France)

nice

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.

9 Dunlop (England)

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

Lasts long.

Its dunlop lads

Owned by Goodyear. Not a bad tire at all.

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10 Cooper (USA)

Replace boyfriend Goodrich with Cooper. Cooper wins hands down. More quiet and in my opinion superior handling in wet weather.

The best tire of the world

Quiet, awesome

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

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The Contenders

11 Nexen (South Korea)

Good and inexpensive - elias78

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

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.

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12 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

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13 Firestone (USA)

Drive a firestone

I only use Firestone

They are most dependable tires I've ever used

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.

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14 Toyo (Japan)

Best tire world

Great value for tour money

This was always in need for speed

Best tires so for with great grip on the road

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15 Falken (Japan)

Superb Performance

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

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

Well perfomance

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16 Pirelli (Italy)

Better than the bible

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.

Well done

Best tire made. European classics. Watch European racing - they're the ultimate there, which is as good as it gets.

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17 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

Quiet sticky and doesn't crack. Good tire for scion tc sport car

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

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18 Apollo (India)

Best tyres

Best for indian roads, if the tyre helps and supports indian roads, defenetly it can do better in all over the worlds roads

Best tyre

I am using I in my car they are the best

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19 Vredestein (Netherlands)

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.

Tires stick to the road like glue, very responsive.

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

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!

20 Achilles (USA)

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

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

Nice and grip well

I like u help me to get

21 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.

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

These are great tires they really are their tires are made of real fine Rubber and the rubbers are good I mean you can't get a better Tire in this unless you were to steal one

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

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22 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).

23 Coker (USA)

GOOD

24 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.

GREAT Tire brand most of my family uses it - UsernameDoesNotBotherMe

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25 Kelly Tires (USA)

me to

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.

26 Maxxis (Taiwan)

GOOD SOFT TYRES

Great Performance and Stability

Very good for Temperature higher countries like UAE

The most beautiful and safe tires

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27 Kavir Tire (Iran)

Buy yesterday in begging its look amazing with comfort feel

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

It's really good

It's the best tire in the world

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28 Barez (Iran)

The best tyres

Worst in the world

The best of Islamin world

Very good

29 Barum (Czech Republic)

I have a set of barum bravuris tires on my 1990 miata. Great cornering grip silky smooth at highway speeds. Would reccomend these tires for budget performance minded driving

30 Kumho (South Korea)

Never got disappointed with this brand.

We went through two sets of theses tires fast on our kia Sedona van. Tread life was horrible. Got cheapies from Discount and the cheapies are doing much better to this day.

The tires tread wears out fast I would not recommend

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.

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31 Lassa (Turkey)

I think, it's more effective brand in world, they are using Bridgestone knowledge for production. - com21

Best value for the money

Perfect tires

I have been using Lassa since I remember.good quality and high performance.. its most of car brands choice

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32 Fulda (Germany)

I have fulda tires and I'm very much sattisfied

33 Nankang (Taiwan)

Best tire for the price and rides very well

Best brand ever Quality vs price

34 Ceat (India)

CEAT is the best tyre of the world

First time user me very reliable

Ceat wasn't made for forty years stupid

Awesome products I been using around 40 years

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35 Sailun Atrezzo (China)
36 Petlas (Turkey)

Reasonably price with premium quality

High technology and more effective tire also roadholding - com21

Petlas one of most selling and best quality car tires produced with high technology in Turkey

Best turkish brand

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37 Keter (China)

Good vety good

38 JK Tyres (India)

I have used its very good tyre service...

Very good tyres.

39 TVS (India)

Best quality with affordable price

Best company for bikes, worst for tyres.

40 Hoosier (USA)

I trusted their product on my race car. I trust them on my street car. No doubt about it.

THE BEST!

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Tires designed for champions is there motto freshly made by hard working class Americans with close supervision on all aspects of the tire from start to finish.
Hoosier is primarily known for specializing in the production of tires for competition use. This Indiana-based tire company, Is the world's largest race tire manufacturer. They also have a wonderful line of safe everyday tires to go along with there race line of tires. So Hoosier will watch over you on race day and all days in between. The Hoosier tire company was founded in 1958, and has since provided tires for use in series sanctioned by IHRA, ARCA, CRA, NASCAR, IMCA, WISSOTA, SCCA, AIS, and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. - Screw32

41 Radar Tires
42 Mickey Thompson (USA)

Drag racing slicks.
This doesn't cover any legitate form of motor.

43 Gislaved (Sweden)

Well known brand for great snow tires, comparable to Nokian JMHO

44 Cordiant (Russia)
45 Duraturn (USA)

Great tires for a great price. They are making a name for themselves with the warranty program they have. Mozzo has become a popular tire.

46 Bob Jane (Australia)

The only tyres made in aus but I do like Bridgestone too

47 Matador (Slovakia)

cool tires

48 Pantera (USA)

Can't find any info on these

Great tires! Can’t be beat for the price

49 Vogue Tyre (USA)
50 Blacklion (USA)

Great tread wear, quiet and good grip. All at a good price

Running as good as any other brand. Great tires.

Awesome tires... not sure why nobody has bothered to put these on the list - ice-3

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