Top 10 Worst Tire Brands to Avoid in 2022 (Updated) (2023)

I could probably go on for days on this topic, so I’ll try to make this short.

A bad tire isn’t necessarily the cheapest one, and here’s an example. My 30-year-old Corolla has Tigar winter tires, which are considered cheap.

Before you call me a hypocrite, hear me out. The car had 70 horsepower from the factory. I’m guessing about 20 of those died in the past three decades, leaving me with an underpowered car. I drive it around town primarily, so going for something like a Michelin Alpine is a waste of money. The ones I have now are doing their job to keep me safe, which is what I need from them.

The reason why I had to tell the story is that often people say that the cheapest tires are the worst. While that is true, the ones I have on my car claim that the statement is false, meaning that it’s true to a point.

A bad tire starts from the factory. When you pay a premium price, you don’t pay it just for the performance. You also pay it for the research and development the manufacturer put into the tire and everything else related to the manufacturing. Cheaper brands don’t invest as much, which is why they are cheaper.

When there’s not much research and development, the manufacturer won’t test the tire to the limit before the massive manufacturing step. The result of that is a tire with an untested compound and tread design.

Another important aspect is the tread design. You can look at two tires, and they may seem identical. Upon closer inspection, you will see that they are not, and those minor differences can mean a good and bad performing tire.

Last but not least is durability. The tires I review here are, for the most part, very durable tires. Sure, they may wear down sooner than others, but the internal construction is designed to avoid the tire ripping itself to shreds. An exploding tire while doing 70 on the highway isn’t fun, believe me – I know.

To sum it up – a bad tire is the one that isn’t designed properly and didn’t pass serious safety checks before it gets sold.

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Why should you avoid bad tires?

Technically I already explained why, but I’ll break it down in greater detail.

I’m just as enthusiastic about dancing with a car on a twisty road but only with a tire that will be able to perform as it should. Going into a corner carrying more speed, you will need to rely on the tire’s grip to stay on the road. In the rain, a tire with bad aquaplaning resistance can spin you out of control in a blink of an eye. Put the long braking distances into the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Tires can be so bad that even everyday driving can be an issue. These are the ones most of us like to refer to as plastic tires. The rubber compound cannot provide enough grip or traction for a routine drive to work.

In most cases, this means that the tire will slip when accelerating or be prone to understeer. Essentially, it’s like a worn-down tire, but it’s new.

Durability also plays a massive part in how good or bad a tire is. A durable tire should last 40,000, 50,000, with some passing the 6-digit mark, depending on the type of tire. Then there’s the internal construction I mentioned.

Any tire from a reputable brand will be constructed to take the daily abuse that our tires go through. Steel belts, nylon wrapping, and tons of other techniques are used to prevent them from blowing up when you’re driving along.

The last piece of the puzzle is the warranty. I know that not all tires I’ve reviewed in the past have a treadwear warranty, but there is a workmanship or uniformity warranty at least.

With the cheapest and worst tire brands on the market, you get none of that. In other words, if your tire deforms and becomes wobbly, you’re out of luck because you cannot get a replacement.

Which are the worst tire brands?

Finally, we come to the part you’ve all been waiting for. The grand reveal of the worst tire brands that you should avoid:

  • Chaoyang
  • Geostar
  • Triangle
  • Goodride
  • Westlake
  • Accelera
  • AKS Tires
  • Compass
  • Telluride
  • Unicorn
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There’s a common misconception floating around that the worst tires are Chinese, which is not exactly true. Take Accelera, for example; it’s a company from Indonesia and is still a bad tire manufacturer.

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Another thing worth mentioning is that these are not the only lousy tire manufacturers. There are plenty more, but the 10 I have here are among the worst and should definitely be avoided.


Chaoyang is surprisingly a company that has been around for longer than you’d think. The company was founded in 1958 in Hangzhou, China. Throughout the years, the company has constantly increased its lineup with tires for multiple applications, ranging from bicycles to cars and even forklifts. The company falls under the Zhongce Rubber Group, which owns a few more tire brands on this list.

The interesting thing about this company is that there is a side of it that’s considered good. The company was mostly focused on bicycle tires in the earlier days, and some people consider them good. Chaoyang began making car tires recently, and I feel that the lack of experience and refinement is why they perform so poorly compared with other brands.


I may get some backlash about this brand, but hear me out. Geostar is a brand owned by Nankang, so for some people, that may be good enough to mark them as good, right? Not really. To be fair, Nankang isn’t a brand that makes excellent tires; it makes good enough tires at a low cost. Geostar is the brand that follows the same ideology and makes cheap tires that won’t perform too well.

The result of a cheaper option to an already cheap tire is something that I wouldn’t really classify as safe. Dry performance may be considered passable if you’re careful, but anything other than that is just unsafe and should be avoided.


Triangle is a much younger tire company and has been on the market since 1976. Founded in Weihai, China, the company initially produced tires for sweeper cars for the Indonesian market. As China’s car market began to rise, Triangle slowly switched to producing car tires. Up until the 2000s, the company was going through many changes, at which point it started to take things more seriously, hoping to produce better tires. In 2011 a contract between Triangle and the University of Akron was signed to improve the company’s research and development sector.

On paper, the company has a lot of potential as long as the R&D department does its job properly and starts producing good tires. At the moment, the biggest problem most of the tires face is wet. Many people say that there’s barely any traction for safe driving.


Another tire brand that’s under the Zhongce Rubber Group is Goodride. As a brand, this is among the younger ones on this list and has been on the market since 1997. The brand has a plethora of options that range from passenger car tires to trucks and busses. Looking at the lineup, I’d say that it’s mainly focused on commercial use because there are tons of truck, bus, or agricultural tires. Goodride is advertised as tires with competitive price, or in other words, cheap. While I’m not a person that will go on a rant against cheap tires, I still wouldn’t recommend these.

For the most part, the tires don’t seem to have significant issues with durability, and users report that the wear is decent. They also note that the traction and handling are significantly worse than other tires in the same price range.


The third Zhongce Rubber Group tire brand on my list is Westlake. It’s only two years older than Goodride, and the story is more or less the same, cheap tires, but with a catch. The tires from this brand are advertised as safe tires for the local market, meaning that they are mainly for China. Despite that, you can find them in other parts of the world. The biggest problem with these tires is that unlike tires developed in Europe or America, these don’t go through the same inspection processes. As a result, the company can make some cuts in certain areas to offer them at a lower cost.

Surprisingly, most models are decent-ish for slower speeds, as some users have reported them drivable around town. At higher speeds, the tires become dangerous because there is no feel of the grip, and you have no idea if the tire would stick to the road when cornering.

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We’re kind of moving away from Chinese brands and reach Accelera. The company was founded in 1996 in Indonesia and is advertised as a brand that sells high-performance tires. Accelera is part of Elangperdana Tyre Industry, founded in the same year, meaning that it’s not a company with a reputation for being on the market for too long. The company’s lineup consists of tires for passenger cars, off-road, and even racing, which is quite surprising.

The reason why I’m surprised is the fact that there are rising tires from a company that has high-performance road tires with poor performance. Like some of the other brands on this list, the wet performance was where the tires struggled the most. Some owners reported that they had to be very gentle with the throttle and brake pedals to get some barely safe driving experience.

AKS Tires

This is a weird brand which only cements my opinion that its tires should be avoided at all costs. For starters, there is no information on the company that manufactures the tires. You will find some info on the dealerships that sell them, but there is nothing in terms of ownership or headquarters, let alone used technologies or features. In my eyes, this looks like a brand that makes the tires out of someone’s basement.

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In terms of performance, these are the worst. Even at slower speeds in perfect conditions, the grip and traction levels are so low that you almost feel like they’re made from plastic. Performance in less ideal conditions is much worse.


In some ways, Compass reminds me of Chaoyang. The company sells bicycle tires as well as passenger ones. On top of that, the company also sells car parts from various brands. To me, it looks like a wholesale that has a tire manufacturing plant. The company came to the market in 1998, and since then, it hasn’t shown any signs of making some improvements.

The performance on these tires is as you’d expect, considering that they’re on this list. Longevity and comfort aren’t the worst, but the performance is not something you’ll want to experience.


Sunfill is a tire brand that falls under the Unicorn Tire Corporation, which is a US brand. Yes, you read that correctly; it’s a US brand that manufactures its tires in China. As such, you’d expect to have something good to offer, especially when you consider that there are a lot of things made in China that aren’t bad. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

The company has been around since 2007 and has two problems. The first one is the lack of available models, and with only a handful of options, there’s isn’t much it can offer. The second problem is the performance, or the lack thereof. In most cases, the wet performance is the weakest point, and the tire has some of the longest stopping distances I’ve seen.


The last tire brand that’s under the Zhongce Rubber Group for this list is Trazano. Similar to the previous one, it’s a US-based brand founded in 2009, so it’s still a minor in this industry. The most interesting thing is that there isn’t even a website to look at the available models. Instead, you will have to rely on the resellers’ information. The company sells the tires as safe and reliable, but there are far from it.

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Performance on most of the tires isn’t the worst in the world, but you’d still be getting a lot less than with similarly priced models from a reputable brand. As the tire wears down, you will start to notice a bigger problem: uneven wear. You will have much less tread around the center of the tire when compared to the sides.

How to tell if a tire is bad?

Well, the most obvious thing you can do is read a review, but that may be a problem. There are some slim chances that you’ll find a review on these kinds of tires on a reputable website. In most cases, you can find some info about them on the website that sells them, with a lot of praise about how good they are in the review section. You should take those with a grain of salt.

Technically, you won’t really know if a tire is terrible or not, so the next section will be just for you.

How to choose a good tire?

A good tire is a very broad definition, so I’ll try to explain it from two perspectives.


I’m a sucker for getting behind the wheel of a car and take it on a track. For these applications, a tire oriented towards performance is the way to go. Both the premium and mid-range segments have excellent high-performance tires, and regardless of which one you go for, you won’t be making a mistake.

One thing to note is that you’ll need to be aware that you won’t be getting the same levels of grip and traction. You can either get a feel for this yourself or see if it’s a tire that we’ve done a review on.


If your daily driver is a car that won’t be any good on a track, your primary goal will be safety. In this case, I wouldn’t advise you to go for the more expensive options, especially if you have an older car. To be clear, I’m not saying that the performance ones are bad, but you will be paying a higher price. The biggest issue is that you won’t be using the tire with the fullest potential, so it’s the same situation as with my winter tires. I took the safe road and didn’t spend a fortune on an expensive set of tires.

In this case, even if you go for the cheaper options, as long as it’s a manufacturer that has a proven record of having good tires, you shouldn’t have any issues.

While grip and traction are essential, I’d say the most important aspect is the braking distances. Yes, you will have shorter braking distances with more expensive tires, but that doesn’t mean that the cheaper ones will be 10 times longer. Even though they will be longer, the stopping distances will still be short and safe, which is the primary goal.


For some, this may boil down to personal preference, while for others, it may not make a difference. In the past, I’ve had Hankook, Falken, Continental, Firestone, etc., as daily drivers. My personal preference is to have a tire that can deliver good performance.

My advice in this regard is to look at the specific model, not the brand. I’ve seen mid-range tires that have braking distances like some premium ones. I’ve been surprised by the low noise that some mid-range tires had or the rough ride on premium ones.

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At the end of the day, you should be paying attention to the tire application, summer, winter, all-season, touring, high-performance, etc. You won’t find a perfect tire that will deliver the best performance in all conditions, so choose according to your needs.


What is the number 1 tire brand? ›


What brands are Chinese tires? ›

The largest Chinese tire manufacturers are:
  • • Zhongce Rubber Group (Westlake, Chaoyang, Arisun, Goodride y Trazano)
  • • Giti Tire Investment.
  • • Sailun Jinyu Group (Sailun y Jinyu)
  • • Shandong Ling long Tire.
  • • Zhengxin Rubber (industrial tires)
  • • Double star Group (Double Star y Kumho)
  • • Triangle Tire.
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What car tires are not made in China? ›

If you are looking to buy tires made in USA, you should know that most foreign global tire manufacturers already have plants in America. In fact, there are only two genuine American brands: Goodyear and Cooper.
Which tyres are not made in China?
  • Michelin.
  • Pirelli.
  • Continental.
  • Bridgestone.
  • Yokohama.

Which tires last longest? ›

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ All Season Performance Radial Tire is currently the most durable tire, providing superior grip and control. Michelin tires maintain wet braking performance throughout their entire life, even as they wear, which makes them a top choice for long-lasting tires.

Does tire brand really matter? ›

You will not just be buying a brand name, but purchasing one of the most important and least expensive improvements, your car can have. Like anything you buy, the quality and name brand of tires can make a big difference in how much they cost. Typically, the higher the quality, the more the tires will cost.

What is the best tire to put on a car? ›

Comparison of the best car tires for 2022
Best car tire overallMichelin CrossClimate216-20 inches
Best car tire overall runner-upContinental PureContact LS16-20 inches
Best car tire if money is no objectMichelin Primacy Tour A/S17-22 inches
Best car tire for the moneyYokohama Avid Ascent GT15-20 inches
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Does Walmart sell good quality tires? ›

Are Walmart tires good quality? Walmart offers a wide selection of name-brands from high-end Michelin rubber to budget-friendly Goodyear tires that can satisfy both picky consumers and bargain hunters. They provide good quality tires with affordable installation packages.

Which tire is better Michelin or Bridgestone? ›

Bridgestone and Michelin tires are the best of the best, and both are at the top regarding performance. The only noticeable difference between Michelin and Bridgestone cars is their performance on dry roads. Michelin tires are much more responsive and can give drivers sleeker handling when traversing dryer areas.

Are Michelin tires made in China? ›

SHENYANG, China—Michelin has begun manufacturing tires at a $1.5 billion plant complex in Shenyang that eventually will produce more than 12 million passenger, light truck and medium truck and bus tires a year.
Michelin plant in China opens.
1OSHA investigates death at Goodyear's Topeka plant
5India to extend tire duties on China by three years
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Are tires from China any good? ›

China exports 65 million tires out to the world each year. Therefore, most of the cheap tires you will find on markets will be Chinese-made, often the worst tire brands to avoid at all costs. Without good safety checks and bad materials before leaving the factory, it's already set up for a disaster.

Are tires made in China good? ›

They most often choose between the cheapest models from Asian manufacturers or second hand - used or retreaded tyres. It is true that tyres from China are most often made with less advanced technologies and poorer rubber compounds. They may also have a worse, less accurate performance.

What brand of tires are made in the USA? ›

In fact, there are only two genuine American brands: Goodyear and Cooper. The largest foreign tire companies with plants in the US include Michelin, Pirelli, Continental, Bridgestone, and Yokohama.

What is the best Chinese tire brand? ›

The ranking of the best Chinese tyres
  • Zhongce Rubber Group Co., Ltd. : ...
  • Giti Tire (China) Investment Co., Ltd. : ...
  • Sailun Jinyu Group Co., Ltd. : ...
  • Shandong Ling long Tire Co., Ltd. : ...
  • Zhengxin Rubber (China) Co., Ltd. : ...
  • Double star Group Co., Ltd. : ...
  • Triangle Tire Co., Ltd. :

Are Goodyear tires made in China? ›

/Selling tires /Are All Goodyear Tires Made in USA? Not all Goodyear tires made in USA. The company also has plants in Canada, Germany, France, England, Poland, Luxembourg, Turkey, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, South Africa, etc.

How often should I rotate tires? ›

On average, how you know when to rotate tires depends on vehicle mileage. Namely, it's a best practice to rotate tires every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or so. This is a rule of thumb, however, and you'll want to double-check with your vehicle's owner's manual for more specific information.

How long should you keep tires on a car? ›

There is a general consensus that most tires should be inspected, if not replaced, at about six years and should be absolutely be swapped out after 10 years, regardless of how much tread they have left.

What is a good mileage warranty for tires? ›

Many car tires come with a prorated mileage warranty, also called a tread-life warranty, that is often used as a selling point. Think of that mileage limit, generally somewhere between 30,000 and 100,000 miles, as a figure highly influenced by a marketing department.

How much should you spend on new tires? ›

General pricing guidelines for new tires: Inexpensive tires will generally be in the range of $50 - $150 each. Moderately priced tires will usually be in the range of $100 - $300 each. High-end tires (ultra-high performance or specialty off-road tires) can be $300 - $1000 each.

What the most expensive tire? ›

1. LeTourneau L-2350 front-loader Tyres. The tyres on this gigantic front loader are THE most expensive tyres in the world. 4m in diameter, with a tyre size of 1.8 in width and 6.8 tonnes in weight, these black beasts cost a whopping $63,000 each!

Are cheap tires any good? ›

Besides safety concerns, the very cheapest tires provide poor durability. If the tires are too cheap, then you will end up replacing them so often that the cost savings are lost. In addition, cheap tires lower your gas mileage and produce more noise than mid-range and higher-end tires.

What is the best brand of tires for SUV? ›

Best SUV and Crossover Tires For 2022
  • Pirelli Scorpion AS Plus 3 : Best SUV All-Season Tire.
  • Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S : Best SUV All-Terrain Tire.
  • Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 : Best SUV Winter Tire.
  • Firestone Destination LE3 : Best SUV Highway Tire.
  • Sumitomo Touring LS H : Best SUV Value All-Season Tire.

What tires are comparable to Michelin? ›

According to our research and methodology, the top 10 tire brands are Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, Bridgestone, BFGoodrich, Cooper, Yokohama, Pirelli, General and Hankook.

Are Goodyear tires actually good? ›

According to JD Power's (opens in new tab) Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study (2019) Goodyear does very well. It ranks well in the Performance Sport Category, just behind Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone, and comes third twice in the Luxury and Truck/Utility category.

Does Walmart install tires free with purchase? ›

How Much Does Walmart Charge To Install Tires? If you purchase your tires from Walmart or, you can get your tires installed at a Walmart Auto Care Center for $15 per tire. That means you'll be looking at a total of $60 for basic installation on four tires.

Does Costco install tires bought elsewhere? ›

Tire Installation Requirements

Costco will not perform services on tires purchased by non-members. Costco will only install tires authorized for a specific vehicle.

Why Michelin tires are so expensive? ›

Why Are Michelin Tires More Expensive? Michelin tires are more expensive because of their exceptional quality, long-lasting warranty, and high industrial rankings. It's no news that the brand makes some of the most expensive tires.

Why are Bridgestone tires expensive? ›


Which is better Continental or Bridgestone? ›

Continental tires are a better option for sporty driving. These models are also a better choice for the race track as well as the street. However, if you live in an area which receives more than its fair share of snow, or you do regular off-roading, Bridgestone tires should be on top of your wish list.

Is Cooper tires any good? ›

Cooper Tires Rating: 4.0 Stars

Our team of experts rated Cooper 4.0 out of 5.0 stars and gave it the Best Value award for 2022. Along with generally positive Cooper tire reviews, the company's strong industry reputation, variety of available tires, and great value make it a top choice for many drivers.

Who is Michelin owned by? ›

Headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France
OwnersPublic float (94%) Michelin family (4%) Employee ownership (2%)
Number of employees124,760 (2021)
SubsidiariesBFGoodrich ViaMichelin ATS Euromaster TCi Tire Centers Camso Multistrada Arah Sarana Masternaut
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Is Michelin made in the USA? ›

Where are Michelin Tires made? The main factory of the company is located in Clermont-Ferrand, France. In 1950, Michelin began manufacturing tires in the United States. Today, the brand has factories in the South Carolina and Alabama regions of the USA.

Is Hankook a good tire? ›

At affordable prices, Hankook's products are always on the list of best budget tires because of their long-term warranty and good enough quality to be used as a product substitute for more expensive tire models.

Are Firestone tires good? ›

While it doesn't boast quite the same reputation as Michelin or Goodyear, Firestone is well-regarded by tire industry experts. Firestone tires have treadwear warranties up to 70,000 miles and limited warranties for three to four years. When it comes to tires, Firestone is a household name.

Is Kumho a good tire? ›

Overall, Kumho tires have a unique design with high-quality materials and various advanced features, allowing them to support your moving journey. In addition, the product also ensures safety for trips with complex terrain. To find a quality product, you need to consider design, durability, or performance.

Is Pirelli a Chinese company? ›

Pirelli & C. S.p.A. is a multinational tyre manufacturer based in Milan, Italy.

Are Pirelli tires made in China? ›

Currently nine of the world's 10 largest tyre manufacturers have their own production bases in China. Among those companies that have recently chosen to venture into China is Pirelli.

How long does Chinese tires last? ›

In addition, with proper maintenance, these tyres can last for as long as 600,000-800,000 km.

Who makes Hankook? ›

Hankook Tire was established by Jae Hun Chung's grandfather in 1941 as the Chosun Tire Company and was renamed to Hankook Tire Manufacturing in 1968. The word "Hankook" literally means Korea, thus Korea Tire Company. The company now supplies tires as original equipment to various automakers.

Are Carlisle tires still made in the USA? ›

Carlisle branded tires are manufactured and sold exclusively by The Carlstar Group. The brand has a manufacturing plant in Clinton, Tennessee, and a brand new plant in Jackson, Tennessee as well. However, the Trail line of tires is still manufactured in China.

Where are Bridgestone tires made? ›

Built at the Bridgestone Technical Center in Japan, the tires are particularly unique because they were constructed using the company's guayule natural rubber cultivated by Bridgestone at its Biorubber Process Research Center (BPRC) in Mesa, Arizona, U.S.A.

Are Thailand made tires good? ›

He told Traction News the country is experiencing phenomenal growth in its tire industry because Thai natural rubber is high quality and the country has a large base of skilled and knowledgeable tire and rubber workers to draw from.

What causes front tires to cup on the inside? ›

Why Are My Tires Cupping? It's most likely due to one of three causes, Tires Out Of Balance, Bent Rim, or Worn Suspension Parts. Tire Balance – If your car's steering wheel is shaking, or you feel a vibration through the seat, suspect tire balance.

Are Toyo tires made in China? ›

Toyo has a manufacturing facility in China designed to produce high-performance tires by adopting the marque's distinctive modern production techniques. Hence, Toyo tires made in china come with the same improved quality this brand is known for and supplies durable and top-performing products.

Who owns Goodyear tires today? ›

Goodyear Tire & Rubber is not owned by hedge funds. The company's largest shareholder is BlackRock, Inc., with ownership of 12%. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 8.9% and 5.1% of the stock.

Where is Firestone tires made? ›

PCAD - Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Factory, South Gate, CA.

Where are most tires made in the world? ›

The world's largest tire makers

Most tire manufacturers have production sites across the world, but the ranking of the world's largest tire manufacturers includes top companies with headquarters in Japan, France, Germany, and the United States.

What is the best tire company in the world? ›

Michelin is the world's top tire manufacturer and leads the industry in innovation and trust. As our top Golden Wrench winner for Best Tire Brand, Michelin has a trusted track record for quality and longevity.

Are Michelin or Bridgestone tires better? ›

Bridgestone and Michelin tires are the best of the best, and both are at the top regarding performance. The only noticeable difference between Michelin and Bridgestone cars is their performance on dry roads. Michelin tires are much more responsive and can give drivers sleeker handling when traversing dryer areas.

Who sells the most tires in the world? ›

That's over 870,000 tires being made each day! While one would assume this award goes to one of the tires commonly seen on the road like Bridgestone or Goodyear, it might be a surprise to know it's actually LEGO Group. That's right, the Guinness World Record holder for “largest tire manufacturer per year” goes to LEGO.

Are Michelin tires the best? ›

Michelin tires are quite rightly regarded, by most, to be the best in the world, at least when it comes to tires you're likely to put on your car or truck at home. Michelin tires rank highly across both expert reviews and customer surveys and sit top of the list of the best tire brands across multiple tire categories.

What tires are as good as Michelin? ›

Always worth the money

BMW was using Dunlop, Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear, Continental, and Michelin. On the same model of vehicle, we noticed drastically different wear in the same mileage. Michelin and Continental were the only two brands that came close to wearing evenly and [lasting] their estimated mileage life.

What brand of tires are made in the USA? ›

In fact, there are only two genuine American brands: Goodyear and Cooper. The largest foreign tire companies with plants in the US include Michelin, Pirelli, Continental, Bridgestone, and Yokohama.

What country produces the best tires? ›

1 tire maker. As of 2021, the Michelin is the world's largest tire manufacturer, followed by Bridgestone (Japan), Continental (Germany), Goodyear (United States) and Sumitomo (Japan).
The Largest Tire Manufacturers in the World. (2021 Ranking List)
#4GoodyearUnited States
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Why Michelin tires are so expensive? ›

Why Are Michelin Tires More Expensive? Michelin tires are more expensive because of their exceptional quality, long-lasting warranty, and high industrial rankings. It's no news that the brand makes some of the most expensive tires.

Is Cooper tires any good? ›

Cooper Tires Rating: 4.0 Stars

Our team of experts rated Cooper 4.0 out of 5.0 stars and gave it the Best Value award for 2022. Along with generally positive Cooper tire reviews, the company's strong industry reputation, variety of available tires, and great value make it a top choice for many drivers.

Why are Bridgestone tires expensive? ›


Who is the largest tire company in the world? ›

Bridgestone Corporation was the world's largest tire manufacturers in 2020, based on tire-related revenue. The Japanese multinational motor vehicle parts manufacturer generated over 27 billion U.S. dollars from its tire business in 2020.

Who makes Bridgestone? ›

Bridgestone Americas traces its roots to two distinguished companies: The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, founded by Harvey Firestone in Akron, Ohio in August 1900, and the Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd., founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931.

Where are most tires made? ›

More of those tires were manufactured in the U.S. than anywhere else (43 of 172). That amount is on the rise, as more factories are being constructed in America.

What month is best to buy tires? ›

And here's the secret: Buy your tires in October or April to save the most on your new set of wheels. Tires go on sale in October to encourage consumers to buy before winter and again in April when the weather gets warm enough for people to start thinking about road trips and joy rides.

What's the average price for a set of Michelin tires? ›

How much should Michelin tires cost? Michelin tires generally cost between $145 and $875, according to Tirebuyer. Unless you are purchasing ultra-high-performance tires, then the cost of Michelin tires should not be above $875.

How long should a Michelin tire last? ›

Michelin tires last between 45,000-85,000 miles or 72,400-136,800 km. In detail, how long do Michelin tires last? Its lifespan is about 5-10 years. A number that's been specified by the Michelin tire age recommendation.


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