Best Tire Brands

Did you know that a regular vehicle weighs anywhere from one to two-and-a-half tons? The type of tires on your vehicle is very important.

Goodyear claims to be the best-selling tire maker in American. Goodyear also owns Dunlop and Kelly-Springfield Tire Companies which have been top-performing tire brands in Consumer Reports testing. Goodyear is a major supplier of tires for automotive manufactures.

Bridgestone manufactures the following brands: Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton, and Fuzion tires. In Consumer Reports tests, Bridgestone and Firestone have performed very well.

BF Goodrich and Uniroyal tire brands are both owned by Michelin Tire Company. In all-weather tests, Consumer Reports was impressed by the performance of their tires. Michelin is also known for their long tread life.

Continental manufactures Continental and General tire brands and offer original and replacement tires.

Pirelli is marketed towards sports and luxury cars. Pirelli supplies tires for car manufacturers on selected models, but produce tires to fit most models of cars and light trucks. Consumer Reports rates Pirelli tires as one of the best in "dry and wet grip and handling."

Cooper is one of the top tire manufacturers in the world. They manufacture Mastercraft, Starfire and Avon.

Other notable tire manufactures are Kumho, Hankook, and Yokohama.