Now that you know about the world’s leading tire companies, let’s take a look at the best rated tire brands, which you can check out the next time you need a new set of replacement tires.
Michelin tires, produced by the Michelin Group, is the favorite brand of Consumer Reports, receiving especially high ratings in the Performance All-Season, Standard All-Season, Ultra High Performance Summer, Winter Passenger and Winter Truck Tire categories. Michelin’s Hydroedge, Pilot and X-Ice series are particular consumer favorites.
Bridgestone tires are also very popular. Its top tire brands include the high-performing and racing-inspired Bridgestone Potenza, the luxurious touring Turanza tires, the smooth, all-terrain Dueler tires and the Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires, which provide superior traction on wet, snowy and icy roads.
The Falken Ziex ZE-912 was named by Consumer Reports as the best brand of Ultra High Performance All Season tires, a distinction it earned due to its excellent wet and dry traction even at high speeds combined with superb riding comfort. In general, Falken tires have received good reviews.
Best known for its racing tires, Pirelli also offers excellent tires for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks, like its PZero tires, Cinturato tires and its Winter Sottozero tires.
If you are looking for all-season all-terrain and off-road tires, General Tire might just be the tire brand for you. The General Altimax RT, General Ameritrac TR and General Grabber UHP are favorites among American motorists and are widely available in US tire outlets.
Yokohama is one of the most trusted tire brands when it comes to commercial tires, whether for light, medium or heavy trucks, incorporating the latest technologies such as the Strain Energy Minimization Technology 2 which reinforces radial tires so they can handle trucking demands better and Maximized Conservation Concept technology which allows tires to run longer, cooler and smoother.
Goodyear is one of the most popular tire brands in the United States, spearheaded by its Assurance TripleTred and Eagle F1 tires which are known for their smooth performance and superior traction.
Dunlop offers a wide variety of tires, with its bestsellers being the SP 60 Long Mileage All Season tires and SP Sport Signature All Season High Performance tires.
BF Goodirch tires are another brand that’s easy to find with various offerings, including touring, performance, off-road and winter tires.