Your car can move from one location to another only because of tyres. However, tyres are a neglected but vital part of a car. It has a considerable effect on your driving safety and vehicle performance. Thus, you should not take them lightly. To help you in this regard, we have compiled some of the best tyre brands available in the market. Read on to decide which ones to look for while purchasing them.
Giovanni Battista established the world’s 5th largest tyre manufacturer, Pirelli Milan, in 1872. Pirelli tyres optimizes the performance of supercars, but they have other uses too. You can use them in passenger cars, two-wheelers on both even and uneven roads, and SUVs too. Pirelli is the lone tyre company that also focuses on the needs of PCRS and two-wheelers.
The largest tyre maker in the world, Shojiro Ishibashi of Kurume, Fukuoka founded Bridgestone in 1931 in Japan. Firestone, a popular tyre company, is also owned by Bridgestone. The name (which has the meaning “stone bridge” in Japanese) is a proper one as these tyres of this brand offer a perfect middle ground between durability and good grip.
Edouard and Andre Michelin had a hand in the creation of this French tyre on 28th May 1889. Michelin became the second top tyre brand worldwide in the next century. The Michelin tyres have a reputable quality and provide an optimal driving performance. Le Mans and MotoGP, the two globally well-known motorsports organizations, are dependent on the tyres of this brand. Customers are attracted to these tyres because of their durability and performance.
The headquarters of Cooper Tyre and Rubber Company, established in 1914, is in the USA. At first, they specialized in tyres for trucks, cars and other vehicles. Cooper Tyre and Rubber Company own several smaller companies, like Dick Cepek, Dean, Starfire, Avon, Mickey Thompson, Mastercraft and many more. One of the oldest tyre manufacturers in the USA and are they also offer performance and competitive pricing.
Frank Seiberling, from Akron Ohio, established the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Founded in 1898, this brand is older than Cooper too. These two brands compete with each other in affordability and quality. It may come as a surprise, but Goodyear also owns a two-wheeler tyre brand, Dunlop Tyres.
Continental is a German tyre company that is mainly concerned with manufacturing eco-friendly tyres. The company has other branches now, like power trains, tachographs, brake systems, chassis components, interior electronics etc. Continental has come a long way to be a multi-million dollar company from its establishment in 1871.
John Boyd Dunlop was the founder of this company in Dublin, Ireland. Established in 1890, Dunlop now belongs to the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company. It has become popular in the OEM markets and has branched out to passenger cars, and SUVs replacement markets. Most motor enthusiasts praise the grip that the tyres of this brand offers on the tarmac to high powered two-wheelers and PCR segment.
BFGoodrich Tyres was a section of Goodrich Corporation, an industrial conglomerate. It was acquired by Michelin and Uniroyal in 1990. The company has its name associated with several motorsport competitions and won 28 times in the Baja California Contest. It also had 13 notable victories in the Paris-Dakar Rally. The World Rally Championship seasons of 2006 and 2007 chose them as the exclusive tyre supplier.
Yokohama Rubber Company is another Japanese tyre company that has become pretty well known. Founded in 1917, the company started operating on 13th October 1917. As of now, Yokohama is worth over 300 million. These tyres are eco-friendly and focus on providing optimum performance. Yokohama extended its operations in the United States of America in 1979. It was also the lead sponsor of Chelsea in the 2015-2016 Premier League Club.
Hankook is a South Korean tyre company based in Seoul. It ranks 7th on the largest tyre brands in the world. These tyres are characterized by extraordinary handling capabilities, the feature that is bringing in new customers all over the world. They are growing at a rapid pace in both OE markets and replacement markets. Chosun Tyre Company was Hankook’s original name. Established in 1941, this tyre company is one of the newer companies. It hasn’t stopped them from capturing a significant portion of Premium segment OE markets for BMWs, Mercedes Benz, Audi, etc.
This article has a compilation of the top ten brands of the tyres Leeds in the market. These are not the only ones; you will get numerous tyre brands manufacturing good quality tyres. But, the brands mentioned above have been chosen based on many factors like age, market share, quality, etc. Thus, you now have an overall idea of which brands to turn to when your vehicle requires a tyre change.