Having the right wheels and tires is critical. It's a matter of safety: wheels and tires are a huge component of any vehicle's braking system. Over time, the pads do wear out, just from general use. Replacing them as soon as they become worn is a must. Selecting the best possible wheels and tire brands can mean the difference between being able to stop a moving vehicle in time, or having an accident.
Prices for wheels and tire brands vary, depending on the materials used and how the brakes are actually used on the vehicle. Manufacturers often state specific recommendations for certain wheels and tire brands in a car or truck manual. Not everyone wants to use the recommended wheels and tire brand -- they want to shop around.
This list includes some of the most well-known, recognizable wheels and tire brands available on the market today. Each claims to offer the smoothest and most trusted type of wheels and tire to consumers, but all wheels and tires are not created equal. Sticking with a trusted brand of wheels and tire can mean getting longer and better car performance.
Michelin is a tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is one of the three largest tire manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone and Goodyear. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich, Kleber, Tigar, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal tire brands. Michelin is also notable for its Red and Green travel guides, its roadmaps, the Michelin stars that the Red Guide awards to restaurants for their cooking, and for its company mascot Bibendum, colloquially known as the Michelin Man. Michelin's numerous inventions include the removable tire, the pneurail and the radial tire. ...more on Wikipedia
Industries: Publishing, Truck, Manufacturing, Automotive industry
The Bridgestone Corporation is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese. Production facilities belonging to the Bridgestone Group number 141 in twenty-four countries, as of the end of 2005. ...more on Wikipedia
Industries: Manufacturing, Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading)
Pirelli & C. SpA is a multinational company based in Milan, Italy, listed on Milan Stock Exchange since 1922. The company, the world’s fifth-largest tyre manufacturer behind Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear, is present in over 160 countries, has 19 manufacturing sites around the world and a network of around 10,000 distributors and retailers. Pirelli has been sponsoring sport competitions since 1907 and is currently the exclusive tyre supplier for the Formula One Championship for 2011-2016 and for the FIM World Superbike Championship. While tyre manufacturing represents 99% of Pirelli’s revenue, the company has also launched fashion project PZero, a high-tech sportswear brand, ...more on Wikipedia