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The Best Wheels and Tire Brands

Updated June 21, 2019 5.3k votes 746 voters 46.3k views109 items
List of wheels and tire brands, including the most reliable, popular and inexpensive brands for cars, trucks and other vehicles. This list answers the question, 'What are the best wheels and tire brands?' Major wheels and tire brands are available online and in traditional brick and mortar stores, allowing motorists to select the best options for their vehicle and change the wheels and tires themselves, if they're particularly handy. The goal of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of all the major wheels and tire brands, making shopping and comparison fast and easy.

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.
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    Michelin

    Publishing, Truck
    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...  more
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    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,...  more
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    Continental is a manufacturer of side dishes and recipe bases in Australia. It is a subsidiary of Unilever....  more
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    Bridgestone

    Manufacturing, Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading)
    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...  more
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    Toyo Tire Corporation is a tire and rubber products company based in Japan. The company started in 1945. In 1966, the company expanded to the United States as Toyo Tire Corporation. In 1999, Nitto...  more
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    Goodyear

    Manufacturing, Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is a global manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks,...  more
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    Nokian Tyres Oyj is headquartered in Nokia, Finland, produces tyres for cars, trucks, buses, and heavy-duty equipment. Known for its winter tyres, Nokian operates the only permanent winter tyre...  more
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    The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited is a tire company based in Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded and started Oct 13, 1917, in a joint venture between Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and B.F....  more
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    Falken Tire is a brand of passenger car, light truck, and medium truck tires owned by the Japanese company Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI). It was launched in its native country of Japan in 1983,...  more
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    The General Tire and Rubber Company is an American manufacturer of tires for motor vehicles. General Tire was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio, by William F. O'Neil. The company later diversified into...  more
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    The Hankook Tire & Technology group is a South Korean tire company. Based in Seoul, South Korea, the Hankook Tire & Technology group is the 7th largest tire company in the world. Hankook Tire was...  more
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    BFGoodrich is an American tire company. Originally part of the industrial conglomerate Goodrich Corporation, it was acquired in 1990 (along with Uniroyal, then The Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company) by...  more
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    The United States Rubber Company was founded in Naugatuck, Connecticut in 1892. It was one of the original 12 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and became Uniroyal Inc. in 1961. In 1990,...  more
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    Carlisle Companies

    Food Manufacturing, Manufacturing
    Carlisle Companies, Inc. is a global diversified company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products that serve a broad range of niche markets including commercial roofing,...  more
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    Firestone

    Manufacturing
    The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in 1900 to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation...  more
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    Nexen

    Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
    Nexen is a Canadian oil and gas company based in Calgary, Alberta. On February 25, 2013, Nexen became a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing-based CNOOC Limited. It has three growth strategies: oil...  more
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    Dunlop is a brand of tyres owned by various companies around the world. Founded by pneumatic tyre pioneer John Boyd Dunlop in Birmingham, England in 1889, it is owned and operated by Goodyear Tire...  more
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