The Different Brands of Tyres

So, you’ve done thousands of miles in your new car, your tread depth has worn down considerably and you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in some new tyres for your vehicle. But there’s a problem: which brand do you choose? With so many brands out there, all of them offering comfort, resilience and value for money, how do you differentiate?

Don’t worry, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres team are on hand to help you out. This article will detail some of the most popular brands of tyres and their particular benefits.


Known the world over for their iconic mascot, Michelin is certainly one of the top international tyre manufacturers in terms of sales. Michelin tyres are available worldwide and, while they come with an expensive price tag, are largely unrivalled in terms of quality. In particular, their dry grip offerings are fantastic.

Michelin also own the BF Goodrich brands as well as economy brands like Riken. So, if your wallet is a little bare at the moment, these brands offer excellent value for money.


The German brand Continental has a fantastic reputation across Europe, and for good reason: they provide excellent dry grip and wet grip tyres, offering the driver traction, handling and comfort. In terms of price, Continental still come with a premium tyre price tag, but will still be cheaper than brands such as Michelin, Goodyear and Bridgestone. For this reason, Continental are an excellent brand to opt for if you want a premium tyre for a good price.


Bridgestone is without a doubt one of the top tyre manufacturers in the world, on a par with Michelin and Goodyear. While they will certainly come with a high price tag – you really do get what you pay for. Bridgestone tyres, like their top competitors, are extremely durable and offer unmatched traction and comfort on the road.

If you think the price tag is a little too much, Bridgestone also own the Firestone brand, as well as several other economy brands which are worth looking into.


A great brand, Pirelli are top tier tyre manufacturers. While perhaps not in the same league as the top three brands in the world, they certainly hold their own in the European market, offering a vast range of tyres which suit a variety of conditions. Competing with Michelin and Continental, you will find that Pirelli’s tyre as often as expensive as top brands such Bridgestone and Goodyear. Despite this, Pirelli tyres are sought after by many motorists, and can be bought internationally.


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