11 of the best Chinese tire brands

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The tire industry in China is developing at a cosmic speed. Even 5 years ago, only the most desperate Russian motorists bought little-known products. And the first tires from the Celestial Empire did not differ in either quality or durability. Today, Chinese tires compete on equal terms with recognized leaders from the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, France, South Korea and Russia. At the same time, the main trump card remains unchanged – the democratic price. Experts highlighted several important advantages of automobile rubber from China.

The advantages of Chinese tires

  1. Affordable price. Russian consumers are accustomed to the fact that the cost of Chinese goods is several times lower than that of more well-known manufacturers. And although today there is no gap in the cost of tires between branded and Chinese products, the lower price remains an attractive factor for domestic motorists. And if earlier the main role was played by the low salary of the Chinese, today modern high-tech production has taken the first place in pricing. It minimizes human involvement, increases labor productivity, and improves the quality of tire products.
  2. Quality. The quality level is still a limiting factor for many Russian motorists when buying Chinese tires. And if large manufacturers rely on high-precision equipment and tight control with the use of advanced diagnostic devices, then artisan workshops continue to supply low-quality products. Therefore, the reviews of car owners are often radically different.
  3. Where to buy Chinese rubber. In order not to purchase tires made in cooperative artels, you should take a responsible approach to choosing a store. Major Chinese tire manufacturers supply their products to major trading companies or dealerships. From there, tires go to car dealerships, service centers, and online stores. Purchases at such outlets are usually accompanied by a manufacturer's warranty. But buying from hands or in the car market becomes a very risky undertaking, since it will be difficult to present quality claims to someone.

We have selected 11 of the best Chinese tire brands for our review. All of them supply their products to the Russian market. When allocating seats, the opinion of the expert community and feedback from domestic car owners were taken into account.

Ranking of the best brands of Chinese tires

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Ranking of the best brands of Chinese tires 1 Triangle 5.0
2 Sailun 4.9
3 Goodride 4.8
4 Doublestar 4.7
5 Wanli 4.6
6 Aeolus 4.5
7 Maxxis 4.4
8 Sunny 4.3
9 Firenza 4.2
10 Infinity 4.1
11 Kinforest 4.0

Triangle

Rating: 5.0

Triangle

Triangle is an example for other Chinese tire manufacturers in terms of high quality and affordable prices. The manufacturer carefully selects the incoming raw materials (natural rubber). Thanks to the advanced equipment, perfectly balanced tires with low rolling resistance are obtained. These properties of rubber result in tangible fuel savings. It was possible to reduce the scrap rate due to a combination of a strict control system and the use of ultrasonic and X-ray checks. Unsurprisingly, the tires have successfully passed ISO, DOT and ECE certification tests. The experts gave the brand the palm in our ranking.

Russian motorists are enthusiastic about the affordable price, quiet operation and durability of Triangle tires.

Advantages

  • advanced equipment;
  • careful selection of raw materials;
  • tight control;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Sailun

Rating: 4.9

Sailun

The Sailun brand was founded in 2002. Companies from the Chinese “Silicon Valley” took an active part in creating a modern tire production. Many leading rubber specialists were involved in the production launch. Sailun tires are produced at two factories, and the range includes the entire range of sizes for passenger cars, SUVs, commercial vehicles and small trucks. The experts drew attention to the brand's own developments; the company has 9 registered patents.

Russian motorists managed to test Chinese rubber in business. Of the advantages, they note noiselessness, good grip and low price. The weak point is the lack of side cut protection. The brand ranks second in the ranking.

Advantages

  • innovative developments;
  • research work;
  • low price;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • no side cut protection.

Goodride

Rating: 4.8

Goodride

The Chinese tire factory Goodride has a rich history. He began his activity in 1958, but the brand was able to reach the world level only in the 21st century. Experts consider 2004 to be the starting point of a new level of production, when the international certificate ISO / TS16949 was obtained. The annual volume of the Chinese company is striking, it exceeded the mark of 17 million sets of tires. The range includes tires for cars, agricultural machinery, motorcycles and bicycles. The manufacturer pays close attention to market research. New models are being developed in a timely manner, equipment is being updated.

Domestic car owners have appreciated such rubber qualities as road stability and low noise level. Among the disadvantages are weak sidewalls. The brand was awarded the bronze in our rating.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • noiselessness;
  • stability on the road;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • weak sidewalls.

Doublestar

Rating: 4.7

Doublestar

The Chinese company Doublestar was founded in 1921, but the first tires were produced only in 1996. In a short time, the manufacturer entered the TOP-10 of the best tire companies in China. Tires are sold all over the world, the geography of supplies includes more than 140 countries. Experts have discovered several benefits of Doublestar tires. This is a long service life (up to 200 thousand km), resistance to high loads, and a reasonable price. The company's designers have developed a unique design that prevents tire damage. The combination of a reinforced bead with a protective belt and an inner layer of sealant effectively resists cuts and punctures.

The brand is one step away from the top three in the rating, because car owners criticize rubber for its primitive design and difficulty during balancing.

Advantages

  • durability;
  • resistance to damage;
  • affordable price;
  • unique design.

disadvantages

  • poorly balanced.

Wanli

Rating: 4.6

Wanli

A major Chinese tire manufacturer is Guangzhou South China Rubber Tire Co., Ltd. It supplies tires under the Wanli brand. The plant began production of rubber in 1992, the workshops of the enterprise were equipped with equipment from the USA, Japan, Great Britain and Germany. This has become one of the main reasons for the excellent quality and reliability of the tires. Experts praised the sales of radial tires, since 1996 the brand has been the second largest brand in China. The consumer offers more than 500 modifications of tires, and the company develops about 30 new products annually.

According to domestic motorists, Wanli tires deserve praise for their road stability and low price. Unfortunately, low-profile tires are prone to aquaplaning.

Advantages

  • advanced equipment;
  • large sales volume;
  • constant updating of the lineup;
  • low prices.

disadvantages

  • a penchant for aquaplaning.

Aeolus

Rating: 4.5

Aeolus

Aeolus is considered to be the first truck tire factory in China. It was founded in 1965 in Henan province. A small enterprise in 20 years has grown into a corporation that produces a wide range of automotive rubber. The concern includes a research center, where finished products are tested. In recent years, the Chinese manufacturer has managed to improve the quality of its tires, which is confirmed by certificates of international organizations. Since 2003, the company's shares have been listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The experts included the brand in the TOP-6 of our rating for affordability and road stability. The weak side of tires is balancing and rapid edge wear.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • good quality;
  • stability on the road;
  • a wide range of.

disadvantages

  • shortage of tires in the European part of Russia;
  • a lot of weights when balancing.

Maxxis

Rating: 4.4

Maxxis

Maxxis car tires are very popular in Russia. The company broke into the world tire market in 2008, taking 12th place in terms of turnover. Since then, the manufacturer has managed to strengthen its positions in different countries. Experts note the stable supply of Chinese rubber to the conveyors of well-known car factories. Maxxis tires are installed on new cars Volkswagen, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Peugeot. The Bravo HP-M3, Victra M-36 and Arctictrekker NS3 models are in the greatest demand among Russian motorists.

Users found a number of shortcomings, which affected the place in our rating. Winter rubber (Velcro) is afraid of ice, it is powerless against snow drifts, and at speed it buzzes a lot.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • good quality;
  • reliability and durability;
  • rich assortment.

disadvantages

  • makes noise at speed;
  • poor grip on winter tires.

Sunny

Rating: 4.3

Sunny

In 1988, South China Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd was founded, which owns the Sunny brand. One of the main advantages of the manufacturer is the environmental friendliness of the tires; it fully satisfies the demanding European and Japanese partners. Therefore, products are delivered to conveyors Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, Mazda. The workshops of the enterprise are equipped with modern equipment from the USA, Germany and Japan. Thanks to him, the quality of tires improves from year to year. Experts note high durability, low noise level. Russian motorists especially liked the SUNNY SN3970 tire.

The brand took the eighth place in our rating, because motorists complain about the hardness of the rubber. With a cold snap, grip on the road surface deteriorates.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high wear resistance;
  • low noise;
  • resistance to bumps.

disadvantages

  • rigidity;
  • poor grip on snow.

Firenza

Rating: 4.2

Firenza

The Chinese brand Firenza focuses on the production of tires for mid-range and premium vehicles. The first batch of tires was released in 2007; famous Japanese engineers and designers from Italy took part in the development of the models. The manufacturer pays special attention to the selection of raw materials. In the tire design, experts have identified a trapezoidal contour and a noise absorption system. The production technology is also unique, where all the latest achievements in the tire industry are introduced. The maximum durability of rubber is provided by a double layer of steel cord.

The brand failed to rise to a higher place in our rating due to the low popularity of tires among Russian motorists. Experts believe that one of the reasons is the high price.

Advantages

  • quality raw materials;
  • robust construction;
  • advanced technology;
  • wear-resistant protector.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • modest assortment.

Infinity

Rating: 4.1

Infinity

Infinity Tires, a Chinese tire company, was established with Arab capital. The first products appeared on the world market in 2005, today tires are in great demand in the Middle East. Since 2009, the company has been actively promoting tire products in the European market. Experts pay attention to the innovative technology, high level of safety, durability of rubber. There are many models in the manufacturer's catalog that are suitable for Russian roads. The most popular are INF-05 summer tires and INF-049 winter tires.

The brand managed to get into the top ten Chinese manufacturers of our rating due to a competent combination of affordability and good quality. Of the minuses, there is a shallow tread.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • good quality;
  • innovative technologies;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • shallow tread pattern;
  • modest assortment.

Kinforest

Rating: 4.0

Kinforest

The Kinforest tire factory can boast of modern production. The most advanced technological design was chosen for the construction of the enterprise. Since 2007, tires have been conquering the world market, competing on equal terms with recognized leaders. The experts appreciated the manufacturer's aspiration for its own developments. The company has strict control, including a rubber homogeneity test and a balancing test. This responsible approach allowed the company to obtain international quality certificates.

Russian car owners liked the Kinforest KF-717 model, which is installed on SUVs and crossovers. In general, users are satisfied with the quietness and ease of balancing. Of the minuses, he notes the softness of rubber and the rapid wear of the tread.

Advantages

  • own developments;
  • modern production;
  • high quality;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • wears out quickly;
  • soft rubber.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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