13 best tire manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

One of the most important elements of a car that affects driving safety, are tires. Right choice automotive rubber is not only beneficial to driving safety. Riding comfort increases, decreases fuel consumption and longer maintenance intervals. On the domestic car market is experiencing an abundance of tires. Supplies All well-known tire concerns established products in Russia. Rich the range makes it difficult to choose, motorists will come to the rescue recommendations of our experts.

How to choose the right car tires

Landing diameter. Start tire selection specialists advise with bore diameter. It must match the diameter. rim on which the tire will be mounted. In labeling this indicator is indicated in inches after the letter R. Most popular rim diameters in passenger cars are in range R13-R17.

Seasonality The next important parameter of the bus becomes seasonality. The motorist is offered summer, winter and all-weather rubber. Experts believe that it is best to have a set of winter and summer tires, although the all-season purchase is economically more profitable. Snowflakes must be present in the designation of winter tires or a combination of the letters M and S (M + S, M.S).

Tread pattern. Some users do not sharpen attention to the type of tread, which may subsequently small problems arise. According to the structure of the picture distinguish symmetric and asymmetric tread, besides it can be directional or non-directional. Most popular because of the affordable prices are symmetrical omnidirectional tires. But if based on technical parameters, it is better to give preference for directional tread. Such a tire is best copes with the removal of water from the contact spot. Asymmetric the tread favorably differs in good water disposal and excellent directional stability. However rearrange the wheels with asymmetric directional pattern is possible only on one side of the car (front back or vice versa).

Tire width The first numerical index specified in marking indicates tire width in millimeters. For each rim allowed the installation of several sizes. It is important to consider the following points.

  1. The wide tire forms a spot of contact with the road surface large area. Therefore, grip on wider rubber will be better.
  2. But narrow modifications win in weight, which is positive affects fuel consumption.
  3. The narrower the tire, the less it is subjected to aquaplaning. In addition, the narrow tire has better maneuverability when driving along snowy road.

Profile height. One of the most confusing features car tire is the height of the profile. She is indicated in marking after the “/” sign. The number indicates the ratio of height profile (in mm) to width (in mm), expressed as a percentage. For example, in marked 185/70, the width of the tire is 185 mm, and in order to calculate profile height in mm, 185 must be divided by 100 and multiplied by 70. Get 129.5 mm.

  1. High-profile tires provide the driver with maximum ride comfort; they are breakdown resistant.
  2. Low profile tires provide excellent handling auto. Such models are worth buying if you often have to to move along good paved roads.
  3. The greater the width of the tire (with the same diameter and height profile), the greater the height in mm.

Load index. Each bus has a limit on maximum load. It is indicated in the marking by a number, which It follows after the bore diameter. To find out valid load in kilograms, you have to look at a special table translation. For example, the number 88 indicates a maximum load of 560 kg

Speed ​​index. Tires have a limit on speed mode. To denote this parameter accepted letter classification. Convert to traditional km / h will also succeed using the table. So, the letter H corresponds to the maximum speeds of 210 km / h.

We selected 13 of the best car tire companies in our review. All of them sell their products on the Russian market. In distribution places considered the opinion of the expert community and reviews domestic motorists.

Rating of the best tire companies

Nomination a place Name of product rating
Rating of the best tire companies 1 Michelin 5.0
2 Goodyear 4.9
3 Pirelli 4.8
4 Hankook 4.7
5 Continental 4.6
6 Nokian 4.5
7 Yokohama 4.4
8 Bridgestone 4.3
9 Cooper 4.2
10 TOYO 4.1
11 Sumitomo 4.0
12 Nitto 3.9
13 Sava 3.8


Rating: 5.0


French concern Michelin boasts glorious centenary history. Since the founding of the brand, employees have devoted the closest attention to research work. For example, Michelin is considered the first developer of pneumatic wheels. And today, designers, together with engineers and chemists, are trying realize new ideas. One of them is the replacement of technical carbon to silicon. EverGrip technology has increased wear resistance of the tire, while maintaining its basic parameters. Products the brand is designed for both passenger cars and commercial and freight transport, special equipment and electric cars.

Experts Appreciate Surveying Efforts manufacturer, giving him the laurels of the winner of our rating. Users are unhappy only with the high price of tires.


  • development of new tires;
  • high quality;
  • a wide range of;
  • innovative technologies.


  • high price.


Rating: 4.9


The world’s leading tire manufacturer American company Goodyear. There are many glorious pages. It was on wheels Goodyear drove first Ford car. Since then, the search for new technology. The head office of the corporation is still located in Akron, where it was built in 1898. The range is different variety, you can choose tires as the owners of cars, so and managers of large freight carriers.

Domestic users speak flattering about summer tires. She makes no noise, behaves beautifully on a slippery road, with There are no problems with tire balancing. That’s just on deep tire bumps give up, “hernias” appear on them, after why the tire has to be changed.


  • innovative developments;
  • centuries-old traditions;
  • advanced equipment;
  • noiselessness.


  • tires are afraid of strong bumps.


Rating: 4.8


Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli made bet on the production of products for racing cars. And in this company succeeded. The company was established in 1872 when the young Giovanni Pirelli acquired a small rubber factory in Milan products. The brand is currently owned by Chinese Chemical ChemChina, although the head office remains in Milan. The manufacturer is not limited to tire products for racing cars, there are tires for regular cars, motorcycles and bicycles. This was noticed experts giving the brand a prize in our rating.

Users have noticed only one flaw in the Pirelli tires. They are not resistant to strong impacts on potholes, which is why “hernias” appear.


  • sports bias;
  • noiselessness;
  • good handling;
  • wide range.


  • low shock resistance.


Rating: 4.7


Tires are in steady demand among Russian motorists South Korean company Hankook. This brand appeared in 1941, passing hard way from a small enterprise to an international concern. More recently (2017), a factory was inaugurated in American city of Tennessee. But the manufacturer is not only building production sites, much attention is paid to research work. Experts highlight several advantages South Korean rubber, due to which the brand takes leading position in the world. It is wear resistance, elasticity and durability.

Domestic car owners appreciate the availability of tires at a decent quality. Of the flaws, poor behavior on wet road, so the brand does not fall into the prize troika of our rating.


  • wear resistance;
  • elasticity;
  • affordable price;
  • durability.


  • rubber behaves poorly on wet roads.


Rating: 4.6


Leading position in the global tire market German concern Continental. Annual production is amazing even experts, more than 90 million tires go off the assembly line production sites. The brand is an official supplier tires to the largest automobile plants in Germany, USA and Japan. The manufacturer is constantly testing and testing its products coming up with new designs. Therefore tires Continental outperform their competitors in nominations such as size braking distance and handling in different road conditions.

Russian motorists praise German tires for their noiselessness, high quality, excellent grip. The main the disadvantage that affected the position in the ranking is high price.


  • German quality;
  • innovativeness of development;
  • excellent grip;
  • noiselessness.


  • high price.


Rating: 4.5


Northern regions are home to the tires of the Finnish company Nokian. This is the oldest tire manufacturer in Europe. activity in 1898. The first in the world was created at the enterprise. winter tire for trucks. A plant has been operating in Russia since 2005, which reduced the price of premium tires. Per year from about 14 million tires of the highest quality. According to the German magazine Focus Money, the Finnish brand released the best car tire in 2018. Experts say manufacturer strengths such as good cross-country ability and stability on slippery and wet roads.

Car owners are satisfied with low noise, good stability, ease of balancing. Sixth place in the ranking due to high price and fragility.


  • high quality;
  • low noise;
  • stability on slippery and wet roads;
  • softness.


  • high price;
  • fragility.


Rating: 4.4


It is symbolic that the Japanese company is among the seven largest tire manufacturers, occupying the same seventh position in our ranking. The company appeared in 1917, by the merger of Japanese and American enterprises. The brand received its name in honor of the city in which it was signed a cooperation agreement. The first tires were only released in 1930, it was this area that became a priority for the company. The brand carries out testing of its products on sports competitions. As a result of testing, tires are shipped on conveyors of auto giants such as Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Toyota.

Russian car owners appreciate Japanese tires for good grip, softness, optimal price and quality. The disadvantages include the loss of spikes and thin sidewalls.


  • good grip;
  • value for money;
  • durability;
  • wear resistance.


  • thin sidewalls;
  • spikes fall out.


Rating: 4.3


Another Japanese car tire manufacturer is in our rating. Bridgestone company in its work maximum attention pays quality products. The brand adheres to this position with the moment of foundation (1931). Today, rubber is spreading around the world, the largest subsidiary became an American company Firestone Among the partners of the concern are the famous car factories Ford and Volkswagen. The company has many prestigious awards, which received for an innovative approach and high technology.

As for the opinion of domestic motorists, then to the pluses brand they include an affordable price, decent quality, resistance to potholes. Weaknesses of tires are considered to be weaknesses, rigidity and not better grip.


  • affordable price;
  • good quality;
  • strong sides;
  • wear resistance.


  • rigidity;
  • tires are not suitable for off-road driving.


Rating: 4.2


Over a century and a half history of the American concern Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has accumulated rich experience. To different countries of the world tires are sold under the trademarks Avon, Cooper, Dean, Mastercraft, Roadmaster and Starfire. The company was honored list of “101 best US firms.” Experts praised the affordable the price of rubber and durability (more than 100 thousand kilometers), for which brand and falls into our ranking. The manufacturer has its own Texas Testing Center. The catalog is widely represented tires for cars and trucks.

American tires received special praise from Russian SUV owners. They praise rubber for the quality available. price, high traffic, durability. By cons users include noise, lack of tires in stores in the country.


  • high quality;
  • affordable prices;
  • durability;
  • good cross.


  • noisiness
  • shortage in stores.


Rating: 4.1


The countdown of the existence of the TOYO brand began at sunset Second World War II. At this time, the union of the two Japanese manufacturers of rubber products. The company has earned respect car owners in different countries of the world. Many experts put in product quality example. The brand falls into our rating for the exact controllability of a car, noiselessness on the road, steady and predictable behavior at any speed. Rubber TOYO originally automakers such as Toyota, Mazda complete their cars Nissan, Audi.

Domestic motorists like Japanese tires for wear resistance, ride comfort, good grip at cornering. The disadvantages include the high price, uncertain movement in a rut and a modest assortment in Russian stores.


  • elasticity;
  • good grip;
  • wear resistance;
  • high quality.


  • tires do not like ruts;
  • high price.


Rating: 4.0


Sumitomo is one of the three largest in terms of production tire companies in Japan. The brand is closely associated with the British Dunlop concern. With the help of Europeans, the first Japanese was built tire and tire factory in 1909. And already in 1984 Sumitomo acquires a controlling stake in a British company and takes managing it under your control. Only for 2018, the Japanese concern built large plants in Brazil (productivity 15 thousand tires per day), South Africa (12.5 thousand tires) and Slovenia (rubber products for medicine).

The rather low place of the brand in our ranking is explained by reviews of car owners. The first minus is a lot of weight, which negatively affects the dynamics of acceleration and handling. Second the disadvantage is the demolition of a car when cornering at speed.


  • high quality;
  • elasticity;
  • original tread;
  • excellent balance.


  • heavy weight;
  • car demolition in the corners.


Rating: 3.9


The Japanese brand Nitto has been known since 1949. Today it is part of composition of the tire company Toyo. The company catalog contains tires for cars and SUVs. A hallmark of rubber experts consider the original tread pattern. High demand enjoy Nitto tires in the US market. To Russia brand came recently (end of 2015), but already domestic motorists managed to appreciate all the advantages of its products.

Excellent grip on the road deserves special praise. canvas, both on dry and on wet asphalt. Attracts potential buyers and affordable price. Concerning disadvantages, while the choice of rubber is not too large, also not tires behave best in aggressive riding style.


  • good quality;
  • excellent grip;
  • affordable price;
  • original tread pattern.


  • modest assortment in Russian stores;
  • unstable behavior when driving sharply.


Rating: 3.8


The history of the Slovenian company dates back to 1931. Today the brand owned by transnational concern GoodYear. Therefore all new Models for Sava are developed by the designers of the parent company. The parent company took care of technical re-equipment branch. The production site is located in a small town The crane through which the Sava River flows. Annual volume production is 6 million tires, which are supplied in different countries of the world. The brand falls into our rating for modernity, high manufacturability and affordable price.

Russian motorists like Slovenian tires for accessibility, softness, good cross and quality manufacture. The brand needs to work on reducing noise, Stability, weight reduction.


  • high quality;
  • modern design;
  • affordable price;
  • elasticity.


  • heavy weight;
  • noisiness.

Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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