Performance Tires by Car Make:
Bridgestone tires was founded in 1931. The Bridgestone name comes from a literal translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning "stone bridge" in Japanese. It is currently the second largest tire manufacturer in the world, next to Michelin, and is Japan's largest tire manufacturer. The Bridgestone tire line consists of the Potenza, Turanza, Blizzak and Dueler.
Dunlop Tires is an international United Kingdom-based company founded in 1888 by John Boyd Dunlop after he invented the modern pneumatic inflatable tyre. Its first factory opened in Dublin in 1889. Dunlop Tires makes various tyres for all vehicles including the most popular motorbike tyre as well as having a close association with motorsport. The Dunlop tire line consists of the SP Sport SP Super Sport, GT Qualifier, Winter Sport, Grandtrek and Radio Rover.
The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in the late 19th century to supply pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. The Firestone tire line consists of the Firehawk, Affinity, FR, Destination, Transforce and Wilderness.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company NYSE: GT was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. It is the largest tire and rubber companies in the world, and is based in Akron, Ohio. The Goodyear tire line consists of the Eagle F1, Eagle LS, Regatta, Eagle HP, Eagle GT, Wrangler and Fortera.
The Kumho Tire Company has its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, with manufacturing facilities in South Korea (three plants), and China (three plants). Kumho tires are exported from Korea and China to all countries around the world. The company manufactures tyres under the Kumho and Marshal brands in a full range of tyre sizes. The Kumho tire line consists of the Ecsta MX, Ecsta ASX, VictoRacer and Road Venture.
Michelin Tires was incorporated on May 28, 1889 and has activities that date back to 1830 in vulcanized rubber, before they moved into tyres for bicycles and later for cars. In 1988, Michelin acquired the tyre and rubber manufacturing divisions of the American B.F. Goodrich Company founded in 1870. Two years later, they bought out Uniroyal Inc., a business founded in 1892 as the United States Rubber Company. The Michelin tire line consists of the Pilot Sport, Pilot Exalto, Energy, Harmony, HydroEdge, Symmetry and Latitude.
Pirelli's history is very closely linked to the evolution of Motorsport. Ever since their first victory in 1907 in the Peking-Paris rally Pirelli has known how to develop a specific range of competition tires with a high technological content and excellent performance. The Pirelli tire line consists of the PZero, P6, P6000, P400, Winter and Scorpion.
Yokohama Rubber Company is the seventh largest tire manufacturer in the world. To meet the growing needs of the U.S. marketplace, Yokohama Rubber Company established a North American manufacturing and marketing arm - Yokohama Tire Corporation. Yokohama Tire Corporation maintains U.S. manufacturing capabilities and distribution centers throughout the country, servicing a network of over 4500 points of sale nationwide. The Yokohama tire line consists of the Advan, Avid, AVS, Parada, Geolandar and Aegis.