There are over 300 Tyre Brands produced in the World. Our aim is to provide you with the best price possible so our purchasing team constantly liaise with companies abroad, enabling us to source the best tyres to meet any customers pocket.
Tyres can, broadly speaking, be split into 3 classifications.
Premium brands includes all the major brands, many of which you will have heard of like:
These and other premium tyre manufacturers constantly invest heavily in research and development to improve the technology and performance of their products.
Also referred to as “mid-range”, these are normally tyres manufactured to the highest standards, who are developing a position in the market place with the ambition to become a Premium Brand.
Both Premium and Quality tyre brands will also work closely with vehicle manufacturers, to produce tyres that meet the highly detailed specifications of original equipment (OE) on new vehicles. This means that OE tyres have been through a rigorous testing and acceptance process to meet the highest standards of specific vehicle requirements.
Economy Tyres will include a range of manufacturer names that you would normally not recognise but still they still satisfy European safety standards. They are a good choice for those on a budget, but the investment in the raw materials in addition to research and development is not as good as the Quality and Premium Tyres.
UK Tyre Factories
A number of tyre manufacturers produce tyres in the UK:
- Michelin have major factories in Dundee and Ballymena
- Pirelli produce tyres at their head office in Burton upon Trent
- Bridgestone produce tyres in Carlisle
- Avon, manufacture in Melksham
- Goodyear / Dunlop produce certain specialist tyres in Castle Bromwich