Michelin Tires

    Founded in 1888 in France, Michelin is the world’s largest tire producer with company offerings fitted as original equipment by premier automotive names such as Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Volvo, Honda, Chevrolet Corvette, and Dodge Viper. Michelin tires are known for their safety, durability, and performance, and were ranked first in a 2011 J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey of original equipment tires. We offer a wide variety of Michelin tires designed for all types of climates and vehicle needs.

    Having more than four decades of experience under the belt, Michelin is committed to providing innovative solutions that let customers enjoy the road. The company spares no effort to engineer and manufacture tires that ensure unmatched safety and maximum service life. The Michelin's innovations not only make your driving experience safer, but also help preserve natural resources by reducing fuel consumption and reusing old tires.

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    In 1907, Michelin became a part of the US tire industry with acquisition of the International Rubber Company in Milltown, New Jersey. By 1930, the company became the fourth largest tire manufacturer in the country. Today, Michelin North America is one of the largest global manufacturers with 18 plants and more than 22,000 employees. They produce the highest quality tires for airplanes, farm equipment, passenger cars, heavy-duty trucks, and motorcycles. Michelin's R&D center has developed some of the most refined tires in the world, such as 80,000-mile passenger tire for the American-made vehicles.


    Michelin tires continually undergo the toughest test of all - championship racing. Isn't it the perfect laboratory for testing innovations in extreme situations after all? Competition has long been an essential part of the Michelin's corporate philosophy. Since the first triumph in 1891, Michelin has been committed to engineering and designing tires that perform at the highest level possible, tires that meet and exceed demands of the customers. Each tire is passionately engineered and manufactured. As a result, Michelin delivers superior performance tires for the top racing series around the globe.

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    Knowing that the right tire can change everything, Michelin creates products that deliver miles of driving pleasure, safety and keep the environment cleaner. The company is convinced that delivering revenue and growing market share should not be accomplished at the expense of nature. Being concerned about every single aspect of the impact its facilities and products have on the environment, Michelin participates as well as leads studies on the effect tires have on the environment, and works to get membership for all its plants in the EPA National Performance Track program. All the efforts taken by Michelin are aimed at transformation of the road mobility, at development of safer, cleaner, and more fuel-efficient solutions.

    Understanding Tires

    There is a lot of information on the sidewall of a tire. Typically, you'll find UTQG ratings for treadwear, traction and temperature, the size of the tire, the load rating index number with a speed rating index, the construction type (bias or radial), the D.O.T. compliance code, and construction details. On some tires used as original equipment, you may also find a marking that indicates its OE status.

    Understanding Tires


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    Michelin Tires Reviews
    Average rating:54.9 - 13 reviews
    5(5)
    APPEARANCE10
    EASE OF INSTALLATION10
    PRICE/VALUE10
    QUALITY10
    2006 Buick Lucerne
    | Posted by | (Parkersburg, WV)

    I needed new tires for a used car I recently purchased and wanted Michelins. I read about the Defender and for the price, it can't be beat. A long time ago I discovered that while you can pay less for other brands of tires, invariably you will end up buying 2 sets of another brand to one set of Michelins. They just last longer and ride better. I was intrigued with the high tread wear rating of the Defenders. With a rating of 820, and an expected mileage of 90,000, how can you go wrong? I have had the tires on for about 6 weeks and so far, I am very satisfied. I expect they will handle very well in the snow now that winter is here. You may pay a bit more for Michelin tires up front, but you will save money in the long run.

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