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Old 12-02-2022, 07:40 AM   #1
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Get tires made in China?
Get tires made in Mexico?
Get tires made in USA?
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Get Michelins...

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I really like Tire Rack--great online reviews take the mystery out of it, they drop ship to local installers
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Knowing what type of vehicle these tires are for would help.
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There are two kinds of tires, Michelin and everything else.

I recently got a set of Michelin all terrain tires for my Tundra at the local Alton Auto and they beat the Tire Warehouse price. So don't discount local shops.

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Don't forget Nokian and Vredestein brands. They are recent US brands yet been around for decades. Very popular in Europe and competitively priced.

Have very good luck with both brands. Rides nice and lasts a long time. Nokian tires are made in 'green' factories.

I buy all-weather models. I never went back to all-season tires.
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I am outfitting 3 vehicles with new tires presently. If you want winter tires, the Bridgestone Blizzak is one of the highest rated tires available. I just put a set on my daughters GLK350. The size was difficult so I didn't have a lot of options. I really wanted studded snows but finding a 235/50/19 studdable that is actually in stock was impossible.

My son's Titan got Falken Wildpeak A/T3W's. Its what was on it and they seem good. Reviews, availability and price were spot on.

Still shopping for my wife's range rover sport. I want studded snows but availability is tough in a 20" wheel. Her summer tires are Michelin. Will probably end up with Cooper winter endurance studded.

Nokian are the premier winter tire, but unless you have a common size good luck!

Tire Rack and Tire Buyer are good websites. Buying a set on Ebay and having them installed locally is a great way to save as well. I did that for my Ram in the past, and the Coopers mentioned above will probably come that way.
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I use Tire Rack and am a Michelin fan like Dan. My local mechanic mounted balanced my new summer tires and disposed of old tires for $100 while it was in for oil change and sticker. For most shops, the hassle of dealing with the myriad options led them to mounting for Tire Rack. It was way easier for me to spend the time online, reading reviews and ordering than try to figure it out at his shop!

I run Blizzaks on my car in winter, my wife has Michelin winters on now. Agreed with BH on the other European brands too
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Knowing what type of vehicle these tires are for would help.
Smaller SUV. AWD. About 10 years old. Uses regular ordinary tires.

Seeking year round tires.
Good on highway. Rain, snow.
One brand/tires stay on all year long.
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Michelin Cross Climate tires have been getting rave reviews for a while now. The newer Cross Climate 2 is made in the USA and right now they carry a $70 rebate if you buy 4. I think that I'll be putting them on my Volt next spring. I too however run Blizzaks in the winter and luv them!
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Related question. Is there anyone around that will store your off-season tires?


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Michelin Cross Climate tires have been getting rave reviews for a while now. The newer Cross Climate 2 is made in the USA and right now they carry a $70 rebate if you buy 4. I think that I'll be putting them on my Volt next spring. I too however run Blizzaks in the winter and luv them!
I bought a used SUV in March with the Cross Climates and they have been great since, and I'm surprised to see they have the 3 peak rating. Looking forward to see the snow performance. At this point I'd highly recommend them with my limited experience, combined with a lot of reading reviews.
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Some above might be a tad expensive. Great tires though.

Looking at:

Cooper Endeavor Plus All-Season 225/65R17 102H Tire
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Goodyear Assurance All-Season Radial Tire - 225/65R17 102T

Apparently Goodyear and Cooper are same company.

Both supposedly made in USA.
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I am outfitting 3 vehicles with new tires presently. If you want winter tires, the Bridgestone Blizzak is one of the highest rated tires available. I just put a set on my daughters GLK350. The size was difficult so I didn't have a lot of options. I really wanted studded snows but finding a 235/50/19 studdable that is actually in stock was impossible.

My son's Titan got Falken Wildpeak A/T3W's. Its what was on it and they seem good. Reviews, availability and price were spot on.

Still shopping for my wife's range rover sport. I want studded snows but availability is tough in a 20" wheel. Her summer tires are Michelin. Will probably end up with Cooper winter endurance studded.

Nokian are the premier winter tire, but unless you have a common size good luck!

Tire Rack and Tire Buyer are good websites. Buying a set on Ebay and having them installed locally is a great way to save as well. I did that for my Ram in the past, and the Coopers mentioned above will probably come that way.
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Some above might be a tad expensive. Great tires though.

Looking at:

Cooper Endeavor Plus All-Season 225/65R17 102H Tire
and
Goodyear Assurance All-Season Radial Tire - 225/65R17 102T

Apparently Goodyear and Cooper are same company.

Both supposedly made in USA.
I think you should look at the Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady Tire
It has the Three Peak symbol. My GF has them on her Avalon and loves them.
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My boat trailer came with 4 Chinese tires....two of them blew out at 70mph
Less than 10K miles at the time
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Attention Subaru owners:

Need one replacement tire, and don't want to pay BIG to replace all four tires ....... this place in Manchester, NH ...... https://www.sennatires.com/Shop-For-tires/Used-Tires may have a matching USED tire to match the wear on your three good existing tires and delay the expense to replace all four tires due to an unfixable side wall flat, or something.

The big question is, of course, how the heck do you drive it down to Manchester?
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Some above might be a tad expensive. Great tires though.

Looking at:

Cooper Endeavor Plus All-Season 225/65R17 102H Tire
and
Goodyear Assurance All-Season Radial Tire - 225/65R17 102T

Apparently Goodyear and Cooper are same company.

Both supposedly made in USA.
It depends on how long you are going to keep the car. Michelins are the best and will last the longest but they are pricey. Personally I prefer to buy what will last the longest so I can go longer before buying tires again. But if you're someone that buys a car every 5 years just go with something cheaper.
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My boat trailer came with 4 Chinese tires....two of them blew out at 70mph
Less than 10K miles at the time
Given a choice, why would anyone buy anything made in China, other than because of the price differential?

Is there any product made there that is superior in quality to anything made in the USA?

I go way out of my way to avoid anything that comes from that country.
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It depends on how long you are going to keep the car. Michelins are the best and will last the longest but they are pricey. Personally I prefer to buy what will last the longest so I can go longer before buying tires again. But if you're someone that buys a car every 5 years just go with something cheaper.
One of the funny things about tires is that it's not just price vs quality--there are clear trade offs between longevity, grip, ability to handle snow and rain, ride comfort, noise level. Michelins are excellent tires, but within the brand, a person still has to consider these compromises. The reason I suggested Tire Rack earlier is that their reviews explain the strengths and weaknesses of each model on specific vehicles so that each driver can decide based on what is most important to them.
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One of the funny things about tires is that it's not just price vs quality--there are clear trade offs between longevity, grip, ability to handle snow and rain, ride comfort, noise level. Michelins are excellent tires, but within the brand, a person still has to consider these compromises. The reason I suggested Tire Rack earlier is that their reviews explain the strengths and weaknesses of each model on specific vehicles so that each driver can decide based on what is most important to them.
That's true, my #1 is value. I can get more miles out of a Michelin than most other tires. I tend to keep my cars for a long time so a tire that lasts longer is of more value to me as it keeps me from shopping for tires a lot less. I was in the Auto business for 50 years and sold a lot of tires, Michelin is my #1!
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I had great luck with UniRoyal Laredo tires on my fleet of trucks. Ultra-long mileage and great reliability. Available for SUVs.
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I've had good luck with Town Fair Tire in the past.
They carry all the major brands, and sell at competitive prices.

I need to buy tires in the Spring for my F150.
Currently have GoodYear Wranglers, these were the factory OEM tires at purchase time. I currently have 40k miles on tires, and I'll be lucky to make it to Spring. I'd never buy these tires again!

Actually, had good luck in the past with "MasterCraft".
These are what Town Fair put on their Fleet truck vehicles, I may look at these when the time comes.
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I am outfitting 3 vehicles with new tires presently. If you want winter tires, the Bridgestone Blizzak is one of the highest rated tires available. I just put a set on my daughters GLK350. The size was difficult so I didn't have a lot of options. I really wanted studded snows but finding a 235/50/19 studdable that is actually in stock was impossible.

My son's Titan got Falken Wildpeak A/T3W's. Its what was on it and they seem good. Reviews, availability and price were spot on.

Still shopping for my wife's range rover sport. I want studded snows but availability is tough in a 20" wheel. Her summer tires are Michelin. Will probably end up with Cooper winter endurance studded.

Nokian are the premier winter tire, but unless you have a common size good luck!

Tire Rack and Tire Buyer are good websites. Buying a set on Ebay and having them installed locally is a great way to save as well. I did that for my Ram in the past, and the Coopers mentioned above will probably come that way.
I finally found a set for my wife's car. I was able to get Nokian Hak 10's/ studded on Ebay. None of the local dealers could get them. Ebay is worth a shot.
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Stricken from the internet.
Google buries/deletes class action lawsuit concerning Walmart selling new tires that were over 10 years old.

Intersting that large corporations can place pressure on Google to bury things negative.

Also interesting is how to find the date of manufacture of any automotive tire.
It is there but in very small lettering. Same small size lettering as to what country tire was manufactured.
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I will chime in last. After lots of research I got the General Altimax RT45 at Laconia Tire Warehouse. Good price, excellent reviews on its predecessor the RT43. The RT45 is too new to have many consumer reviews. I like mine. I have not noticed the noise that some people mention. Ever notice how some tire reviews read like fine wine reviews? They notice things that the average person might not care about.

See my previous thread for discussion.
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Need one replacement tire, and don't want to pay BIG to replace all four tires ....... this place in Manchester, NH ...... https://www.sennatires.com/Shop-For-tires/Used-Tires may have a matching USED tire to match the wear on your three good existing tires and delay the expense to replace all four tires due to an unfixable side wall flat, or something.

The big question is, of course, how the heck do you drive it down to Manchester?
I've purchased from Senna Tires in the past with great results.
Hard to find place, hidden among factory buildings.

I'll need 4 tires in the Spring and will be going back there for sure !
Many times they can get used match sets for 1/2 the price of new from dealership.
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Only needed one tire as a spare.

Got Cooper Endeavor Plus. Made in USA. $144.99 free shipping.

W/almart, A/mazon, and T/irerack all had same price. All with free shipping.

Chose T/irerrack. 2 day shipping.

Attempted to purchase locally. But none would match price.
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(responding to NH.Solar) I bought a used SUV in March with the Cross Climates and they have been great since, and I'm surprised to see they have the 3 peak rating. Looking forward to see the snow performance. At this point I'd highly recommend them with my limited experience, combined with a lot of reading reviews.
An engineer friend from eastern Massachusetts (formerly of Connecticut) recommends Michelin Cross Climates, but keeps a set of Nokia Happalita for serious winter use. (VW Golf and Hyundai Elantra).

Tires that are sold on new cars (and trailers) are usually the cheapest in every regard, so your used SUV purchase was a good "happenstance".

Every new cheap tire rides smoothly for about six months. My Coopers got hard-riding and noisy, so I got credit towards Firestones in Manchester. A year later, I found a boat owner who wanted noisy Firestone car tires for his boat trailer, so I got a good used-tire price and bought new tires recommended for a long-lasting and quiet ride.

Today, I've got great Hancook tires (made in Malaysia ) about seven years old. Next season, I'll advertise my used car tires for boat trailer owners, and likely get another set of Hancook tires. (Pending research--of course).
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Attention Subaru owners:

Need one replacement tire, and don't want to pay BIG to replace all four tires ....... this place in Manchester, NH ...... https://www.sennatires.com/Shop-For-tires/Used-Tires may have a matching USED tire to match the wear on your three good existing tires and delay the expense to replace all four tires due to an unfixable side wall flat, or something.

The big question is, of course, how the heck do you drive it down to Manchester?
I've purchased from Senna Tire, and they are excellent ! Honest, good service, and was happy with purchase.

Have reached out to Everaldo (owner) for current tire needs.
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Would I have ANY issues jumping up a size from 275x65x18 to 275x70x18 ?
Truck will be used for towing a small RV trailer (18' 4000lb).

I realize 70's are a larger tire by almost an inch, and realize it will affect speedometer actual readings, but will jumping up to this size cause issues to the transmission, handling, gas mileage ?

Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated !
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When shopping for tires it really pays to do some research... As for where tires are made, honestly I wouldn't worry much about that... To be sold here in this country there DOT requirements that have to be met for passenger vehicle tires...Note when you here about trailer tire blowouts, if the tire is marketed as a trailer tire, the requirements are different. I don't by trailer tires, I spend the extra $$ and put vehicle tires on my trailers when needed....

With that said, there are many off shoots of the Major players in the game...
For instance I just bought some tires for my wife's car made by Starfire.. Doing some research Starfire tires are designed by Cooper.... I have enjoyed cooper tires forever.... So the choice became easy... After getting them on the vehicle I could see that they where an older cooper design, and when driving, had the distinctive hum, the ended the design being sold as a cooper tire, and caused a redesign of their passanger touring tire....Bottom line I can live with the hum, and save some $$.. (for reference the new cooper design was >200 dollar more...
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Would I have ANY issues jumping up a size from to 275x65x18275x70x18 ?
Truck will be used for towing a small RV trailer (18' 4000lb).

I realize 70's are a larger tire by almost an inch, and realize it will affect speedometer actual readings, but will jumping up to this size cause issues to the transmission, handling, gas mileage ?

Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated !
The aspect ratio will definitely skew your numbers. the diameter is the key. If you go too big, you will get some scrubbing. Here is a calculator that may help!
https://tire-calc.com/comparison/275...5-70-r18-inch/
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