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Best Car Tyres Companies & Makes 2019

These are the tyre companies and brands that are regularly recommended by our readers and has been compiled according to their feedback.

Continental Tyres was the winner of the Honest John Kit Tyre of the Year Award. Of the Continental AllSeasonContact, which is the tyre that won the award, our judges said: "Under intense pressure, which one of our top five tyres raised the bar and left the others feeling flat? Our winner is a tyre for all seasons, primarily a summer design, but one that still has impressive performance in the snow. It ventures where others fear to tread and comes in sizes from 14 to 20 inches. It’s the Continental AllSeasonContact. The Continental do well in wet and dry conditions too with reliable, reactive braking and the tyres are also very quiet and refined even at high speeds. They're also very fuel efficient."

 

Continental Winter Tyres Continental Logo (1)

Continental is a tyre company with a long history - in this case it can trace its origins back to the 1870s. These days it supplies many major car manufacturers and produces summer, winter and all-season tyres. 

Among others, they sell tyres under the EcoContact, PremiumContact and WinterContact brands.

Continental was winner of the Honest John Kit Tyre of the Year Award 2019

What will you pay for Continental tyres?

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£38.23

(EcoContact 3)*

£49.96

(EcoContact 5)*

£60.59

(EcoContact 5)*

£47.89

(EcoContact 5)*

£60.78

(Premium Contact 2)*

£75.44

(Sport Contact 5)*

*Prices sourced from Blackcircles.com*, include VAT, but not fitting.

Prices may vary from the above, so make sure that you check a number of retailers for current pricing and to shop around, including Tyre-shopper.co.uk* and Tyresonthedrive.com*.

Michelin Tyres Michelin

Michelin is one of the world's oldest tyre companies and remains one of the largest, alongside Goodyear and Continental. As well as cars, it makes tyres for all kinds of vehicles - this was the firm that made the tyres for Concorde. As well as selling tyres under its own Michelin brand, it also owns BFGoodrich, Kleber, Tigar, Riken and Kormoran.

Its mascot - Bibendum - has been the company's logo since the very start. You may know him better as "The Michelin Man". Today, collectables of the Michelin Man are highly sought-after, especially those from before the 1970s, with advertising signs and promotional items becoming particularly collectible.

What will you pay for Michelin tyres?

175/65/14 185/65/15 195/60/15 195/65/15 205/55/16 225/45/17
£61.82 (Energy Saver+)* £65.10
(Energy Saver+)*
£75.89 (Energy Saver+)* £64.74 (Energy Saver+)* £73.98 (Energy Saver)*

*Prices sourced from Blackcircles.com*, include VAT, but not fitting.

Prices may vary from the above, so make sure that you check a number of retailers for current pricing and to shop around, including Tyre-shopper.co.uk*, and Tyresonthedrive.com*.

Bridgestone Tyres Download (3)

 

In spite of the English/Amercian-sounding name, Bridgestone is in fact a Japanese company founded in the early 1930s. It also owns the Firestone brand and is the largest tyre manufacturer in the world.

The firm as a wide range of summer and winter tyres, including the Potenza and Turanza brands.

What will you pay for Bridgestone tyres?

175/65/14 185/65/15 195/60/15 195/65/15 205/55/16 225/45/17

£50.20

(Blizzak LM30)*

£55.60

(B280)*

£63.32

(Turanza T001 Evo)*

£54.13

(Turanza T005)*

£61.21

(Turanza T005)*

£74.83

(Turanza T001)*

*Prices sourced from Blackcircles.com*, include VAT, but not fitting.

Prices may vary from the above, so make sure that you check a number of retailers for current pricing and to shop around, including Tyre-shopper.co.uk* and Tyresonthedrive.com*.

Pirelli Tyres Pirelli -logo

Pirelli is another tyre company that's been around just as long as cars themselves. Along with Michelin. Continental, Bridgestone and Goodyear.

The firm is well known for producing the "Pirelli Calendar", which it has done every year since 1967.

It sells tyres under the P Zero, Cinturato, Winte Sottozero and Scorpion names.

What will you pay for Pirelli tyres?

175/65/14 185/65/15 195/60/15 195/65/15 205/55/16 225/45/17

£54.94

(Cinturato P1 Verde)*

£62.75

(Cinturato P1 Verde)*

£70.91

(Cinturato P1 Verde)*

£78.65 

(Cinturato P1 Verde)*

£66.73

(Cinturato P7)*

£79.56

(Cinturato P7)*

*Prices sourced from Blackcircles.com* and include VAT, but not fitting.

Prices may vary from the above, so make sure that you check a number of retailers for current pricing and to shop around, including Tyre-shopper.co.uk* and Tyresonthedrive.com*.

Goodyear Tyres Download (2)

Goodyear is one of the biggest and best known tyre manufacturers. It began as a company before 1900 and, as well as manufacturing tyres, is well known for the "Goodyear Blimp".

It sells tyres under a wide range of names, including Eage, EfficientGrip and Ultragrip brands. 

How much do Goodyear Tyres cost?

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£40.82

(Efficient

Grip

Compact)*

£48.47

(GT-3)*

£55.79

(Efficient

Grip)*

£42.67

(EfficientGrip

Performance)*

£47.59

(EfficientGrip

Performance)*

£62.94

(Eagle F1

Asymmetric

3)*

*Prices sourced from Blackcircles.com*, include VAT, but not fitting.

Prices may vary from the above, so make sure that you check a number of retailers for current pricing and to shop around, including Tyre-shopper.co.uk* and Tyresonthedrive.com*.

 

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