Car tyres Best car tyre brands

Best car tyres
  • |How to get the best performance from your tyres
  • How to understand tyre sidewall markings and buy the right replacement tyres
  • Nineteen tyre makers reviewed, from Bridgestone to Yokohama

What's in this guide

  1. Bridgestone

    Bridgestone is one of the top three makers in the world by volume. But did you know it also owns the Firestone tyre brand?

  2. Continental

    Continental is well known across Europe. This giant also makes tyres under the names, Barum, Mabor, Semperit, Uniroyal and Viking.

  3. Goodyear Dunlop

    You've heard of both Goodyear and Dunlop. Did you know the former owns the latter? It also makes the Fulda, Kelly and Sava brands.

  4. Michelin

    Michelin vies for top spot in the world with its tyres. It also owns BF Goodrich, Kleber and Riken.

  5. Pirelli

    Italian maker Pirelli makes a range of tyres for all purposes. It also makes economy brands, like Ceat, 'C' and Courier.

  6. Other tyre brands

    If you can't afford the big names like Michelin, Goodyear or Bridgestone, check out these lesser-known tyre brands instead.

  7. Understanding tyre markings

    Find out how to read the markings on your car tyres to ensure you buy the right replacements

  8. Rating tyre performance

    How Which? tests tyre performance, finding the best tyres for wet and dry grip and handling, noise, wear and fuel economy

  9. What's in a car tyre?

    Our tyre cutaway diagram shows the composition of car tyres is more complex than you might think

  10. Why tyre pressure matters

    Keeping your car tyres in good condition and inflated to the correct pressure is vital for safe and efficient driving

  11. BARĀ to PSIĀ converter

    Tyre pressures are given in either BAR or PSI. Use our handy conversion table to convert one to the other