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Question of the Day: What is you preferred brand of tires?

Give us your take in the comments section


Goodyear, Michelin, BFGoodrich, Nitto. For every car there is a perfect set of tires but most of us have a preference.

So dear readers, what is you preferred brand of tires?

Give us your take in the comments section. Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My Take? Goodyear

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David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


    • I agree , there was no better tire on the market than the Goodyear Polyglas Radial . They were cheap , light weight & wore like iron . I had set on a ’65 Caddy I got over 60K miles out of . Almost as good as the Aramid cord Double Eagle high $$$$$ tires . I think they quit making them because they were just too good ! I never had a return for manufacturing problems . No tread separations or issues at all . I know , I sold them at that time . I prefer Michelin now too. Rubber at that time didn’t bond as well to steel belts .

  1. It all depends on the vehicle and what it needs for correct stance. Stance can make or break your ride, as we all know.

  2. I thought this was all about Pontiacs?

    1969 GTO followed by the 1970 GTO. Then, in third place, a 1976 Firebird Formula. In bright orange.

    Gotta have a manual transmission though. No automatic for me.

  3. Michelin, of course. They get top ratings in most reviews, mainly because of their handling in all weather, their ride, and they are quiet.

    They DON’T SING ON any road types like Good year does and have always had that annoying loud noise.
    And they are AMERICAN MADE, LESS expensive, good traction in all weather conditions long tire life and are good looking.

  5. Cooper–One of the best ads I ever saw on tv was a cooper tire ad many years ago during the Daytona 500 when a car pulled into the pits–they took off all 4 tires,mthrew the car over the wall-and put the same cooper ties back on the car. How could I not start buying Cooper Tires after seeing that ad??

  6. i should have made it clear that they threw a new car over the wall from the pits, and put the used tires on that car..

  7. There is no safer, quiet, long lasting and better handling tire for a pickup truck than Michelin. It’s by far the best for poor handling rear wheels in wet weather for a pickup.

  8. Hi David, and thanks for your question.

    For modern vehicles, Michelin is time proven and has current technology.
    For collector cars I prefer DiamondBack Radial Collector Car Tires with tread & whitewall design as close to those offered during the time periods from the era of the manufacture of the motorcar.

    Dave Dubie, Prescott, AZ.
    Life Member – Cadillac LaSalle Club and current member of the Prescott Antique Car Club, in Arizona.

  9. I’ll be the “odd man out” here…I have run Michelin, Uniroyal, Yokohama, Goodyear…
    But now I am a General devotee through and through…got ’em on my V6 powered ’74
    MGB GT and on my 2000 Boxster S. Great grip, good for all seasons, good in the rain,
    reasonably quiet, and part of Continental Tire, based in Germany but both are manufactured
    at least in part in the US.

  10. Anything but Michelin tires. While serving in Vietnam the Viet Cong would hide in the Michelin rubber plantations. If we damaged a tree we would have to pay it’s worth in rubber over an extended period of time. No Michelins for my family!

  11. I have generals on my 2001 monte Carlo SS and continental extreme contact on a 2016 chevy ss I would have gotten generals, but they don’t make my size for the chevy SS

  12. “IF” I was doing Hard core racing or maby Rock crawling-I might have a Favorite tire–But I’m not–so I can’t tell the difference-

  13. Goodyear has never let me down and sometimes surprised beyond belief.
    I have had Nitto/BFG/Michelin & Pirelli nightmares. Noise, degrading sidewalls, horrible wear, traction issues – but EVERY set of Goodyear tires I have ever had have impressed me. I now buy nothing else.

  14. I’ve had very good experience with TOYO on a variety of cars but on my ‘Vette I’ll stick with GOODRICH.


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