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There are literally hundreds of different tyre brands, ranging from some of the most famous brands in the world, to others you will never have heard of.

The quality of tyres you buy will also differ from brand to brand, as will the price you pay, and the number of miles you will get out of your tyres. Whilst budget tyres may seem attractive because they cost half the price, in reality they may only travel a third of the distance.

The biggest tyre brands also have the money and facilities to plough into research, which means they can develop tyres which help stop your car quicker in emergencies, and help keep your car on the road in bad weather.

Dunlop

The Dunlop company has a long and storied history, which has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Dunlop tyres as we know it today is owned by Goodyear, who still manufacture tyres under the Dunlop name, and the tyres are placed in the top end of the market...   Read more

Continental

Continental tyres were founded in 1871, and like Pirelli tyres were not initially founded as a tyre manufacturer, instead concentrating on other popular uses for rubber at the time. At its initial creation, the firm was known as Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie which was later shortened to Continental, or Conti, as it was such a mouthful...   Read more

Bridgestone

Bridgestone tyres is one of the biggest tyre manufacturers in the world, and after a spell as the largest manufacturer has recently being overtaken by Michelin. The companies rise to the top of the tyre manufacturers stakes is all the more remarkable when you consider that the company had not even been formed in1930, at a time when Pirelli and Michelin had both been operating for several decades...   Read more

Goodyear

Goodyear tyres was founded in the late 1890s and has gone on to become one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world. The company was named after the man who is credited with inventing vulcanised rubber, Charles Goodyear, and was formed after his death. Goodyear invented vulcanised rubber in the early 1800s and it went on to have many other uses before being used on tyres...   Read more

Michelin

Michelin tyres were formed 120 years ago and are one of the oldest tyre manufacturers in the world. As well as being one of the oldest tyre companies in the world, Michelin are also one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world and employ over 100,000 people all over the world. For over a century Michelin tyres have been known as the tyre innovators, and take pride in the research and design work that goes into each and every tyre they produce...   Read more

Pirelli

Pirelli tyres are one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world and their company turnover is around 4billion every year. As one of the most successful companies ever to come out of Italy, Pirelli tyres trail just Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental and Bridgestone in the tyre making stakes and have cemented their place as the 5th largest tyre manufacturer in the world in recent years...   Read more

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