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Tire Misinformation From the InterWebs

Ever wonder why consumers seem so confused about tires? Well, besides the mangled messages they get from friends, family and even tire dealers themselves (real life statement: “You should try these Nexen tires. They’re made by Michelin, you know.”), we can thank the power of the InterWebs.

Rather, we can thank the InterWebs for giving power to those who otherwise probably shouldn’t have any.

Straight from the blog goodyeartireblog.blogspot.com – exactly as posted by “carolmrn” – comes this explanation of ATV tires, which challenges English, spelling and industry history (and probably Goodyear’s legal department, as well):

Good Year Tires Compared to the Rest

If you own an ATV, one of the most important choices an owner has to make is to choose the right kind of tires for your ATV vehicle. Preferably one that will last for a long time as well as being high in quality, durable thus overall saving the cost to service your ATV in the long haul.

The most reputable tire manufacturers for ATV’s are: Goodyear Tires, Michelin, General, Yokohama and Toyo. However due to the high numbers in competition throughout tire manufacturers, one can find it difficult to choose which brand to buy for the right set of tires.

Although the brands above are very renowned worldwide and hold a great record of customer satisfaction, it is still possible to distinguish one from the other especially when you get on the road and test each different set of tires (which will probably be one of the best things to do in order to see which feel you prefer).

Another factor to take into consideration would be what sort of surface you will be travelling on the most, if it is a rough surface that is off-road, Goodyear Tires, Michelin and General would be your safest bet for durability and for a long run. If you were to stay on the road more often, Yokohama, Goodyear Tires, Michelin and Toyo would provide you a safe journey constantly without any fail whereas General is more appropriate for the rough journey and the outdoors.

Here is some background history on each individual company which may help in your final decision.

The Michelin Tyre Company was founded in 1905 in the United Kingdom and ever since has been producing quality tires for all vehicle types. They are responsible for the world’s first radial tyre use for motorbikes and airplanes as well as inventing the very first low level pressure commuter tire that can travel up to 15,000 kilometres in distance.

Goodyear Tires on the other hand have been fully operating since 1898 which has fully evolved into the top tyre manufacturer throughout the entire North American and Latin America. The branch has outsourced to over 60 manufacturing plants in over 30 nations helping Goodyear Tires gain a very reputable status worldwide.

General was founded in 1915 South Carolina, being part of the Continental Tire North America, Inc. General is one of the top tyre suppliers worldwide producing an income revenue of approximately $40 billion in the year 2008.

Yokohama is a Japanese origin company which has cast a strong impact throughout the United States especially through its quality tires ranging from the odd-road and on-road style. Their products are definitely high in quality as most Japanese products are!

Toyo is very much similar to Yokohama in the sense that it the company also derives from Japan being established in the year 1945. They have been known for being very environmental friendly using resources accordingly and dispensing useless resources appropriately.

Good Year Tires and all these tyre brands are constantly manufacturing new products to meet the demand satisfaction so it is without any doubt that you will be satisfied with whichever tire you choose. Each company has different discounts and at different times so if you are trying to look for cheap prices, it is best for you to keep an eye out on the holiday seasons or a direct buy from the factory itself!

“Carolmrn” is apparently quite the tire expert, based on the number of tire-oriented blog posts she claims. Looking for a little light entertainment? Check her out!

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