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Top 5 Worst Tire Brands to AVOID Purchasing in 2021

As you know, tires play an important role in the safety of car drivers and vehicles. Hence, before changing your car tires, you must think about which companies produce best car tires and which tire brands to avoid. Because there are many companies which are worst tire brands just focus on profit, not on product quality nowadays. You may think you can save your money by buying those cheap tires, but at the end of the day, you are going to lose a lot. To ensure the safety of your car and your family, you should, at any cost, be avoiding these bad tires from 5 tire brands mentioned below:

Top 5 Worst Tire Brands to Avoid at All Costs

  • AKS Tires
  • Compass Tires
  • Telluride tires
  • Westlake Tires
  • Geostar
5 tire brands produce worst tires to buy
5 tire companies produce worst tires to buy

Why do car experts say that these brands manufacture worst tires to buy? Here below is the answer:

First of all, the products of these tire companies are lack of basic safety measures and quality control. One time their tires even lacked gum strips, a must-have component to keep the steel ring attached to the tire framework.

Defective tires made in China are the subject of various defective product lawsuits, filed by customers who allege that, having bought the tires, they are too dangerous to use and have resulted in individual injury and wrongful death. Many tire brands made in China, including 5 brands mentioned above have either been the subject of investigations and recalls. Therefore, numerous people evaluate that these companies are worst tire brands.

Next, these brands have frequently occurred on the list of unsafe tires, industry experts maintain that you should keep a distance from them for good. These tire companies don’t have that oversight, nor the marketing foresight to design products well-suited to the specific requirements.

Finally, at the same time we all know that many of the major brand names are manufactured in China. The 5 brands mentioned above are trying to design and make products to “quality standards dictated by the original manufacturers”.

Also these worst tire brands all come from China, experts recommend you should stay away from all Chinese tires altogether. If you are looking for good values on discounted tires, take a look at quality manufacturers such as Cooper Tires, Goodyear, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, Kumho, Michelin, Toyo, Uniroyal and Yokohama. All companies offer high-quality tires at reasonable prices that will fit most customer’s budgets.

Surefire Tips for Buying Suitable Tires for Your Car

Besides 5 brands which produce worst tires to buy, in this article we also give you 4 tips to help you choose right tires for your car.

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1. Age matters

Naturally tires deteriorate over time, faster in hot weather. To check when a tire was produced, you should check a 4-digit number following a letter sequence beginning with DOT, showing the week and year it was manufactured. For example, 5017 means the 50th week of 2017.

Vehicle manufacturers advise you replace tires after six years, no matter how their condition they are. Since some car shops stock old tires, thus check the age code to make sure that you are not being sold ones which are already several years old and well on their way to needing replacement.

2. Get the right size

The size of a tire is listed on its sidewalls in a sequence like P265/70R16. Replacement tires should always suit what is noted in your car door jamb or manual, not essentially what is currently on your vehicle.

3. Think carefully about warranty

Vehicle manufacturers often advertise mileage warranties – typically between about 50.000 – 80.000 miles, depending on the tire kind. “In truth, drivers never get that type of mileage from their tires. And the heavier the vehicle, the less drivers should expect – no matter how well they drive.”

Thus, before purchasing based on mileage warranties, know the fine- print details: “If tires wear out prematurely, you don’t just get a new set for free. There is a distributed credit for replacement, and for that, you will likely be expected to prove your properly cared for the tires by keeping them inflated to the right pressure, rotated and aligned every 5.000 to 7.500 miles. There may be a careful check and demand for service records before warranties are honored.

4. Learn the lingo

“All-season tires are a wise and popular choice for most drivers. But think those called “ultra high-performance” or “high-performance” are better? You should think again. Tire performance means capacity to handle well at higher speeds, not lifespan. Any tire with “high-performance” in its name will likely wear out quicker.

Above are 5 tire brands to avoid and tips for buying new cars. Hopefully, our tips have given you with useful knowledge for choosing your next car tires. In the next article, we will show everything you want to know about car color, thus don’t miss this chance to read it on Car From Japan.

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  1. Lyson chathobwa says

    Thanks for your tips. An everyday quarrelling with my boss on this issue.

    1. Trang Tran says

      Arigatou. Thank you. Your comments encourage us a lot.

  2. Okiring Wilson says

    Good Information

    1. Trang Tran says

      Thank you. We will provide more useful information like this. Stay tuned

  3. Webster says

    Wow that is good piece of information and an alert at the same time. Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Next time i think of replacing my tires i will know what brand to look for.

    1. Trang Tran says

      Thank you. We will provide more useful information like this. Stay tuned

  4. Katie says

    Thanks for your tips, tho I have vowed never to use kumho tires, the outer layer and inner layer separate, thy r a danger to car drivers.

  5. Vincent Boyd chisopa says

    Have never seen a car dealer company so educative like you guys,God bless our Car from Japan,I like your articles

  6. Olwee Umar Sherriff says

    Excellent information

  7. Paulo GM says

    I have fitted my car with the following tire sizes…. Please advise if it’s okay….my car if front wheel drive
    Front- 215/55R16
    Rear – 205/60R16
    Kindly advise.


    1. kt sg says

      Paulo, if opt to have front and rear with different numbers then make sure your ‘rotation’ system does not make different number Tyres at one side. In other words, you should always have same number tyres at front or rear.

  8. Minorkle says

    I love Chinese tires

  9. Francis Xavier olede says

    Thank you once again for the knowledge especially on fake tire companies,year of tire manufacture etc

  10. King Y Chao says

    Just curious. Why is that all the worst tires are made in China? I am sure some of the top-rated tires are also made in China. Is it the brand recognition ? or just the nature of the business / marketing.


    Whoever wrote this piece did not put much effort 8n research. Westlake passenger tires are made in Thailand not China so how much stock can you put in article.

  12. John G Knight says

    If this article was written by Philipp Meister, why does it read like a bad english translation?

  13. Wayne says

    4 tyres replacement on due, I was intended to buy Japan made. However from the websites in UK and Australia, seemed the Westlake has got reasonable good feedback from the consumers – 300 pax, and the price is about 65% of Yokohama.

  14. george says

    I agree with the list,
    One should spend a little more to get much better tires than these.

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