Finding car parts that are manufactured in America is not an easy task, but there are some tire brands that still make all or a portion of their inventory in the U.S.A. Brands such as Goodyear, Cooper, Bridgestone, Kelly-Springfield and Dunlop are produced in the eastern, central and southern areas of the U.S. Each one of these brands reflects the determination and reliability of the workers producing the tires.
Goodyear produces tires in places such as Dansville, VA and Topeka, KS. However, much like other tire brands, Goodyear only produces a limited amount of their stock in the U.S. You can tell where Goodyear tires are made by looking at the sidewalls of their tires and identifying the department of transportation number. Goodyear tires are seen on everything from regular consumer transports to more sophisticated racing vehicles.
Cooper tires are manufactured in places like Finlay, OH, and Texarkana, AR. This brand is not as well-known to most consumers as other manufacturers, but they have been making tires in the U.S. for decades. In fact, Cooper Tires is the fourth largest manufacturer of tires in the U.S. The company also happens to be the 11th largest manufacturer of tires in the entire world.
Another major American producer is Bridgestone, which has production facilities in Morrison, TE, and Bloomington, IL. Although the company had approximately 52 production facilities worldwide during 2014, it maintains its headquarters in Akron, OH. The brand is one of the most popular in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Kelly-Springfield produces tires in places like Tyler, TX, making both regular consumer and commercial truck tires. The company is owned by Goodyear, but the brand is still distinct and popular in the U.S. In 2015, Kelly is offering a 30 day test drive of its tires, helping to ensure its customers get exactly what they’re looking for.
Dunlop is a name familiar to most households throughout the U.S., and the company produces tires in places like Buffalo, NY. Though the brand is owned by Goodyear, it’s still unique and maintains a loyal following of retail and commercial customers. Dunlop tires are available for cars, trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles. There are also high-performance models for those looking for advanced tire options.
American tire manufacturers produce quality parts that you can use on your vehicles and we hope that you will help support these great companies. Be sure to check-out these top five brands the next time you need to upgrade the tires on your car, truck or commercial transport.