• Reading Your Tires:
    205/40R17
    205 = Width
    40 = Ratio
    17 = Diameter

About Michelin

Michelin Tires

Michelin founded in May 28, 1888. Is a tire manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne region of France. It is one of the two largest tire manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich, Taurus, Kormoran and Uniroyal (in North America) tire brands. It is also notable for its Red and Green travel guides, its roadmaps, the Michelin stars that the Red Guide awards to restaurants for their cooking, and for its company mascot Bibendum, colloquially known as the Michelin Man. As of 1 September 2008, Michelin is again the world's largest tire manufacturer after spending two years as number two behind Bridgestone. Michelin produces tires in France, Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Thailand, Japan, Italy and several other countries. On 15 January 2010, Michelin announced closing of its Ota, Japan plant, which employees 380 workers and makes the Michelin X-Ice tire. Production of the X-Ice will be moved to Europe, Asia, and North America.