What Tires Are Made in the USA
If you’re looking to Buy American, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve decided to compile a complete list of every tire manufacturer that makes its tires in America. This way you’ll know exactly which tires are made in the USA.
And while it would be MUCH too big a list to write down every single type of tire that’s made in the USA, we can show you how to find out for yourself – easily.
Well, sort of easily.
The only way to truly know is to look at the tire itself. The reason is that every tire comes stamped with a code on the sidewall. Just look for the DOT stamp and then look for the next letters. Those letters are a code for the factory that the tire is made in.
For an example, if the DOT number starts with BE, then it’s a BF Goodrich tire that was manufactured at the Michelin plant in Tuscaloosa, AL.
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Below is a list of tire manufacturers that make their products in the USA, as well as the factory location and the factory code. Using this list you’ll be able to decipher any DOT number on passenger car tires.
Some stand-out brands for Made-in-America tires are BF Goodrich, Cooper Tires, Bridgestone, Firestone and Goodyear,
It’s also important to note that all of these are union plants.
BE B.F. Goodrich (Michelin) Tuscaloosa, AL
BF B.F. Goodrich (Michelin) Woodburn, IN
AN B.F. Goodrich (Michelin) Opelika A.L.
VE/YE/YU/8B Bridgestone/Firestone Des Moines,AL
2M/3M Bridgestone/Firestone Bloomington,IL
D2/E3/W1/Y7 Bridgestone/Firestone Lavergne,TE
2C/4D/5D Bridgestone/Firestone Morrison,TE
UP Cooper Finlay,OH
UT Cooper Texarkana,AR
DY Denman (Penslar Capital) Warren,OH
DA Dunlap ( Goodyear) Buffalo N.Y.
JJ/MD/PU Goodyear Gadsden,AL
JN/MJ/PY Goodyear Topeka,KS
JE/MC/PT Goodyear Dansville,VA
JT/MK/TA Goodyear Union City,TN
JP/MM/PJ Kelly-Springfield (Goodyear) Tyler, TX
JF/MM/PJ Kelly-Springfield (Goodyear) Fayetteville,NC
CC Yokahama Tire Salem,VA
While this list does seem impressive, we should point out that buying American is not easy. As many tires as these plants produce, they represent just 20% of all tires sold in America.