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
7X/9X/10X Bridgestone/Firestone Graniteville, South Carolina.
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
MN Goodyear, Freeport, Illinois
MP/PL Goodyear, Tyler, Texas
M6 Goodyear, Lawton, Oklahoma
MB Goodyear Akron, Ohio
CC Yokahama Tire Salem,VA
YD Bridgestone/Firestone Decatur, Illinois
1C/HY Bridgestone/Firestone Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
0B/W2/Y2 Bridgestone/Firestone Wilson, North Carolina
8B/VE/YE/YU Bridgestone/Firestone Des Moines, Iowa
A9 Continental/General Bryan, Ohio
6B/A3 Continental/General Vernon, Illinois
AC Continental/General Charlotte, NC
AD Continental/General Mayfield, Kentucky
VY Continental/General South Sumter, South Carolina
CH Pirelli Hanford, California
CK Pirelli Madison, Tennessee
JR Pirelli Rome, Georgia
4M/M3 Michelin Greenville, South Carolina
B6 Michelin Spartanburg, South Carolina
B7 Michelin Dothan, Alabama
B9 Michelin Lexington, South Carolina
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.