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8 Affordable Tire Brands You've Probably Never Heard Of

By Tire Agent Staff

February 09, 2024


So, you're in desperate need of new tires. You don't want to break the bank, but you also don't want to replace crappy tires with more crappy tires. Good news. There are plenty of affordable car tires.

It's easy to gravitate toward high-end brands, but what about those unsung heroes -- the mid-range tires that perfectly balance quality and cost? We carry over 80 brands of tires, from top-tier brands like Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli, Yokohama, and more, to a few you probably don't know.

If getting a full set of tires is setting you back too much, Tire Agent offers a number of flexible payment plans.


Why Choose Mid-Range Tires?

Think of it as the Goldilocks zone. You get better performance and longer tread life than budget options but avoid the premium price tag associated with the big names. Plus, with some hidden gems out there, you might be surprised by the innovative technologies and quality materials packed into these tires.

Here are some of the best mid-range brands and options to select from, (presented in reverse alphabetical order ... because why does everything have to be A to Z?):

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Vercelli tires blend style and performance. Crafted for drivers by drivers, its range spans low-profile, high-performance, and classic white-wall options, catering to diverse budgets. Vercelli delivers good quality and performance at an attainable price.

Classic 787 Touring all-season features slotted shoulders and a wear-resistant tread compound. Prices start at $114.

Strada l Touring all-season features optimized handling across all road surfaces and promises a quiet ride with long-lasting mileage. Prices start at $135.

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Thunderer offers excellent tire options for passenger vehicles, light trucks and SUVs. Its tread types include touring, touring all-season, all-season, all-terrain, high performance and more.

Mach I R201 performance all season is an all-season touring tire, tailored for sedans, minivans, and crossovers, with a 5-rib tread pattern. A combination of angled and circumferential grooves effectively channels water away, ensuring superior wet performance. Prices start at $65.

Mach II R301 performance all-season caters to sedans, minivans and crossovers. It's built to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride in diverse driving conditions. Prices start at $81.

Thunderer currently offers 60,000-mile warranties on both models.

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Radar Tires distinguishes itself with unique value. The brand presents an extensive and diverse tire range designed for all seasons, applications and vehicle types within the passenger vehicles and light truck categories.

DIMAX RP-4S touring is a versatile all-season tire classified as performance or high-performance based on the speed rating of the specific tire size. Engineered for passenger vehicles and SUVs, it ensures a quiet ride and delivers performance and comfort. Prices start at $141.

DIMAX AS-8 performance all-season is a premium touring tire crafted to complement and excel on the latest high-performance cars and SUVs. This tire combines style and functionality to meet the demands of a superior driving experience in different road conditions. The AS-8 comes with a 60,000-mile warranty. Prices start at $91.

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Otani takes pride in manufacturing a diverse range of tires tailored for passenger cars, SUVs, light trucks, trucks and buses. It consistently produces durable tires and prioritizes safety, providing a reliable and secure driving experience across different terrains and vehicle types.

The EK1000 touring is an all-season tire crafted for passenger cars. It provides powerful traction in wet and dry conditions and delivers reliable performance, allowing drivers to navigate various road conditions confidently throughout the year. Prices start at $72.

The KC2000 performance all-season tire stands out as a high-performance tire engineered for passenger vehicles. Its asymmetric tread pattern is a testament to precision, providing constant road contact. The center rib in the tread design enhances steering responsiveness and boosts driving stability. Prices start at $85.

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Ironman tires offer a diverse range of choices to suit every budget. Ironman offers more options than average among mid-priced tire makers, allowing you to find the perfect tire.

Radial A/P highway all-season blends aesthetic appeal and robust construction to offer a remarkably versatile and capable performance. Whether mounted on an SUV, van, or work truck, this tire stands out with its all-encompassing performance, delivering versatility and confidence. Prices start at $129.

iMOVE Gen2 AS performance all-season is created with a cutting-edge wear-resistant compound, incorporating an advanced pressure distribution concept. This design ensures even wear and extends tread life significantly, making it a tire that stands out for durability. Prices start at $71.

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Delinte Tires manufactures high-performance tires tailored for passenger vehicles, SUVs and light trucks. The brand delivers exceptional traction, elevated driving safety and top-notch performance.

D7 performance all-season is an ultra-high-performance tire engineered to provide top-level traction. Tailored for performance vehicles, it offers a 40-000-mile warranty. Prices start at $108.

DH2 performance all-season tires deliver a long-lasting ride and minimize road noise for a more comfortable driving experience. They also give drivers confidence in performance and durability and a 50,000-mile warranty. Prices start at $78.

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Crosswind credits itself for innovation and quality tires for passenger vehicles, SUVs and light trucks. They offer the perfect balance of performance, quality, and design at affordable prices.

HP010 Plus performance all-season tires are tailored for coupes, compacts, sedans, and SUVs. They are designed to provide a reliable and comfortable driving experience in diverse weather conditions. Prices start at $68.

All-season performance is an ultra-high-performance option for compacts, coupes, CUVs, and sedans. Whether navigating city streets or open highways, this tire is reliable for those seeking strong performance and control in various driving conditions. It comes with a 40,000-mile manufacturer's warranty. Prices start at $80.

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Atturo manufactures tires for SUVs, crossovers, light trucks, and 4x4 vehicles, as well as a limited selection for commercial vans and trailers. The brand's tire categories include touring all-season, performance summer, on/off-road, and all-terrain, showcasing a commitment to the needs of drivers across different vehicle types and usages.

The AZ610 touring all-season is tailored specifically for SUVs and crossovers. It's engineered to deliver a smooth, quiet ride and showcase its versatility across all seasons. Prices start at $93.

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