Firestone has prided itself on being a leader on and off the race track for over 100 years. It all started when founder Harvey Firestone partnered with Henry Ford to supply the first air filled tires on the Model T car. Firestone quickly became the go to name in the automobile tire market and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, Firestone’s range of consumer tires has expanded to include winter tires, performance tires, all season tires, and light truck and SUV tires, but their commitment to excellence hasn’t wavered.
Firestone has a long history with the racing community, dating back to the very first Indianapolis 500, which was won by a car sporting a set of Firestones. As a matter of fact, every Indianapolis 500 between 1920 and 1966 was won by a car equipped with Firestone tires. As of 2013, Firestone is the sole supplier of tires to the IndyCar Series.
Of course, it’s not just professional drivers that love Firestone tires, and their association with sport has only served to benefit consumers who are looking for tires that are driven by technological advances that make them as durable as they are dependable. If you’re ready to drive on a set of Firestone tires, contact your local Signature Tire today.
Firestone Tire Options
Firestone Tires — All Season
Firestone’s all season tires are among their most popular options. The Precision Touring and Precision Sport options are well known for their impressive handling and durability. If you’re looking for a set of tires that can handle plenty of variety, Firestone all seasons are right for you.
Firestone Tires — Winter
When the roads start to get a little snowy, you’re going to want a set of winter tires. Firestone’s Winterforce tires are designed to handle the Canadian winter, with aggressive open treads and high density snipes that offer plenty of traction whether you’re driving in ice, snow, or slush.
Firestone Tires — Light Truck/SUV
The Firestone Destination and Transforce tires deliver all the handling your truck or SUV will need when you’re out on your next adventure. Whether it’s on road or off, Firestone has you and your truck or SUV covered.
Firestone Tires — Performance
Firestones reputation on the race track ensures that their performance tires will deliver everything you crave when you get behind the wheel. If power, handling, and overall high performance is what you crave, Firestone’s Firehawk and Precision Sport tires are just what you need.
More About Firestone
Firestone was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio, where it remained until 1979. In 1988, Firestone was sold to Bridgestone. The merger made the combined company the largest producer of tires and rubber products in the world.
Firestone is also well known for its commitment to environmental responsibility. With a goal of reducing their CO2 emissions by 25% by 2020, Firestone’s research and development team is constantly striving to craft tires that are more fuel efficient and longer lasting than ever before.