Firestone / “Innovation and Quality Since 1900”
The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in Akron, Ohio on August 3, 1900. The company originally manufactured tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the early 1900’s. It did not take long for Mr. Firestone to realize the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles. As a result, Firestone was a pioneer in the mass production of tires and supplying tires to automotive manufacturers as original equipment. Firestone also has a history steeped in racing tradition. Firestone tires were outfitted on Ray Harroun’s Marmon Wasp that won the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911 and to this day Firestone equipped cars have won more Indianapolis 500s than ALL other tire manufacturers combined. In 1988, the company was purchased by Bridgestone corporation to form the world’s largest tire and rubber company, a title it maintains to this day.
Firestone tires are developed to provide exceptional value for customers, offering great tires at a competitive price. Our product lines include Firehawk performance tires, Precision touring and performance tires, Destination light truck & SUV/CUV tires, Transforce light truck commercial tires, FR series mass market tires and Winterforce winter tires.