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Obsessive Quality Control - It takes a lot to make a MICHELIN tire

It takes a lot to make a MICHELIN® tire.

It’s a long, complex and extremely detailed process involving more than 200 components and many steps.

And we're obsessive about it.

We want to leave absolutely no margin for error. That way, we're sure you'll get
exceptional quality tires. The kind that let you safely put your vehicle through its
paces, and fully enjoy its great potential.

But we can only rest easy by being obsessive about every phase,
every step of the way.

From microscope to motorway

1. The nitty-gritty: raw materials.

First off, we make sure every ingredient that goes into
the tire is of the best quality. If we can’t find materials
that meet our high standards, we create them.

2. Building up.

We make sure the entire tire-building process proceeds
according to our strict specifications. Often that means
constructing our own machines to get the quality
we insist upon.

3. Testing, testing, 0.6-1.2... billion miles.

We have a lot of endurance and longevity tests. (They
cover 1.1 billion miles per year). Both in the lab and on
the roads, too. That means you get the exceptional
performance you’ve come to expect from MICHELIN.

It all boils down to this:
We obsess over the details, so you can rest assured you're getting the best.
Giving you the confidence of better handling and, of course,
more fun for your drive.

We test your tires seriously
(also to make sure they’re fun to drive)

You demand a lot from your tires. That’s why we do, too.

  • 11,000billion

    Calculations per
    second are generated
    in our testing..

  • 1.1billion

    MICHELIN® tires complete
    one full circuit of the
    planet every 12
    minutes
    in endurance
    and longevity testing
    1.1 billion miles
    a year.

  • 75,000

    For cars alone,
    75,000 driving tests are
    conducted every
    year covering
    60 million miles.

  • -22 to+122°F

    Testing takes place in
    temperatures ranging
    from -22 to +122°F and
    speeds up to 280 mph.
    So you'll know your tires will be able to handle everyday conditions without even thinking about it.

Savoir-faire: the brains behind the quality