Incorporated in 1888, founding brothers Édouard and André Michelin started the Michelin Rubber Factory in Paris, France. The small Rubber Company has now grown into the world largest tire manufacturer. The first MICHELIN® Radial tire was introduced in 1946, titled the X Tire. The design of the X Tire is now the standard design of current world passenger and light truck tires, with minor improvements added over the years. Michelin has grown steadily in size, and in 2007, the company employed 113,500 people in several countries around the world. Since 2008, MICHELIN® has been the largest tire manufacturer in the world, surpassing Bridgestone. MICHELIN® attributes the success of the company to the vision, "Contribute to the Progress of Mobility". MICHELIN® applies this vision to the employees, company values, the consumer, the environment, and the extremely high standards of being a responsible member of society. MICHELIN® is the only Tire Manufacturer to win the J.D. Power and Associates award every year since the founding of the survey.

Why Choose Michelin?


Tires are such an important part of your driving experience. They keep you connected to the road and respond to how you drive. That’s why when it comes to your next tire purchase you should consider much more than just the price tag. Remember to think about things like safety, fuel economy & longevity. When it comes to making such an important decision, you can trust Michelin to provide you with the right tire for all of your driving needs.

Down East Tire and Service is your authorized Michelin dealer. We want to help our customers find the perfect Michelin tire not only for their car or truck but also for their wallet. We want to be your tire dealer of choice. Experience the Down East Tire and Service customer satisfaction guarantee. Call us today at (252) 943-2001. Not sure of what you need? Our experienced staff will provide you with the information you need to get the perfect Michelin tire for you and your vehicle. 

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Tel: (252) 943-2001

26606 US Hwy 264 E Pantego NC 27860