Tires: Goodyear

Name: Goodyear
Products: Passenger and light truck tires
Manufactured In: Napanee, Ontario and Medicine Hat, Alberta
Where to Buy: Tire shops across Canada
Website: goodyear.ca
Canadian Owned: No

Goodyear employs about 750 people in Napanee and 300 in Medicine Hat making tires for cars and light trucks.

It appears that tires made in Napanee will be molded with the code DOT 4B in the sidewall, while Medicine Hat tires will have DOT PC. Example image here.

Tires: Michelin

Name: Michelin

Products: Tires

Manufactured In: Bridgewater, Waterville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Tire shops across Canada

Website: michelin.ca

Canadian Owned: No

Michelin Canada employs 3,400 people producing car tires and bus tires in Nova Scotia.

Michelin let us know that it’s very difficult to identify specific tires that are made in Nova Scotia, as different lines and sizes are shipped throughout North America from all their facilities. However,  you can identify tires made at these plants with the DOT codes molded in their sidewall as follows: DOT B3, DOT HN, DOT M5. We’re not sure it’s possible to get this information before actually buying a tire, but it’s the best we’ve got.

Tires: Bridgestone/Firestone

Name: Bridgestone/Firestone

Products: Tires

Manufactured In: Joliette, Quebec

Where to Buy: Dealers across Canada

Website: bridgestonetire.com

Canadian Owned: No

The plant in Joliette produces tires for cars and light trucks. The plant employs 1,300 people and makes 17,000 tires per day. In 2016, the company embarked on a $300 million, 5-year expansion plan that will continue to grow capacity and employment at the plant.

We have reached out to the company to try to find out which type of tires are produced at the plant. In the meantime, tires manufactured at this plant should have DOT 9B, DOT VN, or DOT XY molded into the sidewall.