Since their founding over 100 years ago, Firestone Tires have established a reputation for manufacturing outstanding tires that provide excellent performance. Their founder, Harvey Firestone, was an inventor and innovator, as well as an astute businessman. The Akron, Ohio based company he founded in 1900 continues to be an industry leader today.
The company’s fortunes changed in 1906, when Firestone established a robust personal and business relationship with automobile tycoon Henry Ford. That year Firestone delivered 2,000 sets of tires to the Ford Motor Company. The largest single order of tires placed within the auto industry still to date.
This would start a business partnership that would last for decades. Firestone promoted his product through the rising popularity of the newfound racing industry. By 1913, the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company’s sales eclipsed $15 million.
It’s been a fast-paced 100-plus years since Harvey Firestone became an American pioneer for mass tire production. As the original tire supplier of Ford automobiles, Firestone has been making an impression on the roadways for decades. In 1988, the Bridgestone Corporation purchased Firestone, making the corporation one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Today, Town Fair Tire offers a plethora of Firestone tires. These tires include the Firehawk, a blend of sporty handling and practical all-season traction capability. The Transforce and Destination tires deliver all-terrain performance geared more towards light trucks and SUV drivers who seek adventure.
Another tire included in their scope of products is the Winterforce winter tire. This tire is built precisely to deliver traction and a comfortable ride in all winter weather conditions including snow and ice.
Their sedan and minivan tires offer a quiet and comfortable ride, while preventing excessive wear on the tires. Firestone’s high performance tires give the driver enhanced handling, better cornering ability, and improved high-speed capabilities. In a nutshell, Firestone offers everything you could ask for in a tire, and more.
From 2013-2017, Firestone tires have been the original equipment choice for some of the industries top manufacturers. Companies such as Chevrolet, Chrysler, Fiat, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Nissan, RAM, Toyota have featured Firestone tires on their vehicles. For this reason, the Firestone Firehawk has been the featured tire on both the Dodge Charger and Challenger. The Firehawk high-performance tires take the excitement of driving your sports car to a whole new level.
If you desire a tire with All-Terrain performance, look no further than the Firestone Destination A/T. This tire prioritizes balance both on and off-road performance characteristics. They will also aid overland adventure without much compromise and features the high points of off-road tire technology. That includes stronger tread rubber and reinforced sidewalls, deeper and more functional tread, and all-around enhanced durability.
If you’re more of a highway diver, the Firestone Destination LE 2 was constructed with your needs in mind. This tire was developed for drivers of light-duty pickups, vans, crossovers and sport utility vehicles. It also comes factory on the Chevrolet Silverado for its ability to deliver year-round performance. This includes winter conditions, as well as a quiet comfortable ride and a 60,000 mile tread wear limited warranty.
Firestone technology advanced how we live our lives today, not just automobiles. Firestone continues to innovate today, linking the worlds between the racetrack and the daily grind. They’re continuously engineering data transmission on how our cars and their drivers operate. Taking the lead in enhancing tire production for the safety and comfort of future generations.
Shop for your Firestone tires at a Town Fair Tire store located in CT, MA, RI, NH, VT, & ME.