Bridgestone vs Michelin tires, which one to get?

PCLegend

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So I'm about to get some tires at Costco and I have a choice between Bridgestone and Michelin. I have no idea which one to get. Costco has a promo for Bridgestone, $70 off a set of 4 and I'm really thinking about going that way, but thought I'd get some feedback from you guys. This is for a 2012 Corolla S. I probably have a few more months tread so I'll get the tires before the rainy season starts. 

Haven't gone to any other tire shops, but I like Costco's warranty policy and free tire rotations. Does anybody know if it's more worth it to go to tirerack.com and get tires from there? They have a wider selection, but I have to find a shop to do the work. Anybody know if Costco will do it? 

Bridgestone Ecopia: https://tires.costco.com/product.aspx?ItemNo=990253&SearchID=94b50056-9f59-4623-b57a-d929beb1b6be

Bridgestone Turanza: https://tires.costco.com/product.aspx?ItemNo=672853&SearchID=94b50056-9f59-4623-b57a-d929beb1b6be

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+: https://tires.costco.com/product.aspx?ItemNo=1113670&SearchID=94b50056-9f59-4623-b57a-d929beb1b6be

Michelin Premier A/S: https://tires.costco.com/product.aspx?ItemNo=868370&SearchID=94b50056-9f59-4623-b57a-d929beb1b6be

 
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sam.chen

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I've purchased both Bridgestone and Michelin before. They're both good. Both are OEM tires that manufacturers put on their cars, so they're definitely there in terms of quality. They're usually not too cheap though. Well, at least Michelin isn't cheap for sure. 

If you're looking for more of a selection and similarly good service/warranty policy compared to Costco, I'd recommend checking out America's Tire. The one I go to gives me free tire rotations and since I got the warranty, free balancing as well. I think they also do free tire patching (at least they've never charged me). Currently I'm rocking some Continental Control Contacts. They're pretty good. Also had some Falken tires previously which are excellent as well. 

 

PCLegend

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I've purchased both Bridgestone and Michelin before. They're both good. Both are OEM tires that manufacturers put on their cars, so they're definitely there in terms of quality. They're usually not too cheap though. Well, at least Michelin isn't cheap for sure. 

If you're looking for more of a selection and similarly good service/warranty policy compared to Costco, I'd recommend checking out America's Tire. The one I go to gives me free tire rotations and since I got the warranty, free balancing as well. I think they also do free tire patching (at least they've never charged me). Currently I'm rocking some Continental Control Contacts. They're pretty good. Also had some Falken tires previously which are excellent as well. 
OK so I went to America's Tire since I had one near me interestingly enough in the same plaza as Costco. Ended up with those same Continentals you got and a warranty as well since there was a rebate offer which saved me a couple bucks. Wow!!!! These are amazing and 90,000 mile warranty and cheaper than both Michelin and Bridgestone. 

 
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