Continental Tire got its start in 1871 in Hanover, Germany, manufacturing and selling soft rubber products like hot water bottles, as well as bicycle and carriage tires. In 1904, the company patented the world's first car tire with a tread pattern.
This innovative spirit lives on – in the late 1980s Continental created the first eco-friendly passenger tire, the ContiEcoContact, and in 2003, the ContiSportContact 2 Vmax, the first road tire approved for speeds of up to 224 MPH. Today’s Continental is dedicated to continuing innovation, particularly in the areas of tire safety and sustainability.
Today, Continental offers a bold and revolutionary Total Confidence Plan that offers: