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COSTCO Tires Guide

Costco carries 3 top Brands -
BFGoodrich, BRIDGESTONE and MICHELIN.

by Vaughn Aubuchon


Here is a summary guide of the auto tires sold by Costco. These tires come from BF Goodrich, Bridgestone and Michelin. This information comes straight from the manufacturers (links provided), since Costco does NOT provide a list of tires available at Costco.
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Costco Auto Tires

BFGoodrich Tires

BRIDGESTONE Tires

MICHELIN Tires

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Tire Sizes Reference
(Tire rim diameter in inches) -

12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19 

20  21  22  23  24  26  28  30
(Tirerack.com)
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Sidewall Markings

Load Index/ Speed Rating

DOT Date Code

UTQG Rating
- Treadwear, Traction, Temperature
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Canada Costco Tire Links

Disclaimer
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I created this page, because Costco offers no online information on their tires. Instead of listing sizes, you are forced to shop by ORIGINAL equipment only. This is challenging, because they only go back to 1999, AND, many car owners have changed their tire sizes, for performance, comfort and other reasons.

How about my 55-year old Triumph Spitfire? They give no clue. Hence, this tire guide. Not all tires are available at all locations.

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     BFGoodrich Car Tires
     Sold by Costco

      No Costco Tires for my Triumph Spitfire.

Rim
Size
Width
Aspect
Ratio
Choices
 .
Price
per Tire
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4 Tires

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     BFGoodrich
     
Advantage T/A (everyday tires)

13
145
80
Orig.
No longer made
13
155
80
Other
Best Option - NA
13
165
70
NA
NA

NA= Not Available

  BF Goodrich Notes -

   1
. Costco also offers 3 other Goodrich tire models -

       g-force COMP-2 . . (Performance)

       
All-Terrain T/A . . (Off road)

       Mud-Terrain T/A
. (Off road) BAD LINK !
https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire/bf-goodrich/all-terrain-t-a-km2

   2.
This can be confusing, because there are
       15 Goodrich tire models on their website.

   3. If searching by car, Goodrich goes back to 1983.

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60

60

60

60

60

60 - 540



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     BRIDGESTONE Car Tires
     Sold by Costco

       No Costco Tires for my Triumph Spitfire.

Rim
Size
Width
Aspect
Ratio
Choices
 .
Price
per Tire
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4 Tires

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     Bridgestone
      Ecopia H/L 422 Plus (Fuel efficiency)

13
145
80
Orig.
No longer made
13
155
80
Other
Best Option - NA
13
165
70
NA
NA

NA= Not Available

  Bridgestone Notes -

   1. Costco also offers 5 other Bridgestone tire models -

       Blizzak . . . . . ("Snow Tires")

       
Driveguard ("Piece of mind")

       
Dueler . . . . . ("Tough terrain")

       
Potenza . . . . ("Performance")

       
Turanza . . . ("Quiet ride")

   2.
There are
       6 Bridgestone tire models on the Bridgestone website.

   3. If searching by car, Bridgestone goes back to 1983.

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60

60

60

60

60

60 - 540



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     MICHELIN Car Tires
     Sold by Costco

      No Costco Tires for my Triumph Spitfire.

Rim
Size
Width
Aspect
Ratio
Choices
 .
Price
per Tire
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4 Tires

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     Michelin
     
Premier A/S (comfortable driving)

13
145
80
Orig.
No longer made
13
155
80
Other
Best Option - NA
13
165
70
NA
NA

NA= Not Available

  Michelin Notes -

   1.
Costco also offers 3 other Michelin tire models -

      
Pilot Sport 4S ("Max performance summer")

      X LT A/S
. . (Exceptional longevity) BAD LINK
       https://www.michelinman.com/tire/michelin/x-lt-a-s

      X Tour A/S
. . ("Long-lasting durability") BAD LINK
       https://www.michelinman.com/tire/michelin/x-tour-a-s-t-plus-h

   2. This can be confusing, because there are
       48 Michelin tire models on the Michelin website.

   3. If searching by car, Michelin goes back to 1983.
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60

60

60

60

60

60 - 540



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NOTES:

1. Prices are subject to change.
2. Some tires may have to be specially ordered.
3. Each model above links to each Manufacturer.
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CANADA
- There are different tire offerings at
Costco CANADA Tires.
with different Models, Sizes, and specifications.
This page does NOT address Costco Auto
Tires sold in Canada. Costco Canada also sells Pirelli Tires, but apparently not BFGoodrich.
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    Common Tire Sizes
        
       Many common tire sizes listed below.

Rim
Diam.
Tread
Width
mm
Aspect
Ratios
Load Index/ Speed
.
min rim
width
inches
Count
of
Tire
Sizes
12"
155

80

1

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13"
145

80 - Triumph Spitfire

3.5
12
155

80

85V

4
165

70

88H

4.5
175

70 80

94H

5
185

60 70 80

205

60

225

45 50

255

40

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14"
165

80

23
175

70 65

185

55 60 65 70 75

195

60 65 70 75

205

55 70 75

215

60 70 75

225

50 60 70

235

60

245

60

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15"
135

80

51
145

65

155

60 80

165

60 65 80

175

55 60 65 70

185

55 60 65 70

195

45 50 55 60 65 70

205

50 55 60 65 70 75

215

60 65 70 75

225

45 50 60 70 75

245

40 50 60

255

60 65 70

265

50 70 75

275

35 50 60

295

35 50 55

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16"
125

70 80 90

68
135

70 80 90

145

90

155

90

175

50 55 60

185

50 55 60

195

40 45 50 55 60 75

205

40 45 50 55
60 65 70 75

215

45 50 55 60
65 70 75 85

225

45 50 55 60
65 70 75

235

55 60 65 70
75 80 85

245

45 50 70 75

255

50 60 65 70 85

265

70 75

275

45 70

285

65 75

295

75

305

70

315

75

     No manufacturer makes all sizes.
     Tire size data is from
Tirerack.com
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60

60

120 - 450

50

50

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    Common Tire Sizes
        (con't.)

       Many common tire sizes listed below.

Rim
Diam.
Tread
Width
mm
Aspect
Ratios
Load Index/ Speed
.
min rim
width
inches
Count
of
Tire
Sizes

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17"
115

95

82
125

70 80

135

70 80 90

145

70 80

155

70 80 90

165

80 90

195

40 45

205

45 50 55

215

35 40 45 50
55 60 65 70

225

40 45 50 55
60 65 75

235

40 45 50 55
60 65 70 75 80 85

245

35 40 45 50
55 60 65 70 75

255

40 45 50 55
60 65 70 75 80

265

40 60 65 70

275

35 40 55 60
65 70 80

285

40 65 70 75

295

35 70

305

70

315

35 70

335

35

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18"
125

70

78
135

70 80

145

70 80 85

155

85 90

165

90

175

90

205

40

215

35 40 45 50
55

225

35 40 45 50
55 60

235

35

245

35 40 45 50
55 60 65

255

35 40 45 50
55 60 65 70

265

35 40 45 60
65 70

275

35 40 45 55
60 65 70

285

30 35 40 45
55 60 65 70 75

295

30 35 40 45
65 70

305

30 35 60 65
70

315

30 35 40

325

45 60 65

335

30

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19"
125

70

60
135

70

145

80

155

70 80

165

90

175

60 80

225

40 45 55

235

35 40 45 50
55 65

245

30 35 40 45
50 55

255

30 35 40 45
50 55 60

265

30 35 40 45
50 55

275

30 35 40 45
50 55

285

30 35 40 45

295

25 30 35 40

305

30 35

315

25 30 35 40

325

30

345

30 35

355

30

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20"
145

60

75
155

60

165

60

175

55

195

50

215

45

225

35 40

235

30 35 40 45
50 55

245

30 35 40 45
50 60

255

30 35 40 45
50 55

265

30 35 40 45
50 60

275

30 35 40 45
50 55 60 65

285

25 30 35 40
45 50 55 60 65

295

25 30 35 40
45 50 55 60 65

305

25 30 35 40
50 55

315

25 30 35

325

25 30 35 60

335

25 30

345

25 30

     No manufacturer makes all sizes.
     Tire size data is from
Tirerack.com
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60

60

120 - 450

50

50

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   Load Index/ Speed Rating
      
       Costco Passenger Car Tires
     Example # = 155/80 SR13 80T
     The "80T" = L.I./ S.R.

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Load Index

Speed Rating

Rating
Weight
Lbs
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Rating
Speed
MPH
70
739
L
75
75
853
M
81
80
992
N
87
85
1,135
-
-
90
1,323
P
93
95
1,521
Q
99
100
1,764
R
106
105
2,039
S
112
110
2,337
T
118
115
2,679
U
124
120
3,086
H
130
125
3,638
V
149

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Notes -

1. Only certain Load Ratings are shown, for brevity.
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60

70

60

60

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     DOT Date Code
       
Applies to all tires -
           - made for North America
           - made after year 2000

DOT Date Code on Auto Tire Sidewall

DOT  J3J9   (1001)

Code

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  Factory, Date of Manufacture

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J3J9

  Company, factory, mold, batch
  (for North America))

10

  First 2 digits = Month of manuf.
  October for this code (10th month)

01

  Second 2 digits= Year of manuf.
  2001 for this code

Notes:

DOT= Department of Transportation
For code = DOT J3J9 1001
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50

230

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    UTQG Rating
      
        Uniform Tire Quality Grading Rating

UTQG Rating on Auto Tire Sidewall
Treadwear 240 - Traction A - Temperature A

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       1. Tread Wear Rating

Grades

  Relative Tread Wear

Example
Relative
Milage

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740

  7.4 times as good

148 K
600

  6 times as good

120 K
500

  5 times as good

100 K
400

  4 times as good

80 K
300

  Thice as good

60 K
200

  Twice as good

40 K
100

  Standard Wear (example)

20 K
90

  90 % of standard

18 K
80

  80 % of standard

16 K
70

  70 % of standard

14 K
60

  60 % of standard

12 K
50

  70 % of standard

10 K

Notes:

Number of MILES that tires will last.
These are relative ratings, assigned by, and used to compare tires, from a single manufacturer.
The "Standard Wear" for each manufacturer is DIFFERENT, which is why comparisons vary between different makers.
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60

70

60

60



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       2. Traction Rating

Grades

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  Relative Traction

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AA

  Best traction

A

  Excellent traction

B

  Good traction

C

  Poor traction

Notes:

Important for BRAKING.
These are relative ratings, assigned by, and used to compare tires, from a single manufacturer.
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       3. Temperature Rating

Grades

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  Heat Dissipation

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A

  Greater than 115 MPH

B

  100 - 115 MPH

C

    85 - 100 MPH

Notes:

Tire cooling ability at SPEED.
These are relative ratings, assigned by, and used to compare tires, from a single manufacturer.
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60

200

60

60

60

70

60

60




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COSTCO Tire Links -

     U.S.A

Costco Auto Tires

Costco Tires

Costco Tire Appointments
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     Canada

Costco Tires Canada

Canada Costco Bridgestone Tires

Canada Costco Michelin Tires

Canada Costco Pirelli Tires
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Disclaimer:
The author is NOT affiliated with COSTCO, INC., other than being an Executive Card member.

This is exactly what I wanted to see, but Costco does NOT put the information online. I had NO IDEA what a can of worms this task would be, but SOMEBODY has got to try to figure it out. To make the task manageable, I concentrated on my 1964 Triumph Spitfire.

Although the author has taken care to assure accuracy, errors can and do occur. Prices change. Models change. Everything changes. I guess that is why COSTCO makes no attempt to provide an online list.

Please call or visit your local Costco, to determine if the tires you need are in stock at your location.
Thank you for your time.

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