General Information

Since its founding in 1963, Plaza Tire Service has cultivated close relationships with the largest and most influential tire companies in the world.  Those relationships include MICHELIN®.  Plaza Tire Service is able to buy tires directly from Michelin, removing any wholesaler between the two companies and passing along reduced tire costs to drivers.

Michelin has grown to be the respected tire company it is today with over 100 years of growth and success in the tire industry.  Michelin began in 1907 and was the first tire manufacturer to introduce the radial tire in the United States. Michelin also owns the Uniroyal and BFGoodrich brands, expanding its size and scope of tires.  Today, Michelin produces tires for every type of vehicle from trucks to vans, SUV’s to crossovers and cars to ATV’s including original equipment tires for Chrysler, Nissan, Buick, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, Ford, GMC and more.

Michelin’s focus on research and development keeps its products relevant to drivers by finding ways that its products can meet real life needs.  For example, Michelin introduced low rolling resistance tires as a greater focus on rising fuel costs drove customer demands towards fuel efficient tires.

Plaza Tire Service is proud to carry a full line of Michelin tires including those highlighted on this webpage.  Its staff members have been trained by Michelin representatives to understand the benefits, advantages and application of Michelin products to meet drivers’ needs.  If you are interested in any Michelin products not listed here, Plaza Tire Service communicates directly with Michelin to place special orders for turnaround delivery in a very short period of time.  Start shopping for your new Michelin tires here with a free tire quote!  Click “Submit” at the end of your tire quote to receive $20 off your next set of Michelin tires!

MICHELIN® Tire Tread Patterns

MICHELIN® CrossClimate®2

The Michelin CrossClimate2 is a luxury performance tire designed to be safer for longer than leading competitors
• Excellent wet and dry traction
• Long-lasting treadlife
• Excellent wet braking and shorter braking distances on dry roads
• Severe snow rated for great snow traction (3PMSF)

MICHELIN® Defender® T + H

The Michelin Defender T + H is the longest-lasting tire among leading competitive tires. Drive on and rack up the miles. Its MaxTouch Construction™ is designed to ensure that the tire contact forces are evenly distributed – maximizing tread life.
• EverTread™ compound offers long-lasting dependability. Miles of uncompromised safety performance. Leave worries behind and hit the road with confidence.
• IntelliSipe™ technology is designed to maximize biting edges for exceptional grip and control in all seasons, while special rain grooves help prevent hydroplaning.


Michelin’s light truck tire, the LTX A/T2, is proven to provide a 35% longer life on gravel* while also delivering a very comfortable ride.

*Based on internal gravel endurance test results versus Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 and Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires on LT265/70R-17.  Actual on-/off-road results may vary.

MICHELIN® Defender® LTX® M/S

Michelin’s Defender LTX M/S is designed with the same tread pattern as the best-selling Michelin LTX M/S2 tire but with the advanced EverTread compound for durable treadlife, no matter the season.
• EverTread compound helps the Michelin Defender LTX M/S last 10% longer in severe conditions than the Michelin LTX M/S.
• Tried-and-true tread pattern efficiently pushes away the water and bites into snow and ice to keep you in control in every season.
• Maxtouch Construction puts more tire in contact with the road for even wear and maximum longevity.


This tire is designed with the same tread pattern as the best-selling MICHELIN® LTX® M/S2 tire but with the advanced EverTread compound for durable tread life, no matter the season.
•MaxTouch Construction™ puts more tire in contact with the road for even wear and maximum longevity. Outstanding all-season traction. Tried-and-true tread pattern efficiently pushes away water and bites into snow and ice to keep you in control in every season. Stronger at the core.
•EverTread™ compound helps the MICHELIN® DEFENDER® LTX® M/S last 10% longer in severe conditions than the MICHELIN® LTX® M/S2.

MICHELIN® Latitude® Sport

High-speed confidence – Michelin’s Latitude Sport uses FAZ Technology™ to precisely place reinforcing filaments under the tread for a stable feel and crisp, confident handling at high speeds.
•Performance-bred MICHELIN® Latitude® Sport tires use the same tread pattern and tread compounds found in our most extreme performance sport car tire for unparalleled dry grip.
•The MICHELIN® Latitude® Sport tire is chosen by some of the world’s most demanding vehicle manufacturers for its performance on SUVs and Crossovers — including Porsche and Audi.

MICHELIN® Latitude® Tour

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Michelin’s leading tire for SUVs and crossovers features impressive on-road handling and comfort, plus long tread life and outstanding fuel efficiency. Benefits of Michelin:
•Greater confidence in wet conditions.
•Save up to 82 gallons of fuel over the life of the tires.
•Enjoy a quiet, comfortable ride.

MICHELIN® Latitude® Tour HP™

Michelin’s Latitude Tour HP is a high performance tire for premium crossover vehicles offers safe, reliable handling and a quiet, comfortable ride. Benefits of Michelin:
• Better handling in rain and snow than leading competitors.
•High-speed confidence.
•Fuel efficient to reduce harmful emissions

MICHELIN® Premier® A/S

The new and innovative Michelin Premier A/S stops shorter on wet road even when worn as compared to leading competitors’ tires upon purchase*.

*Based on internal wet braking test results from 40 and 50 MPH versus Goodyear Assurance Trip Tread A/S tires in sizes 235/55R-17 (99H) and P215/60R-16 (94V), Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus in size 215/60R-16 (95V); using MICHELIN Premier A/S tires in sizes 235/55R-17 (99H) and 215/60R-16 (95V) buffed to 5/32” of tread.  Actual on-road results may vary.


Safe when new. Safe when worn. Even when worn, the MICHELIN® Premier® LTX® tire still stops shorter on wet roads than leading competitors’ brand-new tires.
•Hydroplaning resistance. With EverGrip™ Technology, expanding rain grooves widen and emerging grooves open as the tire wears to maintain traction.
•Excellent wet grip. Extreme amounts of silica in the high-traction tread compound provide exceptional wet grip for everyday handling.
•Lasting winter performance. Sunflower oil keeps the high-traction tread compound flexible in lower temperatures, while multiple tread blocks and sipes act as biting edges to cut through the snow.

MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport A/S Plus

The Michelin Pilot Sport provides a combination of all-weather performance and tread life for high-end performance vehicles* that competitors’ tires cannot rival.  Other Pilot Sport Product Available: Exalto A/S, MXM4, A/S, A/S3, PS2, Super Sport.

*Compared to Bridgestone Potenza RE960 and Goodyear EAGLE F1 All Season.

MICHELIN® Pilot Exalto A/S

Feel every curve with Michelin’s Pilot Exalto All Seasom tire. A European handling profile, featuring a rounder shoulder, is designed to provide progressive, predictable cornering — letting you fully enjoy all of your vehicle’s performance capabilities.
•Precise control in wet conditions. Deep, precisely cut HydroChutes™ help channel water away quickly, offering great wet-weather confidence.
•The Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S all-season tread compound helps deliver extreme all-season grip that is able to maintain heightened performance season after season, year after year.

MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport AS3+

The MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport A/S 3+ tire embodies the principles of MICHELIN® Total Performance. With more science inside, drivers get more performance on the road and more value per mile.
• Dominate Summer. More dry grip than leading competitive max performance summer tire.
• Shrug off winter. 28% better snow traction than the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3.
• Control the moment. Shortest braking– wet or dry– of leading competitive all-season Ultra High Performance tires.

MICHELIN® Primacy™ MXV4®

Michelin Primacy MXV4
Popular Replacement Market Fitments:  Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is designed to greatly reduce vibrations and road noise2.  It features 2-D Active Sipes that lock and open for improved grip and all-season handling especially in the rain and snow.

2Based on comparisons among MICHELIN Performance Touring products.

MICHELIN® Energy™ Saver A/S

Other Energy Products Available:  E3A, LX4, MXV4, MXV4 Plus, MXV4 S8

Popular Replacement Market Fitments:  Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion.

The Michelin Energy Saver A/S lives up to its name by being up to 8% more fuel-efficient than standard tires by utilizing a special rubber that keeps the tire cooler to improve your engine’s efficiency2.

2Comparisons based upon fuel efficiency testing between MICHELIN Energy Saver A/S tires and Bridgestone Turanza EL400, P185/65R-15 size tires.  Fuel savings are estimates based on comparative rolling resistance. Actual on-road savings may vary.

MICHELIN® Energy™ Saver LTX®

Michelin’s most fuel-efficient truck tire is ideally suited for drivers looking maximize fuel efficiency without compromising performance.
• The Energy Saver LTX has EnergySaver Construction combined with a special type of tread rubber, keeps the tire cooler– helping your engine improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.