Do Cooper Tires live up to their good reputation?

With Quality like the Cooper CS4's... It Appears So

At nearly 100 years old, Cooper Tires is certainly one of the big boys in the tire market. Specializing in car tires, light truck/SUV, and high performance tires... this giant tire company easily made our list of best tires.
Online tire reviews have been very positive for these tires. The CS4's have been endorsed by racecar driver Al Unser, and very good tread wear (most owners are getting over 60K miles). Our tire ratings page has general rating information, however you can also visit Cooper Tires Ratings page for more specifics.

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Cooper CS4 Review

Cooper put about $200 million into the research on the rubber to create the CS4, and it really paid off... read more


Cooper Lifeliner GLS Review

Lifeliner GLS from Cooper Tires are M/S rated and considered all-season tires... read more


Cooper Trendsetter SE Review

Trendsetter SE is an All-Season / Entry-Level tire. The target market is for those looking at very affordable tires... read more


Cooper Zeon 2XS

A popular tire for drivers that desire a very high performing summer tire... read more


Cooper Cobra Radial GT

Cooper Cobras are considered a 'Cosmetic Performance Tire'... read more

Cooper Light Truck Cooper Truck Tires


Cooper Discoverer STT

Positioned to target drivers that want the 'Utmost in off-road traction'... read more

Cooper Discoverer ATR

Great looking and high traction. This truck/SUV tire is said to have fantastic grip for all-terrain driving... review coming soon

Click Here to let us know if you would like the Discoverer ATR to be bumped higher on our list of tires to review.


Cooper Zeon LTX/XST

Click Here to let us know if you would like the Cooper Zeon LTX/XST to be bumped higher on our list of tires to review.


Cooper AST II

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Like all tire companies, Cooper has it's own branded technologies for tire construction:

Ventless Technology

  While shopping you may hear the claim that 'Ventless' tires provide clean and crisp appearance. We are not sure of the big benefit to this claim. Please let us know if this technology really blows you away... and how.

R-Tech Construction

  R-Tech stands for "Response Technology". Nylon belts are positioned to provide minimal "flat spotting" and improve the even distribution of tread wear. Under increased heat, nylon strips contract and make the tire rigid... thus improving traction on dry roads.

4 Rib (T-Rated) and 5 Rib (H/V Rated) Tread Design

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The 4-Rib design has several aspects that are said to improve stability, traction, and tread wear. These are:

  • Wide Tred Arc (handling and tread live)
  • Secondary Groves that are 'Extra Wide' (reduced hydroplaning)
  • Open Shoulders (for wet cornering improvements)
  • Acua Channel (reduced hydroplaning)

The 5-Rib has most of the 4-Rated aspects, but has an extra center rib for improved steering response in high speeds.

Coupled Silica Tread Compound

  This feature helps improve traction for wet weather driving. It has also been claimed that the Silica Tread improves the lifetime of tire tread as much as 12 percent.

When shopping at Discount Tire and Sears Tire Center (as well as many other tire stores and online tire sites) you will certainly see many models of Cooper Tires.

What about Cooper Tire Prices?

Price is important, but getting the right tire for your needs is important too. Click the tire model below for our unbiased tire reviews based what owners of these tires post throughout the Internet:

For more than eighty years, Cooper has been known for high quality products.Headquartered in Ohio, they manage to stay on top of innovation having sixty locations for design, development and manufacturing.

Cooper Tire offers a full line of products that satisfy virtually all consumer needs from casual motorists to the high performance and aggressive drivers, to those with a passion for off-road and motorsport.

Cooper's edge is in technology, and its worldwide reputation in motorpsorts is virtually unmatched.


Cooper tire prices may be higher than many Discount Tires...

however a good warranty says a lot. T-Rated CS4 Touring tires have an 80K mile warranty, while H/V Rated CS4 Touring tires offer a 60K warranty from Cooper.

Tire prices are often relative to the warranty. Keep in mind that these are limited warranties based on the tread wear. Completed warranty booklet and tire tags are required by Cooper for the warranty to be honored.

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Can't keep them balanced 
I purchased the best copper tire for my car that was available. I have had them a year and have had to have them balanced and re-balanced 5 times so far. …

Leaks when very cold 
The cooper tires are the worst tires I have ever put on my wife's car She has only 16,000 miles on them but they just will not hold air on her aluminum …

Cooper El Dorados, Don't Buy! 
Worst tires I've ever bought, period. No traction what-so-ever and horrible tread wear. Tires will not survive 50,000 miles as the warranty says. After …

Cooper Tires Do Not Last! 
Bought my Cooper Discover LSX tires 3 years and 32,000 miles ago. They are worn to just short of the wear indicators and well under the 65,000 mile warranty …

Cooper tires 
I bought summer tires, my cousin recommended the cooper tires and a store I can get them. I went and got poor service and the tires slid on dry pavement. …

Bad Experience with Cooper Tires 
Cooper Tires are horrible. Discoverer S/T tread ripped off front right tire and did over $3000. worth of damage to our vehicle. Thankfully we were not …

Poor Experience 
The Cooper 245/70r17 tires are probably the worst tires I ever had. The traction is terrible, even on a damp street when leaving a stop the tires spin …

Cooper CS4 (T-rated) Gas Mileage  
Before buying tire replacements for the Bridgestone EL400 OEMs on my 2009 Honda Civic Coupe, I read everything I could find about the Cooper CS4. I noticed …


Cooper HT Tires: One year and I have no tread left 
I Purchased 4 Cooper HT tires and 22,000 miles later I have tires that won't pass inspection. I am trying to negotiate with pep boys but they will only …

Cooper Discoverer H/T 235/75/R15 
I bought the Discoverer H/T for my SUV and have only one major complaint. Noise. These tires hum loudly and I can tell how fast I'm driving buy the …

2011 Camry Owner 
I just got rid of my Bridgestone Turanza tires due to cupping at 15,000 miles. I am replacing with Cooper. I hope these tires last a lot longer than 15,000 …

Cooper CS4 Review 
I have owned a set of Cooper CS4 tires for two winter seasons with about 10,000 miles on them at the time of this writing. I had installed them on my 2008 …

Cooper Discoverer Crap  
I have Cooper Discoverer CTS on my wifes Mercedes ML320. They have been on the car since 10/09. Approx. 24,000 miles on them and they've been rotated twice. …

Car Owner Not rated yet
I had a negative experience with Cooper Tires. Less then 20K on 2007 Acadia the tires are completely worn out. I'm waiting to see what type of warrenty …

TERRIBLE TIRES!!! Not rated yet
I bought 2 sets less than 5 years. Total mileage for both sets 68000 and now I need new tires. Called Cooper and was told they couldn't do anything about …

Ford f350 Truck Owner Not rated yet
Just purchased six (6) new Cooper Discover HT3 tires for my F-350, and never knew that my truck could ride so smooth. The winter was not kind to N.E.PA …

Cooper LT 325 x 65 R 18 Not rated yet
Cannot not get a good balance after 11,000 miles. I have had them balanced 5 times- still some shimmy. But when we rotate front to rear bigger vibration …

COOPER TIRE 245/55 R 19 CTS DISCOVERERS Not rated yet
OK- 10k on them so here we go.Live and drive in the Low country of South Carolina/Hilton Head Island area.Drive a 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 FWD.Rotate …

Cooper at3 and cs4 Not rated yet
Ran the at3's on my suv in VT for 3 winters. Handled great but super loud road noise. The cs4's are on my mustang. I run max psi 44 lbs with nitrogen and …

Discover A/T 3 cooper tires Not rated yet
Several years ago on our Buick, we had Cooper tires and we didn't have them long because they were too noisy, years passed and we needed new tires for …

Surprising Suck Factors Not rated yet
I have a 4Runner and owned Yokohama Geolanders, and now Cooper Discoverers. Differences between these two brands is shockingly drastic. Both sets of …

Not living up to your word Not rated yet
I Deitrick purchase some Cooper tires from Fuask tires filled out a rebate mailed it in as I was told never received any response or rebate for my time …

Maneliner Not rated yet
Absolute crap. Would never buy again nor recommend.Put them on two vehicles. Got five blow outs in 10k the bubbles formed in tread area. Pieces of shit. …

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COOPER TIRE 245/55 R 19 CTS DISCOVERERS Not rated yet
OK.Checking in again with 5,000 miles on them.I drive a 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited Fwd in the Hilton Head ,SC region.Wet and dry traction- excellent,ride …

Cooper Tires Not rated yet
2013 toyota highlander limited v6 2wd.245/55 r19 cooper cts discoverers. drive normal, mainly highway in Hilton Head SC area.these replace my OME toyo …

RV/Dodge 2500 Not rated yet
Of the original 4 Cooper tires that I bought at Pep Boys... only 2 lasted 33K miles. I actually owned 8 others. All of the tires never wore out. Tread …

cooper tires Not rated yet
when I purchased the cs4 cooper tire right from the beginning I didn't like them.They shook the whole car and when I took the car back they kept telling …

Good Wear, No Problems Not rated yet
late '49s used Coopers on a DeSoto business coupe. Good wear, no problems. recently using Big O Euro Tour on 2 Subaru Outbacks. Good ride, wear disappointing. …

Discoverer A/T3 Not rated yet
I love these tires. You have to shop around to get the best price. I put these on my 2000 Xterra and the ride is smooth, handles great in all weather …

Broken Belts Not rated yet
I,ve owned 3 sets of Cooper Tires. The " Discoverer AT " and every one has developed broken belts before the tread was worn out, forceing me to replace …

Bad Coopers Not rated yet
I bought a set of four Cooper Tires for my t-bird a year and a half ago. They are by far the crappiest tires I have ever owned. I bought them at Beggs …

irishfox42 Not rated yet
COOPER DISCOVER ATR - Appears to be a good tire. A soft tire that gives good performance on ICE and SNOW. It appears that it may be …

STT Tire Review - Short Life? Not rated yet
I have run the STT's on a GMC 2500 4 door short box and work in rough rocky country, and the tires get a little pavement, gravel county …

Car owner Not rated yet
I own a set of Zeon 3A for my 09 lexus ES350. This tire has improved the handling to a great extend. The ride is firmer and more controlled much better …

Cooper Tires Not rated yet
They are the worst tires I have ever own. I purchased a set for a ford explorer and cannot keep air them. I WILL NEVER PURCHASED ANOTHER COOPER TIRE …

Cooper: Terrible Treadlife; Terrible Warranty Not rated yet
I purchased 4 new Cooper Discoverer CTS tire for my Jeep Grand Cherokee in 09/09, my previous tires (Goodyear Wrangler's) lasted about 5000 miles past …

Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/60/20 Not rated yet
These tires have been the best bang for the buck.$865 with mount and balance. I have almost 40,000 miles on them and rotate them every 3000-5000 miles. …

Cooper tires? Never Again Not rated yet
I was sold a set of 4 copper tires for my Mercedes by Kaufman Tires in Roswell GA. The tires after 20 miles are warped and two of the them were about to …

Dr.Jim Not rated yet
I urge you to never buy Cooper truck tires. LT 235 80/17. They are very unsafe. I am a physician and will report this as objectively as possible. I have …

Not Happy with Cooper Not rated yet
I have had a very bad run on Cooper tires I purchased Cooper 265/60R18 110T AT3 placed on my Pajero at 125380 klm the tyres are worn out my klms now …

Blowouts Not rated yet
I had 2 blowouts on my first trip with cooper tires resulting in almost $3,000 damage to my truck. NO MORE COOPER

Debbie Pew ( motorhome owner ) Not rated yet
Of the 6 tires have crowned and the tread has peeled off, I replaced 2 of them last yr while on a dirt bike riding trip. Last year my son had the tires …

Cooper Tires  Not rated yet
We purchased 4 Cooper Tires in October 2009 and currently have a little over 30,000 miles on them. We recently took our Chevy Venture in for new front …

CS4 Dissapointment Not rated yet
I have been running Coopers CS4s for about 8 months now and have been very happy with them till now. After putting 10K miles on them I have noticed the …

retired..... Not rated yet
Cooper Zeon rs3a installed on 2005 Scion tc. outstanding ride. solid handling. These are much quieter than the OEM's. Only time will tell on long term … Not rated yet
I bought a used class 2004 c rv with new Cooper Tires 225/75r/16. I had a tread separation problems after only roughly 5500 miles (two years). I asked …

Great to Mini Van Not rated yet
I purchased a set of Cooper tires for my 2002 Dodge Caravan and loved them. I replaced them with a quality national brand. I was glad when they wore …

Cooper C-4 Tires Not rated yet
I put these on my wife's Legacy last winter. She puts on about 30,000 miles a year communting on very often snowy roads. I have to say that for the price, …

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Cooper Discovery STT Not rated yet
We purchased a set of Discovery STTs in May 2010. When our truck was inspected in November 2010, they found that the tires were cracking around the beading. …

Cooper Warranty Problems Not rated yet
I purchased Cooper tires (245-40-R17) for the rear of my Mercedes 320 SLK. They were purchased in 2008. I drove 17,000 miles before one of the tires …

Cooper Stampede Tires Not rated yet
I purchased a set of 4 Cooper Stampede tires for my 1999 Jeep Cherokee in August 2005. 6 years and 80,000 miles later I am now replacing the tires. I wish …

Truck Owner Not rated yet
Cooper ATR tires were put on 2006 F150 in 2009. They are now down to the wear bars in two years and 24k miles. Cooper will not pro rate the ATR, not …

owner Not rated yet
I had 8 Cooper Zeon ZPT's placed on two different vehicles a year apart. Both vehicles have developed cupping and extreme road noise despite attention …

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