Kelly Edge A/S Tires



Anybody have experience with these tires or Kelly tires in general? I don’t need a high performance tire, looking for good quality tire with reasonable rain and snow traction for an 03 Taurus. Model is fairly new, not much on the internet.


Ed B.


My recommendation is to visit and and look at their consumer feedback sections. They’re a great source of tire information.


Unfortunately neither one stocks Kelly tires, but thank you for the suggestion.

Ed B.


Kelly tires are a bottom feeder tire brand. I haven’t seen any for sale in 20 years. I thought they were out of business.

Why even consider a Kelly? There are lots of low price tires out there. Some are pretty decent tires - Nexxen for one.


IIRC, Goodyear brands their bottom-of-the-barrel tires as Kelly tires. As was already stated, none of the major tire retailers on the internet sells Kelly tires…perhaps with good reason…



Many decades ago I had a set of Kellys on a Plymouth Roadrunner and they were great tires.

About 10 years ago I had a set of Kelly tires on my Lincoln and they were the worst tires I’ve ever seen in my life.
They held balance and were quiet running…
BUT; they would cause you to have a white knuckle grip on the wheel with wet pavement.

The car would slide all over the roadway on wet pavement and when there was any pooled water; forget it.
I’ve often driven at 45 MPH (the minimum) on the turnpike when it was wet. Even then it was heart in the throat and both hands on the wheel. And I’m a very unflappable guy.

That turned me off Kellys for good. Since then I’ve run pretty much Bridgestone all the time.


Thanks for the good advice, I will not be buying Kelly tires any time soon.

Ed B.


Tire Rack has tire tests in addition to owner feedback. I use both to buy tires, and put more emphasis on the comparison tests. Pick a category you like, such as standard all season radials, and see if there are any tests for the tires that rank highly in the owner feedback list.


I agree with those who’ve recommended Tirerack as an info source and possibly a place to buy tires. I have been happy with them over the years for info and have sometimes purchased tires from them.

I also recommend Consumer Reports. Their November issue always has tire test results, which are also in their annual Buying Guide book.

Most recently I brought General AltimaxRT43 tires from a trusted local garage. They are rated highly by CR, especially for snow traction, which is important to me. Tirerack has a tire buying decision questionnaire, which suggested these tires. And the local guys’ mounted and balanced price was lower than if I’d had them shipped from Tirerack.