Continental is a German tire manufacturer, founded in 1871. In 1904 they became the first company to develop grooved tires. The last 150 years have seen Continental continue to innovate and grow into one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, creating tires that stand for excellent transmission of forces, exceptionally reliable tracking in all weather conditions and high cost effectiveness. Continental tires are installed as original equipment on a variety of vehicles for brands like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Volvo, GM (General Motors), BMW, Honda, Volkswagen, and Porsche. Popular Continental lines include ContiCrossContact, ContiWinterContact, ExtremeContact and ContiSeal.