Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

well performing tire all around (not good in deep snow- but most all seasons are not). But these tires only lasted 30K miles on my 2011 Acura RDX. Front wheel drive, rotated every 5K miles. What gives? Always kept tire pressure around 37-39 and no hard driving. (ok maybe one burnout when I first bought the car lol) Putting aside the wear issue, these are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

A couple of months ago we put a set of these tires on our 2005 Acura TL and these tires perform great. We live in Green Bay Wisconsin and deal with a great variety of weather conditions. This past weekend we took a road trip over to the Twin Cities of Minnesota and the roads were covered with snow and ice. Needless to say, I couldn't have asked for these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Tire feels great on the Acura TSX. Is certainly quiet, smooth and comfortable. The wear has been little to none in 20,000 miles, so it is excellent; handling is very sure too - rain or dry conditions. I am more concerned with the TSX feeling like a comfortable sedan than a sporty car... Unfortunately had to be in Atlanta during the snow in January amongst...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Second set of ExtremeContact DWS tires I've purchased for my vehicles - Acura and Honda. This is a great year round tire. Perfect for DWS conditions. Price is affordable, comfy ride, steering response and traction in all weathers is great. Just had a couple inches of snow and these performed GREAT. Waiting for the heavy snowfall to give am update. Spirited...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These are the quietest tires I have ever owned. They also handle extremely well. I have 160,000 miles on the car and do all types of driving. I have had many other brands that were way more expensive on the car and these are the ones I now recommend to everyone. My buddy put them on his Acura TL, and he's hooked.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL42

These were OEM tires on my Acura. I have enjoyed them. I will probably look for a softer and quieter ride in my next set as most of my driving is highway. I drive very aggressively at higher speeds and love the handling and traction. They don't squeal or slide easily at all. PSI maintained at 37 cold throughout the life and I'm just hitting the wear bars...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Trying these tires out on my Odyssey (changed the OE wheel/tire combo to some Acura MDX wheels). Previous set of regular tires were Bridgestone Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza's. These Yokohama's have given me better steering response and overall grip in both wet & dry conditions. Road noise is only slightly worse than the Bridgestones. Treadlife will not be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Just went through an unexpected blizzard within the last month and I must say these tires performed quite admirably! I purchased these tires mid-December knowing the Ling Long's that came on the vehicle wouldn't be able to handle any snow since there were the absolute worst tires I have ever had on a vehicle and could barely handle dry pavement. The Ling...  Read More

Yokohama's PARADA Spec-X is a Proven All-Season Performer for Your SUV

Currently sitting at the top of our survey results in the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category, the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X continues to impress SUV and light truck owners with superior wet and dry traction, as well as a quiet ride. Available in sizes ranging from 17" up to 28" wheel diameters, the PARADA Spec-X has built a strong reputation over its life...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

I could not stand the lacking quality of OE tires (Eagle RS-A) So after I bought my car, I sold off my OE (40 miles on them) and bought a new set of tires. I ended with Bridgestone Turenza Serenity Plus and could not be happier.There is a huge difference between Ultra High Performance and GT(grand touring) All season tires with 19 rims. You are trading off...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Impressied when first mounted; even more impressed 11,000 miles later. I have yet to try these tires in snow but, otherwise, they're a fine match for my Acura RL. The ride is remarkably quiet for any tire let alone one with a visually complex tread pattern. They balanced beautifully (Hunter Road Force 9700) and provide excellent straightline stability at...  Read More

Best Brake Pads for Low Dust

Are you tired of constantly cleaning ugly, black brake dust off of your factory or aftermarket rims? If you're willing to give up a small amount of braking capability, you can use ceramic brake pads - which will go a long way in reducing how often you need to clean your rims. These pads produce less brake dust and the dust is a lighter color that doesn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

We've put 50k miles on these tires and are due for a new set. I'm guessing we could've put up to 5 or potentially 10k more, but I wasn't that great at rotating them, so 2 of the tires are at the wear bar and my wife just recently trashed one of the 2 good ones (not yet at the wear bar) driving on a flat. There sure seems to be a lot of nails in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I'm very pleased with these tires. They definitely have the best balance of dry grip, wet grip, comfort, low noise, wear and value of any tire I've had. -Dry grip: There's definitely tires out there with more dry grip, but these offer plenty of grip for street use. When they do break loose, it's pretty progressive and predictable.-Wet grip: Excellent. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

These tires have two upstate NY winters under their belts and I couldn't be happier. I owned a set of Blizzaks on my old Civic and these are as good or better for less $$. My nose heavy FWD Acura plows through ANYTHING I threw at it with these tires on. I would most certainly buy them again, as well as recommend them to others. From light powder to packed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

I have an AWD Acura RDX and both my wife and I drive it. I drive more aggressively then her and both of us are very pleased with these Pirellis. I will say I bought these mostly because of positive reviews by Tirerack and consumers. I have not had positive experiences with Pirellis in past but these after 4000 miles are great. In both dry and wet the tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

These came as original equipment on my Acura TL with all wheel drive and stick shift. I did not switch over to winter tires this year, and in light snow, I detected no loss of traction at all. I normally run separate winter and summer tires, but these tires with the all wheel drive are a good compromise for year round use.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These are just an outstanding tire. They have improved the handling and ride of my Acura TL greatly. Traveling through the curves of I 64 on the Virginia and West Virginia state line I have to watch my speed. The ride and the handling in curves is excellent. In packed snow and light snow we had this year I had no slippage or loss of traction. In rain they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is my second set of these tires. My first set I had on an Acura RSX and they handled amazingly well with that car. So I purchased for my new FWD Mazda 3 Hatchback and mounted them on my stock rims. These tires are amazing in the snow. The car handles like an AWD car now with these tires.I did some winter camping with friends that had 4WD trucks and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Tires came as OE on my Acura TSX. The reviews had me concerned with having to replace these tires soon. After 33K miles I still have 6/32 left in them. Very quiet tires with respectable grip for everyday driving. For very spirited driving (i.e., canyon carving) I would probably look at something else but for the daily commute, they are hard to beat.   Read More