Best Tires for the Toyota Camry

Friday, September 21, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Most Camry owners are looking for a quiet and smooth tire that provides all-season traction. Typically, with all-season capability comes longer mileage. The following three Grand Touring All-Season tires are best sellers for the Toyota Camry.

General AltiMAX HP

The General AltiMAX HP was developed to be a smarter tire for smarter drivers by addressing many of the treadwear quality and year-round traction challenges faced by drivers. It combines reliability, comfort and treadlife, as well as provides year-round traction, including in light snow. As the tire wears down to 2/32" of remaining tread depth (the legal minimum in most states), a visible branding reads "Replace Tires" to confirm the tires need to be replaced based on wear. This tire is a great deal in the 16" size and comes with a 6-year, 55,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Goodyear's Assurance ComforTred Touring combines looks, ride comfort and long wear with all-season traction. Four wide circumferential grooves evacuate water from under the tread to enhance wet traction while the tread grooves, notches and sipes from biting edges deliver all-season traction in light snow. Its internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon on top of polyester cord body to combine strength and durability with a smooth ride. Of the three options, the Assurance ComforTred Touring has the best warranty as it's offered with a 6-year, 80,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Designed to blend responsive handling, long wear and a quiet ride, the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum offers year-round traction, including in light snow conditions. The tire is currently in the top ten of our survey results and receives good grades in dry traction, ride comfort, noise comfort and steering response. This tire is a best buy in the 17" size and is offered with a 6-year, 60,000-mile treadlife warranty.

 

MGeneral Altimax HP
General AltiMAX
HP

Goodyear Assurance ComforTread
Goodyear Assurance
ComforTred Touring
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Kumho Ecsta
LX Platinum

Shop by vehicle to find all options available for your Toyota Camry.

Volvo Tires for my 2004 XC70

Monday, September 17, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

My personal vehicle is a 2004 Volvo XC70. Living to the southeast of Lake Michigan, I must drive in an area that receives a large amount of lake effect snow. This is why I install Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 tires on my factory wheels in the winter.

The XC70 has excellent acceleration and traction capability with its Haldex four-wheel drive system. With the Blizzak WS70s on my vehicle, I find that my braking and cornering traction is greatly improved. WS70 tires feature Bridgestone's UNI-T Technology and the internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to provide the desired high-speed durability and ride characteristics. To gain a better understanding of the technologies incorporated into the Blizzak WS70, take a look at "Bridgestone's UNI-T Technology."

During the summer, fall and spring, I run a performance summer tire on a much wider wheel. In the past, I have run a variety of wheel diameters and at this time I have the Sumitomo HTR Z II on my vehicle. I decide to use summer tires for two reasons:

  • I drive aggressively when possible.
  • I am pretty meticulous with pressures and rotations. 
Bridgestone Blizzack WS70
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Sumitomo HTRZ II
Sumitomo HTR Z II


Whether you're looking for summer or winter tires, shop by vehicle to see all options available for your application.

Great Reviews on Sumitomo Tires!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 is a great value all-season tire. In our test, "Testing New High Performance All-Season Tires"  the tire came in first when compared to options from Firestone, Michelin and Yokohama. The tire provides solid dry grip and isn't recommended for heavy snow conditions. 

There are two versions available of the HTR A/S P01: H- or V-Speed Rated and a W-Speed Rated. While their tread patterns are very similar, the W-rated tire features sportier steering and cornering. The H- and V-rated version offers a smoother ride. If you're in a borderline snow region, where wet conditions are prevalent in the winter, these options are worth considering. They are also a good option for a lower cost choice to use in the three seasons when your winter / snow tires are in storage.   

If a summer tire is what you desire, the HTR Z III is a comfortable riding option with excellent wet grip. This tire is very quiet and features an asymmetric tread pattern. It can be rotated to all positions. In our test, it was surpassed only by a tire that costs quite a bit more, so if you're looking for a great tire at a great price, take a look at the Sumitomo HTR Z III.

Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 H& V speed rated
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 H- or V-Speed Rated
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 W speed rated
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 W-Speed Rated
Sumitomo HTR Z III
Sumitomo HTR
Z III

 

Looking for Value-Priced Max Performance Summer Tires? Sumitomo and Kumho to the Rescue!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Max Performance Summer tires bring the highest level of grip in wet and dry conditions. This makes them a great choice for aggressive drivers. Due to its four-wheel drive capabilities and overall weight, my vehicle is very hard on tires. Since I need to replace my tires every 10,000-12,000 miles, I look for options that fit my value-minded budget. The following options are two of the best kept secrets in the Max Performance Summer category.

Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
Sumitomo HTR Z III
Sumitomo HTR Z III


While the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT came in first during our testing and is a great performing tire, it's more expensive in most cases when compared to the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport and Sumitomo HTR Z III. The Sumitomo HTR Z III has excellent ride quality as it provides high-speed handling stability along with traction on dry and wet roads. Kumho's Ecsta LE Sport offers more dry cornering grip, and quicker cornering response. This tire is a great option if you're willing to sacrifice some road noise and ride quality. It's also a good selection for drivers who've installed a coil-over or load exhaust onto their vehicle. The Kumho Ecsta LE Sport isn't available in my size, and I am on my second set of Sumitomo HTR Z III tires. And I'm getting ready to purchase my third!

To see how budget-friendly options may work for your vehicle, read "Testing Value-Priced Max Performance Summer Tires."

Destination LE 2: Firestone Took a Good Tire and Made it Better

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Firestone had a high degree of success with their popular Destination LE. This tire is an excellent value-oriented Highway All-Season option that offers capable water traction, respectable snow traction and a quiet ride. I was so impressed with the tire that I ran it on my Blazer for several years.

When it came time to create a newer model of this tire, Firestone developed the Destination LE 2 and they took a good tire and made it even better. When comparing these two tires, you'll notice the following improvements in the Destination LE 2:

  • Improved dry weather cornering
  • Less road noise
  • Enhanced water and slush grip
  • Additional biting edges to maximize winter traction

The tire has even been very well received by some of our customers:

"Another awesome tire from Firestone. What can I say, the Destination series comes through again! Highly recommend to everyone! Thank you Firestone for giving us a great tire at a very affordable price!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Jeep Commander

To see if the Firestone Destination LE 2 is a good match for your application, shop by vehicle.

Michelin Defender: Long Miles, Good Fuel Economy and Excellent Reviews

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

During our recent test of the Michelin Defender, I came away impressed with how the tire performed. Driving in wet conditions on our test track, I found the steering and cornering response to be very crisp. The IntelliSipe Technology helps provide a connected feel to the road and also the additional biting edges enhance all-season traction in rain and light snow.

Michelin Green X technology allows drivers to gain additional fuel efficiency while maintaining all-weather traction. This tire features an asymmetric tread design, allowing cross rotation (C) to help promote even wear.

MaxTouch Construction optimizes the stresses experienced when the tire's footprint comes in contact with the road to promote predictable handling, even wear and long treadlife. Its internal structure combines twin steel belts with a polyester cord body.

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with the Michelin Defender:

"The Michelin Defender is the best tire I have ever purchased for my Odyssey minivan. Ever! Tires are very quiet and responsive. You will never regret purchasing the Michelin Defender tire." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L

"These Michelins are like driving on glass -- incredibly smooth and ultra quiet. They are responsive and brake well on dry and wet pavement." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 Honda CR-V EX 2wd

"I could not be more pleased with this set of tires. No problems in wet conditions. Also, very quiet at highway speeds." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Honda CR-V

BBS Quality Alloy Wheels

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

BBS is a long-standing motorsport legend in wheel production. Since 1972, they've been one of the industry leaders in style and are very innovative in the aluminum wheel construction process. Some of their most notable motorsport victories include the 1979 24 Hours of LeMans, which they went on to win multiple times. They also won the 24 Hours of Daytona, as well as the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

Racing is one of the most strenuous test of a wheel's quality. Multiple podium finishes in 24-hour races are a testament to the fine construction of BBS' products. With over 30 years of success in motorsports, BBS can lay claim to be the wheel of champions. BBS has brought their motorsport development and technology to their road wheels. This technology from the racetrack can improve the quality of your own driving experience.

BBS CK Air II
BBS AIR II CK
BBS LM
BBS LM
BBS RGR
BBS RGR


View all BBS wheels and see if one is a great match for your vehicle.

Tire Storage for Summer

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

One of the most convenient ways to store your winter / snow tires in the summer is with the Tire Rack Tire Storage Rack. I have two of these mounted on the back wall of my garage. This allows me to store my second set of tires, as well as my wife's set in the off-season. We both run Blizzaks in the winter due to the lake-effect snow we receive here in South Bend. However, we needed a better solution for storing them once the warmer temperatures arrived.

With a weight capacity of 400 lbs. the adjustable rack quickly attaches to wall studs to provide a convenient and safe storage method. And while storing in the basement may be a more ideal solution, this well-engineered solution helps me organize the garage and keep extra tires and Tire & Wheel Packages out of my way. It has freed up space on our garage floor so I can store more in my garage than I used to be able to.

Tire Storegae Rack

Keys to storing your tires:

  • Keep them off the ground
  • Store in lower humidity environments
  • Away from direct sunlight
  • Away from electrical motors

With these factors in mind, read "Storing Tires" to see how properly storing your tires can help prolong their life.

Light and Strong: Enkei Racing Series Offers Excellent Wheels for the Track and Autocross

Monday, June 25, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Enkei Racing Series custom wheels feature the latest designs, composite alloy technology and casting and forging processes. Enkei's quality testing surpasses stringent JGTC standards. This dedication to perfection helps them deliver the best in modern alloy wheels.

Creating the unique styles for today's market, Enkei Racing Series wheels are manufactured using the MAT (Most Advanced Technology) process. This combines one-piece cast wheel technology with a process of spinning the rim. Using this technology, casting and rim forming by MAT will drastically improve the strength of the wheels. Rim-rolling technology shapes the rim to improve material elongation without sacrificing the wheels' hardness.

The following two options are not only a few of my favorites, but also two of the lightest we offer. The RPF1 is a classic Japanese tuner style look and is available in a 14", 15", 16", 17" and 18" rim diameter. Featuring a much more modern look, the PF01 showcases a 10-spoke design with snap-in, exposed lugs. Both wheels look great without center caps, as this is appealing to drivers of autocross and where there are track regulations.

Enkei RPF1
Enkei Racing Series RPF1
Enkei PF01
Enkei Racing Series PF01

 

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Provides Great Improvements

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of driving on the new BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2. The tire was a welcomed improvement over its predecessor, the g-Force Sport. BFGoodrich has certainly pushed the lateral grip traction that allows for a more planted feel. During our drives, we were able to note increases in grip levels, including a big improvement in the slip angle.

When it came to wet traction, I thought the tire was far superior in both braking and cornering. To me, the biggest improvement in this tire was its improved braking feel and noticeable decrease in stopping distance. The tire is as good as advertised as it's been chosen by the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park and Skip Barber Racing for their schools and race series.

We were lucky enough to drive some very cool vehicles during the test. On the wet skidpad, we drove 2012 VW GI 1.8Ts. I found the vehicle really tested the grip levels in the standing water. The 2012 Dodge Challenger was a great test with its brute horsepower for the dry traction portion of our drive.

With its design to accelerate faster, corner harder and brake shorter in dry and wet conditions, the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 is a great Ultra High Performance Summer tire for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes, performance sedans and modern muscle cars.

Breyton and Porsche: An Exciting Partnership with Race GTSR-PF

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Breyton has been a high-end BMW parts tuner for nearly twenty years. During this time, they've focused on making some of the most attractive and sought after wheels for BMW vehicles; and in more recent years have been developing some great options for MINI. Looking to broaden their market, the BE brand brought the classic look to many other applications beyond the 5-120 bolt circle.

Breyton has traditionally manufactured their styles in the cast construction method, which allowed them to offer this look for an affordable price. Creating painted and machine finished wheels for years, the newer Breyton models have taken a new direction. Now available in a PF version, the Race GTSR-PF wheels feature a beautiful and highly durable anodized finish. Featuring a cold, one-piece forged construction, this wheel follows Porsche's premium sports car market position by providing the vehicle with a premium and durable wheel offering.

GTSR-PF Black
Race GTSR-PF Black
GTSR-PF Silver
Race GTSR-PF Silver


To get a mix of style and performance for your vehicle, view all Breyton wheels.

Best All-Terrain Tires for the Money

Friday, June 1, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires combine rugged off-road looks with reasonable on-road performance. These tires tend to make a little more tread noise than their highway or street tire counterparts. On top of the aggressive look, all-terrain tires also extend handling in off-pavement conditions.

The Firestone Destination A/T is known for its wet traction and lack of road noise. Featuring UNI-T technology, this tire blends tire comfort, performance and wear to provide the drivers of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans with an excellent ride.

General Grabber AT 2 tires are highly regarded for their aggressive looks, off-road capability and snow traction. The Grabber AT 2 features a chip-and tear-resistant tread compound molded into an aggressive, symmetric tread design featuring five rows of independent tread blocks to blend on-road handling with off-road traction.

 

Firestone Destination A/T
Firestone Destination A/T
General Grabber AT 2
General Grabber AT 2
Yokohama Geolandar AT-S
Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

 

The Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S is regarded as the value leader in many sizes with a good combination of aggressive looks and bearable road manners. A set of Yokohamas is a great upgrade to your pickup or SUV for a more rugged look. I have run the A/T-S on my vehicle before and found it very effective on a wet boat ramp, as well as very comfortable with unimproved bank launches.
 

 

Toyo Motorsport Tires Available at Tire Rack

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Tire Rack is very excited to further supplement our competitive autocross and road race tire selection with the Toyo brand. Toyo, an industry leader with over 60 years experience, believes in innovation through competition. This is showcased in their motorsport tires that are used in several NASA Spec racing series events. They actively participate in the Speed World Challenge GT and Touring Car series, as well as the world famous Dakar Rally.
 

Toyo Proxes RA1
Toyo Proxes RA1
Toyo Proxes R888
Toyo Proxes R888


The Proxes RA1 is one of Toyo's classic designs. It's known for being very flexible with vehicle alignment settings, which makes it very popular for weekend competition on street vehicles. RA1 tires are usable in wet conditions at full tread depth. Some of the popular competition tires have a tendency to heat cycle past their prime while there's still tread left. This tire is known for handling heat cycling very well. RA1 tires provide an uncommon advantage to cost-conscious competitors who demand quick lap times and long life from their racing tires.

Toyo's R888 is a newer, more advanced tire. With an emphasis on improved design and compound, this tire can potentially be faster than its predecessor. Your vehicle's set-up and the smoothness of your technique contribute significantly to the faster lap times you'd experience. Racers would refer to this tire as a more "finesse" tire, not taking as well to "heavy hands."

Take a look at the tires available from Toyo to see which is the right one for your vehicle.

Trailer Tires Going Flat? Catch a Problem Before it Happens.

Monday, May 14, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

The most common complaint I receive with any brand of trailer tire is when a customer gets a flat. One of the main reasons a tire fails is because proper inflation pressure was not maintained. Since many drivers do not use their trailer every day, I'd venture to say that the tire pressure isn't checked as often.


On average, a tire's inflation pressure will change by 1 psi for each month that passes, as well as, for every 10ºF change in ambient temperature. Remember, you can't set tire pressure and then forget about it. It has to be checked periodically to assure that the influences of time, changes in temperature or a small tread puncture haven't caused it to change. As discussed earlier, many trailers are left in one location for longer periods of time, and it's important to note that when the trailer is parked in the sun, the sun's radiant heat will artificially and temporarily increase tire pressures.

We don't always have the time or inclination to check tire pressures before we begin hauling, though we should make time. A great solution for real-time monitoring of four tires is Dill's High-pressure Retro-fit Trailer Tire Pressure Monitor. This system allows you to keep track of your trailer tires' pressure and temperature from within your vehicle. You can see a potential failure coming by rising temperatures and lowering pressures.

For more information on the effect the sun can have on your trailer's tires, read "Air Pressure, Temperature Fluctuations."

Coil-Over Suspension: Look Good and Stay in Control on the Street and Track

Monday, May 7, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Looking for a coil-over system for your daily driver, but also want it to perform at the track? One of the most attractive features of the following options is their ride height adjustability. They feature an adjustable spring perch and a threaded shock body. You can thread the perch up and down, allowing you to customize how much lowering you prefer for each corner of the vehicle. These coil-over systems will also let you customize the tuck of the vehicle's corners. 
 

Below are my three favorite track-ready coil-overs available at Tire Rack:
 

Bilstein PSS10
Bilstein PSS10
H&R RSS ClubSport
H&R RSS ClubSport
KW Variant 3
KW Variant 3


Utilizing Bilstein's shock absorbers that are designed for heat dissipation and ride control, the PSS10 Coil-Over System adds a matched performance spring and threaded ride height adjuster to provide a complete suspension system for your vehicle. The system offers ten vehicle adjustment settings and includes numbered adjusters at the base of the shock body so you know exactly what setting you are on without counting clicks.

The RSS ClubSport Coil-Over Kit is designed for the committed motorsport enthusiast who's willing to relinquish some ride comfort in return for handling performance. The firmest coil-over in the H&R street line, the RSS is the choice for weekend track and club sport events.

KW Variant 3 Coil-Overs are state-of-the-art motorsport technology for proven performance on the streets. Independently adjustable compression and rebound damping allows for custom driving set-ups. The exclusive KW patented system has dual-level valves to provide the adjustment of the rebound damping (comfort) and the compression damping in the low-speed range. High-speed settings for driving comfort are preset by KW engineers.
 

To find the suspension component that's right for your car, shop by vehicle.

Mud Tires: It's the Season

Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

With the temperature getting warmer, it's time to get your rig ready and hit the trails! The following tires are a few of our best sellers and would be a great fit for this year's mud season.
 

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
Firestone Destination M/T
Firestone Destination
M/T
Yokohama Geolandar  M/T Plus
Yokohama Geolandar
M/T Plus

 

The Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 is inspired by BFGoodrich's extremely competitive T/A Krawler competition tire. It's a much more civilized ride with very good mud-clearing capability. TriGard internal construction and chip-resistant compounds both contribute to sidewalls that resist pinch flats at low pressure and produce sidewall cords that are 33% stronger than the previous Mud-Terrain T/A KM tires.

 

Firestone Destination M/T tires bring a very civilized road ride for such an open and aggressive tire. The tire features UNI-T technology and provides great wet traction capability. Long Link Carbon, a special form of molecular re-engineered carbon black, helps to resist sidewall cuts and abrasions on the trails. Not only does this tire work well on the road, but its tread pattern is the most aggressive of these three options. This tire clears extremely well and really shines when digging and biting into sloppy, muddy conditions.

 

The Yokohama Geolandar M/T Plus features a highly directional tread pattern - a design feature the other two tires lack. This allows the tire to provide excellent hydroplaning resistance. When running oversized, extremely wide tires, the bigger footprint is very subject to lift-up in deep puddles at speed; which the directional pattern can certainly help with this issue. The less aggressive tread patterns are very effective in sandy conditions. I have been dune jumping using the Geolandar M/T Plus and it's definitely up to the challenge.

 

Whether you're driving on the trails, the beach, or climbing slippery rocks and boulders, don't let anything stand in your way. All three tires are up to the task!

More Miles from Summer Tires

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Looking for a summer tire that offers longer mileage? Most summer tires make the trade-off of a longer life for higher grip. Many customers consider using Ultra High Performance All-Season tires to gain longer wear. The following options are two of the top tires in their performance category:
 

Bridgestone RE970 AS Pole Position
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Michelin Pilot Sport  AS Plus
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus


With proper rotation these tires can be expected to see approximately 40,000 miles of use, depending on how aggressively you drive. After all, these would be your sport tires. If you're not willing to sacrifice some dry and wet traction and handling, take a look at these summer tires:  
 

Bridgestone RE760
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Michelin Pilot Super Sport


Potenza RE760 Sport tires are developed for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans who want to maximize sport driving pleasure without abandoning treadwear. The tire delivers sharp response and its asymmetric tread design allows for mounting on either side of the vehicle. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport expands the Max Performance Summer tire performance envelope by delivering durability, handling and traction while increasing treadlife. Pilot Super Sport tires come with a 30,000-mile warranty.

To gain a better understanding of warranties, read "Treadlife/Mileage Warranties."

Keep Accurate Tire Pressure

Monday, April 9, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Many people don't consider the role tires play on their vehicle. Your tires make contact with the road and the total contact area is about the size of a sheet of paper. Tire sidewalls are extremely pliable and soft; the entire load of your vehicle is carried by the air that fills the tires.

For every 10-degree Fahrenheit shift in ambient air temperature, you can expect a fluctuation of 1 psi in tire pressure. Also, you'll lose on average 1 psi per month just from regular driving. A high quality air gauge or tread depth gauge will help you maintain accurate pressures, maximize your vehicle's tire wear and fuel efficiency.
 

Accutire Digital Set Point
Accutire Digital Set Point Programmable Air Gauge
Dill Digital Tread Depth
Dill Digital Tread Depth
Gauge
Intercomp Deluxe 4 inch
Intercomp Deluxe 4" Air Pressure Gauge


It's important that you adjust your air pressure in the morning before you drive more than a few miles, or before rising ambient temperatures or the sun's radiant heat affects it. For more information on the importance of maintaining sufficient air pressure, read "Air Pressure, Temperature Fluctuations."

Great Handling and Fun-to-Drive All-Season Tires

Friday, March 30, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

When most of the grip of a summer tire is enough and you'd like to have aggressive handling for on ramps and back roads, a good all-season option is for you. Offering light snow capability and sporty handling characteristics, these tires are longer lasting than their summer counterparts. Many drivers in the northern climates run Ultra High Performance All-Season tires as their summer tires, while keeping them installed during the other seasons as they provide year-round traction.

All-season tires have come leaps and bounds in their dry weather handling. The following tires are three options I really like in the category and our Tire Survey Results reflect favorably on each selection.
 

Bridgestone RE970AS Pole Position
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS
Pole Position
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Michelin Pilot Sport
A/S Plus
Pirelli PZero Nero All Season
Pirelli P Zero Nero
All Season


We conducted our own test comparing these tires head-to-head last summer. The Michelin tire offered the best ride quality, steering and cornering feel in the dry conditions. Bridgestone led the pack in braking feel and wet condition handling. While the set of Pirelli P Zero tires had a very confidence-inspiring feel in the slalom and allowed for a high degree of traction on our skidpad. Overall a very fast set tire. Complete results can be found by reading "Testing Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire."

To see which option is right for you, shop by vehicle.

Looking for the Best Value in a Street and Road Tire for Your Truck or SUV?

Monday, March 26, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

Most truck owners never intend to take their vehicles off-road. Highway All-Season tires offer the benefits of a quiet, smooth ride. They provide excellent mileage and good grip in water and light snow conditions. These tires are built essentially for crossover and sport utility vehicles, as well as pick-up trucks and full-size vans. The following tires are a few of our top sellers in the Highway All-Season category and provide an excellent value.
 

Firestone Destination LE
Firestone Destination
LE
General Grabber HTS
General Grabber
HTS
Yokohama Geolandar  HT-S
Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S
G051


Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experiences with these tires:

"The Destination LEs came O.E. on my 2006 Explorer and I currently have 65,000 miles on them. I'll be replacing them soon with another set of LEs, but could probably squeeze another 3,000-4,000 miles out of them. I've been completely satisfied with these Firestones." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2wd (Firestone Destination LE)

"After 45,000 miles I could not be happier. Still have plenty of tread and the ride is as if the tires were new. I would not hesitate to buy another set based on this experience. By the look of things, I may get 70,000 plus, not bad for a truck tire." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 2wd (General Grabber HTS)

"I really like these Yokohamas. Good traction in dry weather. Ran into a horrible thunderstorm a couple of days ago and these tires performed like a champ. No hydroplaning." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1998 Ford F-150 XL 2wd Pick-up (Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051)

I equipped one of my vehicles with a set of Firestone Destination LE for a few years and enjoyed the tire's performance. To see which tire is right for your vehicle, shop by vehicle.