Sumitomo HTR A/S P02: An Improved Low Cost Tire Option

For years we sold Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 in massive quantities because it was one of the better priced tires and was available in a large number of sizes. While not the highest rated tire in the High Performance All-Season category, the tire performed well enough to satisfy consumers and make it competitive among other tires at a similar price point. This...  Read More

What to Buy When the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is Backordered

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is an outstanding tire. It combines top-tier wet and dry traction with responsive handling, making it a benchmark in the Max Performance Summer category. Unfortunately, it has been out of stock in many sizes this summer. So what do you do if the Super Sport has an indefinite backorder in your size? It depends on why you wanted...  Read More

Introductory Test Report and Review: BFGoodrich Sport COMP-2 A/S

For the past two years, BFGoodrich has seen tremendous success with their Ultra High Performance Summer tire, the g-Force Sport COMP-2. New for this spring, BFGoodrich has expanded their line-up to include a new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire that they hope will find similar favor with consumers. The BFGoodrich Sport COMP-2 A/S aims to provide...  Read More

Michelin's Premier Family is Growing

Michelin's Premier A/S is one of the top-rated tires in the Grand Touring All-Season category. It combines the smooth, quiet ride and confident handling we expect from this category, while also offering unique technology that retains better performance as the tire wears down. Traditionally, as a tire wears down some elements of the tread pattern disappear....  Read More

Five Reasons You Shouldn't Drive on Winter Tires in the Summer

Many drivers have discovered the advantages of using winter / snow tires on their vehicles during the colder months. Increased driver confidence and safety are the primary reasons buyers use winter tires. As much as winter tires can improve cold-weather driving, they reach a point when the temperatures are too warm for them to work effectively. By the time...  Read More

The Best Tire Choice for Your Mazda 3

As far as options go in the compact car segment, the Mazda 3 offers a competitive package that is more visually pleasing than some of its rivals and is also a fairly pleasurable car to drive. While it certainly will not set any track records, the car has many strengths that make it a popular choice among consumers on the road today. Due to the high...  Read More

Michelin's LTX M/S2 Tire Takes Top Spot in Tire Reviews and Ratings

Back in 2011, the "Michelin LTX M/S Tires Replaced by New LTX M/S2" post was introduced to let people know about the new Michelin LTX M/S2. Fast forward a few years and we can see that this great tire is the top-ranked option in our customer survey and reviews in the Highway All-Season category.   Take a look at what our customers have been saying about the...  Read More

Introducing the Redesigned Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

For the past three years, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS has been the highest overall rated tire in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category. Its blend of all-season traction and predictable handling has made it a favorite among consumers, who over the years have logged over 40 million miles in our consumer surveys. As good as the tire is, its...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

My original tires were OEM Dunlop 245/40/R18 summer tires. The OEM 17 inch size is 235/45/R17, but I bought he slightly wider and tallerF245/45/R17 instead. The diameter and revolutions per mile is closer in the size I bought to the the original tires. From a performance point of view, these tires in 17 inch 45 series provide a softer ride than the 18 inch...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Tire rack timed out my review. Not going to retype the whole thing. These are the best snow tires I've ever had. Best tires I've ever had in snow and rain and I worked at Timberline Lodge for several years in addition to snow sports so I have plenty of experience driving in winter conditions and on many different tires.Drove 1600 miles and through the rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I live in Syracuse NY (just like Buffalo) Snow town USA. I purchased a set of 4 studded snow tires, after driving around on all season and I have to tell you the change was outstanding, no more white knuckle driving. These tires recently went through a snow storm, we are talking 6 to 8 drifts with a standard 3 to 4 mealy snow, the complete way to work. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

Lasted much longer that I expected, by far! Excellent on snow and in bad weather conditions in general. My car being an all wheel drive may contributed to that. Very good all around high performance tire. Very satisfied with these tires and Pirelli in general.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

First thing first, I,,replaced the O.E.tires(Bridgestone Dueler),that came with my vehicle when I purchased it. Those tires were not going to survive winter driving conditions.Regardless of your all-wheel-drive system, the most important factor in poor driving conditions, is tire traction.I, previously had excellent experience with Continental A/S DWS, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Any one that has driven in snow and bad winter weather with these tires will tell you there is no equal. No All-Season tire can match or even come close. They are surprisingly quiet and give a very smooth ride. The traction gives you the feeling that you are glued to the road. The only down side to these tires is they wear faster than an All-Season and will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have been completely satified with these tires!!! My Lincoln LS V8 is rear wheel drive, which proves it's own challenges in winter driving. I live in NW Ohio, and suffered a very hard winter last year. I was commuting 130 miles/day for work,,, sometimes through 6 inches of snow... and a couple times on ice!!! With those conditions I never felt as though...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

The tire is smooth, quiet and comfortable, and offers excellent traction and control in a variety of inclement weather conditions, including heavy rain and moderate snow. It's truly the ideal tire for what I drive (an underpowered all wheel drive sedan), how I drive, and where I drive (central New Jersey). I very much doubt, though, that the tire would be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

These tires were replacements for the original equipment tires which I only got 40,000 miles out of them. These tires have been wonderful in all weather conditions. We have traveled through 34 states in a lot of different weather conditions and I have never been disappointed. It's time to replace them and I will be buying these again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I originally had Michelin LS2s that came with my BMW 535xi M-Sport, and after significant research I decided to switch from a run flat tire to an all season sport tire. The Michelin AS/3 came out among the best in all of my research. I am a fairly spirited driver, that likes to stay on the gas in the corners and I very much appreciate an all season tire as I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I had a set of the Michelin A/S 3's on my 2008 Audi A6 (19 wheels) and loved them -- all aspects of the tire. So I opted for a set on my 2008 Audi A8 Sport (20 wheels) and initially loved the tires, but as time and mileage accrued, I have noticed a marked reduction in wet weather traction and an increase in propensity to hydroplane. I am only about 1/2 way...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Replaces OEM Goodyears with this tire. Fantastic difference! Quieter and great traction. Michigan has all types of weather and these tires perform in all of it. My MKZ is AWD   Read More