Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Had a very snowy winter in Reno. Had to drive on snowpack and ice on several occasions. They worked well on all snow, ice , wet and dry pavement.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

What a wonderful upgrade to the Blizzak WS70! Snow ice/performance is stellar as expected. What shocked me was how well the tire behaves in the dry. Unlike my WS70s, these do not exhibit any of the 'loose snow tire feel!' No guilt or pressure to switch them out this way in the springtime, which worked out well with our late winter storm this year.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Noisiest tire ever!! Louder than the shagged Bridgestone Blizzak's they replaced. I bought these tires because they were inexpensive and have an aggressive tread as a compromise to swapping out dedicated snows every year so I did not expect them to be quiet, but holy cow....my normally quiet sedan now sounds like a turbo prop airplane taxiing down the...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

These were my first set of winter tires. Have since bought winter tires for all my cars. So I'm a believer based on these tires.Took my new driver sons out to learn how to react to a slide in several inches of wet snow. Had them get up to speed and make a turn. I pulled the brake and... nothing. Nothing more than a little slide easily corrected. One son...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Owning a fleet of sedans in New England winters is a feat due to the ever changing weather conditions. Our sedans move people where they need to go no matter the weather so we needed a tire that can be ever capable. Last winter we deployed the Bridgestone Blizzak on the cars; they were a great tire just a bit on the noisy side and wore in odd patterns. So...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

When I was looking for a set of tires for my 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum I had my heart set on purchasing a set of Michelin, because I loved the ride quality along with the ice and snow traction. After reading Tire Rack customer reviews I thought I would trust everyones comments, and give the 245/60R18 Continental WinterContact SI a try. I must say I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

Just got these on my 2017 VW Alltrack. I live in Quebec City, Canada and winters are what you'd expect them to be...lots of snow, occasional ice storms, etc. etc.So far these tires are excellent and I have no complaints whatsoever. Obviously the fact that my car has AWD helps for traction, but I feel like these tires are excellent nonetheless. I've driven in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is the 2nd set of Arctic Altimax tires for me. Two different Volvos.The traction on snowy Maine roads is phenomenal. If driven through 2 inches of fresh powder this season, slushy stuff, you name it and we hit it this year. My plow guy seems to create a skating rink in our driveway, so I've used it to test starting and stopping on ice and I couldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Big fan of Tire Rack, since 1997 every single tire we have purchased has been from Tire Rack. NOW onto the tire review. WOW! Amazing how this tire performs! We've had mixed snow, rain, and some dry road surface condition. The last set of tires we had, more or less took a dive due to control arms and out tie rod ends needing to be replaced and a 4 way...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires for 20,000 miles, and in my opinion offer some of the best dry and wet traction I've experienced. I feel very confident with these tires. So far, wear has been good with proper rotate and balance, pressure, etc. If all goes well, I see 45,000 on these tires. Will update later. As for snow, these have been more than adequate in hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT

I bought these for my winter wheels, because living in Pennsylvania we get enough snow in the winter to merit snow tires. I liked the idea of run-flat tires because of possible punctures from ice in wintry conditions wouldn't have an effect on my mobility. I'd been driving in mostly dry and rainy conditions and liked that they didn't give much more road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I purchased these tires just as the real weather of winter came to the northeast and the timing and results could not have been better. On my way home from skiing in VT a major winter storm moved in and I had to drive on a variety of wet, snowy, slushy, and icy conditions as I made my way home. Traction was perfect at all times, braking and steering feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I picked the Michelins over the blizzak because they should last alot longer and so far seem up to the task. This review is really a comparison between the Michelin and the general snows because i've had them before as well but on a different vehicle. Right off the bat the Michelin tire drives like an all season tire in weather without snow they're quiet,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The X Ice Xi-3 is a very good winter tire. I'm happily well into my second winter with these on my 2013 G37xS. Excellent capability in all winter conditions. I have no issues whatsoever getting around even during Lake Effect storms and streets that don't get plowed all winter. Bonus: The penalties in comfort and dynamics typically associated with winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was looking for the Bridgestone Blizzak W80s to put on my Sonata, as I had them previously, but they were out of stock at the time I needed them. Gave these a try, so it's a direct comparison between the two brands.In a nutshell the Michelins are very good, but the Blizzak W80 has them beat on overall snow traction. In moderate snow cover you can almost...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I work in a location ~160 miles from home during the week. I drive home on the weekends to be with my family. My home is in a place that people from the boonies call the sticks. Anyway, I am in Virginia, and we don't get the same amount of snow as probably many people who buy this tire live, but when we get it, it takes VDOT days to get out here to clear the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I purchased these Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires based on the many positive reviews they received. These snow tires are unbelievable in that they are extremely quiet and the ride and handling are almost as good as the standard Michelin Primacy tires that are on the car during the rest of the year. Their grip in snow is fantastic. I also highly recommend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Think that aggressive all-terrain tires are 'good enough' for snow and ice? Consider this: Tested my 2015 f150 xlt against a friends 2016 f150 xlt in a huge,unused,icy parking lot. My Blizzak's and his OEM A/T tires were almost new. Both in 4WD with locking rear diff's on. Tried it with traction controls on and off. Both times I was a few truck lengths ahead...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I've never had snow tires and didn't know what I was missing. The first week I had them I drove 150 miles in a snowstorm and couldn't believe how little I slipped going from lane to lane on the highway. I was able to drive faster and feel safer.   Read More