Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I drive quite a bit on the highway and on back roads. I live in te real northern New York near the Canadian border. We get ice and snow. I have waited to write this report to give enough time to properly test these tires according to the other reviews I have read. I drive about 30,000 miles in a year. I have owned over 80 vehicles and have tried all tires....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bought a set of these Bridgestone Blizzak to replace my summer set, for the snowy conditions, and so that I can have some fun in the snow with my snow killer WRX. First thought that came into my head when I got these mounted, were Man these tires are just too ---- grippy for the snowy conditions. With that in mind, I was trying to have some fun hooning...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

I purchased my first set of Michelin snow tires after having Blizzaks for the las 3 years. My expectations have been exceeded in all categories. I would run these tires year round if they weren't designated snow tires. I will be purchasing a set of matching summer tires to replace the Pirelli P7's I previously used. I live in Connecticut and as of today, we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Have them on my Odyssey Touring. First season with them with several snow storms in Eastern Ohio. They have handled everything that winter has thrown at us thus far, minus 2 inches of solid ice in our alley (we weren't able to back in to our garage as normal, instead had to pull straight in). Wet, dry, and light and deep snow traction have been great and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is a high quality snow tire that makes winters in a rear wheel drive car more comfortable. I haven't put enough miles on the tires to be a great judge of durability, and I've only driven through one significant snow event and the slushy aftermath that followed for the next few days. Although grip is improved, the traction control still activates when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bought the tires in nov. 2014.... Boston has recieved 95 in of snow in 1 month... Best tires i have ever have had on this RWD mercedes benz. Traction, stopping, and going up hills with 6/7 in of snow NO PROBLEM.... Just a great traction tire.... They will only be good for 2/3 seasons but what a great tire!!!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Just installed the Bridgestone WS80 prior to the big Super Bowl snowstorm of 2015. I had been told by tire guys that if I had a good set of all season radials I'm just as well off as having snow tire. Too bad I believed that for too long. After my wife had a very close call on icy roads with my 4 children in the van with her, I thought a set of winter tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have survived seven PA winters using performance all-season tires but knew it was just a matter of time before my Mustang got stuck and left me out in the cold. I did my research and opted for a set of WS80 Blizzaks for my factory rims and purchased a set of new wheels / tires for the rest of the year.My previous set of tires were Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

With these tires on our Toyota Prius, we were able reach our mountain destination despite snow&ice conditions. A major snowstorm with freezing temps resulted in several inches of snow on top of ice on the highway. At the first uphill grade, the traffic was stopped due to the lack of traction. We were able to weave around all the stalled vehicle including...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

After driving for 5 years on Yokohama YK580's, I finally looked into a different tire. I did not realize what a difference a tire could make. With the Yokohama's, this vehicle slips and slides, the traction control barely worked. After having these Blizzaks installed, my vehicle was a totally different animal. I am an aggressive driver, and these tires make...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

These tires are great in deep snow, my car won't even move in deep snow, great traction. Although ive to say that I disagree with others reviews about traction on ice. My car slided a little on ice not the best traction on ice but honesty, on ice...not tires are good.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This was my first winter tire purchase and I have zero regrets about buying it. I think one of the most important benefits of this tire was the confidence of its performance driving in snow or rainy conditions. It's handling in adverse weather is incredible compared to my previous all-season tires.The tire is a bit noisy as can be expected by the tread...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Just got these tires for my 2WD Trailblazer SS. IMMEDIATE improvement on snow and ice. Have a driveway that I was not able to get up without a 10 minute fight and spinning everywhere. First time with these tires, now slipping or sliding, just straight up the driveway! Very happy with these. Will be testing them more throughout this new england winter with a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

So let me start off by saying that the previous Goodyear Assurance Fuel max tires that were the original factory installed tires were absolutely awful in all weather conditions except dry pavement on a sunny day. After dealing with these tires for a year, I decided to purchase the blizzak WS-80 tires. After having WS-70's on my 2011 dodge caravan, I knew I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiCrossContact Winter

Bought these tires just in time for the snow in Europe. Driven 11,000 miles in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria in various snow and ice conditions including crossing through the Alps from Germany to Austria. The all-wheel drive on the Audi definitely helps, but I'm very impressed. These tires also handle much better than the Blizzaks I ran for the previous...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I had these tires for three years, but this winter in New York (2014/15) was the real test we had so much snow and more ice than I could remember in my fifty plus years. Let me tell you, I never could expect A tire to perform so well. Not one problem. These tires stopped on black ice like the ground was dry, they never got stuck. Pulled in and out of parking...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I bought this van new in 2oo3 i just turned 70,000 miles so i do not drive alot(disabled)but for winter tires i have found these better then Blizzak ws70&Firestone Winterforce,and yes useing 4 winter tires does make a differance! I was always the guy that said 2 on the front is all i need as i always run Goodyear comfortread's with my snow tires untill 1 day...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Initially I was a bit hesitant to spend the extra money for a separate set of winter tires. I am VERY glad that I did not cheap out and stick with the all-season ones that came with the vehicle this wintertime. I was amazed how relatively quiet these Blizzak-LM60 tires are at highway speeds.Recent snow, sleet, slush, freezing rain events have proved the true...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I live in central NY where we average 120 inches of snow/year. Further, I live up on a hill whwre the climb is 350 feet in about 1/2 mile. In the past, I have always run Blizzaks which were excellent. But after some research, I decided to try the Ice Guard iG52c, and I am very impressed. These tires are very popular in Canada, and it seems that was their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 N-Spec

I was convinced to buy these when I called Tire Rack and had a sales specialist (Theo) sharing his experience and other using these Miichelin winter tires. I had a bad experience in Winter with this brand and was a fan of Blizzak for our very cold and snowy canadian winter. i drive a lot , in every condition and I actually love driving in the worst of the...  Read More