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

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 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 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 WS80

Feels very similar to the WS 70, if not slightly lower in performance? Have been running WS 70 for last 5 winters. The WS 80 feels like it has less grip at the limit (same with RE 11A for summer). Could be the set I have. Average 5000km per performance tire (20000km/set) winter or summer. If my next set of WS 80's are still feeling worse than WS 70's, I will...  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 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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

These tires are absolutely amazing. Keep in mind they are not designed to be best snow tires nor handle like dry/summer tires. However, the fact that Michelin has been able to achieve decent snow traction combined with excellent dry cornering capability and good steering response is amazing. Basically they perform like high performance all-season tires in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

This is my 3rd winter on these tires, and they continue to prove this was a wise purchase. Great in deep and very deep snow. A pleasant surprise though is their superior handling on dry, cold roads as opposed to an all season tire. It seems like the colder it is the better the tires hold dry roads. I'm seeing tread wear loss but not to an alarming degree; I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Drove my AWD Acadia for 3 winters without snows and always managed. Bought snows this year for several planned winter trips. Far surpass my expectations on snow and ice. Traction is amazing for braking, acceleration, cornering. Holds steady for lane changes in deep/slushy storm conditions. Noisier than all season tires but not objectionable. Wish I had them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Got these in November 2014 for winter driving. I live in the mountains and the twisty roads don't always get the attention they need when it snows. After installing them I was impressed with the smoothness of the ride. They do make more noise then a road tire but that's to be expected because they are snow tires. I felt they over steered in the corners and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I have previosly used Blizzak tires. I use Continental Summer tires and wanted to try the Continental winter tire. The Extreme Winter Contact tires have performed extememly well in many difficult winter conditions.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

We have 2 Park Avenues WS70 Blizzaks on the 2000. Read my other 2002 Park Avenue WS80 review.Bought both sets from tire rack.WS70's are on my 2000. I drive more of the county roads at night going to work. Snow Ice etc. 6 s also some of the icier snow packed roads etc and drifts were no problem in SE Wisconsin.the ws70's were cheaper and in stock.....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

2002 Park Avenue with WS80 Blizzak...also see my 2000 Park ave ws70 Blizzak review.My wife needs ice tires this runs more highway freeway and metro streets stop n go lights etc, but also needs to get through deep snow at times. We got rid of X ice 2's (they were used with Buick rims from an old dealer)... a good ice tire but Blizzak has the winter edge. the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Had these tires for 2 winter seasons with approx 8000 of mostly highway driving... Bought these tires for the long drives up to the ski hill. Have encountered some treacherous winter driving conditions and these tires have yet to still dissapoint... Deep snow, slush, ice, snow drifts are all non issues with these tires. Found them to even be quieter than the...  Read More