Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak W965

I have worked for a Ski company for 19 years and travel to mountains all winter. I also pull a 16 ft. Trailer loaded with equipment. This is and will be the only tire I will buy as long I drive in snow. I have avoided many deer in the middle of the night on snowy roads in the mountains. I switch them out and put a regular summer tread on when the snow stops...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Last week I put identical sized tires and rims on my AH3 M sport, and my wife's BMW X1. 225-45-18. Michelin x-ice 3.So far, they are the best handling snow tire I have ever used. Dry pavement handling does not feel like a snow tire, but more like an all season. Stability and traction are superb. There is no floating all over the road like I felt with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

Tires are mounted on one of our patrol cars. We have only 3954 miles on them so far. They are much better than any Michelin winter tire my department has ever purchased. Traction has been excellent in the snow and the car stops quickly on packed ice. Driving response has been excellent.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This is my first set on winter tires and I have now driven these during two significant snow events in Wisconsin. The difference in traction, braking distance, and just the general sense of driving confidence they give you is nothing short of astonishing. Putting these on has made my car's ABS and VSC systems incredibly more effective - in the absence of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

What a significant improvement over ANY all season tires on ice, light and heavy snow!My 3 month old Dunlop SP sport 5000 tires were rated with the best snow and ice traction among all other all season tires in the latest consumers report survey, but the car can't even stop without sliding out of control when I reach intersections on slight icy conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I haven't had the opportunity to try them out in deep snow yet, but its been cold and slushy...nothing to really challenge the winter handling. I did have the misfortune of a near collision on the highway when a car suddenly tapped the guardrail on the left lane and rebounded into my path. In dry cold conditions I had to brake very hard, swerve right,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

For RWD owner considering getting WS70:The snowstorm came 2 days ago, and I put this sets of wheel and tires on my E46 Coupe RWD. That night, when there is at least 3 inches plus snow outside. I went out to test drive. (I ran the same car last winter with Michelin Super Sports, and I almost died so many times, pure luck.) OH BTW I got Quaife LSD for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

During a recent ice storm the tires were remarkable. I safely passed nemerous vehicles stuck, spinning their wheels. Braking, cornering and starting from a stop were no problem. We also had a minor (4 inch) snow fall and the tires worked very well. Everyone should be made aware that all season tires are not adequate for winter driving condions.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

After moving into a new house that has a very steep, paved driveway, I wanted to get snow tires for my BMW and my wife's Subaru (both AWD). I chose the Blizzak's for theSubaru and the Dunlop Wintersports for the BMW. This review is for the Blizzaks so I will speak mostly to these. Bottom line, these tires are awesome. I purchased mainly for snow and ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Great tire for harsh winters. No noticeable difference in noise or fuel economy from all seasons. Provides great confidence in winter driving.   Read More

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

I bought these after researching ratings (love the color block quick comparison graphs) to maximize the luxury part of the older 1997 sport/luxury Lexus SC 300 which came with some half worn Blizzaks. I couldn't be happier, driving for maximum fuel economy, slowing early for expected stops, accelerating moderately, staying pretty much within posted speeds,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 RFT

All statements made are COMPARED TO STOCK TIRES, in winter driving conditions. In snow and ice, these tires are drastically different than stock. They allow you to take off a bit quicker, turn a bit faster, and stop a bit shorter. They handle very much like worn stock tires on damp roads, if that makes sense. If you drive in the winter on these, and expect...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I purchased this tire strictly for winter driving in snow/ice. I drive on frozen Minnesota lakes and no maintenance roads. I do take them off in the spring and put on Firestone Destinations for summer and fall use. I can't believe the traction these tires achieve in snow and ice. I drive very few highway miles in the winter. The tires look like the day I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

California driving with many long highway trips from SoCal to Mammoth for skiing and fishing. Blizzak's are meant for cold-weather only, but they lasted quite well in the much warmer, SoCal environment. (I was hoping for 40K miles and almost made it...3 of the 4 tires would have made it, but I changed out the set when one went low-tread at 38K.) I drove in 3...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

Cleveland, Ohio.Switched to dedicated snow tires years ago. I have had 3 cars in that time and every single one was fitted with dedicated wheels with Blizzaks on them. I had the WS70's, and the WS80's on my most recent 2013 Honda Accord. It handled better than most 4 wheel drive Jeeps I know. I recently turned in that lease and will be buying WS80's for my...  Read More

Winter is Coming: What Winter Tire is Best For You? Part 1

While you're enjoying your time out on the beach, playing golf and taking rides with the top down, this is probably not the best time to remind you that winter really isn't that far away. If you live in an area that gets any real accumulation of snow, a set of dedicated winter/snow tires is highly recommended. Many of us will hope for a reasonably mild...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

I am no expert nor do I work for any tire manufacturer or designer firm; however I do diligent research before spending large amounts of my money. I am also a tire and brake OCD person. By this I mean, if I'm going to carry something special like my family in my car then I am certainly not going to get a cheaper tire for the sake of saving a whole $80-100....  Read More

Yokohama Geolandar Crossover Tires vs Light Truck SUV Tires

Yokohama has been known for their high performance tires amongst enthusiasts in the industry for decades. Tires like the popular S.Drive and its predecessor, the AVS Intermediate, have a special place in the memories of many high performance drivers.   Yokohama offers much more than performance tires. Whether you're looking at touring tires for the family...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I drove from Durham NH back to central Maine during the snowstorm last wed afternoon and had no problems with loss of traction on either interstate or secondary roads. I purchased the Tirerack recommended tire/wheel package and am completely satisfied. I had to pass many vehicles which came to complete stops on small hills(about 0.5mi long),probably using...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I bought these tires for my 2005 Ford Crown Victoria after several winters of getting stuck on a level surface with one inch on snow on it. This car is probably the worst possible vehicle to drive in winter conditions, so I thought it would be a good test vehicle for these tires. So far here in cleveland we have had rain, snow, ice, and slush. These tires...  Read More