Ice Traction Comparisons Between All-Season and Winter Tires

Did you know a set of dedicated winter tires provide better traction on snow-covered roads, hard packed snow and ice compared to all-season tires?     Icy roads are very slick indeed, but there is still some useful traction to be found with the proper tires. Top tires in the Studless Ice & Snow category such as the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 and Michelin X-Ice...  Read More

Bridgestone DriveGuard: A Year in Review

This time a year ago, little was known about the Bridgestone DriveGuard, a tire that's currently our best-selling run-flat option. Over the course of a year, this tire has proven itself in a wide array of weather conditions, has been subject to internal testing and has climbed to the very top of our consumer reviews. While perhaps having a slightly harsher...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I currently have these tires on a 2004 BMW 330Ci. There were a lot of bad reviews on here about these tires but I decided to buy them anyway because of the much lower price and the $80 rebate offered. I owned a pair of Hankook Ventus RS2 about 5 years ago and those tires were the best (200 tread wear). The cornered compared to the Micheline Pilot Sport 2 for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

Just put these tires on my 2009 328Ixdrive. They seem Softer then the Turanza EL42 that came with the car. Thus they take potholes better. With The turanzas everytime i hit a pothole i shuddered from the rattling of the car. Not with these. I did get 45,000 miles out of the Turanzas so i hope i get close to that with these. However, with te Poles being a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

OK, so I haven't put enough miles on these yet to determine treadwear and snow performance. All I can say is that, so far, these tires have been a major improvement over the OEM tires. Perfect for a Tundra 4 door with my type of usage. More importantly, I wanted to weigh in on the excelling value of user reviews in making a good decision on new tires. My...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Simply outstanding. Put these winter tires on about a month ago and already in the Chicago area we've gotten 7 inches of snow..which I looked forward to in that I wanted to see if these tires were what I expected. They are quiet on dry roads, very pleasant in cold temperatures (10-20 degrees) responsive and so on. In the snow they are very good and you will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

This tire combined with AWD does very well on my BMW 330Xi during the Northeast winter. I am very impressed with the dry, wet, and snow traction for a high performance snow tire. I really don't think any all-season tire can match this level of traction in both dry AND snow conditions. Noise and wear so far have been very good. No complaints. Honestly, this...  Read More

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

Those tires replaced Continental snow tires on my BMW 528 XI. I love them, they are very quite and comfortable. they look very nice on the new M5 wheels as well. I always had Michelin and Continental, but this brand is very good as well. will buy again for my van.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

The Drive Guard tires replaced the OEM Bridgestone Potenza tires with 36,000. I was ready to sell the car because of the poor ride, bad handling and noise with the Potenzas. The car now rides & handles great with no tire noise. The Drive Guards are probably the best tire I have every owned and would highly recommend them. I only have 200 miles on the new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

My C63 AMG has a tune that boosts it from 450HP to around 525HP at the flywheel. I came from Michelin Pilot Super Sports, which are fantastic tires, but there's just no comparison... the Michelins aren't even close. This particular car is quite under-tired in the rear, which makes it very tail happy. Even though I'm running the same factory-specified tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Likely the best tire I've ever owned. After mounting and road force balancing on my 2003 BMW 540i M-Sport, the car came to life. It is incredibly predictable, whether wet or dry, and these tires hit the corners better than just about any I've ever owned. If you're a spirited driver like me, be sure and stay on top of the pressure of the tires to keep maximum...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat

I live in Aurora, IL and have to drive to Des Moines once a month. I've had these OEM tires on my BMW X1 for a year and today there was an ice strom in Des Moines. These tires could not have handled the roads any better. Just a really great feeling of control. Ride is good, handling is good, grip is good, noise is good - bottom line, these are really good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires and had them installed when I last did an oil change, it has now been 3,000 miles and ready for another oil change. I did not think it was possible to improve the handling of this car much more as it had superb handling beforehand, but WOW did these new tires really feel GREAT! they handle amazingly well in both wet and dry conditions,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A II RFT

I feel confident driving these tires with my 2011 BMW xDrive staggered sports package sedan. I love it most on dry conditions. I drove approx... 220 kph on a full trunk load and with 3 adult passengers. I could have gone faster but the road caught up soon. The ride felt stable and balanced. The grip on the road was outstanding. As for wet conditions, I feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Just replaced a set of Continential RFT's on my 528. I got about 40K out of the Conti's and was pleased, but the ride was a bit harsh for a bmw. These tires are amazing. It drives exactly what I was hoping for. While only 100 miles on the new set, its like night and day compared to the Continental RFT's. They look great and the ride finally drives like a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Ditch the OEM run-flat tires! The Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires are much smoother, ride quieter and provide a greater sense of road feel and manners than the OEM Bridestone run-flats, which were a rougher ride and wore out after less than 26,000 miles. Why BMW equips their cars w run-flats is a mystery to me since the run-flats ride is rougher, tires...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these to replace the original Michelin MXV4 tires because the Michelins were completely worn out at 30K miles. Based on every review and advice I recieved from Tire Rack and other sources the Conti DWS should have been a great tire. I even had them on a previous 2005 Lexus and they were great on that car. They have outstanding handling and steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Nothing brings out the performance of your auto more than a good set of tires. With 45,000 miles on them, the OEM tires were getting noisy and starting to wear unevenly (a given with BMW rear tires). Time to buy tires and get back to Bridgestone.I have tried several other brands over the years but nothing performs like the And just when you think they have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Living in the high sierras, a dedicated winter tire is a must. Normal snowfall is 400 per year although the last two winters have been unfortunately mild.Driving a Q5 S-Line Prestige with a 255/45/20 size, a real winter tire is needed. Previous tires for the Q5 included the Bridgestone LM-60 and the Conti Extreme Contact DWS. The Conti was noisy...  Read More