Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Just finished my third Colorado winter on these tires. Have put on 19,000 miles and there is still 8/32 of tread left! I am going to leave them on this summer and then install a new set of DMV-2s this winter. Couldn't be more happier with these tires in the snow up here in the mountains. We don't get much ice....mainly packed snow roads....so, I can't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I LOVE THESE TIRES! I'be been through Michelin, Bridgestone, Continental and Yuckahama, and they were all (just) Ok. But these tires are GREAT!I swap my tires every 6 months from winter tires to summer tires. (Hey, it's Missouri.) I used to look down my nose at anything that wasn't a (fill in name here.) I finally decided to give these a try. The price is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I drove these all winter and I only had one occasion to lose traction. I was leaving a stop light and wasn't aware of how slick the road had become. Stopped well but when I left, I spun the tires as I started. Never did I feel like the tires would lose traction on the highway. Noise level was elevated compared to the Goodyear RS-A that are OEM. Steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Was disappointed in the light winter we had but....Wet, slushy, icy,heavy snow; 10 pm drive home, passing everyone, looked down, 75 mph, felt like 45. Pretty much says it all for a snow tire. Couldn't wait to get 'em off come spring, but performed as advertised and at least 3 more winters in them. Couldn't be more confident driving my car in the winter....  Read More

Best All-Season and Snow Tires for Your 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE

Does your Jaguar F-TYPE lie parked in the garage during the winter months just begging to be driven? Even a weekend spin is not advisable with sticky summer tires during cold, wintry conditions. The Jaguar F-TYPE is too great a car to store away for months at a time! Performance Winter / Snow tires will give your F-TYPE some grip on cold days and snowy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

This set of Blizzard was installed 1 day before the only big snow storm in New York. After city snow removal, my van was buied in a 4 foot of packed snow/ice mixture. Took me 10 minutes to cleared my driver door entrance only, I was able to drove the van out of my spot. I only had 1 foot of spare room in front & behind my van. My neighbors were shocked to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

This tire is fantastic in snow and on ice, but they have an insane amount of road noise on dry and wet pavement. Handling on dry pavement is typical for any other snow tire, but these truly excel when compared to other snow tires in snow and ice.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I bought these Blizzaks early last winter because the stock BFG MT T/As were greasier than I liked on snow, and I'm glad I did. I just finished my first season with them. They are very good on dry pavement (which we have most of the time even in winter here), and outstanding in snow, ice, or slush. We live on a steep hill and I had no problems coming up in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

This is my second set of the Bridgestone Blizzack Tires. Absolutely trust and love these tires during snow storms in Colorado. Snow and Ice traction is absolutely amazing. Usually take these off during warm and dry days in Colorado and put them back on during the snow storms to prevent wearing them out too quick. This tire handles very well in snow and on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

My last two Camrys came with OEM Bridgestone Turanza all-seasons and were pretty much undriveable in the winter. Swapping a set of Blizzaks made a huge world of difference. Other than running out of ground clearance during a blizzard and high centering, I got through winter in Denver and mountain highways with no drama feeling way more comfortable than I...  Read More

Best Summer, All-Season and Winter Tires for the Latest-Generation Audi A7

The Audi A7 is an executive level mid-size four-door hatchback, or as Audi prefers "Sportback" car. Starting at just under $70,000, adding this thoroughbred to your stable could be a sign that you have made it. With less than a thousand sold a month, you will likely own the only one in the parking lot at work. Since the 2012 redesign, Audi seems to have used...  Read More

What are the Best Run-Flat Winter Tires?

Some newer models of luxury and high-performance vehicles like BMW and Mercedes-Benz come equipped from the factory with run-flat tires. Most of these vehicles have no spare tire, so many drivers who use dedicated winter / snow tires choose to stick with a run-flat design. Over three years ago in the article, "Which Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires Should I...  Read More

To Stud or Not to Stud

Yes, I ran a 5K in Lincoln Park (Chicago) on January 1st and it was freezing! My stupidity wasn't running in the cold but in forgetting my running shoe "studs" at my cousin's apartment. I managed to beat the young buck but I would have been a lot faster with my studs. When it comes to winter shoes for our vehicles, we do have choices between running studded...  Read More

Continental's WinterContact SI Enters the Starting Lineup

In "Winter is Coming: What Winter Tire is Best For You? Part 1", we discussed some of the best options in the Studless Ice & Snow category. Two of the best tires in the category are offerings from Bridgestone and Michelin. No other manufacturers were really able to compete with these two juggernauts for snow and ice traction, leaving a distinct second tier....  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Your Second-Generation (2005-2015) Toyota Tacoma

Over the last several years I've switched vehicles a few times, but have always held on to my solid 2008 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Regular Cab. It's a simple truck with a five-speed on the floor, cloth seats and crank windows, yet nothing is more dependable. Being only 2WD instead of 4WD, it's got one major weakness - it's intrinsically bad in snow. Rear-wheel...  Read More

Ultimate Winter Performance From Your Nissan Altima

Are you enthused about your new Altima, but worried how it will do in the snow? No need to worry, a set of winter / snow tires can have your Altima ready to tackle any condition Mother Nature throws your way. Winter / Snow Tire Category If you haven't done so, please review our winter / snow tire overview. If you want the best packed snow and ice grip and...  Read More

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

Loving Your New Jeep Renegade? Don't Let a Little Snow Ruin Your Fun!

Love your Jeep Renegade but concerned about how it will do in the snow? No worries, we've got your back with Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages that will keep your Renegade rolling.  Winter / Snow Tire Category Given the Jeep Renegade's emphasis on go-anywhere traction as opposed to go-as-fast-as-you-can on asphalt emphasis, most Renegade drivers would be...  Read More

Best Tire Choices for Your Snow Plow Truck

The winter season is upon us and soon we'll be facing snowy driveways and parking lots. After heavy snow, plow truck drivers are tasked with clearing the driveways of residents and parking lots of local businesses. Getting all of the contracted locations plowed can prove a difficult task, so the proper tire can make a significant difference in the time it...  Read More

Best Heavy-Duty Winter Tires

Many drivers of heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickup trucks use On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires like the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 for winter driving. Other simply use standard Highway All-Season tires. While the all-terrain tires will typically outperform their all-season counterparts in snow traction, they are still not as good in winter...  Read More