Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I changed out the OEM Goodyear Eagle RFT's that were frankly not acceptable. Blew out 2 Goodyears before replacing all 4 with Driveguard. We have more than 32k on these tires, and all is well, no damage, they run fairly quiet, and have good traction. Mileage seems to be in line with 50 k warrantee, likely to get more than that. I rotate them every 5-7k....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Grew up in Michigan. Have driven in severe and white out road conditions. Now live in Reno, adjacent to the Sierra and its passes. I have FWD on the Escape, but with the Blizzak tires I can perform as well or better than AWD/4wd vehicles. I took it up Donner pass yesterday, two lane road where they were screening for AWD/4WD or chains. I got the guy to let...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I had this tired for about 4 months now and all I can say is they perform extremely well in the dry vs my all season stock tires and even perform well in the wet as well. A lot more grip vs my all season tires but rides a little harsher but that a trade off and can also that I have upgrade coil overs as well. So far they are great tires but I do notice maybe...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Very impressed with wet weather performance and quietness. A big improvement over the OEM Bridgestones.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

This is the snow tire to get. I'm on my 3rd set of blizzaks and am very happy with them. They performed well in deep snow in the mountains and also gripped very well in slush / ice conditions. I was surprised with how well they resist hydroplaning considering in Seattle the roads often pool water.The WS80 do have a soft sidewall so cornering isn't great but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

So far, so good. Only have about 2K miles on these tires, but I have no concerns. I am looking forward to seeing how well they perform now that winter is beginning to set in here in the Chicago area. I have great expectations looking ahead to when our snow begins to fall. Certainly, they are not snow tires, but overall, I do expect them to perform well.   Read More

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

Mixed feelings about this tire. 1st off I mainly track the car and drive it there with these same tires. Man does this tire grip. It's also very responsive with great feedback. I was able to out corner way better cars than mine because of the tire, complete transformation. The downside is they wear really fast. 3 track days and 3500 miles and they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

The tires were O.E. on my new 2016 VW Golf Sportwagon. When I purchased the car I immediately got larger wheels and summer performance tires, purchased from Tire Rack, which I installed immediately . I swapped them back to the O.E. all-season Bridgestones in early Nov. with the arrival of colder weather. What a huge change for the worse! After driving about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Had Michelin PSS for 18,000 miles. They were down to wear bars. Replaced with Pole Positions. Fabulousvride, low noise considering Max performance summer rubber. Overall handling is 95% as good as PSS. Wet traction is better than PSS, and ride quality is same or better. Car handles and tracks perfectly. Running factory psi specs of 35/36. Wear rate at 1,700...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

This is absolutely the BEST tire I have had on my 07 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. I drive a healthy mix of city and highway, on a winding mountain highway. Good tires are very important to me. I have had a whole host of tires on my Highlander over the years trying to find the promised land of durability, handling and ride comfort.Prior to the Continental...  Read More

Best Tires for Audi Q7 TDI

The 2015 Audi Q7 TDI Premium is loved by its owners for its lush interior and sophisticated driving characteristics. This seven-passenger SUV is also praised for its fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine.  When it comes to the vehicle’s tires, either the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV-4X4 or Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 are Original Equipment. Q7 TDI owners,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Any RDX owners out there know that this is a noisy CUV/whatever-they-call-it. When I bought the car last October it had mismatched off-brand tires and anything but the smoothest road felt like a washboard. Although I normally take a more performance-oriented approach to researching tires, I figured this time around I'd look for something that smooths out the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

This is an upgrade on a Chevrolet one ton van 8lug wheel. Original tires were Bridgestone and they were the hardest riding tire. Additionally I wanted to add the six spoke Chevrolet aluminum rims which are 17x7.5 vs the stock 16x6.5. I drive this van usually lightly loaded if not empty. Therefore I wanted a tire with a lower aspect ratio for improved...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires replaced the original Bridgestone Potenza's (high performance, summer) that came with the G37. They are a noticeable step up in performance, primarily in the wet, compared to the Bridgestones. They are also quieter, though that may not be an accurate comparison as the Bridgestones were at the end of their life compared to the new Michelin's. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Had this on my Chevy crew cab for a year now ....ride is better than what came on the truck new , had to trash them after 18,000 due to cupping .....Bridgestone says it was my fault ...so now I drive michelins and love them ....can't wait for a little muddling and I can review their performance   Read More

Worried About How Your New 2016 - 2017 Chevy Camaro Will Do in the Snow? Relax, We Got Your Back!

Having a fun sporty car used to mean that you also needed a second car to handle the winter months. This is no longer the case as modern traction control systems and ever improving winter tires mean the fun doesn't have to stop when the snow falls. For example, you have a 2016 Camaro and we have several tire and wheel options to get you through the...  Read More

Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

For the limited amount of bad weather that we had last year these tires I felt out performed the Michelin Ice/X tires I had on in previous years. I will be putting these on after Thanksgiving and see how they perform this winter, so far so good.   Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

What are the Differences in Winter / Snow Tire Categories

As you begin to shop for winter / snow tires this year, you may discover there are different classifications of winter tires available. So the question is: "Which one works best for me?" General AltiMAX Arctic Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Studdable Winter / Snow Offering a traditional winter compound and tread design, these tires meet severe...  Read More