Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

We got the Bridgestone DMV1 tires installed yesterday. We live on a gravel road. It's a mile and half to our home from the highway. It was snow packed on the way home yesterday we took our Astro out for a test drive on the snow pack and down some six inch deep snow so we could test them out. My 11 yr old son exclaimed These tires are awesome! I couldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I replaced my OEM Continental tires which still had life to them because I could not take the noise or hard ride they delivered. I spent countless hours researching these new Drive Guards on-line and speaking with the tire experts that actually had driving training with them. I could not be happier with the ride! They are considerably quieter and the ride is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

Okay, I am not into the rogue specifics of tires as I am not a mechanic nor car expert, just a commuting, high-mileage, everyday driver. I purchased these as a part of a closeout deal and the Turanzas I wanted were not in stock. Before purchasing, I read reviews online and found more good comments than bad - I simply should've listened. I drive an everage of...  Read More

2013 Winter Ice Rink Test Results

Our latest winter / snow tire test is now available online. We pitted Dunlop's new Winter Maxx against the Michelin X-Ice Xi3, Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 and Continental ExtremeWinterContact. In my previous post, "Dunlop Launches Impressive New Winter Maxx," I mentioned that the Winter Maxx was impressive in our testing, and now the official results are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I purchased a rear wheel drive Mercedes Benz E320 CDI this fall and was concerned with handling this winter. Living in Michigan we see all types of winter driving conditions.I went online to the Tire Rack website and researched tires for winter driving and with their customer service support selected the Bridgstone Blizzak 225/55R16 WS60 tires. I am...  Read More

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

I purchased these from Tire Rack about a month ago for Cleveland OH winters. My Lexus RX400h is average to below even though its Partial AWD. With these tires in place, it is a VERY noticeable difference in performance. These tires are outstanding. Seriously, look no further. Absolutely fantastic, such a difference compared to my all seasons that were on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

TIreRack has been absolutely AMAZING! I was wary to buy my tires online, but I have not been disappointed! I will only order from them from now on! And when I lost my lug adapter, a new one was sent out no questions asked! AMAZING service and I LOVE my tires!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I bought these tires after researching them online and finding numerous positive reviews and then I saw the latest Consumer Reports winter tire test that rated them 2nd overall and that clinched it. These tires are rebranded Gislaved NordFrost 3's made in Germany by Continental (Continental owns both the Gislaved and General Tire brands).I've used many...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Winter's Worst Conditions

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and Continental ExtremeWinterContact tires are three of the top contenders in the Studless Ice and Snow category. The old approach to winter was that tires with aggressive tread patterns and studs were the best way to handle winter driving. It's been our experience that the advanced Studless Ice and Snow...  Read More

Do My Winter / Snow Tires Have Another Year in Them?

The weather is getting cooler and many are thinking about removing their performance tires for winter / snow tires. However, what condition are your old snow tires in? Can you eke out one more season? Should you? Keep in mind that the more tread depth the tires have, the more effective they will be in loose snow and slush. Checking your tread depth may seem...  Read More

Best Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires in 225/45R17

If you have a 2006-2011 BMW 3 Series, odds are you're considering run-flat winter / snow tires in 225/45R17. For the upcoming winter season, there are only two options left in stock: the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT and Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT How Do They Compare? The...  Read More

Rating Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

High performance tires for the summer driving season provide drivers of sports coupes and sedans with responsive handling and crisp steering response in wet and dry conditions. With Firestone, Michelin and Bridgestone tires making up the top five tires in our Ultra High Performance Summer category survey results, there are great options from different...  Read More

Purchasing Bridgestone Tires Online?

Tire Rack carries a full line of Bridgestone passenger and light truck tires including the Potenza, Turanza and Dueler series. Also see our full selection of Bridgestone Blizzak winter / snow tires. Below are a few options from the Bridgestone collection: Potenza RE-11 Summer tire developed for sports cars, sports coupes and performance sedans. Turanza...  Read More

Michelin HydroEdge, Year Two of My Story

The Michelin HydroEdge has worked well on my Impala. I have had them for two years now and have put 50,000 miles on my car in that time. I use the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 winter tires seasonally, so the Michelin HydroEdge has seen about 14,500 miles and they still look very good.My daily driving has changed as I have moved. Previously, most of my driving...  Read More

Ice, Ice Baby!

That's right kids, it's time once again to drive expensive BMWs on an ice rink!! Tire Rack has been putting winter tires through the ringer for the last couple of years by equipping our test vehicles with some popular choices and testing their mettle on glare ice. This year we tested the Continental ExtremeWinterContact, the Dunlop Graspic DS-3, the Michelin...  Read More

Snow Tire Testing on an Indoor Ice Rink

Today I tested the Bridestone Blizzak WS70, the Continental ExtremeWinterContact, the Dunlop Graspic DS-3 and the Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Studless Ice and Snow tires. The test took place on an indoor ice rink and let me tell you that it's always a fun learning experience to be able to test these tires back-to-back on glare ice.All four tires were good in...  Read More

Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Studless Ice and Snow Tire

Yesterday I had the opportunity to test four different Studless Ice and Snow winter tires. Comparisons were conducted on an indoor hockey rink here in South Bend, Indiana and included acceleration and braking tests along with a cornering demonstration. We drove on the Continental ExtremeWinterContact, Dunlop Graspic DS-3, Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and the Bridges...  Read More

Snow Tire Testing in the Summer

This week I tested snow tires on our 6.6 mile road course. I know this sounds strange -- it was 85 degrees and sunny -- but it gives us a good chance to see how these tires handle in warm, dry conditions (because the roads aren't always full of snow throughout the winter season). I tested the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, Continental ExtremeWinterContact, Dunlo...  Read More

Bridgestone RE760 Sport: Top rated for a reason!

Are you looking for an Ultra High Performance Summer tire that will give you longer tread life? Look no further than the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport. This tire is designed to provide excellent performance and longer tread wear. The benefits of the RE760 include excellent dry and wet traction along with a smooth, comfortable ride that will give you...  Read More

Summer vs. All-Season tires

I recently had a conversation with a driver who wanted to replace two tires. My first response was, "Sure, what tire do you have on the car now?" He replied, "That doesn’t matter." I assure you it does matter. When only replacing two tires on your car, you should install the same model tire. This will result in the most predictable handling. Keep in mind...  Read More