Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Duravis R500 HD

I purchased these tires to make a cross country trip pulling a travel trailer. They had huge improvements over the Michelins that came with the truck new. No sidewall flex, the ride seams better, possibly since the tire remains closer to round when in contact with the pavement, but best is that they don't puncture as easily. When I took off the original...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

After the hard winter last year, my wife was really concerned with sticking with the all season tires she had. So I did my research and the local tire shop recommended these tires and I have to say I am nothing short of impressed. This past winter in Michigan, we had one of the biggest snowfalls in a weekend. My wife's traverse is FWD and with these tires I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

When I purchased these tires they were not yet available to the public. My purchase was based on reviews and testing done at the Baja Fresh. I knew they were more then capable in an off road scenario and even in snow. The fear was that they would be noisy and perform just plain awful on the highway.These tires over exceeded my expectations. They look really...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Wow! Amazing! These tires make driving in snow FUN! The worse the roads get the more I want to drive. Grip is great. These tires combined with the cars Stabilitrac make it sure footed in slippery conditions. Confidence inspiring. I've tried to find the limits of these tires and so far I've been unsuccessful. They've done everything I've asked for. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I am a longtime Blizzak owner. The first set I owned was in 1998 for my Mazda Protege. It's amazing how Bridgestone continues to improve what I regard as the best winter season tire available. I've used DM1V's on my trucks and WS on my cars and crossovers for nearly two decades. They generally last 3 seasons before the multicell compound is broken down and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Overall great snow tire. I have these on my 2014 Camaro, and used them on my 2013 Camaro last year. Makes a car that otherwise would NOT be able to handle snow into a car that drives like a truck with 4WD. A few weeks ago my friend got stuck pulling into a driveway with his new Camry. I got right in no problem.Everyone looks at me like I'm crazy driving this...  Read More

Is the General AltiMAX Arctic the Best Studdable Winter / Snow Tire?

With recent snow falls still making news, many of us our reminded that we still have many weeks (and months in some areas) of winter driving left this season. To see if February is still a good time to purchase winter tires, take a look at "Is it Too Late to Buy Winter / Snow Tires?"   The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, and Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A

These came with the truck new, replaced the same around 26,000 miles. Replaced the second set around 56,000. Replacing the 3rd set at 111,000 miles. Do not hold up! BUT I'm in stone construction business. Usually dealing with a lot of weight in truck (up to 7000#) and/or towing a bobcat and dumping trailer, (up to 10 tons). So take that with a grain of salt...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have tried the (oxymoronically named) ultra high performance all season tires from the following major brands: Bridgestone, Michelin, and Pirelli--before trying the Hankooks. The Hankooks are understated in their abilities, but come through when called upon to respond to diverse conditions.Yesterday, when a ladder fell off a truck on the highway in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I have the same tire on my Silverado, so I chose it for the Traverse also and I'm very pleased with it on both vehicles. I know 1000 miles on this set doesn't seem like enough to make some ratings, so they are based on the truck. I'm here to tell you that driving on ice packed roads in excess of 40 mph is not a problem on these tires. We get plenty of days...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I have had this tire for a couple months now. Have had the opertunity to drive in all types of weather here in Colorado. VERY satisfied with the overall handling and performance so far. Wife had a flat and did not have to wait for a tow truck on the side of I-25. Got to a place to repair it and was on her way.   Read More

Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c vs Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

We've been testing and selling Yokohama performance tires, all-seasons and light truck/SUV tires for over twenty years. This season, we now offer their winter / snow tires for the first time in over a decade. Since it had been awhile since we carried the iceGUARD line of Yokohama tires, we decided to familiarize ourselves with their winter traction by...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

These tires have completely changed my Tacoma's personality! The original Bridgestone tires were garbage, and the replacement General Grabbers were a huge improvement, especially in snow driving. The Tacoma is known for its noisy, rough ride and the Grabbers didn't change that, nor did I expect them to. When they finally wore out, however, I decided to try...  Read More

Continental Makes Three of the Best All-Season Tires for Winter Driving

Given the severe winter season of 2013 -  2014, many drivers are asking which tires have the best snow and ice traction. The answer is simple - the best dedicated winter / snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 for cars and Blizzak DM-V1 for crossovers and SUVs, walk away from even the best all-season tires when it comes to traction in snow and on...  Read More

Sneak Peek of New Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Since the original Bridgestone Blizzak tire was introduced in 1993, Bridgestone has all but dominated the Studless Ice & Snow performance category with their Blizzak line of winter / snow tires. Their multicell winter tread compound dramatically increases winter traction in slippery conditions so much, that it changed perception of what a snow tire can do....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

It's a great tire and it will not disappoint in any type of environment you can throw at. Road noise is minimal unlike some of the others saying it is loud. These tires make truck feel stable and truck does not wonder the road or feel mushy. I had Goodyear Wrangler SRA's on before which were terrible for handling, getting stuck in my wet front yard among...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

I have only had this tire for a few weeks but I wanted to get this out there. This tire is great. It made my truck ride like an entirely different vehicle for the better! there is really no discernable tire noise and it drives and handles like a dream. I will buy these for my other SUV as soon as the OEM junk gives out.   Read More

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

I upgraded my 08 Sierra with 18 inch wheels and these tires from the factory size rims and factory tires. I had a set of the Revo's (First gen) on my last truck and really liked them so I wanted to try them again. Overall I have no complaints, good ride, great traction, great wear (with rotation every 6,000 miles and air check every 3,000) The only downside...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I have a toyota x-runner and I drive the chit out of that truck. owner of a start-up I have to be around a lot. I clocked on about 44000 miles in less than 10 months of having the tires, and i am definitely at the wear bars. I would say the tires will last that 40k they put on the warranty. I am a pretty spirited driver, when it comes to getting in the hills...  Read More