Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I live in Chicago IL where winters can get bad at times and I own a 2015 Buick Verano with OE 18 tires which are horrible in any depth of snow, so I bought and downsized (YES THEY FIT) to 16 Blizzak WS80 tires (215/60R16 95H) and wheels to swap during summer and winter and I must say these Blizzak WS80 tires are amazing. We got 10 inches of snow and my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Second season on the winter tires. Tread is holding up well and still gripping the road well in winter Chicago conditions. This is the best winter tire out there for SUV's. I have tried to slip by aggressive turns and floored vehicle, but no problem with gripping in the snow. Quieter than DM-V1. Blizzak finally topped X ice in the SUV category. I would buy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Very happy with these tires. Replaced the stock Goodyear's on my G37x. Excellent dry weather traction. Even more impressive is the wet and light snow traction. Traction feels nearly as good as dry traction, an impressive feat (have not had an opportunity to try deep snow yet). Also very happy with the extremely smooth and quiet ride from these tires. Would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I commute 180-190 miles per day mostly on interstate under mix of all seasonal conditions and frequent sudden turns and hard braking to avoid sudden traffic stops. I am very pleased with these tires and their performance. Wear is outstanding. I'm at 65K and can still read the snow S on tread. I've actually been considering running through another winter due...  Read More

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

This is the perfect tire for the Ford Expedition. I ran these on my last Expedition for 9 years. Just put these on my current Expodition today. Did try Destination LE 2 , bad in snow/slush when cornering...even in 4WD...loss of steering ability..sliding around...5 mph! Replaced with these. REvo 2 has been updated with more seratted edges to grip and bite...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

I would probably think twice about buying directional tread tires again because of restrictions on rotatiing, but traction in snow and slush is great.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

OE tires, so expectations have been muted. They've been overall decent tires, fairly quiet on the highway, pretty good dry performance, but not really that good in wet or icy conditions. Compared to other tires I've experienced, they have a tendency to hydroplane. Snow and ice traction is average at best, and I've generally tried to avoid driving this car on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

These tires really impressed me, compared to my previous set of winters which were 245 wide run-flats, which always seemed to lack grip in even light snow conditions...These 225 Blizzak's feel like I'm driving on summer tires in the summer. I have the confidence to pull out and pass slow moving vehicles on snow covered roads, and so far these tires have not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have had a set of Altimax's on every car I have owned (15 in past 2 years). I drive very fast no matter the road conditions and these tires have never let me down. I once drove my Audi A6 in snow that came over the hood (50' long snow drift), and I was able to drive right through it without a problem. All of my friends now run them and most leave them on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

I got these tires put on in advance of a snowstorm. The stock tires that came with the car were very mushy in the corners and they had very little rain / snow traction. Even with all wheel drive, I'd routinely lose traction. So, getting the Bridgestones put on was a treat, albeit expensive. >I came here to write this review because after driving in the snow,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Have a little over 3k miles on the DWS 06, driven aggressively in the dry, commuted on in dry, wet, and now snow and ice. Was very impressed with the tire in all driving conditions. This really is a do all tire. Stickes well in dry, wet and snow as advertised. Always ran Continental DW in Ca, moved to Or so needed better wet/snow traction and didn't want to...  Read More

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

I teach advanced driving and these tires are great. I will not buy anything else: Sand Snow ice and dry their awesome!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I bought these for a winter set and hadn't installed them before I got caught in the snow with my new set of all season which did pretty good and started to think I wasted my money buying the X-ice Michelins but I must say after putting them on my car for the first good snow of the season I am very happy with them the traction is almost unbelievable I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I bought these tires for my 2014 Subaru Forester last winter, and just had them installed for winter #2 last week. Thus, they are starting on their second winter season, and just in time! Today we had our first major snowstorm in S.E. Michigan and we're at about 8 snow and it's still coming down. I went out to run errands, and drove confidently on all of the...  Read More

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

Great value for the money. Pros: -excellent ride quality -very quiet -good wet traction -outstanding snow traction Cons: -squirmy -almost zero feedback/road feel -slow to respondThese tires have very tall, small tread blocks with deep channels in between. The excellent wet traction, even in deep water, and unbelievably good snow grip (almost on par with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Excellent Winter tires. If you live in the upper Midwest and above and own a Truck or SUV, these tires are a best buy if you need to drive in the snow. You can't beat the price and the snow traction. I was able to drive faster than conditions would otherwise allow without even a hint of loss of traction in the deep snow with these tires. For my wife's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport AS

The tires were OEM with my Subaru OB. With proper care, as a few people have noted, I've gotten 43K on them, with a 60/40 highway to city driving mix. They are rated to 40k. They are not off-road, or snow tires. They have been for me, a good quality tire and it does what it claims. I'm buying another set to replace them next week. How you drive also, effects...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

I purchased these Pirada SpecX's for my 2003 Murano solely based on the reviews I read here. I bought this vehicle new and they came stocked with Goodyear Eagles. Ride and traction and wear was average. I replaced them with a set of Michelins from Costco Tire. Wear and traction again average. The ride, not so much. They turned my SE into the ride of a pickup...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Living in Minnesota winters have a tendency to be really tough. One day we will have -15 degree temps and it will be nothing but sheer ice, the next day it could be 20 degrees with wet heavy snow. So far the tires have been absolutely phenomenal! When I got them installed to replace the OEM all season Nexen tires I was expecting that the road noise would be...  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