Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The OEM Tires that came with the car only lasted about 38,000 miles (we use snow tires in the past two winters) Used to buy Mich. tires but found them to be too expensive. I have been with the same tire dealer for 20 years and he strongly reccomended them, I talked to his wife and she has these on her Lexis and loves them. I took a chance as they were out of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  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 DriveGuard

These tires have given my Cooper new life. Had Continental RF OEM. They were hard as rocks. Awful. The car was responsive but I could feel a twig on the road. These tires are still responsive and have effectively handled snowmageddon,the Maryland winter, like a pro. I should have bought an entire second set just to store and keep for when the original set...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Have these tires on a dedicated 17inch steel wheel. Did not notice any difference in ride from the OEM 20 inch on Goodyears. Noise is a little louder than a all season tire due to having them studded at 0-30mph. Anything over 30mph and you cant hear the studs anymore. Tires do exceptionally well in deep snow. Pulled out a mini cooper in 20inches of fresh...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Great winter tires! I had Blizzak before, and these are cheaper and just as good. Really quiet on the highway, smooth ride, and excellent snow grip. I would absolutely buy again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I've been very surprised at how capable these tire are. My car came new with Pirelli Corsa 'steetable track & competition' tires, which are not recommended for near-freezing temps. I wanted to drive the car year-round so I needed some cold-weather tires. In the Tire Rack comparison test it was phrases like very nice balance of on-center precision and...  Read More

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

I have used General winter tires on my X3 for many years and this year I have tried an all season. These new all season tires are unbelievable! I had a chance to put them to the test this month when we received our first good snowfall in the mountains of Utah.I was able to climb unplowed snow covered hills with about 4-5 inches of wet snow without ANY...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Initially this tire was great! After first rotation @ 5000 miles, the tires began a balancing issue. Found out two of my four are out of round and it takes a bunch of weight to balance them. This will never get any better on this set. It is a great tire in light snow and ice conditions if driven properly. I would use this tire in the future on a serparate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I purchased this tire to replace the stock Continental touring tire. I am so glad that I did. A month after purchasing these tires I drove 1600 miles from southern California through the Sierra mountains, across the Nevada desert and then over the Rockies into Denver. They worked perfectly. Low noise at hwy speeds. They handled the windy mountain roads like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

Hate these tires, give me my Goodyear Eagle LS2's back. These tires are squirrelly at highway speed. They also lighten the steering in my opinion too much. The ride is rough, my mother noticed within 2 miles that I had new tires, and they weren't as smooth as the old ones (Eagle LS2). They have caused more squeaks and rattles in the car. They are no better...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Amazing tires! I bought a set of GoodYear Assurance ComforTred Touring tires that I used for a week, then I exchanged them for these Michelins and I appreciated the improvement in every aspect of driving. These are the first tires I owned that could be balanced perfectly. (Unfortunately I am too sensitive to little imperfections.) They provide good comfort...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I purchased these snow tires while living in Lake City, Florida. Needless to say, I got some really funny remarks when ordering/having them mounted. However, they were bought because we were moving to Upper Michigan (Marquette area), where we get TONS of snow. Most people thought we were crazy for buying them when we did (around the middle of March), because...  Read More

Are Your All-Season Tires Ready to Handle All Seasons?

There‚Äôs no doubt that when it comes to driving in inclement weather during the winter months, nothing beats a set of winter / snow tires. However, if you reside in an area that receives only light snow and an all-season tire is all you need, how that tire performs during the winter months is typically the deciding factor when purchasing your replacement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

This is the second set of Pirelli Cinturatos I purchased for my wife's Avalon. Was very happy with the first set with one exception -- only got around 30,000 miles before treadwear indicators were showing. Also, we switch over to dedicated snow tires in winter, so I can't vouch for snow traction except for the one time we got caught out in 2 - 3 inches of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

I still cannot believe that after 23,000 miles on these tires, I have 6/32 of tread left. Grip is still unchanged. WRX is a grippy, all wheel drive car, so that probably enhances and biases experience, but I still think these tires are awesome.I cannot believe the treadlife given that these tires max summer tires. I did not take the car to the track, but I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Replaced the stock Goodyear Run Flats on a 2012 BMW 335i Coupe, with these and couldn't be happier. I was concerned with driving this car in the winter in the Cleveland, OH area. Although we had a relatively light winter this year, the times we did have snow these tires performed almost flawlessly. My wife has a brand new FWD Toyota Highlander, with a snow...  Read More

If You Struggle With Winter, Consider a Tire & Wheel Package

Folks in the northern part of the United States can attest to the headache of driving during the winter months. As treacherous as driving in those conditions can be, kids still have to go to school, errands have to be run and jobs tended to. Driving in winter conditions is all about confidence. Recent advancements in vehicle stability technology have allowed...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on Newer Volkswagens

With the requirement put in place in 2007 for every vehicle to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, the standard method involved having a transmitter on each wheel. This transmitter emits a wireless signal that the vehicle computer receives and processes. At a minimum, this transmission contains the tire pressure and an ID code. This ID code...  Read More