Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Had a real hard time deciding between this tire and the Michelin. Went with the reviews and am really glad I did. First things I noticed were a more 'Cadillac like' ride and the tires were quitter than the OE tires. Turn in wasn't quite as sharp but although this is the Performance model, ride and noise are more important to me. Sidewall has a very premium...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Reporting back with my experience in light and heavy snow. I drive a 2004 Cadillac SLS (heavy sedan), and live in NE Ohio. In the past 30 days, we have had unusual weather, unexpected snow and freezing temps. Considering these are all seasons, I have been most impressed. Having owned Blizzaks and Michelin Ice (which I consider the best of snows), these...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Recently, there's been a push for consumers to better understand their vehicles both for safety and efficiency. We now have oil life monitors, tire rotation reminders, monitors that will tell us if we have a light bulb out and since the mandate was introduced in 2007 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tire Pressure Monitor Systems...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Not a first-timer with these DWS, as they were rated #1 four-years ago when I was looking for best all-season for my RWD Cadillac.These tires made my RWD Cadillac drive on Snow like it was AWD. Fast-forward my X3 came with horrible Goodyear Eagle LS-2 RFT. I was having a hard time finding a great RFT so instead I went back to something I was sure. I am so...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I have General Altimax HP's on three vehicles now (Cadillac Deville, Volvo S80 & VW Passat W8) & am very impressed on all fronts. The Caddy was recently driven from the east coast back to WI during the last bout of winter storms & the Generals had me sure footed on ice & through snow. They also held the big cruiser on the road through the mountain curves of...  Read More

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The tires I ordered have a wide profile. The Cadillac came with even wider tires as standard equipment, which is not good on snow & ice. It was suggested by Tire Rack when I ordered new wheels to get a narrower tire than what this hard riding Cadillac came with. I did order slightly narrower tires than what comes standard on this car. I wish I would have...  Read More

Yokohama's PARADA Spec-X is a Proven All-Season Performer for Your SUV

Currently sitting at the top of our survey results in the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category, the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X continues to impress SUV and light truck owners with superior wet and dry traction, as well as a quiet ride. Available in sizes ranging from 17" up to 28" wheel diameters, the PARADA Spec-X has built a strong reputation over its life...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Snow for Crossovers and SUVs

Crossovers and SUVs are a very popular vehicle segment and are available from smaller vehicles like the Ford Escape and Nissan Murano, to larger SUVs such as the Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade. There are even high performance models like the Porsche Cayenne and Infiniti FX that have acceleration rivaling that of sports cars.   Most owners of these...  Read More

High Mileage Tire Offering from Michelin

Michelin, one of the most respected names in the business, has always been a brand that's associated with excellent wear and long treadlife. While the company previously offered the Harmony and HydroEdge with Green X with 80,000-mile or higher treadwear warranties, these products have been consolidated and replaced with the Defender. Like its...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

This Tire, compared to the Pilot HX MXM4 this car came with is Fantastic. The car almost rides like a Cadillac should, close to Novocain Numb. Mind you there is a very small, and I mean very small, loss of steering response. Gas mileage in town is up about 2 mpg. Going from a 50 series to a 55 series with a 1/2 inch increase of sidewall hright probably helps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

I have these on a Rear Wheel Drive V8 Caddy and I could not be happier. I live in NE Ohio, so snow is not an uncommon occurrence, and dedicated snow tires make all the difference in the world.Keep in mind, these are snow tires, so don't put them on too early or leave them on too long. Know that even ½ throttle will over power them if you have a real motor...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I switched from Michelin (can't remember the model name)because of the road noise. The Defenders are quiet and have amazing traction in Oregon rain. No hydroplaning and I get 36 MPG on the freeway. They are on our 2009 Toyota Camry XLE with the 4-cylinder engine. I'm now buying these for our Cadillac! I have never been more pleased with a tire purchase.   Read More

Ultra High Performance All-Season: Balance of Handling and Treadlife

Are you a driver who's looking for a high speed rated tire with responsive handling? Would you like these characteristics without also having to purchase a set of dedicated winter tires? Then an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire might be the right option for you. This class of tires allows for predictable handling at the limit, good amounts of dry...  Read More

Special Sale on Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season in 255/40R19

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is a premier Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire. It has continually been ranked in customer surveys and internal tests as a perennial favorite. This eco-friendly option features a quiet and smooth ride, as well as some of the highest marks in wet traction according to "Testing the Newest/Popular Crossover/SUV Touring...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Wow, after I have replaced my old Goodyear Eagle RS-A (pretty good OEM tires), i was so surprised by my new Scorpions with its comfort level at first, with very soft and nice ride, and almost no noise in the car. I have Mazda CX-7 and it is a very noisy car itself, Japan cars don't have such good noise isolation as American (let's say Cadillacs or even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Given it's lineage, I expected great dry traction and got it. Also, as expected, the Super Sport is quite good on a wet road as long as it isn't too cool. What blows me away is the smooth, quiet ride. My CTS-V rides like a Cadillac with these tires, but handles like a demon. I've been into performance cars a long time and have had nearly all the hot rubber...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Probably the best all-season tire I've owned in over 40 years. I have been a strictly Michelin user during all of this time. In comparison, I have always been disappointed with other brands I have tried. Not this time! This is the first winter in decades that I have not put on snow tires for winter. I've driven in two good-size snow storms with these. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Symmetry

After 55,000 on this set of Symmetrys, I traded in my Cadillac. These tires were bought, because the OEM Michelin Symmetrys went 98,000 miles! These tires were wonderful. The Cadillac suspension is very precise because of the construction of the suspension pieces. There is no variance or slop and play in the suspension. For that reason, the tires can work as...  Read More