Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Excellent treadlife @ 54k miles I'm just down to the wear bars (I monitor pressure, alignment, rotate and still get road force balancing), brilliant wet performance (dropped away on the final days of the tire), dry is still awesome (since they are turning into slicks haha), some feathering but even wear, and very smooth an relatively quiet though the engine...  Read More

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

Not too many miles yet, but a huge improvement over the stock Continental tires (but those did give good service over 60,000+ miles). Of course comparing these to tires you just wore out is kind of unfair, but they handle, sound, and grip better than I ever remember the stock tires. I like them so much I am getting them for my Baja in the next month or so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Excellent tire. I pushed the limits, on private off roads, with hazardous conditions. Deep snow, packed snow and ice. Ice was decent for not being studded. Never disappointed me. There a little rough on the highway, but not bad at all. Tread wear is good for a snow tire. I have about 16,000 miles on them and they still have decent sipping. Probably good for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Do you want to go fast in an SCCA Solo class requiring 200TW tires? If you do, then buy this tire if it fits on your car. These are simply the best tires for autocrossing you can buy this year for SCCA CAM, Street or Street Touring classes. I have a set mounted on 10.5 inch rims on my Mustang competing in the CAM-C class. Pretty much everyone driving...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I purchased the Bridgestone Driveguard tires in fall 2014 to replace the OEM Continental's. While there are only 9k miles on the tires, they are wearing well, noise levels are relatively quiet (for RFTs), and handling is comparable to the OEM tires. I would definitely consider buying these tires again.   Read More

The Best Extreme Performance Summer Tires Tested on the Track

Back in 2011, we discussed Extreme Performance Summer tires in "What are Extreme Performance Summer Tires?" Though the category itself is still the same, the players have changed. When it comes to Extreme Performance Summer tires, the tires have the following benefits and compromises: Benefits Very fast steering response with lots of steering wheel feedback Sup...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R the New Extreme Performance Summer Champ?

Do you love to drive? Do you have a fun car that comes out for track and autocross weekends or do you simply relish the curvy roads of your daily commute? You should consider the sticky grip and razor sharp steering response of an Extreme Performance Summer tire. Last year, the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec tested out to be the top performing tire in...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone DriveGuard Right For You?

Compared to conventional run-flats, the Bridgestone DriveGuard rides better, while offering better value and wear. As a tire that can also be installed on some vehicles that didn't come equipped with run-flats as Original Equipment, many could be skeptical to the idea of switching¬†to run-flats on their vehicle. Isn't a flat when most of us notice our tires...  Read More

Yokohama Geolandar Crossover Tires vs Light Truck SUV Tires

Yokohama has been known for their high performance tires amongst enthusiasts in the industry for decades. Tires like the popular S.Drive and its predecessor, the AVS Intermediate, have a special place in the memories of many high performance drivers. ¬† Yokohama offers much more than performance tires. Whether you're looking at touring tires for the family...  Read More

Best Performance Summer Tire Values

Many of us are bargain shoppers. We're always on the lookout to get the most for our dollar. This is the case when it comes to shopping for tires. We want the best tire for the best prices. Take a look at the following options when you're shopping for a new set of tires this summer. Extreme Performance Summer Hankook's Ventus R-S3 (Version 2) has proven to be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I bought these tires for my 2005 Ford Crown Victoria after several winters of getting stuck on a level surface with one inch on snow on it. This car is probably the worst possible vehicle to drive in winter conditions, so I thought it would be a good test vehicle for these tires. So far here in cleveland we have had rain, snow, ice, and slush. These tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

This is my first set of snow tires. I've always used all season tires, but never again. I put them on in November. I was a little worried that they would be rough or loud on dry pavement, but they are nice and quiet. Of course handling isn't as good as normal summer tires on dry pavement, but the compromise is acceptable. Snow is where these tires are worth...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

The tires are truly a very good tire. That was one of the biggest reasons that I got the Blizzak WS70 and the price was extremely affordable. The reviews compared to other tires were not even close to these brand for the winter. And other people and reviews I read I really didn't hear anything bad about them except for that I would be extremely happy with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Phenomenal. Finally had some snow, ice, and several days of subfreezing temps. Have X-Ice 3's on the other car and have used Firestone Winterforce on this. I'd compare as follows--vs. the Winterforce: much better ice and slush grip; slightly better unpacked snow grip; better packed snow grip; much, much lower road noise; slightly softer feeling ride; the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I put these tires on both my Colorado and my wife's Patriot. The performance simply cannot be beat. I run these four months out of the year in Ohio, then I switch back to my Revo 2s. The price of the combo comes out to about $100 extra per year over having one set of tires, but that is pocket change compared to an accident.   Read More

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

I got these to replace the Toyo A20 OEM tires. Its very early on but first impressions are very good. we have had several snow storms and these tires are excellent in the snow and ice on the roads my Highlander feels very stable driving with them. I have not seen a hit in gas mileage with them compared to the OEM tires. They are just as quiet as the OEM...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Comparing this tire to my previous set of Michelin Primacy MXV4, I get better mpg, dry & wet traction. As good: snow traction & quiet ride. Treadwear appears to be twice as good and all for alot less cost. Ride comfort with the Serenity Plus is slightly better than the Primacy. IF I hadonly these two tires to choose between, the Bridgestone would be my pick....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is a high quality snow tire that makes winters in a rear wheel drive car more comfortable. I haven't put enough miles on the tires to be a great judge of durability, and I've only driven through one significant snow event and the slushy aftermath that followed for the next few days. Although grip is improved, the traction control still activates when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Just installed the Bridgestone WS80 prior to the big Super Bowl snowstorm of 2015. I had been told by tire guys that if I had a good set of all season radials I'm just as well off as having snow tire. Too bad I believed that for too long. After my wife had a very close call on icy roads with my 4 children in the van with her, I thought a set of winter tires...  Read More