Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

RWD IS350..drove through a winter storm today and the car handled itself very well! much better in every aspect than the OEM bridgestones. side walls are soft so that takes a bit away from steering feel but other than that theyre first rate! theyre lighter than the competition.. benefit is less unsprung weight. traction in rain I would say is this tires...  Read More

Introducing the New Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

The Extreme Performance Summer tire market is an incredibly competitive category where manufacturers must stay on the top of their game in order to win the purchase of the consumer. Perhaps more so than in any other performance category, customers selecting from this field understand the value of a tenth of a second. As of March 1, 2015, Bridgestone has...  Read More

Michelin Premier A/S vs. Defender: Choose Your Destiny

With Michelin being the producer of some of the world's best tires, it's no wonder they have become a household name. Most people have heard of Michelin's Pilot and Primacy families of tires, but now that they've started getting rid of the Primacy tires and bringing out new lines, people are wondering what to choose. The two most recent additions to...  Read More

The Best All-Terrain Tires for On-Road Use

Maybe you like the look of an all-terrain tire, or perhaps you may be looking for a tire with a bit more biting edge than a traditional Highway All-Season, or you might even be a driver that explores light off-road use with your truck or SUV. If you fit any one of these examples, you represent a huge portion off the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire market. While...  Read More

Coming Soon: Bridgestone RE-71R Extreme Performance Summer Tire

The Extreme Performance Summer tire category has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Bridgestone's Potenza RE-11 has been one of the most popular and well-reviewed tires, but they can't afford to rest on their laurels. The Potenza RE-11A provided a refresh in select sizes to enhance their competitiveness against their newest rivals. And while...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Kumho Ecsta XS Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated     2004 BMW M3 CoupeMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 3,000 Location: Los Alamos, NM D...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38     2008 Volkswagen Jetta SedanMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 8,000 Location:...  Read More

Continental TrueContact: A Competitive High Mileage Option

The Standard Touring All-Season tire market is a competitive place filled with multiple options from many reputable manufacturers. Traditionally featuring speed ratings of S and T, the goal of a Standard Touring All-Season tire is not to provide the most crisp handling or on-center feel, but rather to provide good all-season traction, a quiet and...  Read More

Tires and Wheels for Your 2012+ Porsche 911 Carrera S (991 C2S)

There may not be a substitute for a Porsche, but if you're taking your new 911 to track, there's definitely stickier tires that will help you achieve faster lap times. Streetable Track & Competition tires, like the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, let 911 drivers run great times at the track without the hassle of switching tires or towing. The Michelin Pilot...  Read More

Be Safe in Your Sonata: Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your Sixth-Generation 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata

For the longest time, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord dominated the mid-size sedan game. Then Hyundai crashed the party with the Sonata! The sixth-generation 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata has been particularly competitive but it still needs dedicated winter tires for the safest winter handling. When it comes to balancing snow and dry road handling, each one of...  Read More

Improving an Icon: The BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO2

The original BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO revolutionized the all-terrain market. Its goal was to provide long wear and good street manners without compromising the performance that consumers look for in various extreme conditions. The tire has succeed for years and became an icon in the industry.  With an increasing number of players in the all-terrain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A

I purchased these tires 2 years ago and put 57000 miles on them with a combined highway, city & twisty country back road driving. I rate the tire quite well for its performance and within its class and intended usage for this particular type of tire. No it's not a competition tire so don't expect that type of performance. But in its class it handles and...  Read More

Looking for Winter Tires? 2014 Ice Rink Test is Posted.

Our annual test on a local indoor hockey rink gives us an early look at how this year's winter tires will perform on one of the most challenging driving surfaces there is: a sheet of ice. This year, as we commonly do, we focused on the Studless Ice & Snow performance category. This class of tires includes the most innovative winter compound technology and is...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus vs. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

Late last year, Michelin discontinued its popular Pilot Sport A/S Plus after a successful run of several years. While the tire remained a popular seller, increasing competition in the marketplace from tires such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS and Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 led to the creation of the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. A quick glance of...  Read More

Road Hazard Now Included with Most Tire Purchases

We all do a lot of driving. And, there are potholes and road debris everywhere. Chances are you could have a road hazard that leaves you with a tire in need of repair. That's why, in order to continue to provide the best service, Tire Rack now offers our Road Hazard Protection plan with the sale of most passenger tires. Under the new plan, a tire under $410...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. BFGoodrich g-Force Rival Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75     2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speedMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 2,500 Location: Spri...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

Wonderful autocross tire. This was used for most of the 2013 season and 2014 season, while having a co-driver. Plus a few thousand street miles, as I would arrive and drive, then ocassionally take the car to work.These seem to deal with heat really well. They never seem to fall off or get greasy on extremely hot days. Pressure wise they really liked 38PSI -...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9     2001 Toyota MR2 SpyderMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 3,000 Location:   Dri...  Read More

What's the Deal with Sumitomo Tires?

The Sumitomo Group is a Japanese company that has many facets to their business. The company began in the 17th century with Masatomo Sumitomo and Riemon Soga, who developed a new method for smelting and refining copper. They began the company in the ore smelting business, and since have expanded their umbrella to include banking, insurance, chemical, rubber,...  Read More

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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.55     2010 Toyota RAV4 4wd V6More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on...  Read More