Do Snow Tires Make a Difference?

Snow tires make a difference! Not only do they make a difference, they make an enormous difference. In fact, in scenarios where inches can mean the difference between just a close call and a life threatening collision, the difference they make cannot be overstated.   When is comes to snow and ice traction, even the most capable all-season tire will pale in...  Read More

The New Winter Contender From Continental

Since its initial release, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 has stood above all others in our testing and customer surveys for ice and snow grip. This year, Continental brought their "A game" with the new WinterContact SI to challenge the top tires in the Studless Ice & Snow category. The tire features a new directional tread pattern and updated tread compound...  Read More

Great Choice for Year-Round Driving: Continental TrueContact

Ideally, everyone who lives in a climate with snow and ice for at least part of the year should use dedicated winter tires. The reality, however, is that not everyone has the room to store an extra set of tires or tires and wheels. Additionally,  a second set of tires just isn't always in the budget. If you're going to use an all-season tire year-round, Cont...  Read More

Comparing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS vs the ExtremeContact DWS 06

What are the differences between the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 and the previous-generation DWS.   The original DWS was widely popular from the day it hit the market about six years ago. Still flirting with the number one spot in our customer ratings, Continental certainly recognizes they have a good thing going. Realistically they have no reason to...  Read More

Best Tires for the Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States for decades and appeals to a wide range of drivers. Given the diverse range of Honda Accord owners, there is not a single "best" tirefor every driver of this vehicle. Instead, it's important to consider your individual driving style and driving conditions. Most drivers in the United...  Read More

Great Tire Options for Your Dodge Journey

The 225/55R19 equipped Dodge Journey has presented owners with some challenges when it comes time for replacement tires. As mentioned in "Tire Alternatives and Options for Your Dodge Journey", finding a set of new tires can be difficult. However, as of late, a couple manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to fill the void in the original size to provide...  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  Read More

Michelin Latitude Tour HP vs. Michelin Premier LTX

The Latitude Tour HP has been Michelin's premium Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire for many years. This tire made some improvements in road noise and treadwear over the old MIchelin Diamaris tire that it replaced, but still fell short in snow traction versus other competitors such as the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. As...  Read More

Best Tire for Honda Odyssey

Finding the best tire for a vehicle is the holy grail of tire shopping. While there is no single guaranteed solution for everyone, there are some tires that do rise to the top after looking at test data and customer feedback. In the case of the Honda Odyssey using tire size 235/65R16, there seems to be a clear winner in the Continental TrueContact. This...  Read More

Best Tires for Subaru Outback

Since its launch in North America in the late 1990s, the Subaru Outback has seen fantastic sales in several iterations and continues to be one of the most popular wagons on the market today. When those Original eEquipment tires wear out, what do you replace them with? Start by looking at your tire size, then check out which of the tires below will work best...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 or Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus, Which One's Right for Me?

Getting the call to head to out to the paddock for new tire testing always brings a smile to my face. And why wouldn't it? You want me to go really fast on a track and push the latest and greatest tires to their limit?  Thank you! Believe me, finding those traction limits with the test cars is a ton of fun and it shows us which tires deliver the goods at the...  Read More

Dunlop Signature II: A Consumer Favorite for a Reasonable Price

If you drive a car that accepts a Standard Touring All-Season tire and aren't looking to break the bank on your purchase, you may want to take a look at the Dunlop Signature II. While this tire can not quite keep pace with class leaders such as the Continental TrueContact, the Dunlop Signature II offers good all-season performance, is relatively quiet and...  Read More

Best Tires for the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 and CX-5 are Mazda's mid-sized and full-sized crossover SUVs for the North American market. Despite their roomy interiors, these stylish crossovers have surprisingly nimble handling which makes them fun to drive. When the time comes to choose replacement all-season tires, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SU...  Read More

Best Tire Recommendations for the Toyota Camry

In the early 1980s, the Camry was introduced into the North American market as Toyota's mid-sized sedan. Many iterations of the car have been produced, including coupes, wagons and convertible versions of the car. While body styles have come and gone, the Toyota Camry has always been known as a reliable vehicle with very broad appeal. It's often one of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Wow! Replaced original Michelin Energy LX4 with 60K miles on them with these Conti ProContact EcoPlus in 235/60R17. I could not be more pleased. They are so much better in all aspects to the LX4s. Better traction, better noise, better ride. My Odyssey feels like it is on rails and at times I almost forget I that am in a mini van. I would buy again in a heart...  Read More

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

The old tires were Continental CrossContact LX, they were good for the price I paid. I ran over 40K miles on that set, compared with the OEM Dunlop 5000 that I could manage 20K miles at max. This Bridgestone set is good in general, it did something better than Continental such ride, and wet traction, but it is not that good in cornering in the curve like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The tread wear is terrible. I'll be lucky to get 20K out of these tires. All other aspect of the tire are great, but looking at the initial reviews 2yrs ago, (new tire at the time) and tread wear ratings, I expected 2x this life for the $. The initial reviews were misleading! Sorry, tire rack.I'm going to Generals since these are wearing fantastic on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I haven't put many miles on this tire, but so far they are definitely better than the older DWS. I can't believe how much more comfortable they are. They feel like touring tires until you take hard turns. Steering is more precise and quicker. Will update when they are broken in and I can push them a bit. I have had two sets of DWSs prior to this, so it is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I was very hesitant to change from summer tires to all season tires. I previously, has Conti Sport 2 on my car and found it the best all around tire for it. I tried everything including Michelin with good traction and poor grip to Dunlop with outstanding grip and worrisome traction. Wear on the Dunlop was very quick, the sacrifice for grip; the Michelin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact TX

I have a 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0. It came with Hankook tires as original equipment. Hyundai suggested that Genesis owners switch to these Continental tires. These tires have transformed the car. It already rode well. Now, it is even smoother. Bump absorption is greatly increased. Yet, handling is the same, which is very good. So, is steering feel. These...  Read More