Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

I purchased these tires in November 2013 when I was about to move from Baltimore to Syracuse for work. Syracuse averages 110 inches of snow annually and 2/3 winters here have proven that. I have now put on almost 60k miles on these tires in all conditions, snow, ice, dry, etc. and they are amazing. I think I have had to take my foot off the accelerator a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Although I love to drive, I no longer participate in competitive driving as I approach 70 years of age. I tried Continental DWSs, having switched from Yokahamas about 10 years ago. The stiffened inner tread pattern offers excellent cornering response, yet produces very little noise under normal driving conditions. Hydroplaning just doesn't happen. Tread wear...  Read More

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

These tires replace the OEM Continentals at 50K miles, which was probably a few thousand past needing replaced. These tires have been rotated regularly about every 5K miles with oil changes, only rebalanced once recently. They do great in the snow, I work second shift so I tend to be driving home in some adverse conditions during the winter, with the state...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Not Michelin Pilot Sports or Pilot Sport All Seasons by any means, but a good, quiet, nice handling tire. So far so good, but next time I'll go back to Michelins. I'd buy Michelin Latitudes if they had them in this size, but these are a good compromise if you don't want the pounding and road noise of Pilot Sports.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Very impressed with these tires. Purchased to replace Goodyear Eagle GT(not reccomended). Very confident and responsive handling in summer dry/wet conditions. Winter conditions are handled with ease on my FWD vehicle. tolerable increase in noise and vibration on textured concreate highway, but not terrible though.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These tires are a vast improvement over the Continentals that came from the factory. They actually have grip in the snow and appear to be wearing much better. They seem as good in snow/ ice as any all season tire can be. Michelin tires aren't cheap, but tires are definitely a get what you pay for scenario.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Well i had these tires and so far i love them. They handle great and respond amazing. Unfortunately one of these tired of my set of 4 got a bubble on the side wall with only 2900 miles on them. It seems that they did a great job with the tread that the forgot about the sidewall. Luckily tirerack.com has the road hazard protection (side note: no i am not paid...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Wow! After reading all of the reviews and spending hours researching, I went with these Continentals. After 8 years in my Crossfire and only 20,000 miles on the odometer, you could say she was kind of a garage queen. Why? Because the ride was so rough and jittery, my wife never wanted to go more than 10 miles away from the house in that thing. After putting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

UPDATE to April 2010 rating from Colorado Springs, CO. These tires have been great. Now that I have some miles on them have noticed the following observations. Increased mileage and quiter ride over the Yokohamas. Looking forward to see how they wear and live up to their 80K treadware warranty. I would purchase them again and will put them on my other...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

The tires completely change the cars comfort and driving experience by mitigating the harshness and wandering of the oem continental conti rfts. Immediate improvement / the car is now is grand tourer like my other BMWs that ride on Michelin Primacy non rft. I had the Driveguards shipped to my house and installed by BMW for $79. At $161 per tire (and $70...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I work at a dealership and I had so many customers coming in loving this tire, so I bought them myself and I am very impressed with them! They handle amazingly, which brings my only complaint to be that it makes me want to drive and take corners a little faster. They are wearing a little faster than I expected especially considering that I drive mostly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The car originally came with Michelin tires, but after several sets, we decided to change to Bridgestone, primarily for cost. That was a mistake, and we have switched back to the Michelin's (their reliability, quality, traction in all our conditions - CA, West Coast - and wear, and now cost, makes them the only choice!). Have also had the opportunity to try...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Late-Model BMW 3 Series

Model year 2012 saw BMW introduce the F30 3 Series. The major change was this was the first time the entire lineup used turbo charged engines. While the array of configurations is expansive, including four door, station wagon, hatchbacks, as well as numerous trim level options (this blog focuses on the standard four-door sedan). This car sports 225/50R17...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I replaced my PAX tires on my 06 Honda Odyssey van with the Continental True Contact 235/65R/16 tires. I am putting this review out there even though I have only driven 350 miles because I am that impressed with them. My daughter is getting ready to take a long trip in my van so I will have another update after that. To be fair I had run the PAX tires until...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

New tires are always great. So far I like these a lot. If they are as good as the old Bridgestone G009's I will be happy.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replace a set of Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza that are about 6 years old with 5/32 tread depth and significant cracking on sidewalls and between the treads. After having the tires mounted and balanced, I immediately took a 1,100-mile road trip with three passengers, our camping gear, and the gear for a fourth person in our group who was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

I purchased this tire in a larger size to help with the stability of the car tracking. The original tires were a lot to handle crossing metal bridge grating which I do quite often. It has been a chore getting the new ones balanced and aligned properly - many trips to the shop. I will update later on how they are holding up.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

So far I am extremely happy with the Continental Cross Contact LX20 tires. I was between these and the Bridgestone Dueler 422 Ecopia. Decided to go with the Continentals because they were rated a bit higher for snow and we are in Wisconsin. Just went over 28,000 miles and we have 10/32 on the front tires and 9/32 on the rear tires. Traction has been very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Just had them mounted, replaced OE continental express (yes, the old tires were really worn and had chunks missing off the tread and were squealing on tight speedy turns but oddly enough they actually had sufficient grip still). I cannot really compare to the old tires so my early review is kinda of a stand alone. First impressions: very quiet rolling and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Purchased these tires a few days ago and had them installed by Tire Rack themselves at their South Bend location. These tires replaced a set of Michelin Defenders with 4/32nds tread left, and my review will be comparing these two. Compared to the Defender, grip and braking is vastly improved. These tires (the Premier A/S) just don't lose grip, regardless of...  Read More