Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These are my second set on a second car. On both cars i averaged about 50,000 miles each. Ive driven in various conditions to a foot of snow, 1/4 of packed ice, heavy rain and easy 120*F roads. Minimal issues in comparison to Hankook and Eagle tires i have also had. These DWS have outlasted all tires i have ever had. I had my car in Germany and ran them up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Any RDX owners out there know that this is a noisy CUV/whatever-they-call-it. When I bought the car last October it had mismatched off-brand tires and anything but the smoothest road felt like a washboard. Although I normally take a more performance-oriented approach to researching tires, I figured this time around I'd look for something that smooths out the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

As these tires wear, road noise increases, but handling remains excellent. This car has a stiff ride, so I will opt for other tires in the future, hoping for less shock to my body. Compared to my '05 Camry, this car/tire combination is rough & noisy.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced the OE Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02's that came with the car. Massive improvement in all aspects. Dry and wet traction is impressive. Quietness and smoothness is markedly better than the originals.   Read More

Worried About How Your New 2016 - 2017 Chevy Camaro Will Do in the Snow? Relax, We Got Your Back!

Having a fun sporty car used to mean that you also needed a second car to handle the winter months. This is no longer the case as modern traction control systems and ever improving winter tires mean the fun doesn't have to stop when the snow falls. For example, you have a 2016 Camaro and we have several tire and wheel options to get you through the...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

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 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 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 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 Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

Disliking the Continental no-flat all weather tires that came with my Mini I needed a change. These were in special at the time and since I live in Southern California where we receive moderate rain for a couple months I saw no reason for all seasons. I do not baby my car, love mountain drives, and having taken some racing training put tires to their paces....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I have had this tire for 8 months and driven 5000-6000 miles. This tire sticks to the road in the dry and is firm and confident in cornering. It moves water very well in the frequent heavy downpours of our southern thunderstorms. This tire was hard to make hydroplane even in standing water, when rains faster than the roads can drain. The winter traction was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This is my second set of Continental Tires and this set is better than the OEM Continental Tires. In between I had a set of Michelin Primacy tires which I replaced unnecessarily as it turned out for another reason. I consider these to be nearly equal to the Primacys with the Primacy's having the edge in ride and tracking, almost like riding on rails.But here...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I recently bought a 2013 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. It only had 8400 miles on it and it also had the original GY run flats. The handling, ride, and road noise were horrible. Today I had a set of Continentals from Tire Rack installed and it is a different car. Tracks straight (ie: no tramlining), smooooth ride, and negligible road noise. It is, in fact,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

I bought my car brand new and these tires came on the car. I drive 1100 miles per week to work and I got the tires rotated with regular maintenance oil changes. I will not even consider purchasing any other tires for my car. I am very satisfied with the smooth and quite ride these tires gave me. I am replacing these tires after 100,000. The tires are not as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

My Acura TLX came with Bridgestone Potenza's and wore out at 22,000 miles. 400 Tread Rating and just basically ----ed!!! Anytime it rain, I was sliding... so happy to replace with Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06! They grip and are awesome... my driving style is true South Florida...I drive it like I stole it...fast on the highways at extreme speeds and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is my second set of these tires in seven years. They are awesome. I still had plenty of tread life left in the front but the back tires were worn down so I opted for a complete set. You cannot get a better set of tires. I do drive aggressively at times and these tires hold true. They grip the road like summer tires in warm weather and maintain traction...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I had to replace the factor installed Continental ContiProContact SSR earlier than planned due to the excessive noise and rough ride due to the uneven tread ware. I didn't want to drive my car because of the way it drove and definitely didn't want anyone else to ride in it. After reading the reviews on the factory installed tires and saw that most people...  Read More