Heir to the Throne: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS has been dominating the Ultra High Performance All-Season tire market for the past few years. With a combination of good dry traction and ride comfort, excellent wet traction and outstanding winter grip, the DWS has been one of the most popular tires on the market. Even with all of the fantastic reviews and customer...  Read More

The Best Tire Choice for Your Mazda 3

As far as options go in the compact car segment, the Mazda 3 offers a competitive package that is more visually pleasing than some of its rivals and is also a fairly pleasurable car to drive. While it certainly will not set any track records, the car has many strengths that make it a popular choice among consumers on the road today. Due to the high...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Amazing tire. Just had them installed last Saturday (11/29) and on Tuesday morning I got caught in an ice storm driving my Z4 and I never slid once. I-64 was partially closed in the opposite direction because of the many accidents. I drove carefully but I had no problems accelerating or braking on the ice. My previous tires couldn't even handle a left turn...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought the DWS Conti's for my C5 Corvette based on reviews and I've also had a set on a BMW M3 that I drove year round. They are very,very quiet and they ride much nicer than the OEM run flats. The softer sidewall results in steering response that is not as sharp as summer tires, but once you turn in, the tires grip well and are predictable. Traction is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These Continentals have been the best tire I've put on my Civic in the 7 years I've had it. They were very well balanced from the factory and require little balancing on installation, especially compared to the Khumos I had which were really bad in that respect. Wet performance is night and day from regular all-season tires. I live in a state where we don't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I've been so impressed with these tires on my wife's X 35d sport, that I went with them on my M5.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

My original tires were OEM Dunlop 245/40/R18 summer tires. The OEM 17 inch size is 235/45/R17, but I bought he slightly wider and tallerF245/45/R17 instead. The diameter and revolutions per mile is closer in the size I bought to the the original tires. From a performance point of view, these tires in 17 inch 45 series provide a softer ride than the 18 inch...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Bought in April 2010. Noise picking up around 20k mi as well as tramlining. Now at 25k. Some inner shoulder wear but that is unavoidable in the front of the sc430, even though my alignment is set up for max tread life. Have been rotated regularly. Rolling noise sound was getting bad enough that I began to wonder if the bearings were shot; instead rebalancing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tire handled great in summer, spring and fall driving conditions in Northern California. In icey road conditions and light snow the tire was good. Deep snow the tire was ok, but perhaps it was the lightness of the Honda Accord. I definately would have purchased another set but evidently this tire has been recalled for unknown reason and were not available.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Put these run flats on after I had put about 36000 on my OEM Continental tires that came with the car. Road noise was much better and handling was improved quite a bit. I do like the way my BMW rides on these. I would recommend getting a set!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Tire rack timed out my review. Not going to retype the whole thing. These are the best snow tires I've ever had. Best tires I've ever had in snow and rain and I worked at Timberline Lodge for several years in addition to snow sports so I have plenty of experience driving in winter conditions and on many different tires.Drove 1600 miles and through the rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Put this on Labor Day weekend on my 2006 Azera. I've racked up 12,000 miles on them so far. Love these tires. They are incredible in the rain and going through ponding on roadways. I use this car to commute 110 miles a day to work. They have been great at road holding, corning, comfort and grip. This is a large high output V-6 front driver and though you can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Though I absolutely love these tires on my VW Passat 4Motion wagon, they are completely different story on the Avalon. This is a large front drive high output V-6 sedan with a soft suspension. They handle just like the Michelin MVX4S that came on the car. Couldn't wait to get rid of the Michelins after 40,000 miles. Steering response with the Pure Contact is...  Read More

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

Only have about 1200 miles on these tires but am very pleased soo far. I lived in Wyoming and it is winter here so most of the miles are on snow packed or ice covered highways or on graveled ranch roads with up to 5 inches of snow. I have made a couple of 300 mile road trips and am very impressed with the smooth ride and lack of road noise. I am compareing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105

Can't believe i'm the first to review this awesome tire! I've tried the Continental 5P/Michelin Supersports/and now the V105's. These tires met and exceeded all my expectations. Can't believe they have so much dry traction.. No tire squeeling on high speed corners and it really takes a lot to tax these tires. Although they wear fast that is to be expected...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

First thing first, I,,replaced the O.E.tires(Bridgestone Dueler),that came with my vehicle when I purchased it. Those tires were not going to survive winter driving conditions.Regardless of your all-wheel-drive system, the most important factor in poor driving conditions, is tire traction.I, previously had excellent experience with Continental A/S DWS, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is my first set of winter tires on this car, and my first set of studless winter tires. On previous vehicles, I used studdable winter tires such as the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 1 and the Firestone Winterforce. While those performed fine in winter conditions, they were definitely noisy and rough riding. Not so with the Blizzaks. The ride is smooth and while...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

These Bridgestones transformed the GTI's abilities from good on the Continental OEM tires to outstanding. It now handles better than BMWs I've owned. Steering response has sharpened and getting in and out of corners defies the physics of a front-wheel drive car. Overall freeway MPG has dropped about 10% from the Continentals, but who cares; you're going to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Owners know the SC430 is no sports car (my prior ride was a 993, and I married this car :) . In fact it rides harshly in the city and soft on the highway, and you'd have to fundamentally modify suspension from stock to change that. So I've been trying to find the tire that makes the most of what the car is and isn't. Couple sets of runflats, horrible, got...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I used these tires on a '94 Corolla in Florida (wet/humid/hot) and up in Maryland (dry/cold/snow). Moreover, I decided to put hydrogen in the tires per the dynamic enironment changes.It's been about 5000 miles with them and I'm very impressed. Normally, I use Continentals but decided to try these Michellins for the first time. I highly recommend this tires...  Read More