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

What Tires are Best for Your Audi Q7?

First available for the 2007 model year, the Audi Q7 has been a popular choice in the full-size luxury SUV/CUV market. Drivers love the vehicle's style, comfort and overall luxurious performance. And you can't forget about the quattro all-wheel drive system. When it comes to replacing tires, there are four popular sizes offered by Audi. Below are some of the...  Read More

Dodge Journey Tire Options for 19" Wheels

First offered in 2008, the Journey comes in multiple trim levels, each with optional wheel and tire sizes. Owners of some SXT and RT models came equipped with 19" wheels shod in 225/55R19 Kumho Solus KH16. Every owner who has had to replace their Original Equipment tires has quickly found that they do not have many options. This is unfortunate as the O.E....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Got caught in a driving snow-storm on I-81. Left the highway and had to make my way up and down hills for about ten miles to get to a hotel to wait out the weather. At that point there was about 4-6 inches of snow and the roads were completely unplowed. It was packed down in most cases but I still had to bull-doze my way through drifts a couple times.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Geez, I Just bought these and have only driven home 10 miles from the shop. This is so preliminary, but I wanted to give my first impression and will follow up after I log more miles. I apologize for the missing info.Ok I was immediatelyimpressed with the stability and tracking as I rolled home. My SUV felt like it was on rails. Smooth, extremely quiet was...  Read More

Best Tires for Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue has been a very popular vehicle since its debut in 2007 with the 2008 model year. This crossover SUV earned Consumers Digest Best Buy award in 2010, as well as NHTSA's highest side-impact rating (5 stars) the same year, propelling them to the forefront of the XUV market. With so many options out there, what tires should you buy to replace...  Read More

Introducing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Continental continues to produce many of the Original Equipment tires for a large amount of vehicles in production today. However, they do much more than manufacture the ContiProContact that may have come equipped on your vehicle from the factory. They have several lines of performance and touring tires for cars, trucks and SUVs that are at a reasonable...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX

I've only got 2500 miles on this tire, but I'm very impressed with the ride comfort and noise level. These are very quiet and very comfortable. They absorb most small road vibrations and rough surfaces (like small rocks and gravel)they are very quiet. I'd have to say they are the quietest tire you could buy for a light truck or suv. The sidwalls are not very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I had OEM Continental tires which worn out completely in the middle after about 30K miles. Then I researched from Tirerack.com and purchased these Conti DWS. What a difference!! My C300 is a sport model but it completely became a luxury model. So quite and soft, yet it handles really really well (always handled well before). Felt like a totally new car. I...  Read More

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

Needing to replace the dreaded OE Michelin LX4s,I narrowed my search to the Defenders, the ComforTred, and the Continentals. Defenders seemed to start out strong but more mixed reviews have come through of late, and wet traction wasn't impressive. I've been wary of GY quality and saw mixed reviews of the ComforTred.As an SUV/Crossover tire, the CrossContact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I just ordered by second set of these tires for my Cayenne. All other tires for my high performance SUV cost at least double the cost of these and many of them perform much worse. I have almost 150k miles on my Cayenne. I have purchased Porsche NXX OEM tires, Pirelli, Michelin, and Continentals during the time I have owned this SUV. I drive a 911 during the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I live in South Central PA, Car is driven 70 mile daily commute on interstate and I have a very rural stone drive aprox 1/2 mile long at a 10%grade. Tire has done very well in snow and ice getting to and from house. Tire has been amazing in light snow and ice conditions on the interstate between 50 and 70 mph. Tire does well on dry and wet roads. The crv is...  Read More

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

Early review of this tire. The ride quality is excellent, and the noise level is significantly reduced from the previous set of tires (Nitto). I've driven through torrential downpours already (this being Spring), and the tires have good grip on the wet surfaces. On dry pavement, the traction is excellent as well, and the SUV feels more stable. Cornering is...  Read More

What's the Best All-Season Tire for Ice and Snow?

All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months. However,...  Read More

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

I have 100,000+ miles on the '09 Ford Explorer. 1st of tires were OE Michlins (OK and lasted about 35,000 miles), replaced them with Cooper CTS tires (again, OK with good wear almost 60,000 miles). However, those tire are absolutely not comparable with the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology tires (H speed rated). The Continentals are the...  Read More

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

Replaced stock GY Fortera with the Conti's. Hard to find a decent 20 SUV tire other than OEM, but WOW! What an improvement.   Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Hot Springs Village, AR. Curvy country roads. Lots of fun even in an SUV. Lexus RX-350 AWD. Got them in Feb 14. Saw a little light snow, had no problems. Light and heavy rain was also no problem. These tires are great. They go where you point them. They hold the road well. Are very quiet. Gives a good stable feeling. I used to be a Michelin man, but no more....  Read More

Continental Makes Three of the Best All-Season Tires for Winter Driving

Given the severe winter season of 2013 -  2014, many drivers are asking which tires have the best snow and ice traction. The answer is simple - the best dedicated winter / snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 for cars and Blizzak DM-V1 for crossovers and SUVs, walk away from even the best all-season tires when it comes to traction in snow and on...  Read More

Why Doesn't My Car Come with a Spare Tire?

Is the spare tire becoming extinct? With a growing number of vehicles in the United States being sold without one, it could appear that way. In fact, many drivers are unaware they may not have one until they need one. New cars, trucks and SUVs seldom come with a spare tire, wheel and jack kit due to an increasing demand for fuel economy and storage space....  Read More