Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Only about 1K miles so far but very impressed. Took delivery of new 335i coupe w/M package and took off OEM RFTs before even leaving the dealer and put the Conti Extremes on. Extremely compliant without losing responsiveness. Ability to handle impact harshness is outstanding. Road noise is surprisingly very low for a high performance tire. Drove in downpour...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I bought these tires last week to replace GoodYear F1 (steel belted showing). I bought this car a couple of months ago. The F1 was at the end of their life, so I can't comment on those. The Continental traction is great for everyday driving and accelerating. Handling is awesome even on wet roads. I can't comment on snow because we rarely get snow. It is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

We placed these tires on our car one day after picking it up at the dealer. We knew that the RFT (Dunlop SportMax) would be Very stiff and would be dangerous in winter, so we went with the Conti DWS. Excellent tire! Understand that it is not going to handle like the summer only performance tire... But it is easily 80% of the way there. Steering isn't the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

I was getting the Mini's annual check-up, oil change, etc., when the Mini dealer asked me if I'd like to go ahead and replace 4 tires. His exact words were, It's time for your third set of tires. The car at the time had about 39k on it, and it was my first set - the garage manager was stunned. He didn't believe me asking again if I had every changed the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

These came on my certified pre-owned Audi A4. The dealer installed them prior to delivery. Maybe it's the Quattro system on my car, but I had zero trouble driving on inch-thick ice and snow at moderate highway speeds (50 mph). I was very surprised at this, as these tires do not make obvious claims about being good in snow/ice by the way the tread pattern was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I must say I am disappointed with these tires. They are not very uniform with noticeable runout. Even though they were installed at my BMW dealer to BMW specs, there is still vibration, though balanced down to 1 gram. Of course, when this sort of thing happens, it really highlights one of the biggest problems buying tires online: it's much harder to have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

WOW! For the price of a new set of tires I am driving a new car. My 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 has never handled so well. Not in the 27,000 miles of the soft, non-descript boulevard ride with the OEM Continental 4x4 Contacts. Not in the 225 miles of the better-but-bumpy, out-of-round Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires that were returned to the dealer for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

I have this on our 2010 Outback - the tires do not hold balance very well at all! Every rotation we had to have all 4 rebalanced and they needed sizable changes in balance weight. A sign the tires are not that great. Also by about 30,000 miles the tread left was not winter quality. Overall I think these tires are designed very soft to enhance the test drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 3

These were OEM on the car when it arrived. By 5,000 miles of mild driving tire noise was loud. By 12,000 miles the howling noise from the tires was so unbearable above 30 miles per hour that you couldn't hear the radio and I couldn't bear to drive the car. Audi dealer said the noise was probably from uneven wear even though the tires were rotated, aligned...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

Do to limited options through my local installers, I am reluctantly putting a second set of these OE tires on my GLK. 32,000 miles is not completely unacceptable as I consider myself a hard driver, but at a premium price, this tire isn't really worth it. A 235/50 R19 is a farely odd size tire, and if I could find them I'd be going with Bridgestone Dueler...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Tires are on a car that I drive on average 80-90mph on the highway every time I'm on it. The car was bought used with 44k mi and I now have 65k mi with the same tires on the car. I don't know how many miles were on the tires before I bought it so there could be more! I do know this: These are LRR grand touring tires but perform like high performance tires....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 2 SSR

On my second set (OEM) BMW 328 ix. Dealer replaced first set after only 9,000 miles, so noisey I thought I was driving a old truck. Well second set is worse, don't buy these tires, they are so bad I will be dealing my BMW since I cannot find ZP tires of quality that fit.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

These tires were original to my car when purchased. Had I known how bad they were with wet traction I would have asked the dealer for different tires before I bought this car. I have a hard time driving when it's wet or raining. You have to baby the throttle in this car with these tires when it's wet out. The traction control is working overtime just trying...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Having gone through three sets of tires, the original run flats, and two sets of Goodyear Eagle f1 all seasons, the Continental DWS have been the best all-season tires for my z4!I average about 20k miles a year and am finally looking forward to putting those miles on these tires. The Goodyear's were great, handled well, in dry, rain and snow, but the road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

I purchased these tires 2 days ago replacing a set of four Michelin Pilot MXM4. In my honest opinion, I don't know what Honda was thinking when they decided to use that as an OE tire. The Michelin were ok to say the least. For the price one would pay for the Michelin ($214/tire for my car), you'd expect well above par performance, ride comfort, etc.I was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I made a mistake and bought the Continental DWS based on the reviews here. On my Genesis, the DWS's pulled hard right even after an alignment. The Genesis has no camber adjustment so whatever tires you put on it better track straight. The dealer believes that it is the tread pattern of the DWS that caused the problem. The dealer sent the DWS back and we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

I replaced the OE Continental's on my 2003 Passat GLS sedan with a set of Bridgestone Potenza G 009 Grid's and was very pleased for the first few thousand miles. But then they started to get noisy. By the time they reached 20,000 miles they weren't just noisy, they were downright loud so I went back to the Firestone dealer to discuss the issue. They admitted...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Tires are new - so this review is mainly about the aesthetics and the atmospherics. These tires do look good. I do not notice any differences from the Michelin PS2s that were replaced. Admitedly, I am still breaking in these tires and so I'm driving mildly for now. Road noise and road feel are comparable to the PS2s. I will update this review later. FWIW the...  Read More

How to Tell if You Have Run-Flat Tires

Many new cars are equipped with run-flat tires. These tires give the ability to keep driving on a tire that has lost air. Typically, self-supporting tires maintain vehicle mobility for 50 miles at speeds up to 55 mph. The exact ratings will vary by tire and vehicle.  Car dealers often fail to mention to customers that their tires are run-flats or may...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I bought a 2012 accord from the local dealer when it was the first one on the lot and immediately switched out the tires from the OEM MICHELIN HX Mxm4s and I have definitely not had a better tire. I had a set of continental extreme contact DWS previously and thes by far out shine them in every category especially ride comfort and noise. We had a snow storm...  Read More