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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I replaced the OEM tires with these DWS Extreme. First week, I hated it. The ride and handling doesn't seem right. It turns out I need to have qualified tire center to mount and balance. A co-worked told me to go to a performance shop to have it remount and balance with a Hunter road force balance machine. The ride and handling is much better (almost like a...  Read More

Added Sense of Security with Continental's ContiComfortKit

Many owners of new vehicles are often surprised to find that their car, truck or SUV purchased in the last few years lacks a spare tire. In an effort to reduce weight and increase usable cargo space, many automakers are now relying on supplying roadside assistance in place of a temporary or full-size spare tire. While nothing can take the place of a spare...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Car came with Dunlop tires. I cannot believe Lexus put those tires on this car. I got rid of them at 25K. I have a 2000 LX 470 and have always been happy with the LTX M/S. These tires are even better. There is nothing bad about this tire. Bought at Tire Rack. Had dealer mount 'em. Better everything: handling, ride, traction and even gas mileage. I hunt, so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

I,ve had these tires for a short period,the ride comfort is very good almost feels like a conventional tire. The road noise is a different story these tires are noisey almost pickup truck noise.I'm hoping warmer weather brings a softer tire and less noise.I had the continental ssr all season run flats less noise but harder ride overall the bridgestone is a...  Read More

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

First time using Continental tires. Will not be the last time though. Surprisingly good tire but I did not see an increase in gas mileage although it is a gas guzzling truck.   Read More

Is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology the Best Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tire? Our Customers Think So!

The main concern of many crossover and SUV customers is traction, treadlife and road noise, not always in that order. Continental's CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is a tire that rates highly in all of these key areas. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, currently ranked first in our survey results, is Continental's ecologically...  Read More

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

Best SUV/Truck tire I have ever owned! Excellent wet and snow traction. Quiet and comfortable. Smoothe ride yet responsive. I LOVE this tire! You will not be disapointed!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact GX

These are the OE tires on my Outback, and I already know I will replace them with the same model when it's time. I've had a Subaru before, and several 4WD trucks, but have never had a vehicle track like this one does in the snow. It's like having a 28 MPG tank at my command. We've had a lot of snow in the past couple of weeks and I am astounded at how this...  Read More

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

Wow, with 215,000 miles on the truck I have bought my fair share of tire, but these take the cake. In the summers I surf fish and find these tires (although not rated) as superior in sand. In the winters we routinely travel to upstate NY and VT and while we have only been once this year and only had them in deep snow and ice 3 or 4 times this year, WOW they...  Read More

Best Winter Tires 2013

As we enter into the winter months, it's important to have tires that will give you the best traction possible. The following tires should be considered by drivers who experience harsh winter weather and travel on snow- and ice-covered roads.   Bridgestone The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 is still one of the best winter / snow tires on the market. It rates highly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Unbelievable! Thank you Bridgestone for creating this tire. For summer, I use the Continental LX20 - 20 set up for my truck - I tried them in the first snow fall of the year and they were VERY scary - truck wandered driving straight and slide while turning - had to engage 4WD the whole trip. I took my stock wheels, threw on some DM-V1's, and POOF - magic...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Winter

Believe it or not, winter's just around the corner. With the change in weather comes the change of tires. If you're a driver who faces the challenges of winter driving, you're going to want the best tire for your vehicle. A dedicated winter / snow tire will be your best route for handling the elements, but if you opt for using an all-season tire year-round,...  Read More

Continental's Best Tire for Your SUV is the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

With larger SUVs still in high demand, tire manufacturers continue to fine tune their lines to offer quiet and comfortable options, but now with an added improvement in fuel economy. In an effort to minimize the pain most SUV owners feel at the gas pump, Continental has integrated their EcoPlus Technology found in the ProContact passenger car tire into the popular CrossContact LX SUV and light truck model to give us the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology uses an all-season tread compound and a symmetric tread design to combine precise steering response with reduced tread noise and good ride comfort. Continental’s Traction Grooves promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow grip in wintry conditions. All these benefits combine with a focus on fuel efficiency to create a winning package! With just over one million miles reported, our customers have rated the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology near the top of the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category with a high number of favorable reviews, too. In our most recent test, the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology proved to be the best with a superior rating for handling and traction, especially in wet conditions. For a complete recap of our testing, read "Testing Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires."   Read More

Are You Looking to Graduate from Your BMW Run-Flat Tires?

BMW has a long standing preference of equipping their vehicles with run-flat tires. The benefit of not being stuck on the side of the road with a flat is attractive to a few people. However, the majority feel there may be a compromise in ride quality, noise levels and performance. Is moving away from run-flats right for you? Since most vehicles with run-flats...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have had these tires now for about 2 months and replaced the Dunlop Sport Max RFT that came with the car and were showing too much wear for 15K miles. The truck is for the wife and baby so the Sport Max was a bit of overkill, but what a difference these tires have made. Quiet and smooth and stick like glue. We have been having our spring rains, toad...  Read More

Road Trip Season

Summer is here, which for many of us means a vacation, often in the form of a road trip. If you're heading out by car, make sure your tires and other essential systems of your vehicle are ready for the road. Feel free to take a look at our handy road trip maintenance checklist. It gives a short list of things to check to make sure your car or truck is ready...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Excellent winter tires for my truck. They performed well in all conditions (dry, wet, snow, ice and slush, as well as cornering, acceleration and stopping). In deep snow, my truck did some fish-tailing as I had no weight on bed and I could feel it pushes the front wheels through the snow. Once I turned the 4x4 on, the truck went like a charm through the snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I purchased a new 2012 Fiat 500 Sport Automatic this last summer. I thought that the weight and stature of the car might constitute some winter tires for safety sake. After many hours of research, I decided that these tires were the ones to get.I had no intentions of writing a review, but after some of the conditions I've driven in, I figured they deserve a...  Read More