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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7 2010 Ford F150 XLT 4x4More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 500 Location: Niles, MI D...  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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62     2012 BMW X5 xDrive35d Sport ActivityMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on...  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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ExtremeWinterContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55 2012 Fiat 500More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 5,000 Location: Central,...  Read More

Quietest Tires Available for 2013

While I will not go over every facet of tire construction in one post, there are several traits that I look for that are more likely to lead to a pleasant and quiet driving experience. When looking for a quiet tire, I try to avoid tires that have large tread blocks with spacing far apart. This pattern, which is commonly seen in aggressive all-terrain and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2 2009 Volkswagen CCMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 470 Location: Missoula,...  Read More

Longer-Lasting Tires for Your Audi Q7

It seems the Audi Q7 is a vehicle that has issues with tire wear. Like most heavier vehicles, it'll tend to wear tires faster than a lighter car. While we can't change this or promise any treadlife miracles, the problem can be remedied to a degree. The Q7's Original Equipment was made available with several different sizes and brands of tires, however most of...  Read More

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

They don't have too many miles on them, but so far, they ride and handle great for being on a truck. So far I have to say they are outperforming the original Bridgestones, which I was very happy with.   Read More

Tires for 19.5" Wheels

For the most part, Tire Rack carries tires for passenger cars and light trucks. However, we do offer some options for heavier vehicles that require 19.5" wheels. The Michelin XRV is aimed primarily at the recreational vehicle market. Featuring heavy-duty construction and a smooth, stable, straight-rib tread pattern, this tire is ideal for RVs used on the...  Read More

All-Season Tires for a BMW X5 with 20" Wheels

The BMW X5 is a sleek, sophisticated and high-powered SUV, which meets today's needs of sports car like performance with truck like versatility and cargo space. With the optional Sports Package, the BMW X5 boosts large 20" staggered wheels and run-flat tires. While the package offers a more aggressive stance with wider tires than the standard X5, it also...  Read More

Best Affordable Winter / Snow Tires

The latest and greatest technology in winter / snow tires is found in options such as the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 and Michelin X-Ice Xi3. However, they can be priced higher than other winter tires with different technology. Even the most inexpensive winter tires will offer a noticeable improvement in snow and ice traction compared to all-season tires.            ...  Read More

Best Tire Options for Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades

General Motors' best-selling full-size SUVs are all based from the same platform. These vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade. There are many basic similarities between these three vehicles, including tires. The current generation of these three SUVs either came with a 17", 18" or 20" tire. Given the popularity of these...  Read More