Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I could not be happier with this purchase. I was never 100% pleased with the X-ice I had on a previous vehicle, and the Blizzaks on the vehicle before that. Both of those brands are always over-priced here in Canada. Simply put, the X-ice and Blizzaks are just are not good value for the dollar.Continental, however, hit a home run with the WinterContact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought the Continental WinterContact tires mounted on 17 Axis Modle Five gunmetal wheels from Tire Rack as seasonal replacements that I can swap in my garage. The wheels look better than my stock Audi S3 18 wheels. I mounted them three weeks ago and have already driven in three snow storms in Portland, Oregon and Washington. I'm shocked at how well they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental VancoWinter

The vehicle came standard with the Hankook Dynapro HT tires that provided little to no traction during winter driving. Had my first experience driving through snow, sleet, and freezing rain, I had no issues getting around while passing up other vehicles of the same caliber work van getting stuck. Would definitely recommend this tire for winter driving.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

First off, I am no tire expert. Second, I have only driven these tires for 800 miles. Third, I am not a professional driver, I have never tracked a car, and I have never had any track/racing lessons. I live in New York City and do most of my driving on the weekends getting out of the city to either eastern Long Island or upstate New York. I seldom drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Purchased these tires last year, and have experienced everything from snow/slice/ice to dry pavement in them. They have exceeded my expectations in every possible way, and I consider them to be a major upgrade over the OEM Dunlops my car came with.I was a bit concerned going with an UHP All Season compared to a set of dedicated snow tires, but I wasn't let...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I put Continental ExtremeContactDWS06 RS5 275/30/R20 on the rs5. This is the can be the best option on those cars. Especially in winter time. Good traction in -20 degree, and covered road conditions. Is not as well as Winter tires, but it can performed 85% of them. The only disadvantage is that you can not push the car to the limited as summer tires in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is my second set of Contis, although they changed slightly (From DWS to DWS 06). They've been really solid 3/4 season tires, and the wear has been acceptable to me. I don't consider them an ultra-high-performance tire, but the upside is they're much more quiet and comfortable than the original Dunlop 5000's, and the 06 DWS is clearly improved over the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Take this review with a grain of salt as I just had these tires installed. I had quite a few different tires on my 6 years BMW 128i and that car being as tactile as it is, I can immediately feel a the difference from a tire to another with it. I just swapped my summer tires (Continental Extreme Contact DW, which I adore) for these for getting prepared for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I just put these tires on before snow storm hit Chicago just a couple of days and it is performed very well in 3 inches of snow. The ride comfort and noise is much better than pirelli winter carving edge that I used to have. The tires noise is the same as my pirelli scorpion verde all season. Very impressed with this   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact UHP

I would definitely purchase another set. These ones replaced same tire but in 285/45 size. I went up to 295 because at the time they were less expensive than the 285 size that were available. For this truck, I think that 285 is the better option.I have a winter tire set so I use these only during the non-winter season. Consequently, my posted 10K on these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

These tire are a great option to winter tires. It's all season capilitbilty is above adequate. Hydro plane resistance is decent however don't expect superior dry condition responsiveness. That's not what these tires are design for. If you own a cruising luxury vehicle and are in need of a quiet smooth ride with dependability during rain and snow then I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Living in Minnesota winters have a tendency to be really tough. One day we will have -15 degree temps and it will be nothing but sheer ice, the next day it could be 20 degrees with wet heavy snow. So far the tires have been absolutely phenomenal! When I got them installed to replace the OEM all season Nexen tires I was expecting that the road noise would be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

after owning 2 previous sets of the conti dws and was pleased with their performance, I once again replaced with with the DWS 06 model. What a mistake. I have put 18k miles on these tires this last year and am thinking that I will need to replace before winter. tread depth measures anywhere between 3/32 and 4/32nds on the tear. they have worn unevenly and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Owning this AWD vehicle and buying these tires proved to me how tires make all the difference when it comes to driving on snow or ice. The original continental high performance all weather tires (and a second set of another brand) while great for driving in the dry and wet, were awful in the snow or ice once I had put 10k miles on them (each set only lasted...  Read More

Worried About How Your New 2016 - 2017 Chevy Camaro Will Do in the Snow? Relax, We Got Your Back!

Having a fun sporty car used to mean that you also needed a second car to handle the winter months. This is no longer the case as modern traction control systems and ever improving winter tires mean the fun doesn't have to stop when the snow falls. For example, you have a 2016 Camaro and we have several tire and wheel options to get you through the...  Read More

Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I decided on these Michelin Defenders after reading the other surveys here. I am not disappointed as these are great tires. The ride is softer and quieter than the OEM Continentals. I replaced at 34K miles because the OEMs were down to the thread warnings and winter was approaching. They cost a little more but it will equal out if in fact they last for 90K...  Read More

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

I purchased these tires in November 2013 when I was about to move from Baltimore to Syracuse for work. Syracuse averages 110 inches of snow annually and 2/3 winters here have proven that. I have now put on almost 60k miles on these tires in all conditions, snow, ice, dry, etc. and they are amazing. I think I have had to take my foot off the accelerator a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires replace the OEM Continentals at 50K miles, which was probably a few thousand past needing replaced. These tires have been rotated regularly about every 5K miles with oil changes, only rebalanced once recently. They do great in the snow, I work second shift so I tend to be driving home in some adverse conditions during the winter, with the state...  Read More