- Conti's new ExtremeContact DW (High performance summer compound) held its own against the Michelin Pilot Sport and Pirelli P Zero. Tire features a unique wear indicator that lets you know when your wet (W) (and then D for dry) traction is compromised.
- Conti's new ExtremeContact DWS (high performance all season compound) was equally impressive against similar competitors, and still represents a great value. The road noise that was common with the previous tire has bee diminished (thankfully). The unique tread wear indicator also add a wear indicator that shows when your snow traction (S) is now limited.
- General Tire's Altimax RT and HT again backed up our customers' survey results of being very quiet and comfortable. Definitely alot of tire for the money !
Biggest surprise of the day: It took me ALOT longer to stop on concrete than on asphalt in a wet "panic stop" test. I was not expecting much difference, but there sure was. Lesson learned; be aware of what you're driving on when its raining, and always give yourself more room to stop than you think you'll ever need !