Winter Tires for Your Fifth-Generation Camaro SS

Has Old Man Winter caught you and your fifth-generation Camaro SS by surprise? No problem! A set of winter / snow tires will get you back in the game. Many Camaro drivers, especially those deep in a snowbelt area have decided to go with the winter set-up discussed in "Don't Hibernate Your Camaro." However, if you reside just outside the snowbelt region,...  Read More

What are the Best Run-Flat Winter Tires?

Some newer models of luxury and high-performance vehicles like BMW and Mercedes-Benz come equipped from the factory with run-flat tires. Most of these vehicles have no spare tire, so many drivers who use dedicated winter / snow tires choose to stick with a run-flat design. Over three years ago in the article, "Which Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires Should I...  Read More

Do Snow Tires Make a Difference?

Snow tires make a difference! Not only do they make a difference, they make an enormous difference. In fact, in scenarios where inches can mean the difference between just a close call and a life threatening collision, the difference they make cannot be overstated.   When is comes to snow and ice traction, even the most capable all-season tire will pale in...  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  Read More

Results from New Ultra High Performance All-Season Test

For the best handling, steering response and grip in the warmer months, the best performance tires are typically summer-only tires. For maximum ice and snow traction, and for the best safety for subfreezing conditions, choose a set of dedicated winter / snow tires. However, having two sets of tiresisn't an option or needed for some drivers, so the next...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Are you kidding me? These are snow tires? Amazing!! They are much more quiet than the OEM high performance all seasons that came on my car. They grip better in the wet and the dry, they have firmer cornering behavior and oh yea, they are snow tires! Which means great cold weather breaking power too. Stop reading and just buy them already... I will never put...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

This tire combined with AWD does very well on my BMW 330Xi during the Northeast winter. I am very impressed with the dry, wet, and snow traction for a high performance snow tire. I really don't think any all-season tire can match this level of traction in both dry AND snow conditions. Noise and wear so far have been very good. No complaints. Honestly, this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I was very hesitant to change from summer tires to all season tires. I previously, has Conti Sport 2 on my car and found it the best all around tire for it. I tried everything including Michelin with good traction and poor grip to Dunlop with outstanding grip and worrisome traction. Wear on the Dunlop was very quick, the sacrifice for grip; the Michelin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

I replaced my OE Potenzas with these F1 all seasons. I got tired of having to swap wheels every winter and put on the Dunlop Winter Sports, so I'm trying all season tires. I put them on in April, so I haven't driven in snow yet, but on dry pavement and rain, the Eagle F1s perform as well as the stock Bridgestones. Cornering is awesome. The F1s handle the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

in snowstorm and black ice conditions the dunlop winter maxx 17 in tires have had a lot of grip, i have driven over some black ice with these tires and had very small slides with the tires quickly straightening the car out. so far the tire have out performed any expectations i had for them.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

During this summer, I bought a set of winter rims and tires through Tire Rack for my 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD. I live in MN and All season tires don't cut it. Furthermore using winter rims really keep your stock rims sharp far longer (sand & salt issues).So in the past I have purchased multiple sets of Blizzaks which have been excellent in all winter conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am not new to Michelin tires, so this was the obvious choice when I was shopping for winter tires. Having said that, I considered Blizzaks and Continentals before my purchase, but the Tire Rack and Consumer Reports reviews for the X-Ice made my decision much easier. Two seasons on these tires, and negligible wear thus far. They handle well for a winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

What a significant improvement over ANY all season tires on ice, light and heavy snow!My 3 month old Dunlop SP sport 5000 tires were rated with the best snow and ice traction among all other all season tires in the latest consumers report survey, but the car can't even stop without sliding out of control when I reach intersections on slight icy conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Living in the high sierras, a dedicated winter tire is a must. Normal snowfall is 400 per year although the last two winters have been unfortunately mild.Driving a Q5 S-Line Prestige with a 255/45/20 size, a real winter tire is needed. Previous tires for the Q5 included the Bridgestone LM-60 and the Conti Extreme Contact DWS. The Conti was noisy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I've lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin my whole life (and driving for 22 years). These are hands-down the best performing tires in winter conditions that I have experienced. This is the second set of winter-only tires I've owned (other set was Dunlop Wintersport M3 in the same size on the same car). I've also driven this car with the stock Bridgestone Potenza...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

After moving into a new house that has a very steep, paved driveway, I wanted to get snow tires for my BMW and my wife's Subaru (both AWD). I chose the Blizzak's for theSubaru and the Dunlop Wintersports for the BMW. This review is for the Blizzaks so I will speak mostly to these. Bottom line, these tires are awesome. I purchased mainly for snow and ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Symmetrical

I don't understand the other reviews I've read regarding this tire. I have 57,000 miles on my 2014 Mazda 6. I had some hydroplaning issues when the interstate was flooding but otherwise, considering the mileage I have on these tires, I've been very satisfied. Not sure if the lack of traction in the 9 month long winters here in Minnesota is due to the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

I have never been a huge fan of dunlop tires, I have always found them to be mediocre at best. However I decided to give these a go for my new car which just so happens to be a front wheel drive v8 monster. I questioned my decision to use an all season tire on this car and not dedicated summer and winter tires, but given the expense of running 255's in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature HP

Just purchased these Dunlops to replace the noisy Hankook Optimo H426's on my Crosstour. So far theses tires have been very nice! Nice looking, quiet, they ride well and are much better in the rain. The Hankooks were horrible in the snow even with 4WD. Anxious to see how theses HP's handle winter driving. Not terribly expensive, would consider purchasing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/S

This is a follow up to my original review a year and a half ago. 35,000 miles on the GrandTreks with dedicated snow tires utilized in the winter, so I have no experience with these in snow. They are still running very smoothly with only a barely perceptible increase in road noise. Guessing I will get 10,000 more miles out of these for a total of 45,000...  Read More