Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I live in Chicago IL where winters can get bad at times and I own a 2015 Buick Verano with OE 18 tires which are horrible in any depth of snow, so I bought and downsized (YES THEY FIT) to 16 Blizzak WS80 tires (215/60R16 95H) and wheels to swap during summer and winter and I must say these Blizzak WS80 tires are amazing. We got 10 inches of snow and my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

After much research and debate as to whether or not I even needed snow tires (last winter was very mild and the year before the tires were old), I purchased a set and had them installed on a smaller sized rim. The day after I had them installed we received 8 of snow. Driving on country roads that had not been plowed would have been a nightmare on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500

I finally have enough miles to write a review. These tires are overall very good. They are a little stiff when pumped up to 35 PSI. I usually run them 32 to 30 PSI. Being summer tires, they are noticeably stiffer in the winter until they warm up some. My main concern when buying tires is smooth ride and low noise. These tires are smooth enough and pretty...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

This is an incredible tire for the price. I caught them for $99 each from Tirerack and my local Firestone store mounted and balanced them at the Tirerack negotiated price, very reasonable. There is no noise at all, they ride very quietly, smoothly and responsively both around town and especially on the highway, even at 90 mph speeds. They have a very secure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Excellent Winter tires. If you live in the upper Midwest and above and own a Truck or SUV, these tires are a best buy if you need to drive in the snow. You can't beat the price and the snow traction. I was able to drive faster than conditions would otherwise allow without even a hint of loss of traction in the deep snow with these tires. For my wife's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

I have these tires on three vehicles at the moment. A 2011 HHR, a 1997 K1500 4x4 and a 2004 Malibu. I luv these tires, I plow with the 4x4 and they work great, I run them only in the winter and change tires myself. I install at first snow and remove them after last snow. all tires are mounted on separate rims. am old time mechanic and know for a fact that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

If you are looking for a smooth, vibration free, ride in an even wearing tire this is NOT the tire for you. It performed well in light/heavy snow and only average on ice. That said, despite perfect alignment, it wore unevenly. If you ran your hand from the back of the tire to the front, it was rough - like saw tooth wear. That translates into loud conditions...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I put 4 of these Michelins on my F-350when the previous Firestone Destination tires wore out after 40K miles. The primary use of this truck is pulling our 13,000 lb. toy hauler. I found these Michelins to be very stable and solid pulling the trailer and forgiving when the trailer is not attached. They are quiet and responsive and although they have not seen...  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 Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

My 300S came with Firestone tires , shot at 26,000.miles Replaces with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Great ride and at 43,000. miles were done ,Then I read the Tire Rack review on the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus reviews were Great , Tire Rack pricing was good and Pirelli kicked in a $60 rebate . Now I know the Michelin were at the end of the life cycle and a bit...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Absolutely a topnotch tire! Excellent ride, handling and wear. Have not had them through a winter yet but have no reason to doubt the performance I expect. Fuel mileage on the highway also increased 1 mpg. Definitely recommend this tire!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Bought these tires towards the end of winter so didn't really get alot of use in snow but the couple times I did they gripped fairly good and responded well. I have 3k on then now and no issues. Wearing evenly, quiet, smooth, and responsive to wet and dry conditions. Overall pleased with tires especially being a firestone brand   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Have these tires on a dedicated 17inch steel wheel. Did not notice any difference in ride from the OEM 20 inch on Goodyears. Noise is a little louder than a all season tire due to having them studded at 0-30mph. Anything over 30mph and you cant hear the studs anymore. Tires do exceptionally well in deep snow. Pulled out a mini cooper in 20inches of fresh...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

I purchased a set of these in 285/70-R17 on 17x8.5 wheels to replace the OEM wheels on my truck. The truck is otherwise stock and there is no rubbing at all over bumps or at steering extents. Most of my driving is highway or rough back roads and a bit offroad. So far I am quite impressed with this tire.It has excellent hydroplane resistance (tested in a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I purchased these snow tires while living in Lake City, Florida. Needless to say, I got some really funny remarks when ordering/having them mounted. However, they were bought because we were moving to Upper Michigan (Marquette area), where we get TONS of snow. Most people thought we were crazy for buying them when we did (around the middle of March), because...  Read More

General Grabber HTS 60 Impresses

How do you improve upon a tire that already had so much going for it in dry, wet and wintry conditions? The General Grabber HTS was, for many years, one of the best performers in the Highway All-Season category, offering impressive ride quality, road manners and excellent wet traction. As time went by, however, the competition stepped up their game to catch...  Read More

Best Tires for the Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander continues to be a popular luxury SUV/CUV, especially since the introduction of the new, more stylish 2014 model. Starting with this new generation of Highlander, Pirelli and Bridgestone both offer great replacement tires for this vehicle. 2014-2017 Toyota Highlander Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Th...  Read More

All-Season Tires for Your Family Vehicle

With record warm temperatures followed by record snowfalls in many parts of the United States, the 2015 - 2016 winter season has been interesting. Such a wide variety of driving conditions can make finding the right tire a challenging task. Fortunately, our data on hundreds of tires and  in-house tire testing helps you narrow down the myriad of choices.   The...  Read More

Best Heavy-Duty Winter Tires

Many drivers of heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickup trucks use On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires like the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 for winter driving. Other simply use standard Highway All-Season tires. While the all-terrain tires will typically outperform their all-season counterparts in snow traction, they are still not as good in winter...  Read More