Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

My main tire purchase focus was comfort, road noise and dry traction. I reviewed technical and consumer ratings for several tire options including original equipment Eagle RSA and Michelin Pilot AS 3+ / Primacy MxM4tires and the Pirelli Conturato All Season +. In the end, I selected the Pirellis and I am very happy so far. One tire dealer said I didn't need...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

I am surprised the tires have lasted as long as they have. Ford told me 2 years ago I was ready for new tires... that was 10,000 miles ago and I still have the original set installed. I really like these tires, they do more than my driving style does. I have the same complaint though that some others have mentioned. As the tire gets close to its end, the...  Read More

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

I am very, very pleased with this tire. I transitioned from some Bridgestone Potenza's which were excellent summer tires and the idea was to get a great all-conditions tire. I am a first responder in a city with poor road treatment in the snow. Within two weeks of purchasing this tire I experienced ice and snow conditions which were very uneasy on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

I did not order my Focus RS with the winter wheel and tire package from the factory - it was not an option for my early order. But when I found out that the factory winter wheel and tire package came with this specific tire, I decided to buy a set of 18 wheels with the Alpins mounted from Tire Rack. I could not be happier with my choice - Ford chose these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

I bought these tires to keep up with my friends focus ST on back roads and mountain roads. The amount of grip versus the tires I had on before is incredible. Road noise is tolirable, not too bad unless I had the back seats out. Really likes to stick to Little Rock's and pebbles and kick them up so you might hear that. It completely enhanced the entire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I upgraded the wheels and tires on my Focus to 17 Ford wheels and the Michelin PSS. They are a very nice combination, they ride must more comfortably than the old 15 wheels with the stock Hankooks. I don't regret this one bit. It really livens up the car.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Just had them installed last week, and it has been RAINING all day every day, ever since! I absolutely LOVE these tires, the road feel is just awesome, solidly 4 feet on the ground..No floatiness. Utterly AMAZING in RAIN..truly awesome..these tires cut along wet pavement as though you were on dry ground, no matter the speed nor amount of standing water,...  Read More

New Wheels and Tires For Your New Ford Focus RS

Did you just get a Focus RS or have one on the way? Depending on how you've configured your RS, you probably have 19x8 ET 50 dark grey cast alloy wheels on 235/35R19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports. For many RS drivers there is no need to upgrade. The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is a great match for those looking for a balanced tire. It's got a crisp steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

I had BFG G-Force Rivals now on my cars since they first came out in 2013. I originally had them on a 2007 Ford Focus that was my daily driver and weekend autoX car. They made such a huge difference in the cars handling both at autoX event and in everyday driving as well lasting for two years (used in months of Apr-Oct) that I opted to get a set for my 2010...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I spent several weeks researching tires. This 9-3 came with ContiSportContacts which were also the OE tire. I wanted to upgrade to an Ultra High Performance All Season from those Grand Touring OE boots.Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 were my first choice due to their reviews/reputation. However, Michelin was the only tire company without a rebate right now....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is my first experience running a dedicated snow tire read all the reviews plus affordability this tire performance was awesome .. I ran it on a Ford Focus front wheel drive and yes I bought 4 not just the front. All I can say is I will be a repeat customer for these tires👍   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Been riding these on my focus for about 6 months. Treadwear had been unbelievable for an aggressive summer tire such as this. These are superior to the stock eagle f1 tires in almost every way..almost. We get a lot of flash flooding and torrential rain here in Texas, and these pilot ss' tend to hydroplane on the highway pretty severely, my eagle f1s were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

These tires allowed me to get around in Northern Wisconsin winter without an issue. There were multiple times where I nearly felt overconfident due to the traction these tires provided. I'm sure the guys in the big 4x4 trucks felt awkward when a Ford Focus ST was passing them :) Overall these tires both met and exceeded expectations, I am a now a firm...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The tires that came on my 2012 Ford Focus were so bad in snow, that my wife was afraid to drive car. We live in Michigan's UP, and my wife drove 45 miles to work all year round. She though the car was the problem. I had a hard time making it out of over drive way when it was snow covered. I switched to Michelin Premier A/S tires, it was almost like putting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Great tires and like you reading the reviews I was worried - they are inexpensive and it is not that I am cheap I just want good tires and not spend $500 a corner. Well these tires are great - stable at speed in the wet and very very quiet. I have a very heavy car - V12 4,828 lbs long wheelbase Mercedes and there are no issues with flat spots in the morning....  Read More

Best All-Season Ford Focus Tires

The Focus is Ford's compact car entry. Introduced in model year 2000, and selling upwards of 200,000 per year, it can be considered a success. Last re-designed in 2010, you will find the entry-level tire size to be 195/65R15. But Ford offers many variations in trim levels, engine sizes and tire sizes, so always double check the size you have on yours before...  Read More

T.E.E.N.S. Behind the Wheel

October 18 – 24, 2015 is National Teen Driver Safety Week and serves as a good reminder to parents and teens that safety behind the wheel is a top priority throughout the year. As motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14 -18-year-olds in this country, and a 16-year-old is 20 percent more likely to be killed in a crash than an adult, it’s...  Read More

Do I Need Studless Ice & Snow or Performance Winter / Snow Tires?

When it comes to choosing your next set of winter / snow tires for a passenger vehicle, there are two main winter tire performance categories for you to consider, Studless Ice & Snow and Performance Winter / Snow. Studless Ice & Snow tires deliver the best ice and snow grip in the industry. Intended to be a friendlier alternative to studded solutions, we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I confesses that I seldom write reviews, though I benefit from them, but these tires are so good, I have to do this. If you have read all the other reviews, as I did, you know there is general agreement on certain qualities, but a few complaints. The key fact in this is SOFT SIDEWALLS, which in turn affects all other properties. I plan to briefly confirm...  Read More