Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Installed on a 2007 Edge with AWD later in the 2015 season and had balancing issues. Ran them as I needed to have them on due to a storm. During the 2015 season, about 1,000 miles went on the tires. In the 2016, I took them back to my installer due to the shimmy that was present in the steering wheel. They road force balanced the tires and found road force...  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

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

What are the Differences in Winter / Snow Tire Categories

As you begin to shop for winter / snow tires this year, you may discover there are different classifications of winter tires available. So the question is: "Which one works best for me?" General AltiMAX Arctic Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Studdable Winter / Snow Offering a traditional winter compound and tread design, these tires meet severe...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Purchased these tires because I wanted a great all around tire for the Northwest where we get a lot of rain and a little snow. I wanted a quiet tire that performed well. I previously had the Goodyear Tripletreds and they provided amazing traction but were a pretty noisy. After reading reviews I went with the General Altimax rt43 which was made in America for...  Read More

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

Superb winter tire, simply fantastic. I'm using it on fairly powerful RWD car, tons of snow in the area every year. Never skipped or postponed a trip, zero issues finding grip no matter the conditions or the temperature out there. It's pricey, and it wears somewhat fast, for most people it's probably good for 2, maybe 3 winters.Quiter on dry and wet pavement...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

I just purchased this tire after the terrible experience of ContiProContact. The Contis were extremely noisy and a very uncomfortable ride. I literally hated driving. I was torn between the Conti Extreme Contacts, General Altimax and the Kumhos. My wife's Lexus has the ContiPureContacts and they are really a good tire. Very quiet and smooth. So I was torn on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

First impression: nothing special on dry/wet. Can not comment on stability - got this 2 sizes narrower one size smaller rim and one size taller side wall than standard... Light snow ... nothing special, better breaking than forward tractionHeavy snow: Holly...! yesterday we got several inches, but it was impressive when, without any shoveling, i got out from...  Read More

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

These tires replace the prior generation Michelin A/S 3's that I had on the car. One of the great features is the 45K mile warranty -- which I used to get into these tires. After 21K miles, the prior set was down to 3/32 in front and 4/32 in rear. They had gotten noisy, harsh, and obviously past their expected traction sweet-spot. So these new A/S 3+'s are a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Great tire so far with less than 500 miles. Tested in snow, rain and dry weather so far very impressive. Don't know if its me or the tire but sidewalls seem a little soft when cornering.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Put these on my VW Touareg because the Goodyear LS that were OEM skated all over the place on water and ice/snow. Blizzaks have been excellent. I drive in a city where streets are plowed instantly so no big deal, but also a lot of driving into Indiana and Michigan along the snow and ice along the western lake shore and its scary treacherous at times. Drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Long time listener, first time caller. I've used tire rack to support my tire purchasing decisions and as a way to promote vehicle safety to family and colleagues for years.When it came time to replace the OE tires (Dunlop Sport SP 01 A/S) on my daily driver, I did a considerable amount of research including talking with the experts here at TR. I enjoy...  Read More

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

I got these tires because of the tire rack test review. They had the best ratings and for the best price. I am a very spirited driver and i tend to drive like im on a race track. These tires held up to everything i put them through; mud, sand, gravel, dirt roads, going over the occasional curb to skip traffic and the occasional race here and there. These are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I have had these tires for (3)-winters now. I noticed a significant difference as soon as they were put on. The grip and traction they apply in the snow is great. My truck no longer slides or slips in the snow, even in 2WD. Turning is sharp, acceleration is just like on dry pavement.I have driven this down roads with more than 4-in of snow with complete...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I swear by these tires in the winter. I have been using Blizzaks for about 10 years. This is my 10th set (we have 3 cars). They are not the best wearing tire but I don't expect them to be. I put between 15-20 thousand miles on all of my cars every year. I live in Pennsylvania - we get 100 degree summers, -5 degree winters, more rain than snow but when it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I daily drive my 2000 Miata during the winter months here in Virginia. We get 3 or 4 good snows a year. I bought these tires 2 years ago for around 230$ shipped and have loved every second of driving on them.In the snow the first year they had so much grip, with a little weight in the back of the car I was driving picking up people to carry to work in about...  Read More

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

Wow, what a set of awesome tires. I replaced my last set of higher-end performance tires with these. My last set got real noisey and were driving me crazy. I put these P7's on and quiet as a mouse! These tires are very quiet yet they handle fantastic. I've done about 8,000 miles of both city/long highway commutes and they are hold up very well. Great...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

We didn't realize the car had 18 wheels at purchase. Not a problem, except we usually run Michelin's, which are pretty expensive in this size. So we checked Tire Rack ratings and found these tires...and we have been pleasantly surprised. The tires 'sing' at highway speed which is a little noticeable, but really not an issue at all. They are a lot quieter...  Read More