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

I have put 40,000 miles on these tires, and I will be putting on a set of the newer AS3+ this weekend. I have been buying, researching, and driving tires for 2 decades. I am a true car guy, and I love driving, and I really wanted to drive the -------- out of these to see what they could do. First, I know it may sound crazy, but I never once rotated them. Yet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought the 17 General Altimax Arctic tire/wheel kit to replace the 18 Summer/Sport stock tires on my WRX. (The stock Subie set were absolutely terrible in snow.) So anyhow, I got these and it made a HUGE difference. No sliding and very good traction. Just don't get too crazy with the power of the WRX and the tires (235/45/17/94Q) grip very well. They have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I picked the Michelins over the blizzak because they should last alot longer and so far seem up to the task. This review is really a comparison between the Michelin and the general snows because i've had them before as well but on a different vehicle. Right off the bat the Michelin tire drives like an all season tire in weather without snow they're quiet,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

I'm located in the midwest where winter conditions vary widely from day to day. I've had Michelin xIce xI3, and General Altimax Arctics in the past (on FWD Honda vehicles). I decided to try these Pirelli Ice Zero FR tires on my RWD e320. I have Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires for the other 3 seasons, so I'm comparing these Pirelli's to a very well-rated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I have driven these tire about 9500 miles. They are wearing very evenly (that means that my truck is in good alignment). Decent dry traction. Very quiet. I am disappointed in the tire wear. With only 9,500 miles on them, they is about 35-40% left. They are disappointing in snow and ice - therefore, I use the 4x4 feature. This helps of course, but even with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I have driven these tire about 9500 miles. They are wearing very evenly (that means that my truck is in good alignment). Decent dry traction. Very quiet. I am disappointed in the tire wear. With only 9,500 miles on them, they is about 35-40% left. They are disappointing in snow and ice - therefore, I use the 4x4 feature. This helps of course, but even with...  Read More

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

My third set of General Altimax RT43's. First set took an ancient Saturn SC2 and made it drive decently with great traction in all weather, good noise, and cornering, and trend lasted very well. Second set were onto Subaru outback that died a week after buying, but tires were an improvement.Third set is now on Mazda 2012 that had Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These were the tires that came on my 2015 Taurus. Overall the tire has performed well. Tread wear was a concern reading other reviews but at 11,000 miles they are wearing well. I have not had a chance to see how well the tires perform in winter conditions but here in Arkansas we generally get more ice than snow.   Read More

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

I installed these tires a few weeks ago. Since that time I experienced heavy rain, dry roads and heavy slushy snow. I like these tires a lot! I was shocked by how good they were in two inches of heavy, sloppy wet snow. These tires handle better than the Continental that came on the vehicle new. The ride is slightly stiffer but its not something the average...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

My 2013 Dodge Dart came with Kumho KH16 from factory (205/55/16) brand new when I purchased the car in 2014 it had 13,000. 2 years later those tires lasted me to about 56,000 Miles. After doing my own research and chatting with Tire Rack online, I went ahead purchased these Kumho TA71 over the General Altimax RT43 and I believe I made the best decision. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

OE tires, so expectations have been muted. They've been overall decent tires, fairly quiet on the highway, pretty good dry performance, but not really that good in wet or icy conditions. Compared to other tires I've experienced, they have a tendency to hydroplane. Snow and ice traction is average at best, and I've generally tried to avoid driving this car on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have had a set of Altimax's on every car I have owned (15 in past 2 years). I drive very fast no matter the road conditions and these tires have never let me down. I once drove my Audi A6 in snow that came over the hood (50' long snow drift), and I was able to drive right through it without a problem. All of my friends now run them and most leave them on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

My Del Sol is basically a good weather car, lowered with low profile tires. It looks nice and gets great gas mileage, but it rides like a skateboard in good weather, and a boogie board in the wet, hydroplaning at the thought of water. Southern California was perfect for this car. Now in Wyoming, not so much.Knowing that the low profile tires were ok for good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Sorry I couldn't give a full review since this is my secretary's Volvo. The C 30 had Hankooks summer tires that were worn when she bought the car. So no fair comparison could be made. After the tires were installed, I took it for an aggressive drive. I was very pleased with very minimal side wall flex. On the highway at 80mph it was very quiet and stable. It...  Read More

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

Great value for the money. Pros: -excellent ride quality -very quiet -good wet traction -outstanding snow traction Cons: -squirmy -almost zero feedback/road feel -slow to respondThese tires have very tall, small tread blocks with deep channels in between. The excellent wet traction, even in deep water, and unbelievably good snow grip (almost on par with...  Read More

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