Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Introducing Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2: The Tire to Beat for Winter 2015?

For the past several years the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 has been our highest consumer rated tire among a strong field of competitors in the Studless Ice & Snow (Light Truck) market. While it seems illogical to discontinue such a well liked product, history has proved that the Blizzak line of tires seem to evolve and rarely, if ever, take a step back....  Read More

Best Tire Recommendations for the Toyota Camry

In the early 1980s, the Camry was introduced into the North American market as Toyota's mid-sized sedan. Many iterations of the car have been produced, including coupes, wagons and convertible versions of the car. While body styles have come and gone, the Toyota Camry has always been known as a reliable vehicle with very broad appeal. It's often one of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

I use this Mazda CX7 in all weathers around Pittsburgh, with occasional road trips to up-state New York, Canada, and across Ohio. Winters cold, snowy, and icy. Spring fall rainy, Summers can be very warm. Generally pleased with the all round performance and noise levels, which help make this vehicle fun to drive. However, had hoped to get more than 30,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

When I went looking for a set of tires, my first-ever snowy winter was fast approaching me. I had spent my entire life up until that point living in the hot deserts of southern California, but was attending college in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I had no idea how to drive in snow, and I couldn't have two sets of tires - one summer and one winter - because I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I've had these tires on this car for almost 50K and have had great success with them. In fact I'm going to buy another set before the winter. They drive nicely, I don't notice any noise, and they have gotten through a bunch of Northeast winters without problems.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

This tire came as a winter wheel/tire pkg i purchased from TireRack. We in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have recently experience a strange start to the winter. with temperatures ranging from +15c to -25c, rain, snow, hail. These tires have performed great. Being a high powered RWD car, i haven't had any issues getting moving safely through light and deep snow....  Read More

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

I put a set of these on 58,000 miles ago. They have been the best tires I have used ever in a car. I am ordering new ones now as they did not all wear at the same rate. That could also be my car and not the tires fault as I drive 112 miles for work every day and then my normal stuff on top. I have had them on for 2 winter seasons and they have done very...  Read More

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

So far after about 18-20 months with them on my VW Jetta 2.0T, wear has been outstanding, dry handling good, exceptional wet handling and surprisingly they are actually ok in the snow! I don't bother with winter rubber on this car, if it gets bad out there we have a truck, so no worries. The price for these was very competitive which sealed the deal. If I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This is my first set on winter tires and I have now driven these during two significant snow events in Wisconsin. The difference in traction, braking distance, and just the general sense of driving confidence they give you is nothing short of astonishing. Putting these on has made my car's ABS and VSC systems incredibly more effective - in the absence of...  Read More

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

I bought these after researching ratings (love the color block quick comparison graphs) to maximize the luxury part of the older 1997 sport/luxury Lexus SC 300 which came with some half worn Blizzaks. I couldn't be happier, driving for maximum fuel economy, slowing early for expected stops, accelerating moderately, staying pretty much within posted speeds,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I drove on these snow tires for 2 winters in NE Ohio (snow belt) first set of snow tires I have ever owned and I was most impressed!! I sold the Corrolla and sold the tires for half what I paid for them, after 2 winters!! tread wear was even on all 4 tires with plenty of bite for another 30 to 40 thousand miles.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Great tire! Handle great in snow and ice. I had no clue that I was not in 4wd this winter. Having a Ranger it's crazy that I don't slide much in snow because it's so light in the rear end and didn't have any weight in the bed. Handles mud great and isn't very loud. I have a little bit of odd wear due to an alignment issue but I'm pretty sure that's the only...  Read More

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

Replaced the original Eagle LS-2's in April 2014 after 38,000 miles with H-rated Altimax HP's. Previous experience with them on two other cars left me impressed with their price-to-performance. A few weeks back, someone (not me ;) ) took out the two right side tires. Since the Altimax is now discontinued, they were replaced with these W-rated G-Max' and put...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

OEM on my 2013 Raptor SCrew, tires were fantastic when new couldnt believe how well they handled and how quiet they were for such a big hunk of rubber. First winter in Pittsburgh and they handled the snow from an inch up to 2 feet without a concern. It amazed me the truck actually prefers the virgin snows of the left lane instead of the hard pack found in...  Read More

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

I did a lot of research before purchasing these tires. And I noticed many of you are upset about the winter traction....seriously, do your homework before making the purchase. AS tires are not build for Winter, when temperature drops below 32F, AS tires would turn rock hard, and not safe to drive. Generally speaking, AS tires dry/wet traction are not as good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Tire Rack's delivery was faster than what I was expecting! I've used Tire Rack for years and recommend them several times throughout the year. I live near Akron, Ohio, USA, and have had these Generals for a year now. They're GREAT! I use four of them on an AWD Impreza. I drive in the city, on the highway, and occasionally on grass, dirt, or mud. I have them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

These Tires are awesome this is the first dedicated snow tire I have ever owned so I have nothing else to compare it to but all the reviews I saw on them convinced me to try them out and I couldn't be happier. I have not been able to get these tires to loose traction on cornering or anything else short of smooth ice but what does grip ice? short of using...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Still running the AT2's I bought in early 2010 for my Honda Pilot. Though nearing the end of their useful life and likely to be replaced this upcoming spring, they still have tread and have never left me disappointed. Road noise has been a bit much on the highway, but never excessive. Deep snow traction has been phenomenal, and I've pulled numerous cars and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Great all around performer. Smooth, quiet ride, nice stiff sidewalls makes my truck ride all around much better. Stock Dunlops were a joke in comparison. Great in winter conditions. Snow flake rating and new compound deffinately is no lye. Alberta winter conditions are no problem for this tire so far.Brand new tire so I can't comment on wear yet. Overall...  Read More