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 Michelin Defender

Anyone that drives a CR-V knows that it needs quiet tires to be a quiet vehicle. That said, I have tried three different brands on my CR-V over the years and the Michelin Defenders are by far the quietest of all of them. The Goodyear Assurance tires were awful. They rode horribly and had a constant moaning sound that drove me crazy. I then tried Yokohama...  Read More

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

As others have noted, this tire is narrow, which I wasn't expecting. You have to be careful not to damage your wheels, since they are more exposed with this narrow tire. The tires handle well, and the road noise is minimal.Compared to the Goodyear OEM tires on the Maxima, they are quieter, but the rolling resistance must be higher. I could tell...  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

Different Sizes Within a Size?

Did you know that some tires can vary in dimensions slightly, even if they have the same nominal size? 99.9% of the time, the differences won't cause any problems (assuming you're buying a set of four tires), but it is good to know that these differences exist in some rare situations. Take, for example, the following three tires in the size 285/75R16: Dick...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Very impressed with these tires. Purchased to replace Goodyear Eagle GT(not reccomended). Very confident and responsive handling in summer dry/wet conditions. Winter conditions are handled with ease on my FWD vehicle. tolerable increase in noise and vibration on textured concreate highway, but not terrible though.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A2

@ nearly 20k miles these tires have changed in personality quite a bit. They are currently at 6/32 depth for what just left the front and closer to 7/32 than 8/32 depth for the rears. In particular, the tire has changed drastically in the past 3k miles and I am sorry to say two of those are changes for the worse.The wet traction in general is now barely...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

I purchased Goodyear Wrangle Fortitude H/t 265-70-16. I had these tires balanced twice with in a 2 day period and on the 4 day return them for a refund what a terrible ride. The $60.00 rebate is a selling point to ignore. less than 100 miles on them. Now I'm enjoying a smooth ride with the Bridgestone tires what differ-ants. Its a lot of work returning...  Read More

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

Replaced the OEM goodyears with these michelins on my 2010 infiniti g37x. Big difference in the overall ride. Quiet, smooth, excellent grip on dry roads. Best tire I have every driven in any vehicle in wet conditions. Confidence inspiring no matter how wet. Not as firm as the original tires and as a result a little less responsive when pushed. A fair trade...  Read More

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

I bought these tires in November to replace some worn out goodyear rs-a that came on the car when I bought it. I have owned several different uhpas tires, including Dunlop (can't remember which ones), Falken 912, Falken 512,etc. These are by far the best I've driven. They're quieter than I expected. More comfortable by far than the goodyears. Better at...  Read More

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

After reading dozens of reviews of this tire, by far the most accurate was posted on 4/5/2016 from the owner of a Lexus GS 350. That review is exactly the way I feel about my G37x sedan, which is a dynamically similar sports sedan. This tire lives up to the high marks for a smooth, quiet ride and great traction. It's an excellent choice for most cars, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

Just put these on, other than some impact harshness (45 series) they're ---- impressive for the money, quiet and smooth. They balanced perfectly which is more than I can say for the OE Firestone Firehawk GT. I wanted the Eagle Sports but read reviews about balance/ride disturbance issues (typical Goodyear). Steering response off center is a but slow, but I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I ordered subsize wheels (16X6.5 KOSEI K4R LT GREY) and 225/70R-16 MICHELIN PREMIER LTX tires. They were delivered, mounted and balanced, to my home. I wanted to improve the ride on my 2008 CRV with lighter wheels and the smoothest riding tire possible. Each one weighed eighteen (18) pounds less than the Honda wheel/Goodyear tire it replaced. I am pleased to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

This first review is for TireRack. I ordered the tires by phone on Friday at about 11 am, Pacific Time. I was away from my house most of Saturday, the NEXT DAY, and when I returned, the tires were in my garage! Had them mounted and balanced this morning and drove to work..I was changing from the OE Goodyear F1 SuperCar tires. They had 40,000 miles (I avoid...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Just upgraded to the Contis DWS 06. Really excellent. Just a couple of weeks in and I've noticed improvements everywhere. Overall much less road noise. Bumps in the pavement on the highway and urban/suburban roads are smoothed out. These tires are great, made for the Autobahn, but just as good at slower speeds, too. The OE Goodyear RSA were garbage now that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

I just turned over 40K on a set of duratracs for my F150. I am very impressed. I would estimate I have another 10-15K left on this set. They are getting bit loud as expected for an agressive AT tire with some wear.Snow traction is awesome. I can back up my driveway (which is on a hill) in 2wd. I couldn't do that with the stockers. I read alot of reviews...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season

I live in Mississippi, where you never know what the weather is going to do. These tires have been awesome in dry and wet conditions. My tire rarely loses grip and they handle very well. There is particular stretch on highway near my work that always has standing water if it is raining. In the past, my traction control would come on multiple times when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Cargo G26

The first set of tires were factory installed on this Sprinter 15 wheels and lasted a little over 100K with no additional balancing or rotation. I finally fixed the front right camber problem and now my mileage and steering is very nice. I expect these new tires to go over 110K; maybe 115K. Keep track of tire pressure for the season, front bearings in good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

I currently have about 74000 miles on these tires and can probably safely get another 15000 miles out of them. Truly the best value tire I have ever purchased, and they perform extremely well too   Read More