Perfomance Winter / Snow Tires: Strong Snow Traction with Acceptable Dry Handling and Response

If you live in an area that experiences very harsh winter conditions and consistently sees large snowfalls, you may be best served with a traditional Studless Ice & Snow tire. These tires feature the most aggressive tread patterns, highest amount of siping, softest compounds and are the most dedicated tool for the job when it comes to mastering the worst...  Read More

All-New Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 vs Blizzak DM-V1

Bridgestone winter / snow tires are renowned for their outstanding winter traction. For many years, the Blizzak DM-V1 topped the list of best Studless Ice & Snow tires for light trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles. Its combination of great snow traction, ice traction, wet grip and durability made it the most recommended tire in the category since its...  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 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Are you kidding me? These are snow tires? Amazing!! They are much more quiet than the OEM high performance all seasons that came on my car. They grip better in the wet and the dry, they have firmer cornering behavior and oh yea, they are snow tires! Which means great cold weather breaking power too. Stop reading and just buy them already... I will never put...  Read More

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

This tire combined with AWD does very well on my BMW 330Xi during the Northeast winter. I am very impressed with the dry, wet, and snow traction for a high performance snow tire. I really don't think any all-season tire can match this level of traction in both dry AND snow conditions. Noise and wear so far have been very good. No complaints. Honestly, this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The greatest upgrade for a car in winter, period. For the longest time I swore by ultra high performance all-season tires, and simply accepted the sliding, and fishtailing as part of normal operation in winter. I was convinced I needed an AWD vehicle to brave the heavier snow. Getting these tires however has completely changed my opinion on it however.The...  Read More

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

After some bad luck years ago with Pirellis I gave it one more chance...and I'm glad I did. These tires are absolutely wonderful. From New York pothole streets to Turnpike driving, these tires are just right. For what they are built for,they handle excellent in high speed driving and cornering. (yes, ultra high performance will corner a little better but...  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 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

The Michelin Pilot AS3 is simply amazing in the wet and dry (cold or hot weather). I bought this in the summer and so far I've accumulated roughly 5000 miles on these. The steering feel is very responsive, you always know what the tires are doing, I could have sworn this feels very much like a high performance summer tire. In return, you could also feel some...  Read More

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

I had old A/S tires and they went bad only after 26,000 miles. Also noise was quite bad. New A/S 3 are much better as far as lateral road holding and cornering. Braking is also much improved. Cornering is phenomenal and fully compatible to Super Sports that I have on my MBW M3. Road noise is okay, but still quite high. Road feel is good and predictable. Yet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

This tire was recommended by the Tire Rack and Michelin sites for this vehicle, a 1999 MB CL500 coupe with 110,000 miles in exceptional condition, incl suspension. Tires are 100 H series (135mph max).I have owned many brands (eight by count) and buy Michelin's, due to the consistent performance, durability and quality. Car has the M119 high performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Living in the high sierras, a dedicated winter tire is a must. Normal snowfall is 400 per year although the last two winters have been unfortunately mild.Driving a Q5 S-Line Prestige with a 255/45/20 size, a real winter tire is needed. Previous tires for the Q5 included the Bridgestone LM-60 and the Conti Extreme Contact DWS. The Conti was noisy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Just got a set of 4 new DWS for my Audi A4. Have about 500 miles on them. Drove them in the rain a few times and they had good grip. On dry roads, they were fine. Haven't had the chance to try them on snow yet. It seems like a good all around tire and very comfortable, but the Conti Pro Contacts they replaced were far more engaging in terms of steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

I have had these tires for about a year now and they have worn wonderfully thus far. The dry performance is fantastic, and wet performance is nearly as good. The only factor playing into the performance of the tire negatively would be the fact that I drive a small car. The Toyota Corolla is very light and easily manipulated by weather factors, however the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact UHP

This is my third set. I get 30,000 miles per set with semi aggressive driving (hard cornering, high speed highway but conservative city) on a 6,000 pound vehicle. My rating is based on the whole lifecycle of the tire. The first 25,000 miles delivers extraordinary dry and wet traction and comfort with very low road noise. They even perform well in snow as...  Read More

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

These tires replaced OEM tires for me. Got them from tirerack.com. I've noticed a huge improvement in smoothness and road noise from mile 1 with them. I have driven about 19,000 miles on them so far. In fact, these are a big step up from the OEM Goodyears in every way except one -- treadwear. That has been surprising given their rating. I got 37,000 miles on...  Read More

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

The best all-season, high performance tire I've put on the car. I've had Michelin, Bridgestone and Yokohama, but these Generals have provided the best performance hands down. You can feel how solid and stable the tires are when driving. Even in wet conditions. And definitely the most confidence you can have in light snow conditions. They're outstanding on a...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Test Video and Summary

In a recent post, "Continental ExtremeContact DWS Replaced by ExtremeContact DWS 06", we compared and contrasted the older Continental ExtremeContact DWS against the replacement version, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06. To summarize, the new ExtremeContact DWS 06 addressed a common complaint of the older version of the tire feeling slow to respond to...  Read More

Best Tires for the Nissan Altima

If you're the proud owner of a Nissan Altima, you already know that this car has a great combination of sporty handling, interior space and amenities that provide a great value. Whether you have the roomy sedan or the sporty coupe, the type of replacement tires you choose can have a large effect on the handling and ride quality of this car.   Some sporty tires...  Read More

Introducing the Redesigned Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

For the past three years, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS has been the highest overall rated tire in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category. Its blend of all-season traction and predictable handling has made it a favorite among consumers, who over the years have logged over 40 million miles in our consumer surveys. As good as the tire is, its...  Read More