Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

These tires are absolutely amazing. Keep in mind they are not designed to be best snow tires nor handle like dry/summer tires. However, the fact that Michelin has been able to achieve decent snow traction combined with excellent dry cornering capability and good steering response is amazing. Basically they perform like high performance all-season tires in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Hard to understand the wide divergence in people's evaluation of these tires. I've read the poor performance ones, mostly from the Ford F150s, and then the great ones. Having driven on every surface in my life, some of them racing, and most of them with these tires now, what I believe is that people need a proper wheel, WIDE enough for the tire and proper...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

Admittedly this is the first sports car I've owned so I can't compare to other tires. Bought my car two months ago and immediately put these on for the NY winter. Combined with all wheel drive the traction overall is amazing.I went with these performance winter tires vice the regular ones because although there is plenty of snow here, the majority of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I live in the NC mountains, where it snows in winter. I have encountered two inches of snow without incident, thanks to the Conti Extreme Contact. It really bridges all-season capability with high performance. This tire lets me enjoy my Miata year-round.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

These tires are great for what they're suppose to do. I drive a small FWD car in a mountainous area of east PA (anyone from the area knows we get a lot of snow). My car has no AWD, traction control, hill descent control, or any of those new safety features. The point is my car was not made to track through deep snow. Snow performance:In light snow (just a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Got these tires with a wheel package (18x8 Enkei Performance M52 Hyper black). Awesome combo. The wheels are very high quality and really bump up the appearance of an already great looking vehicle (my opinion of course).The stock Goodyear RS-A's were great tires. I was going to get them again, but upon reviews I splurged for what reviews said were an even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

This tire is the gold standard. High Speed W rating; excellent in wet / dry / snow. High performance / everyday quiet. Consistant contact patch. communicates when driving at the limit to let you know exactly how far from 10/10s your are. Truely one of the finest tires I have purchased in 35 years.This tire is the gold standard. VW should have made this the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Tire Rack if you are reading this, THANK YOU!Wow. What an amazing tire. For those with short attention spans, great grip, cornering, and treadwear with NO noise. I'm serious. I live in DC so we get a mix of summer, rain, snow and ice driving. When I bought these I replaced a nearly bare set of tires. These have great snow traction, from a stop or steering...  Read More

Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires: Which is the Best Choice?

The Ultra High Performance All-Season category has seen tremendous growth in recent years and makes a good amount of sense for a large percentage of our customer base. With a focus on both performance attributes and reasonable treadlife, this performance category appeals to enthusiasts who desire balance and year-round use out of a single set of tires....  Read More

Kumho Ecsta 4X Replaced by New Ecsta 4X II

Many drivers haven't heard of Kumho tires even though they've been sold in the United States for over ten years. If you're shopping for a great value on a performance all-season tire and haven't researched Kumho tires because the brand name seems unfamiliar, you definitely need to reconsider.   Tires like the Ecsta 4X have proven that Kumho manufactures high...  Read More

Introducing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Continental continues to produce many of the Original Equipment tires for a large amount of vehicles in production today. However, they do much more than manufacture the ContiProContact that may have come equipped on your vehicle from the factory. They have several lines of performance and touring tires for cars, trucks and SUVs that are at a reasonable...  Read More

Michelin vs Goodyear Tires

Even those who have not done much research into tires recognize the Goodyear and Michelin brands. Being respected brands and household names, they're often sought out by shoppers as a primary choice. Decades of experience designing and manufacturing tires have given both companies a well-deserved reputation.   In order to maintain their good names, major...  Read More

BFGoodrich Introduces g-Force COMP-2 A/S

In addition to the new g-Force Rival S, BFGoodrich is introducing a new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the g-Force COMP-2 A/S. Its directional tread pattern combines form and function, effectively evacuating summer rain and winter slush from the tread area, all while looking sportier than the average all-season tread pattern. The tread blocks wrap...  Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 A/S vs. BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S

BFGoodrich was the first American tire manufacturer and is now owned by Michelin. Given Michelin's success in the ultra high performance market, it's no surprise to see that the top BFGoodrich performance street tire, the g-Force Sport COMP-2, has also received outstanding ratings in testing and customer feedback. You can learn more about the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

My new Grand Cherokee Summit came equipped with the Fortera HL. I have had years of Goodyear tire experience on SUV's. Performance has always been good across their wide range of treads. Tread life has generally been not so good across the Goodyear brand. The Fortera HL so far is much better. I notice no tread wear at all to date.I had the vehicle since...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

These tires met and exceeded all reasonable expectations over the Winter past which saw a much higher than normal amount of snow on the roads from hard snow pack to iced intersections, deep new fallen heavy snow (wet & dry) and extreme cold where road salt was entirely ineffective. All-in-all it was a bitter, long and snowy season best forgotten but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

I've had these tires for 60K miles. They were great when new especially in the snow and ice but not deep snow, to be fair my mazda isn't made for the snow. The traction was so good that i saw a decrease in mpg of 4-6 mpg depending on speed. They wear nicely. My tires can still go for 15-20K more miles before they need to be replaced.I live out in the midwest...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Previously I always bought high performance tires for my Infinitis. Not anymore. The Michelin Premier AS, a grand touring tire, is the best handling, quietest tire I have ever owned. It does not compromise on performance. I have not driven it on ice or snow, but wet and dry traction are superb. I live in West Virginia, where the roads are winding and often...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Excellent tire for my '09 TSX 6spd. Huge improvement over stock Michelins. A quieter tire that has a comfotable ride for a high performance tire. I have a set of snow tires for winter. Only a fool would use high performance tires of any designation in the winter and expect great snow ability. I highly recommend thesr tires and would buy them again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

WOW!!! What a tire! I bought mine four years ago from TireRack already installed on steel wheels...what a great move on my part. I've driven them on my Dodge Grand Caravan (with the big motor...3.8 liters) and have lost traction while accelerating ONE TIME, and that was on glare ice. Packed snow and really cold ice are no challenge for this winter performer....  Read More