The General AltiMax RT43 is Leading Its Class

General has hit a home run with their AltiMAX RT43. Although fairly new to the market, this tire has already received great feedback from our customers. The most positive comments have focused around the great ride quality, quietness, wet traction and all-season capability. Strong all-season capability and a comfortable ride is due to the tire's Twin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Second set of these tires I've had. The first set was on a 1999 Saturn SL2, and now on my 2001 Honda Civic. Because I bought my civic late in the season, I thought I would try and run on the all-season tires that were on it, until I almost didn't make it up the hill from work to get home.These tires are awesome in the snow! I could take the Saturn, and now...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

first purchase of winter tires highly satisfied would recommend to anyone honda civic now handles great in winter driving conditions   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

In general I thought these were good tires. I kept them for about 60,000 miles before finally replacing them. The first couple of years they were quite comfortable with respect to noise but in towards the end of their life became unbearably loud. They performed pretty well on dry pavement (for a Honda Civic at least) and on wet roads as well. I always felt...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

This is my third set of Blizzaks.. any two wheel drive car should run them in the winter. I have had them on a Honda Civic, Ford Crown Vic and the current Focus. absolutely use all 4 for balance and run only as a winter tire..   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

First, I put these tires on my wife's 2004 Lexus RX330 and my daughter's 2008 Honda Civic. I tested these tires on both cars for months. My ProContacts were at 2/32 after 30,000 miles and Continental gave me some money back on those. These tires perform better or equal to the ProContacts at a lower cost. Yesterday we had a snow storm, the tires never broke...  Read More

Pirelli Makes Some of the Best Winter Tires for 2013

Pirelli doesn't just make performance tires like the P Zero line, they also produce world class winter / snow tires for a range of vehicles from small cars and high performance sports cars to large SUVs, trucks and crossover vehicles. So, whether you need affordable studded snow tires for your Honda Civic, performance snow tires for your BMW 3 Series...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These tires were pretty much total crap. Had a set on a 2006 Civic, ran them one winter then put on dedicated winter tires. The Bridgestones got about 30K miles then were totally bald. I'm sure Honda saved $20 each on the tires, but they aren't worth a nickel. I also have a set on my 2011 jetta TDI Sportwagen (also factory OEM) and they have about 20K and...  Read More

Are All-Season Tires Enough for Winter Driving If I Have Front-Wheel Drive?

As front-wheel drive cars were first marketed to the United States, one of the major selling points from the manufacturers was that traction would be enhanced by having the weight of the engine over the drive axle (especially in snow). With this in mind, many drivers feel that all-season tires on a FWD vehicle is all you need this winter. To put this...  Read More

What are the Best Tire Brands?

With millions of vehicles sold in the United States last year ranging from FIAT 500s to Ford F-150s, drivers have a myriad of choices. Shouldn't they also be able to have their tires their way, too? In a perfect tire world, every tire manufacturer would engineer the optimal tire for every car and driver. However, the market is very large and competitive,...  Read More

What Are the Best Wheels for a 2013 Polished Metal Metallic Honda Civic Si Sedan?

Great handling, fast enough to get to work on time, a dipstick, sunroof and the ability to run 225/45R17 tires as a natural size, that's what I wanted in my next car that was replacing my BRZ. I just got back from Cocoa, Florida in my new 2013 polished metal metallic Honda Civic Si Sedan, so everything is good to go with my new Honda, right? Not quite,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These tires were installed on a 2008 Honda Civic Sedan. These are by far the quietest tires that have ever been on this vehicle. It feels like a different car! Next time I need tires, I will be looking for these first.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I like in North/Central New Jersey and previously drove in and around PA. I do a lot of highway driving now. I would describe myself as a spirited driver. I have 70K on these tires. They are the only tires I have ever purchased for my car after the OEM tires wore at 35K and my car has 105K on it today. I just took my Civic to the dealer last night and the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Recently purchased these tires mounted & balanced on steel wheels by Tire Rack. If you need to get around in snow, sleet, or slush, you want real winter tires, not all-seasons. Had no problem in Winter Storm Nemo on unplowed roads, my car is an '05 Honda Civic 5 speed stickshift.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

This is exactly what I was looking for such a light car as Honda Civic. Today it heavily snowed and there was freezing rain as well, lots of slush - the car behaves excellent!!!!! Complete satisfaction and great handling compare to previously used stock Bridgestone Turanza and Yokohama Avid. EnVigor. Michelin is a real high end!!!!!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

These were great tires. Mine wore out quickly but this was not unexpected as I had the suspension setup on the car with a -1 degree camber on the rear and -.5 degree negative on the front. Caster and toe were set to factory Honda specs. These tires gave excellent dry traction and cornering stability as they were used on a sporty Civic that had been lowered 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Have bought these from TireRack for three different cars--Toyota Matrix, Honda Civic, and Subaru Forester--and feel they are excellent value for daily use in snowly climates, like southern WI where we live. They are at their best right on the snow but work well enough for winter (only) driving in wet and mildly icy conditions. The soft rubber compounds wear...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I've had Continental ProContact, BF Goodrich, other, I don't remeber the brands through my long driving history and had never had Michelin tires before.Purchased these tires to replace Yokohama AVID ENVigor that lasted about 35000-40000 mi until they became bold. A difference in ride became obvious and noticeable right away. The ride became more solid and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I have had the all season Pole Positions on three different cars now (95 BMW 325i (three sets), 04 VW Golf, 09 Honda Civic SI) Bridgestone made a change to the tread design and possibly the rubber compound, thus dropping the price. I used to swear by this tire, however, I am very dissapointed in the performance on this vehicle. It might be that the Civic is...  Read More

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

Bought set of 4 tires 85000 miles ago. These tires are great! They've lasted beyond the 80k warranty and still have almost 3/10 of tread left. Traction on dry ground is best I've ever driven. Snow was great for first 50k & acceptable since, but this is based on Maryland's one snow per year. Noise level not significantly different from the Bridgestones that...  Read More