Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

These tires replaced the original equipment manufacturer Firestone Affinity tires on this vehicle. The Firestone's had 2 of the rear tires experiencing some belt separation problems, including excessive premature edge wear issues at 20,581 miles for a tire that has a tread wear warranty of 50,000 miles. The original equipment tires were rotated every 5,000...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Honda Civic

One might wonder how a Tire Rack sales specialist searches for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for their own vehicle. I drive a 2014 Honda Civic Si and will be putting new tires and wheels on it this winter. Deciding on what to purchase is tough, even for someone who is always #thinkingabouttires.   The first thing to do is to search by your vehicle's year...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Our 2013 Honda Accord Sedan with the Sport Trim Pkg comes with either Goodyear Eagle RS-A2or Michelin Primacy MXM4. My experience with the Goodyear Eagle RS has been very disappointing and it took my dealer a week to find a 2013 Accord Sport with Michelin Primacy MXM4 on it from the factory. We have a 2009 Civic EX with the Goodyear above on it as it came...  Read More

The Best Run-Flat Tire for Your Passenger Car: Bridgestone's DriveGuard

Imagine you're on a family vacation traveling with your spouse and children. After a long day of activities, you are heading back to the hotel for some relaxation. The whole family is tired and just ready to get out of the car. Just a few more miles on this busy highway and you'll be there. Suddenly, you hear the sound of a tire blowout.    With conventional ...  Read More

Best New Tires for Honda Civic

Many drivers of the Honda Civic are looking for tiresthat provide a good combination of treadwear, ride quality and all-season traction. Safety and reliability are also top considerations among Civic drivers. Since the Honda Civic uses common tire sizes, there are many choices on the market to choose from. In fact, trying to narrow down choices to a few top...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Went from Ontario to Florida with them on. I was worried that the tread would wear faster in the heat of the south during the two weeks. I checked the tread depth and didn't notice. Handled the I75 fine through snow, rain and wind. I only mention wind because road to tire to steering wheel can make a difference when controlling you vehicle.I plan on buying...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

Ok so here is my story...much of like the previous CR-V owners, the stock tires, whether the Dueler's or the Continentals...don't really satisfy the driver or the car. I was stuck with the Dueler's last winter, and instead decided to drive my Honda Civic in the snow. I stretched out the life of my Dueler's to about 28,500 miles. Since then, about November...  Read More

The All-Season General AltiMAX RT43 is Number One

With its generous treadwear warranty, great ride quality and class-leading handling and traction, the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated) is a customer favorite for tires in the Standard Touring All-Season performance category. In a recent test, we concluded that the tire had impressive traction in both wet and dry conditions, very good handling and...  Read More

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