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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

We went from a 4wd Jeep to a 2wd Jetta the day before we got our first big snowfall of the season. Blizzak WS70 tires on my Jetta took me places in snow I would go to only in my Jeep. It gave my wife a level of confidence of driving I have never seen in her before in her 15 years of winter driving. There is a lot of talk about the tire being loud, which I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have only had these tires a short time, but we got hit with about 8 inches of snow so far this storm. With OEM Continental All Season tires I was skating around in my Jetta Sportwagen in any amount of snow. After the first storm this season I ordered a set of the Altimax Arctic snow tires mounted on new rims. Boy am I glad I did, today's storm was a few...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I took delivery of the Sportwagen in October 2010. The OEM tires were new when they faced their first snowy season in Connecticut. I was constantly checking tire pressures because the handling in the lite snow and dry was terrible. I resigned my self thinking, Be glad with the TDI but the Sportwagen is no handler.This winter is above average for snowfall in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

We bought two sets of these (see comments about our '11 Jetta...literally the same experience as these). Wolfy has 124K on the odometer and is well maintained by my son and I. Although we'e from the Chicago metro area, this vehicle is currently residing in Brookings SD (Go Blizzard!). We had originally installed Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S tyres on the OE BBS...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Replaced the OEM tires with a set of Michelin Pilot A/S 3 after less than one month of ownership because I don't want to die. Suggest you do the same. Driving in the rain was like skating on ice. The Michelins make the Jetta ride, handle and brake like it's supposed to (I've had three Jettas, two Passats, three Golfs). Would have replaced with the EL400 with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

These came on my 2003 Jetta TDI, with 10000 miles on them, I've put another 57000 miles on them. I rotate, not as often as I should, so i'm at 5/32 on front, and 7/32 on rear currently, with more highway, but still a very good city amount of driving. Tires have great traction, I have the diesel engine, alittle heavier than the gas, but has good braking, dry...  Read More

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

I purchased this tires for replacement on the old Goodyear RA-S tires on June 2013 for my VW Jetta.I had them for almost 8000K it was still like new no visible worn on my Pirelli TiresI had it for about 6 months before changing car. It was a very good tires, on wet roads and dry condition, no hydroplaning experiences Great Cornering and good stopping power....  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The tires have been used on my 2006 VW Jetta TDI for approximately 40k. I have read all the reviews specific to this Continental Extreme DSW tire. Personally, this tire is the best performance all season tire for THIS car. However, having said that, I will tell you that I base my air pressure on the tire manufactures suggestioned recommendations -up to 51...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These tired replaced the (horrible) stock tires on my 2012 Jetta SE. Living in New England I wanted a high performance all-season tire for spirited summer drives as well as harsh winter commutes and/or ski trips. These tires have only lost traction once, in poorly plowed slushy city conditions - and have been great in dry, wet, and light snow. They have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These tires are great in the snow. The ABS rarely activated under normal braking, and there was sufficient traction to keep up with 4x4 trucks from a stop. I took the Jetta for a 2 hour drive in 9 of snow and honestly had no problems starting or stopping. My wife even noticed a difference and said she never wanted all-season tires for winter again. I had the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Excellent handling on dry and wet roads. Superior grip on snow and ice covered roads. A little loud on pavement, but just turn the radio up louder and that disappears. These tires have turned my Jetta into a tank. I do not worry about road conditions anymore.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

These tires are great! I have a set on VW Jetta also and they are outstanding on that car as well. I would highly recommend these tires! Both of our vehicles were only mediocere on snowy conditions prior to the new winter tires and now we are comfortable in wet/greasy snow and large dry snowfalls.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

2nd set of these on my Jetta which has 167k miles on it. First set made 90k miles, this set is a little less and the wear may not last quite as long before I have to replace them (maybe 80k). I drive 500 miles a week, about 2/3 highway and 1/3 city. I've seen the traction assist light come on during heavy rain maybe 2-3 times in 6 years, I don't know whether...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I originally bought two sets of the ExtremeContact DWS for my previous vehicle, a 2008 VW Jetta GLI and had no reservation in installing them on my 2011 Ford Fusion Sport. Aside from treadlife (I averaged 35-40k with regular rotations and alignments) I have no serious complaints with this tire. As with any all-season you give up the best of summer tires and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Damm Global warming, haven't really had enough snow here in Buffalo, New York to REALLY test these tires over the last two years. Six inches of snow is not enough, especially when the snow melts almost as soon as it hits the ground.The first two winters I owned the VW Jetta TDI I ran to Goodyear M+S all year. They were fair in the winter but Bridgestone...  Read More

Firestone's Precision Tires Hit the Mark

Firestone's line of Precision tires is offered in two models: the Precision Touring and Precision Sport. Each tire is well received as the Sport is a top ten ranked tire in the High Performance All-Season category and the Touring model sits at number two in the Standard Touring All-Season category. The Precision Touring is designed to feature many...  Read More

General AltiMAX Arctic: A Cost-Effective and Capable Winter / Snow Tire

Having a lower price point than many winter / snow tires, some customers question the effectiveness of the General AltiMAX Arctic. This tire is perhaps not as soft as certain Studless Ice & Snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3, and it may give up a small amount of ice traction. However, this Studdable Winter / Snow tire has...  Read More

Steel Wheels in Stock for VW GTI

The current Volkswagen GTI is one of the most popular cars in the hatchback segment. It usually comes equipped with either summer tires from Bridgestone or all-season options from Pirelli or Dunlop. While these tires work well in the warmer months, they do not have much focus on snow traction. Which means purchasing a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package is...  Read More