Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Anyone that drives a CR-V knows that it needs quiet tires to be a quiet vehicle. That said, I have tried three different brands on my CR-V over the years and the Michelin Defenders are by far the quietest of all of them. The Goodyear Assurance tires were awful. They rode horribly and had a constant moaning sound that drove me crazy. I then tried Yokohama...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Best all season tire I have ever had. After 45,414 miles I am nearly at the wear bars and on my way to buy another set of the same tires 205/55R16. I run at 38 psi to get even tire wear (at the Lexus recommended 32 psi tire edges wear too quickly). When new they grip ice covered roads as good as Continental Conti Extreme Contact tires (excellently) and this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I installed these on my 2014 Ford Explorer Sport and upgraded the size from 255/50/20 to 265/50/20. The original Hankook Optimo H426's were terrible tires. Road like rocks and were scary in the rain. SCARY. Not safe.I had these installed yesterday and immediately noticed how quiet they are. I didn't think my old tires were loud, but these are incredibly...  Read More

Looking For Closeouts and Specials? We've Got Them!

Since we stock a large amount of tires, we're uniquely positioned to take advantage of buying opportunities to bring you some amazing closeouts and specials. Let's take a look at a few offers our customers can find: 205/60R16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires are on special for $58.23. This tire is an Original Equipment tire used on the 2016 Mazda 3....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

I just purchased this tire after the terrible experience of ContiProContact. The Contis were extremely noisy and a very uncomfortable ride. I literally hated driving. I was torn between the Conti Extreme Contacts, General Altimax and the Kumhos. My wife's Lexus has the ContiPureContacts and they are really a good tire. Very quiet and smooth. So I was torn on...  Read More

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

After reading dozens of reviews of this tire, by far the most accurate was posted on 4/5/2016 from the owner of a Lexus GS 350. That review is exactly the way I feel about my G37x sedan, which is a dynamically similar sports sedan. This tire lives up to the high marks for a smooth, quiet ride and great traction. It's an excellent choice for most cars, but...  Read More

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

At 16.500 miles it was time to replace the run-flat Dunlap tires. I really liked these tires except they didn't last long. I have switched to regular tires and bought an air pump, green slime and tire repair kit. I have not had a flat in 50 years and hope my luck continues. The only problem with these tires is the noise. They are very loud with the top down....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I have had these tires on my 2015 Lexus GS for the last 5500 miles. And I have to say I'm very impressed so far. The tires handle very well on dry roads, are quite, and instill quite a bit of confidence on the highway. This past week we have had quite a bit of rain in the Dallas area, giving me a chance to test the tires in wet and heavy rain conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Replaced OEM Dunlop at 25K miles with Ecopia due to bad ride comfort and noise level.Switched to H-rated Ecopia and immediately noticed better and softer ride on bumpy road. Road noise has been significantly reduced as I can listen to radio with volume level 2 even at 70 MPH on highway. I dislike Lexus stiff suspension on RX since I bought the car new. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

This is the third Lexus RX 350 I've owned, and have purchased several brands of tires for these vehicles. I've driven thousands of miles on some of the best tires you can purchase. BUT THESE TIRES ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT!!! THEY ARE THE BEST TIRES I'VE EVER PURCHASED. From handling the vehicle at high speeds, to the QUIETNESS of the these tires when there is...  Read More

All-Season Tires for Your Family Vehicle

With record warm temperatures followed by record snowfalls in many parts of the United States, the 2015 - 2016 winter season has been interesting. Such a wide variety of driving conditions can make finding the right tire a challenging task. Fortunately, our data on hundreds of tires and  in-house tire testing helps you narrow down the myriad of choices.   The...  Read More

Tires for Your Hyundai Genesis Sedan Marked Down

For a long time, Germany owned the luxury car game. Then along came Acura, Lexus and Infinity. Now the new hot name in luxury is Hyundai. Hyundai? Yes, Hyundai. We've heard from many Hyundai Genesis Sedan owners that they're happy with their luxury car choice. A few though have been disappointed with the average wear from their 235/50R18 Original Equipment...  Read More

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

Very early review for a tire with less than a 1000 miles, so some evaluation catagories are not yet applicable, but my purpose writing this is twofold.First, the initial improvement in noise reduction, smoothness of ride and responsive handling over origional equipment Bridgestones on my small Lexus was immediate and stunning to say the least. This Cinturato...  Read More

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

I am very particular about my tires. Here is why and this is my story. I have driven many types of vehicles with many different makes of tires. The difference between a good and bad tire can be the difference between life or death!! That said, everyone has near misses with the crazies on the road! No one is perfect but, you get what you pay for. When I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these to replace the original Michelin MXV4 tires because the Michelins were completely worn out at 30K miles. Based on every review and advice I recieved from Tire Rack and other sources the Conti DWS should have been a great tire. I even had them on a previous 2005 Lexus and they were great on that car. They have outstanding handling and steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This is my first set on winter tires and I have now driven these during two significant snow events in Wisconsin. The difference in traction, braking distance, and just the general sense of driving confidence they give you is nothing short of astonishing. Putting these on has made my car's ABS and VSC systems incredibly more effective - in the absence of...  Read More

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

I first purchased a set of these tires for my sons 2004 Oldsmobile Alero . I was very impressed with them immediately . I soon purchased a set for my 2007 Solara v6 sport. I now have over 20,000 miles on them and they are still impressive. If your looking for a quiet comfortable ride with very good tread wear these may be the tires for you. My driving style...  Read More

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

I bought these after researching ratings (love the color block quick comparison graphs) to maximize the luxury part of the older 1997 sport/luxury Lexus SC 300 which came with some half worn Blizzaks. I couldn't be happier, driving for maximum fuel economy, slowing early for expected stops, accelerating moderately, staying pretty much within posted speeds,...  Read More

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

Bridgestone Turanza EL 400 came stock on 2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport. I knew the tire had an unusually stiff sidewall and was prone to flat spots because cars on the dealer's lot had flat spots when I test drove them. I expected to replace the Bridgestones come winter but the ride was just too harsh and I decided not to wait. These Bridestone tires are not...  Read More

Michelin Premier LTX Joins the Family of Premier Tires

Michelin has been a top choice of passenger car tires for decades by discerning drivers who seek out the very best tires for their vehicles. They spend a great deal of time, money and effort on research and development. As a result, their tires are often at the cutting edge of tire technology.   From the first radial tires in the 1940s to the...  Read More