Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

After reading the review from another, older, Mercedes Benz owner, I was compelled to share my thoughts on Michelin's Defender. Had these tires put on last fall ('13). I had a set of Yokohama Avids and they were the worst tires in the snow. A half an inch of snow would scare me to death. 60,000 mile warranty and I was unable to 25,000 miles out of them. Had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These tires were literally a last minute switch. After ordering a totally different brand earlier one day, a friend came into work that night and told me how satisfied he was with the Extreme Contact DWS tires he had just purchased for his Mercedes. Granted, the Mercedes is rear wheel drive and the Saab is front wheel, but we both operate high performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero

These came oem on my mercedes. I have read bad reviews however so far these have been great tires. I can't rotate them due to difference size wheels front and rear. Tires are quiet and tread wear has been great thus far. No need to rebalance them or get an alignment yet. Very happy since the day I bought the car last July.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Just finished 8th (yes, eighth) winter with this set running in Minneapolis/StPaul on a RWD 1999 Mercedes C280, my daily driver on a 10 mile round-trip 5-weekday commute. I bolt them on approx Dec 1 and pull them off approx April 15. Tread is half worn, if even that. Very heavy snowfall this past winter (toughest conditions I've seen in a decade). Tires...  Read More

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

Bought this tires based on good reviews here and I am so happy I did! First a few words about myself, I am big nut about tires, I used to have Tire Business in my country before I moved to the US. I drive two Mercedes 2003 and 2005 E320 CDI, so lets talk about the tires, first this is high quality tires with a good price and as all new tires they are quiet...  Read More

Kumho Ecsta PA31: All-Season Traction at a Great Price

The Ecsta PA31 is Kumho's newest introduction to the High Performance All-Season performance category. It's also currently ranked number one in our survey results. Ecsta PA31 tires are typically at a price-point that's a little lower when compared to similar options. These tires would be a great choice for drivers of mid-level sports cars, sporty coupes...  Read More

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

I recently switched to these Pirelli Verde tires from Michelin tires. I have always sworn by Michelins, and have run through quite a few sets over the past 30 years. The last set made an awful lot of road noise, making my Mercedes ML sound more like an econobox! From the beginning they always howled at certain speeds, and got louder as they wore down. As...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Replaced S/W Assurance TripleTreads (rear only) with 25k miles on them. Mercedes frequently lost control or would not respond in light snow. With WS70 a problem of the past, been on E320 two of worst months (Lated Dec 13 thru Mid- Feb 14 with exx=cellent results. Car gears down and digs right in and pushes through all situations.   Read More

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original...  Read More

All-Season Tires for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

With sophisticated all-wheel drive, traction control and weighing 5,622 pounds, you'd expect the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG to dominate in the snow. Surprisingly, this isn't the case because there are no all-season or winter tire choices made in the vehicle's 275/50R20 Original Equipment size.¬† Do you own one of these amazing SUVs, but a few inches of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

So far the tires have made a dramatic improvement in overall performance and fuel economy as well as extreme comfort. The Mercedes is a fairly large sedan and has been known for comfortable cruising but with these tires they are un---ly excellent for soaking up anything the road could throw at you. I've driven over wet, crusted, beaten, uneven concrete,...  Read More

Upgrade Your Vehicle's Performance with Brembo Brakes

Brembo is the brake component manufacturer many race teams, enthusiasts and daily drivers depend on to give their vehicle the increased braking performance they demand. To Brembo, racing is the most advanced experimental laboratory for assessing the success of its products. Teams equipped with Brembo brakes have won hundreds of automobile and motorcycle...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination ST

I've never really been a fan of the asymmetrical tread designs, so was a bit nervous about getting these tires. I have tried many tires on my Mercedes R350 and these Firestones are at least as good as the Michelin Latitude Tour HP and better than the Continental 4X4 Contact. The ride they give is very solid but smooth. Handling is excellent, given the large...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I first bought these tires for a Honda and they wore great. They do get loud as wear and vibrations start.Now on my Mercedes about the same but the extra HP in this car wears them rather quickly.After 12,000 miles I just Rotate them to the back till there bald. My Complaint is the the wider tires have the solid band in the center which ='s NO Winter traction...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT

This vehicle was purchased new with the Dunlop SP Maxx GT tires, normally, would not have even looked at these tires - however, after a little over a year on the vehicle through a number of changes in the season (including Winter), a new set are going on the vehicle next week.Having gone through other vehicle changes in the tires (Mercedes, Toyota) the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This tire rides extremely hard on my Mercedes E350. Has been very difficult to balance. You feel every irregularity in the road surface in the steering wheel or the seat of your pants. Seems like the sidewalls have zero flex. It was sold as a comfort tire, not a sports tire. Would not recommend it or every buy again. Should have known better than to buy...  Read More

With Bad Weather Coming, Make Sure Your Wiper Blades are Ready

Just like with your tires, it never hurts to be proactive and replace your wiper blades¬†before harsh weather arrives. In most cases, it's easy to tell when your wiper blades are starting to fail as they start to smear or push rain across the windshield instead of wiping it away cleanly. We carry efficient and durable options from PIAA and Valeo that either...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I purchased a rear wheel drive Mercedes Benz E320 CDI this fall and was concerned with handling this winter. Living in Michigan we see all types of winter driving conditions.I went online to the Tire Rack website and researched tires for winter driving and with their customer service support selected the Bridgstone Blizzak 225/55R16 WS60 tires. I am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I own a rear wheel drive 2006 Mercedes E320 CDI and I purchased the Blizzak tires for winter driving in Michigan. I have been very satisfied with their performace on snow and slippery roads. I would not hesitate to purchase them again. The Tire Rack team was very helpful in my purchase. Thanks   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Ten times better than the OEM tires which I replaced at 1000 miles because of terrible traction and high noise. Going to replace tires on Mercedes 1992 500 SL with these   Read More