One of These Things is Not Like the Other!

Often times, you'll see two different listings for seemingly identical tires, but they have two different prices. What in the world is going on with that? Tire manufacturers will give different part numbers to the same model of tires if the tires have a different sidewall styling, speed rating, load index or O.E. designation. These differences in the tires...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

These are the best tires I've had as far as tread wear and performance on any Mercedes that I have owned for the last 20 years. I would definitely buy them again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

When i bought my Mercedes it had miss matched tires on the front and rear and noticed the rears where an almost worn set of DWS so i bought a full set and drove from Dallas texas to North Dakota ,they are very comfortable a little noisy but i dont notice when the windows are up , Pretty good in the rain and i dont really drive my CLK in the winter but had to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bought the tires in nov. 2014.... Boston has recieved 95 in of snow in 1 month... Best tires i have ever have had on this RWD mercedes benz. Traction, stopping, and going up hills with 6/7 in of snow NO PROBLEM.... Just a great traction tire.... They will only be good for 2/3 seasons but what a great tire!!!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Buick Regal w AWD may enhanced the performance of this Tire. If selection were not OM I believe I'd have chosen the Continental. That said, Snow, particularly rain the Tire provides a very secure and comfortable drive.The secret to Tires is matching the correct Tire to the Vehicle without doubt. In reading the previous reviews, I'd place an emphasis on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Rosso

This is the best way to get new tires on your car. The price was unbeatable. I ordered 4 new ones online. TireRack shipped them directly to my local NTB and I simply went there to have them installed. Mercedes dealer did not have these in stock so I was looking for them online. So glad I found TireRack.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX

I have replaced this tire 2 times for a blow out simply by just driving over my driveway. Now I got a flat. For someone that has a 2 1/2 year old car with 11,000 miles goes to show the type of driver I am. I live in the city not out on some dirt road that has more possibilities for a tire to go bad. I was with my family on a day trip to Long Beach, CA about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

i dont see why people are so down on this tire, i have had many tires in my time and this is one of the best i have ever had, it came as OEM tires on my ford. I have 67,000 miles on them and they still have 5/32nd left on them. they are vary quite and ride vary well. in fact they ride better and are quieter then the tires on my Mercedes s555, that car has...  Read More

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

For those of us who own R-Class', I could not imagine a better tire for this vehicle. My last set was loud and the best mpg I could get was 18. When I pulled the vehicle out of the installer's garage, I felt like I had a new vehicle. It rides smooth as butter. Almost no tire sound, except for CA's infamous expansion joints. We put these tires to the test...  Read More

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

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

My 5th set of Blizzaks. Installed just in time for the early November subzero polar weather. I knew the road would be bad when I skated across the driveway and ended up on my -------. Made the executive decision to take the Mercedes with the new Blizzaks and I'm glad I did. Saw no less than five wrecked cars on the interstate as there was no sand or salt...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I thought the Pirelli all-season tires (original equipment with this vehicle) were great combined with the Mercedes all-wheel drive system. But the new Pirelli Sottozero Serie II are fabulous especially in wet and/or snowy conditions.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

The Grabber had such a good track test by Tire Rack that I wanted to try them. The stock tires were lower profile which requires a higher tire pressure than the Grabber which makes the ride harder and louder. The Grabber provides much better traction than the stock Pirelli tires in the rain, snow, mud and sand. We have an average annual rainfall of 60, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Hands down the best tires on the market for the price. I have put these tires on every vehicle I've owned. They make you fall back in love with your car!! They are INCREDIBLE IN THE SNOW and any other type of driving conditions. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for tires for any type of vehicle. I personally have used them on two Acura...  Read More

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

I thought I was going to have to sell my Mercedes SportCoupe. It's rear-wheel drive with a weight bias to the front... a real problem for ice and snow. The tires I had were still good - 2/3 of the tread remaining on decently-reviewed all season tires. However, the car lost traction everywhere. Wet, Cold, Ice, Snow; anything but warm dry pavement was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

got BMW re-aligned before putting those on (as tend to wear in the inside rear, but had one worse than the other) and rotated+balance them frequently. Unfortunately they wore off VERY uneven - rolling the tire I could see where there were down to bare, only to have thread left in the same spot further rolling down (not round)! Never had this happen before.Als...  Read More

Winter 2014/2015: Detailed Updates for E9X M3

If you are looking for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for your M3 this year, take a look at the latest information on what is available this year: Sport Edition A7 wheels are available in both black and silver. It's still the go-to wheel for a practical winter package. They are a direct fit with no spacer. They will even use the original bolts and can...  Read More

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