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

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