Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These are very ordinary tires; performance is adequate, cold weather and snow capabilities are at best marginal. Most of my driving is in rural Bucks County Pennsylvania where the roads are ill-maintained and difficult to negotiate. The MKZ Hybrid is perfectly balanced due to the weight of the battery in the trunk, but these tires disappoint under most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

This tire quiets down the normally noisy Honda Accord on the road. It provides a smooth, comfortable ride and good safe traction under all conditions. I cannot believe how well this car performs in snow - front wheel drive V-6 helps of course, but driving it in snow compares well with all wheel drive cars I have driven. Tire wear is even across the tire, of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I changed out the worn out Bridgestone 070Runflats on my GT-R. It's like a different car. Handles better, quieter more comfortable, and supposedly have better tread life. If you set the suspension to Comfort, you hardly have any perception of rough road. My salesman at Tire Rack said the GT-R's with Michelins out handled the stock tires on the One Lap of...  Read More

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

Tire has a lot of traction in wet and dry. I did not notice any difference in traction between dry and wet conditions. In corners where I would normally have traction control kick in, it does not do that anymore. Very comfortable and complaint ride. Quiet over rough road. Would recommend over stock tires on the FRS/BRZ/86. These tires make you feel like a...  Read More

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

I have driven on many tire brands, summer and all season. Typically, I prefer the summer/winter tire combination. Given the ever changing weather patterns we are experiencing in northern Indiana, this year I decided to introduce an all season tire option into the mix.From the minute I drove out of the shop with the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+, I knew I made a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

As the winter season comes to an end, it is time for an update. These were actually surprisingly good in cold, snowy days. They actually gave me more confidence than I had expected of them. When comparing them to the previous set, which was a off/on road tire, they showed better starting, cornering and braking, is up to 2 of snow on the road. Compacted snow...  Read More

Best All-Season Ford Focus Tires

The Focus is Ford's compact car entry. Introduced in model year 2000, and selling upwards of 200,000 per year, it can be considered a success. Last re-designed in 2010, you will find the entry-level tire size to be 195/65R15. But Ford offers many variations in trim levels, engine sizes and tire sizes, so always double check the size you have on yours before...  Read More

Best Summer, All-Season and Winter Tires for the Latest-Generation Audi A7

The Audi A7 is an executive level mid-size four-door hatchback, or as Audi prefers "Sportback" car. Starting at just under $70,000, adding this thoroughbred to your stable could be a sign that you have made it. With less than a thousand sold a month, you will likely own the only one in the parking lot at work. Since the 2012 redesign, Audi seems to have used...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

I purchased these tires to accommodate the wet weather conditions of Northwest Oregon. I could not be more pleased with the wet traction performance of these tires. I drive my SHO like it was engineered rain or shine and they really hold up under hard driving, especially in a car with AWD or when I turn off traction control in track mode. I highly recommend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

After using All-Season tires, being the best for all year round weather, I was excited to try switching to winter tires. Many people swore by how much of a difference having dedicated winter/summer tires were so I spent the $1000 to get the tires with installation and balance etc. Boy, was I missing out for all these years! I have never said before in my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Living up in the Midwest, my car would be un-drivable during the winter months without snow tires. In addition, when I was looking for winter tires, I not only needed tires that perform well in snow, but also had superior traction (since where I live is quite hilly). Long story short, after surviving 2 winters with these tires, the X-Ice Xi3's are fantastic....  Read More

Looking for new tires for your Honda Civic?

First seen in 1972 as a sub-compact, the Civic has grown into a compact car leader around the world. Having sold tens of millions since its inception, there is a strong demand for help when searching for replacement tires. With a 40-plus year history, there have been many sizes used. We will be focusing on 205/55R16, which is a popular size on...  Read More

Best All-Season Honda Accord Tires

The ninth-generation Honda Accord introduced for model year 2013 has been a perennial favorite with many American sedan buyers. The popularity of this car platform naturally results in a lot of inquiries regarding what the best replacement tire may be. Many drivers request a tire that features good snow traction. Since snow is the most difficult surface to...  Read More

The Revolutionary Bridgestone DriveGuard

 If there is one single thing about tires that seems to unite consumers almost unanimously, is people's dislike of the ride quality of run-flat tires. Surely, the technology has its advantages, like the ability to drive the vehicle to safety up to 50 miles at 55 mph. In addition, some vehicles don't come from factory with a spare tire, which makes a run-flat...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for the Best-Selling Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has been the best -selling passenger car in the United States for years. It only stands to reason that a lot of people are looking for advice on what to buy for their next tire. The typical top requirements tend to be snow traction, longevity and ride quality.   Keep in mind there are a number of different size options used on the Camry....  Read More

Ice Traction Comparisons Between All-Season and Winter Tires

Did you know a set of dedicated winter tires provide better traction on snow-covered roads, hard packed snow and ice compared to all-season tires?     Icy roads are very slick indeed, but there is still some useful traction to be found with the proper tires. Top tires in the Studless Ice & Snow category such as the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 and Michelin X-Ice...  Read More

Best Tires for the Honda Accord

The Honda Accord has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States for decades and appeals to a wide range of drivers. Given the diverse range of Honda Accord owners, there is not a single "best" tirefor every driver of this vehicle. Instead, it's important to consider your individual driving style and driving conditions. Most drivers in the United...  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  Read More

All Hail the King: Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2 Impresses on the Ice

With a four-wheel drive truck or SUV, you have a notable advantage accelerating in slippery conditions when compared to most passenger cars. However, even the most capable all-wheel drive vehicles shod with all-season tires will find difficulty compared to two-wheel drive passenger vehicles equipped with dedicated winter / snow tires. If you want the absolute...  Read More

Making the New 2015 Ice Silver Metallic Subaru BRZ Premium Better

I liked my 2013 Honda Civic Si because it was a fun, quick and capable car with a moonroof. While the Civic Si was nice, it simply did not stir my soul the way my old BRZ did. So I said goodbye to my Civic Si and picked up a 2015 ice silver metallic Subaru BRZ Premium. The changes Subaru made to the BRZ in 2015 are outstanding. A shark fin antenna gives the...  Read More