How Tire Treadwear Warranties Work

If you've ever shopped for tires, you have probably seen or at least heard about a tires treadwear warranty. Most major tire manufacturers advertise that their tires are supposed to provide a given number of miles of treadwear before they are legally worn out. Higher performance tires such as the Michelin Pilot Super Sport may have lower wear warranties...  Read More

Comparing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS vs the ExtremeContact DWS 06

What are the differences between the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 and the previous-generation DWS.   The original DWS was widely popular from the day it hit the market about six years ago. Still flirting with the number one spot in our customer ratings, Continental certainly recognizes they have a good thing going. Realistically they have no reason to...  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

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

Perfomance Winter / Snow Tires: Strong Snow Traction with Acceptable Dry Handling and Response

If you live in an area that experiences very harsh winter conditions and consistently sees large snowfalls, you may be best served with a traditional Studless Ice & Snow tire. These tires feature the most aggressive tread patterns, highest amount of siping, softest compounds and are the most dedicated tool for the job when it comes to mastering the worst...  Read More

Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I currently have these tires on a 2004 BMW 330Ci. There were a lot of bad reviews on here about these tires but I decided to buy them anyway because of the much lower price and the $80 rebate offered. I owned a pair of Hankook Ventus RS2 about 5 years ago and those tires were the best (200 tread wear). The cornered compared to the Micheline Pilot Sport 2 for...  Read More

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

Great tires! I had stock Michelin Pilot MXM4's and I thought they were good, but these Pirelli's are quiter and feel more solid very responsive! I can feel a notable difference.My main concern was that they would not wear as well but have held strong. (Not to mention they were about $300 less than replacing with the Pilot MXM4's) If they get close to the 70K...  Read More

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

What a great tire for winter driving. When my summer tires were cold and losing grip I put my first set of A/S tires on and was very surprised at the grip levels in sub freezing temps and super pleased with the wet grip theses tires produce especially during hard braking. Even with 664 lb/ft of torque and renntech limited slip I have trouble spinning the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 M

Don't know why everyone else is complaining about tread wear. Came OEM, 18,500 miles of somewhat aggressive driving and still 8/32's on all 4 tires. Snow grip is awesome (compared to the Michelin Pilot MXM4s on my previous car, 2010 Ford Fusion.) Only flaws are the rough ride and road noise but it doesn't bother me. After all, if you want a quiet luxury car,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Overall, I have relatively satisfied with the performance of these tires. I got them through a local installer in Nov 2014 and now have 5 track events (~750 miles total on track) plus daily driving (~7000 miles) through the winter and spring. This includes wet track day conditions, torrential rain on the highway several times and a couple icing conditions...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

My C63 AMG has a tune that boosts it from 450HP to around 525HP at the flywheel. I came from Michelin Pilot Super Sports, which are fantastic tires, but there's just no comparison... the Michelins aren't even close. This particular car is quite under-tired in the rear, which makes it very tail happy. Even though I'm running the same factory-specified tire...  Read More

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

I bought these All Seasons( with low expectations ) to replace my fast wearing yet sticky Summer Pirelli P Zeros. When new the Pilots are squishy while cornering even moderately aggressive. This lessens and eventually goes away around 500 miles or so.I live in Eastern Pennsylvania and these tires got me to and from work in the snow all winter. My S4 didn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

This is the only tire I will buy. It is and always will be #1 for me. These Michelins are great. No other tires can compare to how well they perform. They grip so well that I've yet to find someplace where they will not do their job. Of course, nothing works well on ice. I have a heavy foot and normally drive 20mph over the speed limit on highways. I take...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

Just broke in my new Michelin tires on a 1000 mile trip from VA to PA and back and they performed great! They handled excellent on the highway (dry and wet conditions). Going 80+ in heavy downpour these tires kept me in constant contact with the road. Never once, in about a 20 minute stretch of heavy rain, did the tires lose traction with the road! Dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

My SL500 came with Michelin Pilot Sports which I described as having infinite grip. However, I bought another set of wheels which came with Pirelli Zero Russo's. The Pirellis completely destroyed my confidence in the handling of the car. They were noisy, would spin in the wet, they wouldn't stop as well and I had to fight the steering wheel over grooves in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Likely the best tire I've ever owned. After mounting and road force balancing on my 2003 BMW 540i M-Sport, the car came to life. It is incredibly predictable, whether wet or dry, and these tires hit the corners better than just about any I've ever owned. If you're a spirited driver like me, be sure and stay on top of the pressure of the tires to keep maximum...  Read More

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

reasonable overall performer. I live in the North west and this is definitely a good 3 season tire with very good performance characteristics for what it is (a ultra-high performance all-season tire). It has good slow breaking away characteristics (progressive) in the dry and copes very well with manageable wet performance as well   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I had to write a review because I read another review that said the tire's sidewall is not still. Sorry, it is. Yes, these are on a legacy 3.6R, but I've had EVO VIII and G35 coupe. I've had Advan's, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, and I've had Bridgestone RE050A.These tires are as stiff as the Bridgestones, they have a wide tread (more square than most), and...  Read More