Michelin Premier LTX Joins the Family of Premier Tires

Michelin has been a top choice of passenger car tires for decades by discerning drivers who seek out the very best tires for their vehicles. They spend a great deal of time, money and effort on research and development. As a result, their tires are often at the cutting edge of tire technology.   From the first radial tires in the 1940s to the...  Read More

Sticky Tires for Your Fast Car: Tires You Can Drive on the Road and Take to the Track

Are you ready for autocrossing? Looking to do some lapping days at your local track? Participating in the Silver State Classic in September? Maximize your fun by picking the right tire for your car and the events you're going to run. There are essentially four types of sticky tires you should consider for your days at the track:   Extreme Performance Summer Str...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Great all around performer. Smooth, quiet ride, nice stiff sidewalls makes my truck ride all around much better. Stock Dunlops were a joke in comparison. Great in winter conditions. Snow flake rating and new compound deffinately is no lye. Alberta winter conditions are no problem for this tire so far.Brand new tire so I can't comment on wear yet. Overall...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Without a doubt, this is one of the BEST tires I have ever used on a vehicle! I have about 10K miles on it now & the tread wear is perfect along with the ride & performance. I recently drove from Lancaster PA to Richmond VA in the late winter storm that hit in late Feb and had ZERO issues in several inches of snow and in ice. The ride is smooth and noise...  Read More

Michelin Premier A/S vs Michelin Defender

Michelin is consistently recognized as a leading manufacturer of car and truck tires. As a pioneer of new technology, Michelin created the first radial tire and has been at the forefront of design and research ever since. One can often find Michelin tires ranking at or near the top of tests and customer survey data. Michelin is perhaps best known by many...  Read More

Michelin Tires Make a Great Choice for Almost Any Vehicle

Michelin is recognized by many as one of the top car and truck tire manufacturers in the world. They are the company that created the first radial tire and have been at the cutting edge of design and technology ever since. Many of their tires rank at or near the top of nationally recognized tests and customer survey data. Depending on the tire's performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

Ok, I just got these tires so this is my very initial experience with them. I got them because the Michelin tires on my wife's car had gotten so noisy and wanted something other than Michelin's as the last 2 sets had done the same thing (very noisy after 12K miles. We had more than 12K on both sets of course but had to deal with the noise for a long time....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Got these tires 225/50R17 for '98 Accord V6 LX sedan (291K miles) on an exchange as recommendation . The Primacy MXV4 had a left radial pull and needed front axle balancing about once a week. After Dealer did aligned the vehicle 8 times and balanced the tires 11 times, replaced every worn out front-end suspension part. I have tried every major tire on this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Bought a set of these for my Subaru outback because I was not happy with the winter traction, braking and steering in snow with the all-season radials. The michelin winter tires transformed the car! Traction was improved, but the biggest difference is braking, straight line stability and cornering in snow or slush. With all season tires the subarus have a...  Read More

Michelin Replaces Primacy MXV4 with the New Premier A/S

Michelin is known in the tire industry and by drivers worldwide for their technology and innovation. In 1946, Michelin produced the first radial tire. In 1992, Michelin introduced high silica rubber compounds and Green X technology. Continuing to develop new and exciting products, this year Michelin released the first tire with Evergrip Technology, the Prem...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

I bought this tire based on the November 2010 Consumer Reports article that put it in second place (tied for 1st in points) out of 17 tires in the Ultra-High Performance All-Season Tires Category. The price point was so low, too, among the cheapest available in 225/40-18 size to replace the two Dunlop SP Sports (front) and two Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

These tires are fantastic. We live in Rhode Island and just experienced a major snow storm. All I can say is that these tires made my CR-V handle the snow with ease. My wife even commented on how great they were in a recent downpour. Plus they make the CR-V ride so quietly and comfortably! I had purchased a set of Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max that were on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Living in MN we get our share of snow and ice, but switching to the Goodyear Ultra Grip winter snow tire was the best thing I could of done. As compared to the Michelin all season radials I had on the 4X4 Blazer, I realized an immediate grip and go in hard packed snow, and after a 6 snowfall. Thanks Tire Rack for a great winter tire, and it had a budget...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Having had considerable experience with Dunlop's D3 winter radial on two previous cars, I was curious to see how the D4 would perform on my 2013 VW Golf R. In a word, the new D4 is outstanding.I had my tires installed in early November, before serious winter weather set in here in Maryland. I noticed immediately that while they were a little less precise in...  Read More

What are the Best Tire Brands?

With millions of vehicles sold in the United States last year ranging from FIAT 500s to Ford F-150s, drivers have a myriad of choices. Shouldn't they also be able to have their tires their way, too? In a perfect tire world, every tire manufacturer would engineer the optimal tire for every car and driver. However, the market is very large and competitive,...  Read More

Michelin Defender vs. Primacy MXV4

Michelin has a long history of being an industry leader in tire technology, even commercializing the first radial tires in the 1940s. Throughout the years, they have continued to produce some of the best tires that money can buy. This may explain why most drivers rank Michelin among the best high quality tire manufacturers. Producing tires for many types of...  Read More

FAQ - Mud-Terrain Tires

What are mud-terrain tires ? Mud-terrain tires feature aggressive, heavy blocked tread patterns designed for off-road use in deep mud, rocks and uneven terrain. These tires are often produced in large sizes with reinforced heavy-duty construction. They fall into the Off-Road Maximum Traction category in our customer survey data.  What kind of drivers use...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Just initial impressions, these tires replaced a set 135,000 mile 2003 model year Michelin X Radial LTs. Dry and wet traction have improved considerably, as expected from a new tire as opposed to 130+K 8 year old tires. Road noise, steering response, and ride comfort are standard LTX M/S fare, which is to say superb. If these LTX M/S2s wear like the X Radial...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Bought these as replacements to the OEM rugged trails and the rugged terrains are so far, far superior. Wet and dry traction is superb on highway and I use my truck off road in the woods around the house to tow a firewood trailer, cross horse pastures, and travel plenty of dirt/gravel country roads. I would say the truck is actually smoother with these on vs...  Read More

Looking for the Best Tires for Your Ford F-150? We've Got You Covered!

America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, deserves Tire Rack's best-selling tires. Many F-150 owners are passionate about their truck and hold on to them for a long period of time. Most owners even go through multiple sets of tires, due to the truck's long-lasting dependability. With that in mind, Ford truck owners want nothing but the best for...  Read More