Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX Winter

I live in southern Oregon. Not a lot of snow, maybe three storms of 5-8 inches a year. But we live on the northern exposure of a deeply forested hill that keeps snow for a week or two, often getting rained on. The last 300 feet of drive way is at least 12% grade. I found that these tires would often climb the road in 2wd, when even walking on the road is...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Mazda's Mazda6

The Mazda6 is Mazda's mid-size car entry offered since 2002. The third-generation hit the streets for model year 2014 as a four-door sedan with options of either manual or automatic transmission. Without a six-cylinder engine option, some may suggest it loses appeal to some people. However, fuel economy numbers in the high 30s will grab your attention. The...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the high performance variation of the popular compact entry. In its fourth-generation model year of 2011, this rally cross inspired rocket has garnered quite the reputation from shade tree mechanics up through professional drivers.In stock showroom trim, tire size 235/45R17 is the size seen almost exclusively. There are a plethora...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I love these tire but I have a cupping issue on the rears only. I have different sizes front and back so rotating is not an option. That being said the car is not drive a lot during the summer and almost never in the winter ( I have snow tires for winter driving). The alignment is almost perfect so I am not yet convinced about wear.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture APT KL51

This is my second set. I was very pleased with its overall performance. Quiet and smooth on dry roads. It was ok in the snow and icey conditions. Better than my old Michelin ltx. My only complaint was after 5 years, one of the tire steel belt broke causing the tread to Mohawk. There was still plenty of tread left. Warranty was expired. I'm thinking it's an...  Read More

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

A great Tire! These replaced the OEM Potenza RE050A which were summer only tires and useless in the winter. I went with these so I could drive on them year round and they were exactly what I hoped they would be. 90% of the traction as the summer only, good enough to get around in light snow, quiet and decent wear. I high recommend them as a high performance...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is Mazda's compact car entry offered in sedan (four doors) and hatchback (five doors) forms on a shared platform with Ford from 2010-2013. It has proven to be a very popular car with a wide array of powertrain ranging from 167 hp up to 267 in the Speed3 model. If you're looking for a quiet and smooth all-season tire that does well in winter in the...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

This is the 2nd set that I have purchased for my truck. I have to say that these have been the best set of tires I have ever had on any car or truck I have owned. The tread life is incredible, I rarely need to use 4WD when we get snow, when I go camping in the mountains we simply load up everything and head on up without any worries, and I have even taken it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The OEM Tires that came with the car only lasted about 38,000 miles (we use snow tires in the past two winters) Used to buy Mich. tires but found them to be too expensive. I have been with the same tire dealer for 20 years and he strongly reccomended them, I talked to his wife and she has these on her Lexis and loves them. I took a chance as they were out of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just finished my first season on the Michelin X-ICE3's, in West Michigan, and was very pleased. 2015/16 was a mild winter for us, but still plenty of opportunities to try out the grip of these tires in snow, slush, and ice. I drive my manual-transmission rear-wheel-drive Chevy SS sedan in a spirited manner from time to time when conditions allow, but I...  Read More

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

Had the previous version of this tire the A/S 3. Bought it again because I don't think there is a better tire on the market. For all the nay-sayers about the snow traction...c'mon. This is an ultra high performance all season tire......if you're running them n the snow what do you expect?? I had zero issues with the previous version on the days it snowed in...  Read More

Michelin Defender LTX or Michelin LTX Premier: Which is Right for You?

Michelin recently introduced two new tire lines, the Premier LTX and Defender LTX M/S. Both tires are available in some of the same sizes, so a common question is, "Which one is the better choice?" For starters, these are both great tires and we expect many years of rave reviews to come. The Premier LTX features Expanding Rain Grooves and Emerging Grooves...  Read More

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

After coming off the stock Michelins that were factory installed, I wish I had made the change to these BF Goodrich tires sooner. They are a much better riding tire, minimally noisier, and light snow and rain traction is great. I've driven in heavy rain at 80 plus and an inch of snow that was a bit icy underneath and the tires kept traction at all times. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I have never used a dedicated snow tire until now. I was actually looking forward to a year of heavy snow in northern Wisconsin to really test these tires, but unfortunately el nino made for only a couple decent snowfalls. I am overall very impressed by these tires. The price was outstanding compared to other snow tires and they delivered great traction. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Purchased the tires after a 30 snow event, but not installed as my X4 was still being built. Light snow and heavy rain traction excellent. Below freezing ride also excellent. Dry road noise levels almost inaudible. I would recommend this tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I had used studded snows on the wifes Prius, but did not want the extra noise that they made on my car. I use this car 2 to 4 days a week on a nearly 150 mile parts delivery route. I was shocked at how well they do in bad weather. They are NOT as good as studded snows, but better than any snows I have ever had...almost as good as studded, but without the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The tires that came on my 2012 Ford Focus were so bad in snow, that my wife was afraid to drive car. We live in Michigan's UP, and my wife drove 45 miles to work all year round. She though the car was the problem. I had a hard time making it out of over drive way when it was snow covered. I switched to Michelin Premier A/S tires, it was almost like putting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I put these tires on my Crosstrek for the winter and really liked them. It was a warm winter but these tires offered a good comfortable ride, both in the city and on the highway. The few days it did snow in New England, these tires performed as I expected any winter tire to and inspired confidence driving when conditions were not at there best.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

So I took my winter tires, Nokian Hakka's off about 10 days ago then we got dumped on with 6+inches of snow. I drove about 60+ miles yesterday with my Michelin Defender LTX MS in slushy, icy conditions and when I got to the local roads there were some unplowed roads. The tire did well. It's not the performance my winter tire would give as they are designed...  Read More