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

Having Your Cake and Eating it Too with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

The age-old problem with all-season tires has been that they tend to be a jack-of-all-trades, but master of none. A few years ago, Michelin sought to address this issue head on when they released the Pilot Sport A/S 3. The A/S 3 was intended to provide the performance of a summer tire but with the winter capabilities of an all-season. I was one of the first...  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 X-Ice Xi3

Excellent tires in all weather. Snow, ice, rain etc. 48k miles them just passed inspection. Looking to purchase another set.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

My truck came with a set of Goodyear Wranglers from the factory. They were great when new. At almost 39K miles, they still had a good amount of tread on them (around 7/32nds) but were slicker than snot in the rain. In order to not wreck my truck, I put this set of Michelin's on it (based on TireRack and friend's recommendations). At almost $1,200 installed,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

I bought my 2007 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 a little over a year ago and it came with a brand new set of these tires on it. Now 50,000 miles later I am extremely impressed. When purchasing the vehicle I was quoted telling my wife that in a few months when these tires wore out I would put a set of DuraTracs on (what I had on my old truck)...well, a year and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

Great tire. Purchased them as the fall/winter/spring tire alternate to the original equipment Michelin summer tire. Great handling in dry and wet weather. Driven at 9/10ths they are very stable and confidence inspiring. While I haven't used them in snow they would appear to be acceptable in light snow/slush conditions. Have driven them up to 100 mph on curvy...  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 Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Replaced Michelin Primacy MXM4's. Compared to the MXM4's these are notably quieter and smoother riding. Road bumps are more muted (at same 32psi pressure). Max dry cornering is better (23 vs 21mph in same local round-a-bouts before tire squeal). Transient steering response (dry) not quite as sharp as the MXM4. Wet traction is much better, BUT wet comparo is...  Read More

Introducing the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 has been a top performer in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category for wet and dry traction and handling. However, it fell a bit short on the winter side of the all-season equation. With Continental's new ExtremeContact DWS06 now competing with the Pilot Sport A/S 3 in wet and dry, Michelin needed to re-tune their offering...  Read More

Testing the New Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Not long ago, Michelin introduced the Pilot Sport A/S 3 Ultra High Performance All-Season tire as a direct replacement for the popular Pilot Sport A/S Plus. We wrote about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus in our post, "Which Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires Should I Buy?" Like its predecessor, the Pilot Sport A/S 3 had a noticeable advantage in...  Read More

Taking the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 and Making It Better

If you're a runner in the Midwest, spring means finally getting off the treadmill and onto the roads. Will your treadmill pace directly carry over?  No, running on a treadmill and running outside just isn't the same. Tire engineers have to deal with a similar issue as a tire moves from the design phase to real-world use. When a tire engineer works on an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

This is fourth set of tires that I bought of Tirerack.com and for sure that's not the last one. Although I'm fan of Michelin's tires I'm really impressed with performance of this set of Pirelli's winter tires.This winter season my wife and I drove to Winter Park, Colorado from Chicago and we didn't even have to wait much to try new tires in winter conditions...  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

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

Had these tires installed October 2015 and have been very impressed with their overall performance regardless of weather conditions. I normally swap out my summer/all-season tires in late November for dedicated winter tires, but I decided to keep these tires on throughout the winter months to see how well they did. In light to moderate snow, these tires have...  Read More

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

The tire has performed very well so far. I'm most impressed with the light snow and ice performance. What an improvement over the previous version of this tire!! It handles and grips like a borderline summer only tire. The ride quality is a bit harsh when compared to the best in this class, but you always give something to get something in tires like this....  Read More

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

The Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ is a very impressive all- season tire. The biggest improvement is that Michelin has improved the overall snow traction with this tire and kept the same performance characteristics of the original Pilot Sport AS 3. The tire gives you a smooth quiet ride with crisp handling. With the improved Winter traction this tire gives you...  Read More

The Highway All-Season Category Belongs to Michelin

The Defender LTX M/S, which replaces Michelin’s LTX M/S2, takes over its predecessor’s spot in first place in the Highway All-Season category. Building upon a winning formula, the tire retains the LTX M/S2’s effective tread pattern and proven internal construction. But the Defender LTX M/S tires utilize a new, more durable tread compound to address...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a top-selling workhorse vehicle in the United States. Appealing to contractors, tradesmen and families alike, there is a Silverado out there for almost anyone. Based on my unscientific sampling of people I talk to as a member of our sales team, the half-ton, four-wheel drive model is the most popular model. Since at least 2007...  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