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

I've had these tires for about a month. I live in the Pacific Northwest and in the last month, we have had below freezing weather (icy roads), heavy rain, 8 of snow (rare for us), and slush. These Defenders did great in all these conditions - even on hills in the snow. AWD helps but I doubt the stock OEM Goodyear Forteras would have performed the same. I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I have been driving these big taxicab -like cars for 30 years, always with Michelin tires-usually Symmetry. They no longer offer those, so I tried the Premier All-Season. Well, they are not kidding when they say all-season. I just drove through the middle of the latest New England blizzard and these tire performed AMAZINGLY. They had excellent traction in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I was eager to get the new Continental Extreme Sport tires installed. It's now been 45 days and over 1,100 miles logged, let's see how they are performing. Recognizing the manufacture's recent successes with other all-season categories, this tire surely had all the makings of being one of the class leaders. Since day one, the Extreme Sport has proven to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I had a fever, and the only prescription was the ExtremeContact Sport. After my set of all-season tires wore out, I decided to step back into a set of summer "Max Performance" tires. I was immediately blown away with the new Contis. Their exceptional responsiveness quickly brought life back to this 150k mile Miata. That responsiveness is backed-up with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Road test immediately following installation was a mixture of elation and disappointment. Handling definitely much improved, but with substantially increased harshness in ride comfort, and road noise.Followed break-in recommendations, driving carefully for the next 800+ km. Ride comfort improved somewhat. After 1700 km my assessment is performance-wise...  Read More

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

I had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV tires on my previous Subaru and while they gave me great winter performance they were very loud and pretty rough. When I bought the Outback I knew I wanted to replace the factory Bridgestones with something better and I debated about going with a dedicated winter tire but I just didn't want to mess with having to swap tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Bought the 2012 Lexus ES 350 new. Its is common knowledge that the OEMs wear out fairly quickly. Relocated to south Florida and installed the Michelin Premiers - what a difference! I am a car guy but tires where near a major factor as don't change tires often so hard to really compare. The difference between the OEM Bridgestones to Michelins is night and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

Replaced the OEM Goodyear Eagle GT's after about 22,000 miles with the Michelin Latitudes. I was unhappy with the Goodyear tires as they wore unevenly (even with proper tire rotation) and started to crack along the edges. I replaced all 4 tires with new Latitude HP's and also did a wheel alignment. What a noticeable difference in ride comfort and traction !...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I waited several months to post this review because I wanted to see how these tires handled my New England winter. I was looking for that utopia of both great summer and winter performance - at speed - and would last a while. I was replacing some very expensive Michelin's which were 90% of the way to that goal - but wore out quickly (which I accept for what...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I average 25K miles per set of tires on my Audi. My first set were OE Goodyear and the second set were Michelin. Both sets were All Season. The Goodyear tires were okay but the tread wear was terrible. The Michelins were extremely noisy and with over 20K miles the traction in snow was awful. For the third set of tires, I decided to try Continental Extreme...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

When I was looking for a set of tires for my 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum I had my heart set on purchasing a set of Michelin, because I loved the ride quality along with the ice and snow traction. After reading Tire Rack customer reviews I thought I would trust everyones comments, and give the 245/60R18 Continental WinterContact SI a try. I must say I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I drive a 2012 Audi S4 and the tires given to me from the dealership I originally bought the car from were Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position All Seasons. Those tires were very noisy while driving had decent grip in dry and wet conditions but were AWFUL in the snow. I repeat AWFUL in the snow one slight tap on the brakes in light snow and you were skidding...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver LTX

I purchased these tires based on Michelin's reputation. I am a bit biased because I will only buy Michelin tires based on their excellent traction. The tires I replaced were the original tires on my Tacoma 4X4. The original tires were pretty much new, with only 10k miles on them. When I saw The Tire Rack had these Michelin Energy Saver tires on sale, I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is the 2nd set of Arctic Altimax tires for me. Two different Volvos.The traction on snowy Maine roads is phenomenal. If driven through 2 inches of fresh powder this season, slushy stuff, you name it and we hit it this year. My plow guy seems to create a skating rink in our driveway, so I've used it to test starting and stopping on ice and I couldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I will do continued updates on the use of these tires.. as of now I have less than 100 miles on them and it has been raining for 3days as for brand new tires their very responsive, great traction in the rain, not as noisy as other tires ive had ..so far a great tire for the money! reviews will be updated with mileage. to be continued....   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

wanted white letter tires and looking for the 215/60r14 was impossible. so I switched my search to the light truck tires and found these tires and they fit perfectly. I have moved 3 times 3 states and they have performed flawlessly well beyond expectations all around. the tread wear so far they still look new. will buy again without hesitation.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Okay, I decided to give a shot on this Sumitomo tires after reading reviews and watching TR comparison vid. Prior to these tires, I had Kumho Eczta and Falken Azenis. These were quite similar w/ Falken having a slightly performance edge. These are also about 40% more expensive than the Sumitomo. The bad news first: Although in the video comparison, TR says...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires for 20,000 miles, and in my opinion offer some of the best dry and wet traction I've experienced. I feel very confident with these tires. So far, wear has been good with proper rotate and balance, pressure, etc. If all goes well, I see 45,000 on these tires. Will update later. As for snow, these have been more than adequate in hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

The first set on another vehicle sold this set. I usually don't buy less than 70,000 mile warranty tires, but the previous set's comfort made me select these for the new daily driver. The wear on these is about 16,000 at the current mileage, so almost doubling the mileage warranty. Still has that quiet ride it had from day one. The initial 100 miles was a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I live just outside of Boston so we get the occasion big nor'easter. These tires have been fantastic on both ice and in the snow compared to my all-seasons. I can be out there surrounded by trucks and SUVs and the Fit can totally hold its own now. I used to have to maintain momentum going into intersections with any kind of plow induced snowbanks and now,...  Read More