Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More

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

I had the older version KO's on my F150 and liked them. These new KO2's are much quieter, have a more aggressive look and are great off-road. They are the quietest AT tires that I've ever owned and would highly recommend them.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

As the winter season comes to an end, it is time for an update. These were actually surprisingly good in cold, snowy days. They actually gave me more confidence than I had expected of them. When comparing them to the previous set, which was a off/on road tire, they showed better starting, cornering and braking, is up to 2 of snow on the road. Compacted snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I purchased these snow tires while living in Lake City, Florida. Needless to say, I got some really funny remarks when ordering/having them mounted. However, they were bought because we were moving to Upper Michigan (Marquette area), where we get TONS of snow. Most people thought we were crazy for buying them when we did (around the middle of March), because...  Read More

Are Your All-Season Tires Ready to Handle All Seasons?

There’s no doubt that when it comes to driving in inclement weather during the winter months, nothing beats a set of winter / snow tires. However, if you reside in an area that receives only light snow and an all-season tire is all you need, how that tire performs during the winter months is typically the deciding factor when purchasing your replacement...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 - Performance and Versatility, Even in Snow

As you may already know, the Continental ExtremeContact line of Ultra High Performance All-Season tires has been renowned for many years as one of the best options for spirited drivers looking for a versatile drive that provides excellent capabilities in both summer and winter conditions. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS was, for many years, one of...  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 BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

I drive 40k + miles annually. Drive 70 mph to the job location, pulling trailers, then all day off road in the muddy and sandy fields while pulling 14k trailers, then back home at 70 again. Tires have 77,000 miles on them currently and i still have a 1/4 inch of tread. During hunting season I drive my truck like an atv through the rocky river bottoms and up...  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

Best Bang-for-the-Buck All-Terrain Tires

The snow is finally melting, which can only mean one thing - time to go mudding. With the numerous options available, choosing the correct tire for your light truck or SUV can be overwhelming. Should you choose a tire that focuses more on highway driving with some light off-roading, or vice-versa? For starters, what will fit your truck will depend on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

I still cannot believe that after 23,000 miles on these tires, I have 6/32 of tread left. Grip is still unchanged. WRX is a grippy, all wheel drive car, so that probably enhances and biases experience, but I still think these tires are awesome.I cannot believe the treadlife given that these tires max summer tires. I did not take the car to the track, but I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Replaced the stock Goodyear Run Flats on a 2012 BMW 335i Coupe, with these and couldn't be happier. I was concerned with driving this car in the winter in the Cleveland, OH area. Although we had a relatively light winter this year, the times we did have snow these tires performed almost flawlessly. My wife has a brand new FWD Toyota Highlander, with a snow...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Ford F150

According to Ford, the F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the United States for 35 straight years. That is an impressive run! From work truck to lap of luxury, the F-150 has a model for you. The popular four-wheel drive model is typically equipped with a tire size of 265/70R17. However, with upwards of 750,000 vehicles made each year, there are many...  Read More

General’s AltiMAX Arctic Has Marched to the Top and Never Left

The General AltiMAX Arctic has been at the top of our Studdable Winter / Snow performance category consumer ratings and reviews for quite some time. With high rankings in deep and light snow traction, ride comfort and treadwear, it’s easy to see why. AltiMAX Arctic tires are pinned to accept optional TSMI #12 silver-colored metallic winter studs, however...  Read More

Goodyear's Wrangler DuraTrac a Must for Jeep Drivers

There are three different kinds of Jeep owners in the world: Those who take their rig off-road, ones who think they might someday and ones who want to look like they do. Thankfully, Goodyear has a tire solution for all three types of Jeep drivers with their Wrangler DuraTrac. Though it is the much loved leader of the On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction categor...  Read More

To Stud or Not to Stud

Yes, I ran a 5K in Lincoln Park (Chicago) on January 1st and it was freezing! My stupidity wasn't running in the cold but in forgetting my running shoe "studs" at my cousin's apartment. I managed to beat the young buck but I would have been a lot faster with my studs. When it comes to winter shoes for our vehicles, we do have choices between running studded...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tires for the Money

Here at Tire Rack, we often encounter customers who are looking for some aggressive tires that perform well on the mud trails, yet won't rattle the teeth off their mouth on the highway. By now you have probably figured that choosing tires involves a certain degree of give and take - you can't have the most grip and high mileage at the same time. Granted,...  Read More

Best All-Season Honda Accord Tires

The ninth-generation Honda Accord introduced for model year 2013 has been a perennial favorite with many American sedan buyers. The popularity of this car platform naturally results in a lot of inquiries regarding what the best replacement tire may be. Many drivers request a tire that features good snow traction. Since snow is the most difficult surface to...  Read More

The Revolutionary Bridgestone DriveGuard

 If there is one single thing about tires that seems to unite consumers almost unanimously, is people's dislike of the ride quality of run-flat tires. Surely, the technology has its advantages, like the ability to drive the vehicle to safety up to 50 miles at 55 mph. In addition, some vehicles don't come from factory with a spare tire, which makes a run-flat...  Read More

If You Struggle With Winter, Consider a Tire & Wheel Package

Folks in the northern part of the United States can attest to the headache of driving during the winter months. As treacherous as driving in those conditions can be, kids still have to go to school, errands have to be run and jobs tended to. Driving in winter conditions is all about confidence. Recent advancements in vehicle stability technology have allowed...  Read More