Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Best Tire Recommendations for the Toyota Camry

In the early 1980s, the Camry was introduced into the North American market as Toyota's mid-sized sedan. Many iterations of the car have been produced, including coupes, wagons and convertible versions of the car. While body styles have come and gone, the Toyota Camry has always been known as a reliable vehicle with very broad appeal. It's often one of the...  Read More

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

Not sure how much is car based or tire based, BUT, these things are phenomenal for what I bought them for. I was a little disappointed in tread life as I only get about 8K-10K out of a set of rears (fronts wear much longer about 2-1). Ride quality was not too bad given the car they were on, but then again these aren't luxury touring tires. In the morning...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I currently have these tires on a 2004 BMW 330Ci. There were a lot of bad reviews on here about these tires but I decided to buy them anyway because of the much lower price and the $80 rebate offered. I owned a pair of Hankook Ventus RS2 about 5 years ago and those tires were the best (200 tread wear). The cornered compared to the Micheline Pilot Sport 2 for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

I was looking for a tire that I could drive to the track for DE's and still felt it performed well as I really didn't want to either tow my car or haul an extra set of tires. These Hankook's really perform admirably on the track and have a lot of grip for a street tire. It took me awhile to fully understand their best operating temperature but its sweet spot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I had the P7 Plus' installed about eight months ago. Now with eight-thousand miles I am happy to report that I like them more and more with each passing mile. They are a phenomenal Grand Touring tire.I just recently had the chance to test them in heavy rains. They resist hydroplaning better than any tire I have ever used (thirty years of driving). The grip...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Since I've owned sports cars (from 1988 on) I have *never* put all-seasons on my cars - I went with summer performance, and (for the most part) drove something else (or didn't drive) in the snow. I finally broke down and tried the Pole Position 970AS - as good a compromise as you'll get - still great in the dry and wet, and I just took them out in the snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

These are very possibly the best all-season tires I've ever had. Very quiet, comfortable ride and good performing. Couldn't believe the difference in quality feel of the car once these were on the car. Better tire (and quieter) than the Toyo Versados I had on previously. Hopefully they will wear much better as well. Only noise is a very slight hum sound that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

The old tires were Continental CrossContact LX, they were good for the price I paid. I ran over 40K miles on that set, compared with the OEM Dunlop 5000 that I could manage 20K miles at max. This Bridgestone set is good in general, it did something better than Continental such ride, and wet traction, but it is not that good in cornering in the curve like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Are you kidding me? These are snow tires? Amazing!! They are much more quiet than the OEM high performance all seasons that came on my car. They grip better in the wet and the dry, they have firmer cornering behavior and oh yea, they are snow tires! Which means great cold weather breaking power too. Stop reading and just buy them already... I will never put...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Came OEM on my car. Great traction in wet and dry. 8 track days and 8600 miles and still plenty of tread. I am impressed by the mileage for a high performance tire. Tons of grip on the track, predictable slip with appropriate level of sound feedback and feel through the steering. I hear how great Michelin's are but I competed at an auto cross against a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Overall, I have relatively satisfied with the performance of these tires. I got them through a local installer in Nov 2014 and now have 5 track events (~750 miles total on track) plus daily driving (~7000 miles) through the winter and spring. This includes wet track day conditions, torrential rain on the highway several times and a couple icing conditions...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The greatest upgrade for a car in winter, period. For the longest time I swore by ultra high performance all-season tires, and simply accepted the sliding, and fishtailing as part of normal operation in winter. I was convinced I needed an AWD vehicle to brave the heavier snow. Getting these tires however has completely changed my opinion on it however.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Best tires I've had, Aggressive driving. I wore them out in 8000 miles doing burnouts and autocrossing the truck. I have an LS3 Corvette V8 in my single cab pickup. When the tires were new, they made ZERO road noise and rode smoothly. I took them through 8 of slushy snow and they performed. I took them through severly soft sand in a well traveled river bed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

68k on these and they have been just fine. Rotated them at 25k and then again at 50k, just now looking for a new set - will easily make it to 70,000. Noise is good on the black stuff, little loud on concrete. Can't really comment on snow performance - car is too light (Rav4 2wd) to go anywhere in the snow, don't get much down here anyway. All in all a great...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

When I went looking for a set of tires, my first-ever snowy winter was fast approaching me. I had spent my entire life up until that point living in the hot deserts of southern California, but was attending college in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I had no idea how to drive in snow, and I couldn't have two sets of tires - one summer and one winter - because I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Likely the best tire I've ever owned. After mounting and road force balancing on my 2003 BMW 540i M-Sport, the car came to life. It is incredibly predictable, whether wet or dry, and these tires hit the corners better than just about any I've ever owned. If you're a spirited driver like me, be sure and stay on top of the pressure of the tires to keep maximum...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have had these tires for 34,000 miles on my 2006 Audi A4 Quattro and tomorrow I will be taking my Audi to the local Just Tires store to have another set of the exact same tires put on my car. That is how satisfied I was with it. The tires felt great when cornering, and when driving in the rain. I took a trip to Yosemite National Park in February and they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A

Bought these tires to replace the old, cracked prime wells on my car. An immediate upgrade. They are browning fast, but I'll attribute that to them being a year old when I received them. Very good braking performance. They do react slightly slowly as they are a heavier tire. However, they have tread for days and I anticipate they will react faster once they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

This tire came as a winter wheel/tire pkg i purchased from TireRack. We in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada have recently experience a strange start to the winter. with temperatures ranging from +15c to -25c, rain, snow, hail. These tires have performed great. Being a high powered RWD car, i haven't had any issues getting moving safely through light and deep snow....  Read More