Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This is my first set of winter tires and also my first year living in a snow climate. I have had very little experience driving in the snow and ice prior to getting these tires. These tires are for my wife's car, so I didn't put the majority of the miles on the tires.What I can say is that I like to push the limits a bit when I am driving in conditions that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Purchased 4 of these in April '16. I drive as a courier up and down the east coast usually averaging 8K-10K miles a month so I go through some tires pretty quickly. This was the first set of tires I have bought for a Prius. I have always bought performance Goodyear tires in the past when I was buying for Crown Vic ex-police vehicles I used in my business. I...  Read More

Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

For the limited amount of bad weather that we had last year these tires I felt out performed the Michelin Ice/X tires I had on in previous years. I will be putting these on after Thanksgiving and see how they perform this winter, so far so good.   Read More

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

These tires have been exceptional on my KIA Optima SX-Turbo. They have all of the great features of a true grand touring tire -- quiet, comfortable, and long-lasting, but they also have fantastic grip in dry conditions and admirable grip in wet conditions. I've had many other brands and usually go with a UHP All Season or UHP Summer, but the Pirelli...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I put this set on my 2006 Mazdaspeed 6 right when I purchased the vehicle, so I can't compare it to other tires on this car. But these tires are awesome! They grip in every scenario and perform great in every aspect. My Mazdaspeed 6 is AWD, but when lifting the e-brake up one click (disengages rear wheels), the tires still grab extremely well with 270 crank...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

What are the Differences in Winter / Snow Tire Categories

As you begin to shop for winter / snow tires this year, you may discover there are different classifications of winter tires available. So the question is: "Which one works best for me?" General AltiMAX Arctic Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Studdable Winter / Snow Offering a traditional winter compound and tread design, these tires meet severe...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

the Michelin pilot sport a/3 has certainly met all of my expectations. in addition to the excellent road holding ability, these tires also deal very well with wet weather situations. one final note...the pilot sport performs with ease and keeps its rubber on for a long, long time. thank you Michelin!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just purchased these tires last week for use on my moderately modified 2002 Mazda Protege. These tires are incredibly quiet for a snow tire and they roll beautifully. In fact, they feel very similar to the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires that I use on one of my other cars, a Toyota Prius. The X-ice Xi3 is the BEST overall snow tire in the heavy snow/ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

These tires provide the smoothest ride I've ever experienced in a non luxury car. The most noticeable attribute is the ability to absorb sharp impacts as if they were non-existent. As for small bumps or potholes, I couldn't tell you, I don't know if they exist anymore; with these tires it seems as if they do not! I cannot say much when it comes to handling...  Read More

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

On my 2015 GTI this tire has performed very well in dry and wet conditions. Steering responsiveness and handling are excellent. They are a little noisy and the ride is firm but this is a small price for the fun I have had with these on winding mountain roads. However, while I wasn't expecting snow tires I wanted at least acceptable traction in light snow....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Excellent performance as advertised. I'm not an aggressive driver, but I did test them a few times early on when the light turned green. I think the only reason I got any brief tire spin and chirp a couple times was when my tries crossed the white rubberized paint at the crosswalk.The great performance is most likely due to soft rubber that does not last to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Excellent performance as advertised. I'm not an aggressive driver, but I did test them a few times early on when the light turned green. I think the only reason I got any brief tire spin and chirp a couple times was when my tries crossed the white rubberized paint at the crosswalk.The great performance is most likely due to soft rubber that does not last to...  Read More

Looking For Closeouts and Specials? We've Got Them!

Since we stock a large amount of tires, we're uniquely positioned to take advantage of buying opportunities to bring you some amazing closeouts and specials. Let's take a look at a few offers our customers can find: 205/60R16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires are on special for $58.23. This tire is an Original Equipment tire used on the 2016 Mazda 3....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Just returned from an S2000 event at The Tail of the Dragon . These tires are fantastic! Supremely confidence building. Completely predictable and superbly responsive. These replaced Coopers, which were awful and Dunlop Star Specs before that which were fantastic from a performance standpoint but noisy and hard riding. We drive about 16 hours each way to get...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Fantastic tire and with out a doubt the best tires I have purchased for this vehicle. I have gone through Bridgestone 46k miles. BFG 35k miles, Falken 15k miles. These tires have about 10k miles on them and I still have 10/32 tread, at this rate I should see about 80k before they get to 3/32. These tires are also great in the wet and handle highway speeds...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Purchased these tires because I wanted a great all around tire for the Northwest where we get a lot of rain and a little snow. I wanted a quiet tire that performed well. I previously had the Goodyear Tripletreds and they provided amazing traction but were a pretty noisy. After reading reviews I went with the General Altimax rt43 which was made in America for...  Read More

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

Superb winter tire, simply fantastic. I'm using it on fairly powerful RWD car, tons of snow in the area every year. Never skipped or postponed a trip, zero issues finding grip no matter the conditions or the temperature out there. It's pricey, and it wears somewhat fast, for most people it's probably good for 2, maybe 3 winters.Quiter on dry and wet pavement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PS31

With a thousand miles I'm still enamored that all tires match. I purchased the car with 17,669 miles on it along with Dunlop's on the fronts and Bridgestone on the rears. Fronts probably original, rears replaced. Had some curb rash repaired, the rims refinished and tires mounted at the same place for under $800.00. So far I've been on the LA frwys on 100...  Read More