Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

So far only a few thousand miles on this tire but definitely an improvement over the OEM Dunlops. Very confident in the turns and road noise is acceptable. Considering the wear rating and overall performance over stock, I'm very happy with this purchase. I wanted a summer tire with decent wet traction and so far it is delivering. Very good cost/performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

In the first thousand miles, I am so far thrilled with this purchase. Other retailers tried to push me into tires that were much more expensive. Working with a Tire Rack specialist, I decided that these were right for my car, my driving needs and for me. I couldn't be happier. In the northeast, we get all kinds of weather, and this year was no exception. I...  Read More

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

I purchased these tires as a replacement for the Goodyear Eagle RS-As that were on the car previously. I tend to drive gently and sit in traffic most days...I need a quiet, smooth tire with good traction for less than 70MPH situations. This General Tire has filled the purpose so well, at such an affordable price ($110/tire) that I am BEYOND THRILLED! I'm so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

These tires are excellent. I generally run Blizzaks, but we were not planning to keep this car so I wanted something cheaper to get through the winter. These tires were about $150 less for the set 16 car tires, which is a pretty substantial discount. I can say after a season of good snowfall that these tires perform as well as Blizzaks and I will purchase...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance All-Season

Purchase these tires specifically because of the mileage warranty of seventy thousand miles, these are my third set of Goodyear Assurance tires on two different automobiles. Quality and warranty are important for my tires, because I treasure my family and my own safety I want to be able to depend on the tires. With the high prices of tires today and what...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-3

Bought these tires in 2010 and (as of March 2016) still have a significant amount of tread life on them. They are only used during the fall/winter months as alternates to the summer only original equipment tires. They handle very well in both wet and dry conditions. Good in moderate snow but I did get stuck once in high snow fall amount. I'll give them a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I have never used a dedicated snow tire until now. I was actually looking forward to a year of heavy snow in northern Wisconsin to really test these tires, but unfortunately el nino made for only a couple decent snowfalls. I am overall very impressed by these tires. The price was outstanding compared to other snow tires and they delivered great traction. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I purchase these tries back in Dec 2015, and so far to date i've put about 1,500 miles on them. As far as snow and Ice go i have no report because i baby my 2012 Volks CC so she stayed in the garage doing our Southern MD snow storms. The noise level is so much better than the OE Continental that came with the car. The only thing i noticed and I saw this in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I just replaced the original Continental CV95 with these Platinums and the are possibly the best tires I've ever purchased. Important to my driving habits are Road Feel, Cornering, Braking, Acceleration & Wet Traction. Also Treadwear, Durability against NYC potholes and Value are vital. Said and done, this tire exceeds my expectations!This past Summer I had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

Hate these tires, give me my Goodyear Eagle LS2's back. These tires are squirrelly at highway speed. They also lighten the steering in my opinion too much. The ride is rough, my mother noticed within 2 miles that I had new tires, and they weren't as smooth as the old ones (Eagle LS2). They have caused more squeaks and rattles in the car. They are no better...  Read More

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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

I purchased these tires to accommodate the wet weather conditions of Northwest Oregon. I could not be more pleased with the wet traction performance of these tires. I drive my SHO like it was engineered rain or shine and they really hold up under hard driving, especially in a car with AWD or when I turn off traction control in track mode. I highly recommend...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DW

I was riding on my stock run-flats for about 8,000 miles and I hated them. They hugged turns nice and I felt grounded to the road but overall felt like I was riding on rock wheels. These new Continentals feel like I'm driving in clouds. Tread is mean looking and bumps in the road feel soft which shocked me. Ended up driving over small potholes purposely for...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on Newer Volkswagens

With the requirement put in place in 2007 for every vehicle to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, the standard method involved having a transmitter on each wheel. This transmitter emits a wireless signal that the vehicle computer receives and processes. At a minimum, this transmission contains the tire pressure and an ID code. This ID code...  Read More

Firsthand Product Review: Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Earlier this year, my wife an I set out to purchase a SUV. After driving several different models we decided on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Having driven on Bridgestone Blizzak tires for years on smaller passenger cars and having tested them multiple seasons during our yearly ice rink tests, I was curious to try out the new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2....  Read More

Making the New 2015 Ice Silver Metallic Subaru BRZ Premium Better

I liked my 2013 Honda Civic Si because it was a fun, quick and capable car with a moonroof. While the Civic Si was nice, it simply did not stir my soul the way my old BRZ did. So I said goodbye to my Civic Si and picked up a 2015 ice silver metallic Subaru BRZ Premium. The changes Subaru made to the BRZ in 2015 are outstanding. A shark fin antenna gives the...  Read More

Dunlop Signature II: A Consumer Favorite for a Reasonable Price

If you drive a car that accepts a Standard Touring All-Season tire and aren't looking to break the bank on your purchase, you may want to take a look at the Dunlop Signature II. While this tire can not quite keep pace with class leaders such as the Continental TrueContact, the Dunlop Signature II offers good all-season performance, is relatively quiet and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

I had the factory summer tires still on the vehicle during our first snow of the year in Colorado. It was like Bambi on ice. I could not get a purchase on the road to save my life. It felt like I was on bearings. Once these tires were installed, the difference was night and day. I was cautious with my expectations being such wide tires. I thought that I may...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

I just purchased my second set of WS70's. I had WS60's previously which were also a very good tire, but I noticed that the new WS70's are much quieter than the 60's and they handle better. We just had a sleet/snow storm here in Louisville, Kentucky so I took the car out for a ride on the backroads to get a feel for acceleration and braking traction and found...  Read More