Best All-Season Audi S4 Tires

The Audi S4 is the high-performance model of the A4 sedan. First seen in 1991 (originally based on the 100), the S4 has matured over the years into a world-class luxury, performance car. The most current model made its debut in 2009 with a face lift as recently as 2012. The Premium Plus trim level sports a tire size of 245/40R18, however you should always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

These tires were much better than the OEM Kumhos (Solus I believe) on my 2011 Kia Sorento SX. I actually had some confidence driving in light/deep snow with the Michelins. They weren't as quiet (or comfortable) as I thought they would be, but they were still miles better than those Kumhos.I've got almost 45,000 miles on them with just a couple flats...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

My truck is back.... The old factory Oem Goodyear wrangler sa's were not all that bad. But after 40k miles they were loud, wearing out, and made my expedition ride extremely rough. These tires are not cheap. But if you are reading this you know enough to understand that you are looking into a premium tire for your truck. These michelins are worth the price...  Read More

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

Love/hate relationship. Tire handles well, great balance of safety in dry and wet, in light snow and wintry situations. WORST noise I have ever experienced from any tire I've purchased in the past 35 years. My mechanics tell me they are not wearing evenly and I am fastidious about correct pressure and rotation. Perhaps I got a bad set, but I'm not coming...  Read More

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

A great Tire! These replaced the OEM Potenza RE050A which were summer only tires and useless in the winter. I went with these so I could drive on them year round and they were exactly what I hoped they would be. 90% of the traction as the summer only, good enough to get around in light snow, quiet and decent wear. I high recommend them as a high performance...  Read More

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

Thanks other reviewers - I bought these tires to replace OEM Bridgestone RFTs based entirely on the many positive reviews by others. Now, this was a bit of a risk because, while enthusiasm for these tires appeared, at the time, to be universal, only a fraction of the reviews seemed to speak to me personally. I live in Southern California where, from time to...  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 Hankook Optimo H431

My experience with these tires isn't as bad as most reviews here, but definitely not what I would consider a pleasant one. Tires were OEM on my Kia Optima SXL (2.0L Turbo). I commute approximately 70 miles each day on highway speeds. Some stop-and-go with traffic. In straight-line dry acceleration/deceleration they're adequate. I really don't push the car in...  Read More

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

These tires are great , just put them on my 2009 Nissan Maxima SV , they look sharp and handle great , rides smooth at 80-90 mphThe grip is amazing, had to slam on my breaks due to a incompetent driver running a red light and stopped on a dime . Just replaced some good years that were on it before , will never purchase good year , I'm ruined , these will be...  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

Best Summer, All-Season and Winter Tires for the Latest-Generation Audi A7

The Audi A7 is an executive level mid-size four-door hatchback, or as Audi prefers "Sportback" car. Starting at just under $70,000, adding this thoroughbred to your stable could be a sign that you have made it. With less than a thousand sold a month, you will likely own the only one in the parking lot at work. Since the 2012 redesign, Audi seems to have used...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Replaced Michelin Primacy MXM4's. Compared to the MXM4's these are notably quieter and smoother riding. Road bumps are more muted (at same 32psi pressure). Max dry cornering is better (23 vs 21mph in same local round-a-bouts before tire squeal). Transient steering response (dry) not quite as sharp as the MXM4. Wet traction is much better, BUT wet comparo is...  Read More

Testing the New Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Not long ago, Michelin introduced the Pilot Sport A/S 3 Ultra High Performance All-Season tire as a direct replacement for the popular Pilot Sport A/S Plus. We wrote about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus in our post, "Which Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires Should I Buy?" Like its predecessor, the Pilot Sport A/S 3 had a noticeable advantage in...  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

The Highway All-Season Category Belongs to Michelin

The Defender LTX M/S, which replaces Michelin’s LTX M/S2, takes over its predecessor’s spot in first place in the Highway All-Season category. Building upon a winning formula, the tire retains the LTX M/S2’s effective tread pattern and proven internal construction. But the Defender LTX M/S tires utilize a new, more durable tread compound to address...  Read More

New Kosei K8R Lightweight Wheels

The beginning of spring racing season will be here before you know it! If your wheels are in poor shape, or you're just looking for lighter replacement wheels, be sure to check out the offerings from Kosei. In years past, their popular K1 Racing design has been extremely popular due to its strong, lightweight design and modest price point. While that design...  Read More

Pirelli's Scorpion Winter is a Top Choice for SUV Winter Tires

If you're looking for dedicated winter / snow tires to outfit your light truck, crossover or SUV, be sure to consider the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. Well into its second season, the Pirelli Scorpion Winter has maintained its high ratings in our survey data and we're still receiving very positive customer feedback.  Many drivers may think of Pirelli as a tire...  Read More

Hawk LTS Pads and Centric Rotors are a Great Combination!

Looking for a new set of brakes? If you're looking to replace with OEM quality parts or upgrade your vehicle's brakes, Hawk and Centric are a great combination for most vehicles. I recently helped a friend install a set of Hawk LTS brake pads and Centric Plain 120 Series rotors on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport with a suspension lift and 35x12.50R17...  Read More

General Grabber HTS Replaced by All-New General Grabber HTS 60

In the post, "Best Tires for a Street Driven SUV", we discussed the outstanding General Grabber HTS and how it's one of the top Highway All-Season tires along with the top-rated Michelin LTS M/S2. The reasons for choosing to mention this tire as a top choice include its great traction in wet and snow, as well as its smooth, quiet ride and reasonable...  Read More

All-New Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 vs Blizzak DM-V1

Bridgestone winter / snow tires are renowned for their outstanding winter traction. For many years, the Blizzak DM-V1 topped the list of best Studless Ice & Snow tires for light trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles. Its combination of great snow traction, ice traction, wet grip and durability made it the most recommended tire in the category since its...  Read More