Is Tire Shaving the Right Solution?

You drive an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle and a tire goes flat and needs to be replaced. Should you replace the entire set or just the one in need of repair? You may or may not know that your vehicle's transmission and/or differential requires all tires to be the same, or close to the same tread depth in order to operate properly. Running tires with...  Read More

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 Kumho Solus TA11

Bought the Kuhmos to replace worn Bridgestones. Much quieter, although they are still new-ish. That said, I am very pleased with the tires, particularly when you factor in the cost. Have not driven in snow, but in wet/storm conditions I have not experienced any hydroplaning or loss of traction. Not particularly sporty, but neither is a CR-V!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

My car came with new Michelin Tires from the factory. They were HORRIBLE during the winter. Replaced with Goodyear Eagle GT Tires, and experienced much improvement. Tried Pirreli Winter Sotto Zero 3 Tires, and never knew tires could have that much of a dramatic, positive affect. The Pirelli Tires provided a dramatic improvement in all areas, in all seasons....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Purchased these tires for my 2009 GMC Acadia when the OEM Goodyear tires were pathetic...from the moment I pulled off the lot, the OEM tires would slip and slide on wet and dry pavement. I did a lot of research on replacement tires for the car and considered Michelin versus these Continental CrossContact LX20 Eco Plus. Now I can't say anything about fuel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

I bought these tires just before a trip from Alabama to California and back again, and I don't think I could have made a better choice. Especially with the huge storms that hit the country this winter. These were to replace the BFGoodrich's that came on the truck. I'd like to think that I am a pretty good driver in the snow, but these tires inspire an almost...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Review caveat: while I just had these installed, I wanted to capture my initial thoughts and will do follow ups later once I have some miles on the tires.My OEM (Conti - summer tires) had approx 15k on them and were ready to be replaced. While these handled extremely well, they were stiff, hit hard on bumps/uneven roads and wore out quickly. Note I didn't...  Read More

Best Replacement Performance Tires for Your Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has been an American icon since its introduction over 50 years ago. With the 2011 model year, Ford brought back the legendary 5.0 moniker that was made famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The new 5.0 was rated at 412 hp and 390 ft./lbs. of torque. This popular GT model is typically equipped with a tire size of 235/50R18. However, we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiTrac SUV

This is my first experience with Continental (have usually gone with Michelin for prior SUVs) and I am very impressed. I take my truck in regularly to be serviced and every time I ask, Are you sure my tires are okay? And they keep saying yes. After reading the reviews on this site, I can see lots of others have gotten higher than normal miles on their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

We purchased these tires as a replacement to the stock MXV4s that came stock on the Sienna. The MXV4s tire wear was horrid. Uneven tire wear and lasted only 40k miles despite the fact that they were always properly maintained. Regular rotations, maintained tire pressure, all 4 corners properly aligned.The MXV4s on the other hand have been fantastic. The...  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 Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I replaced the tires which were on the car when I bought it. Before, the ride and noise was unacceptable, and now the tires make it ride like a different car altogether. I don't regret the decision to purchase these tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

My initial impressions of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S are as follows: First off, I replaced OEM Goodyear Wrangler SR-A's at the 35,277 mile mark. My bad; failed to properly rotate.Overall a better ride; quieter on all roads, smooth, comfortable, better traction dry and wet, increased confidence all around, especially driving in rain, as they grip the road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Replaced the runflat tires on my car with these. Never looked back. It's quite good improvement compared to the old version and that one was already very good. This one has great traction in all sorts of conditions dry, wet, snow, ice. Cornering stability is a bit weak, but not sure if that's due to my heavy car or the tire. It's noisy on concrete, but I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat

The Pirelli's replaced the OE Bridgestones. The differences are enormous. The Pirelli's are an all around better tire. In both wet and dry conditions they significantly outperform the Bridgestones. Since we live in the Colorado mountains a great deal of time is spent in snow and ice. While these tires do not match a set of good snow tires, they perform much...  Read More

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

Replaced the Dunlop tires that came on the car. I was quiet surprised by both the comfort and performance of these Pilot A/S 3+ tires. I haven't put many miles on them yet but expect to enjoy these tires for many miles to come. I recommend these tires for anyone looking for performance tires with some snow traction.   Read More

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

The wet traction and cornering stability of these tires is great! They aren't as quite as the OE Goodyears that they replaced; there is a hollow droning that is present at speed. But, I will take a little more road noise in exchange for superior road holding ability and wet weather traction. The dry traction is nothing to sneeze at either. I have not had the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Chose the ExtremeContact DWS06 as replacement for the O.E. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 on my Subaru Forester XT Touring. Both the Bridgestone and the Continental are mounted to Volk CE28n wheels.Noticeable upgrade in every performance category. Any additional cost for moving from the Highway All-Season category to the Ultra High Performance All-Season is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

The tires were great at first, But after about 15,00 they became unbearably noisy. They were so loud I thought I must have a bad wheel bearing. I just had my car inspected and was shocked to find out that it wouldn't pass because of the tires, The tires only had 18,500 miles on them. They were rotated every 5K and wore evenly, just wore out. These tires were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I currently run two sets of tires on my Mustang her in New England, 3 seasons of my Original Stock Pirelli P-Nero Zero High Performance Summer Tires and 3 winters of Driving with my Blizzak Performance Winter Snow Tires. It was time to replace the stock summer tires that had worn down to almost nothing with only 35k Miles.First of all the thing I noticed...  Read More