Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 Run Flat

In Massachusetts the 9 feet of snow this winter set a record. These tires got me through when others were in trouble, including climbing icy hills. The steering responsiveness was better than with these winter tires than it was with the all-season Pirelli P-7's that came on the car.Consumer Reports regards these tires as inferior to the Michelin Xice Xi3's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

My wife has had these tires on her 2009 BMW E92 328ix Coupe for 3 years and about 22K miles. They were new when she got the car and they are nowhere near worn out. She does a fair amoung of freeway driving at 70-80 MPH and the tires are smooth, quiet (for a 3-series sports coupe) and have been pleasing to drive. Handling is quite good, and bending corners is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

These have been on the car for only a week, so the jury is still out on longer-term satisfaction, but I can confirm the maker's claim that they ride like non-run-flat tires. HUGE difference (improvement) in feel through the steering and seat-of-the-pants. If you live where roads can be choppy and you're tired of the harshness of the OEM Goodyears or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Purchased these because they were the cheapest thing available and they looked cool. I drive in a very spirited manner over local Mtn Roads. The car also gets some autocross use and A little Drag racing. It is modified with a 3.42 rear from a z06 and a higher stall. The car also has a performance tune and exhaust with plans for future performance upgrades....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

This car has the sport suspension upgrade. I love summer tires on a BMW. This is not a sports car, but I love driving it; the steering response is incredible. N/A on the snow performance, as I have snow tires on it three months out of the year. Keep in mind my 7 rating on ride comfort is compared to other run flats and the snow tires. The excellent noise...  Read More

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

Changed from Pilot Sport ZP to Pilor Sport AS3 ... Wow much more quiet and softer ride. I know run flats might be a good insurance policy, but if you try these in comparison you will not go back. I carry a small compressor and tire sealant. I feel like a just got s new Vette. Also customer service and support from Seth at Tire Rack was excellent.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

My OEM Continental ContiProContact SSR tires felt hard, especially when I hit bumps or potholes. I honestly dreaded hitting these, and when I did, the entire car felt like I had hit a huge boulder in the road. So, I was desperate to find a softer feel run flat tire. The new DriveGuards had just come out, so I decided to buy them. I am EXTREMELY impressed !!!...  Read More

Best Tires for Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue has been a very popular vehicle since its debut in 2007 with the 2008 model year. This crossover SUV earned Consumers Digest Best Buy award in 2010, as well as NHTSA's highest side-impact rating (5 stars) the same year, propelling them to the forefront of the XUV market. With so many options out there, what tires should you buy to replace...  Read More

Buying Tires for Your Mazda 3? View All Options Here!

The Mazda 3 is a fantastic little car with a great power-to-weight ratio and good gas mileage. It's no wonder that it is so popular with sports car enthusiasts and average daily drivers alike. Below are some top picks for tires in the various sizes that the Mazda 3 has had over the years. If you see a tire listed below for a size that is different than the...  Read More

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run-Flat: Not Just for BMW and MINI

Traditionally, run-flat tires have been used mainly for limited vehicle types as specified by certain manufacturers for Original Equipment use. Prime examples of this is are BMW 3 Series vehicles since the mid-2000s, the new MINI Cooper and all fifth-generation and newer Chevrolet Corvettes. These vehicles once represented a small portion of the market that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

What a bargain for a C5 Corvette to get away from those $1200-1400 sets of run flats. Vette has individual TPMS pressures so you know which tire is low. Just like my RX8 with no spare I included a repair kit and slime as a carry along. W rated tires that deliver. I don't race this car (yet)but have been totally amazed with the level of grip available in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought these for my daughter's car. She has put 20,000+ miles on them without trouble. Unfortunately, she got a flat last week and drove about 1-1/2 miles on it to get home. It was the front passenger tire and it was ruined. To her defense, she was scared, cold and just wanted to get home. The tires had worn even and still had 6/32 of tread left. The tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Very nice replacement for the run flats and cheaper. Not 'quite' as tight during spirited handling but that's a welcome trade-off for the benefit of reduced road noise, ride smoothness and superior tread life. Rotate them as recommended. No problems at high speed but drive safe.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

There are already plenty of reviews of this tire, and so, most people will understand that as usual with Michelin, this is another superb offering. My addition is to help with people in getting the most out of this tire. Point one...rotate any brand tire at every oil change....it will last longer.Point two....if you have a flat repaired, go to a high-end...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

First for my fellow BMW brethren -- I made the switch to a non-run flat after a total of 11 years driven on several different RFTs on two different cars. With a compressor, TPMS-friendly Slime, and a mini-spare, I hope I'm covered. These are quieter, smoother, and take bumps better. Even though I went from a summer performance tire in the RFT, I don't feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Replaced a set of these tires on my 335d as I did not like the noise and harshness of the new run flat's that came with the car. In the beginning the tires were a bit noisy and now they are very quiet and grip like crazy. The ride is very subtle as I have the M sport package and they are very predictable. Let's see how long they will last but with staggered...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I put the Continental Extreme Contact DW's on my 1993 corvette. These were the top-rated tire by TR and your competitors. These new tires replaced the original Goodyear GS-C run flats that came with the car (yes, the car's factory set of tires). I am the 2nd owner of the vette and the car only had 33,000 miles on it. The Goodyears road like bricks with every...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I am very pleased with this tire, and the cost was much less than other choices. They handle as good or better than previous run flats I have used. Much quieter and smoother than the Michelin run flats that wore out. I will definitely use them again , when needed.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I've just bought these tires as replacements for the OEM Continental run flat tires on my MINI Cooper S. I did the research and found that there were multiple independent reviews of this tire that were very complimentary. Motor Trend and Autoweek were among them. So I felt comfortable buying these tires as a suitable replacement for the OEM tires. I also...  Read More