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

What are the Best Run-Flat Winter Tires?

Some newer models of luxury and high-performance vehicles like BMW and Mercedes-Benz come equipped from the factory with run-flat tires. Most of these vehicles have no spare tire, so many drivers who use dedicated winter / snow tires choose to stick with a run-flat design. Over three years ago in the article, "Which Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires Should I...  Read More

Test Video of the Run-Flat Bridgestone DriveGuard in Sweden

The appeal of run-flat tiresis quite understandable. Getting a flat tire is always inconvenient, but it can be especially distressing in situations with poor weather, when a tire fails on a high traffic highway or in an unsafe area. It's easy to imagine multiple situations where having a tire that can still be driven 50 miles after air pressure loss would be...  Read More

The Revolutionary Bridgestone DriveGuard

 If there is one single thing about tires that seems to unite consumers almost unanimously, is people's dislike of the ride quality of run-flat tires. Surely, the technology has its advantages, like the ability to drive the vehicle to safety up to 50 miles at 55 mph. In addition, some vehicles don't come from factory with a spare tire, which makes a run-flat...  Read More

Bridgestone DriveGuard: A Year in Review

This time a year ago, little was known about the Bridgestone DriveGuard, a tire that's currently our best-selling run-flat option. Over the course of a year, this tire has proven itself in a wide array of weather conditions, has been subject to internal testing and has climbed to the very top of our consumer reviews. While perhaps having a slightly harsher...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

When my wife's 2011 X5 was new I exchanged the Michelin Latitude Tour HP run-flats that came with it for regular non run-flat Latitude Tour HP's in an effort to fix the positively terrible ride quality. It helped a great deal but on the factory 19 wheels these new Latitude Tour's were extremely noisy -- I mean really objectionable. At about 40K miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat

I live in Aurora, IL and have to drive to Des Moines once a month. I've had these OEM tires on my BMW X1 for a year and today there was an ice strom in Des Moines. These tires could not have handled the roads any better. Just a really great feeling of control. Ride is good, handling is good, grip is good, noise is good - bottom line, these are really good...  Read More

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

My initial response to this tire after just a couple thousand miles is very positive.The BFG's are very quiet and much smoother riding than the Continental run flats that came with the car. Dry traction has been outstanding and I am unable to make these tires squeal no matter how hard I try. We had a couple days of hard rain and I wet traction was equally as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP

These are amazing run flats. They have completely changed my enjoyment of my car. Handles better ,with amazingly improved ride quality. The original Bridgestone Potenzas were so harsh, I would bounce on any raod that wasn't perfectly smooth.The difference was noticible immediately. I actually checked the tires to make sure the shop actually sold me the zero...  Read More

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

Ditch the OEM run-flat tires! The Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires are much smoother, ride quieter and provide a greater sense of road feel and manners than the OEM Bridestone run-flats, which were a rougher ride and wore out after less than 26,000 miles. Why BMW equips their cars w run-flats is a mystery to me since the run-flats ride is rougher, tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these to replace the original Michelin MXV4 tires because the Michelins were completely worn out at 30K miles. Based on every review and advice I recieved from Tire Rack and other sources the Conti DWS should have been a great tire. I even had them on a previous 2005 Lexus and they were great on that car. They have outstanding handling and steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I really can only echo the other comments on this tire for the C6 Corvette. Twice the tire as the stock run-flats at about half the cost. Well OK, so maybe not twice, and maybe not half... Hold on: yep, it IS exactly half -- I just checked at my last invoice for the OEM tires.Haven't had them long and no wet weather experience, but these things rock. Far...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiSportContact 3 SSR

I was dubious of the OEM run flat for BMW but was pleasantly surprised that run flats have improved over the years. The wear rate was fantastic considering this is a Z rated tire. On the BMW, this tire displayed well above average wet and dry traction, cornering is superior with responsive turn in and stable corner grip. The only thing not well above average...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I put these tires on a C6 Corvette and could not be happier. They have the appropriate speed rating for a 'vette and perform beyond my expectations. The OEM run flats sounded like snow tires. Was difficult to hear the radio at freeway speeds. To compensate for the tire not being a run flat, I bought a tire pump from Groits Garage and a plug kit for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat

Two winters now in the Great Far North, and these Pirelli RunFlats are excellent snow tires in all conditions we have experienced here in Ontario, Canada. Very impressed...seem quieter than oem 'Summer tires' (Bridgestone Potenza runflats). Pleasant surprise. Would buy again for sure. Great buying experience/service at Tire Rack (our third time).   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat

OE tires on this vehicle. RFT / LRR tires, they work very well.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat

OE tires on this vehicle. Have been quite pleased. RFTs & low rolling resistance. I use dedicated snows in the winter.   Read More

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

Just got these on my 128I, the factory tires on the front were worn out and the run flats seemed to give a harsh ride so I jumped on Tirerack for replacements. I come from a background of Jeeps and always favored the Michelin's and BFGs. SInce this is a new tire I wanted to give it a try. These tires are leagues beyond what was originally on my car. The ride...  Read More

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

I purchased these tires to replace my run flats that came with the vehicle and oh boy am I happy! I always drive with all traction controls turned off and I have a hard time getting these tires to spin or even get the back loose in wet roads. the tires are fairly quit but a little harsh when it comes to speed bumps and pot holes.my driving is pretty...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII

I bought the ZII for Auto Crossing and Tracking the car. We drive on the tires to the track which can be a couple of hundred miles each way at times. The tires ride great and have less road noise that the OEM run flats. Traction and handling on the track are excellent. they give good feedback before they start to let go if pushing them too hard in the...  Read More