Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Bought tires just before winter of 2013 and never looked back. Very happy with the tire all around. They wear like iron, have 25,000 miles on the set and can't tell. Winter snow in the Snow Belts in Michigan can be problem for some, but with these tires I never have to worry. Tire noise on dry payment is as good as highway tires on my wife's van. Tire's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have had these for over 4 years (2010 build date) on my Subaru Outback as daily usage tires and have over 70,000 miles on them with only 1 rotation. Front wear is nearing limits, rear is still around 60% tread.ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! This is my 3rd set of AltiMAX Arctics on 3 vehicles, prior to that I religiously used Nokian Hakkapellitta Q and RSI models....  Read More

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

I live in Chicago. I drive a 6 cylinder front-wheel drive pontiac. I drive the car very hard. I bought these tires after hours of research. I could not decide between a set of winter tires or good soft all season tires. I went with these because they are the highest rated all season tires on this website. I am very happy with them. I cannot say enough about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I live in central NY where we average 120 inches of snow/year. Further, I live up on a hill whwre the climb is 350 feet in about 1/2 mile. In the past, I have always run Blizzaks which were excellent. But after some research, I decided to try the Ice Guard iG52c, and I am very impressed. These tires are very popular in Canada, and it seems that was their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I've had the tires for about 4000 miles now. In that time, I've had rain, ice, light snow, and deep snow. These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way. A great value for such a value priced tire compared to others in the category.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Buick Regal w AWD may enhanced the performance of this Tire. If selection were not OM I believe I'd have chosen the Continental. That said, Snow, particularly rain the Tire provides a very secure and comfortable drive.The secret to Tires is matching the correct Tire to the Vehicle without doubt. In reading the previous reviews, I'd place an emphasis on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

I live in Southeast PA, and my 3 season tires are Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s (which I've also reviewed). I purchased the Sottozero 3 for below freezing driving months, frequently harsh winters, and to retain the sporty driving characteristics of my car when road road conditions are good. It's not easy to find a winter tire that is good in many road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10     2007 Toyota Yaris HatchbackMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 100 Location:   Drivi...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

3,500 miles of mixed dry and light snow (<4) and i have to say that i do recommend this tire versus no snow tire at all. They PALE in comparison to my old Blizzak ws-60 (sadly not offered anymore) because the Wintermaxxx's have a more standard tire design for dry comfort and noise, instead of thick chunky tread blocks that are unparalleled on snow and ice. With that more traditional design, the blocks are much closer together, giving slightly less traction on snow and ice than the Blizzaks. As this is a sport coupe, I took my time on heavy snow and anything more than 5 mph would cause the car to slide sideways. The tires did a good job at gripping upon braking however, and I know that my summer tires would simply spin. While not the very best winter tire, Dunlop has made a good overall tire for the 90% of winter in NJ that is dry and salt-covered. Treadwear has been very good with rubber stips still apparent after 3,500 of generally easy miles. Handling is appropriate for a winter tire, which is to say much softer than a standard tire, but that's to be expected. For the price, I'd recommend these to anyone looking to have a safe commute in winter months. Adding some weight to the trunk (RWD) and applying smooth acceleration will give you best feedback with these tires. I know many companies are creating winter tires that mimic summer tires for noise and comfort, but bring back the blocky tread design Dunlop! Overall, well executed tires at a reasonable price. Much cheaper than crashing and dealing with insurance premiums for years!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Amazing grip in lousy conditions. Excel on ice. Very predictable. The best snow tire I have ever had and that list includes Bridgestone Blizzak, Pirelli Scorpion, Yokohama, Goodyear. And the best part is that they are extremely quiet. Something rare for a snow tire. I followed the recommendation of the TR rep and he didn't lead me astray. Can't beat TR for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3

Great snow tire for the Fiat 500 Abarth. Good performance in snow/ice and allows no-drama commuting in poor conditions. Blows right through light and deeper snow. Can get a little bit of hydro plaining on slushy mix once they salt streets but only at higher speeds and deeper slush/water. Handling in general is great at 7/10s but I purposely dial it back a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

These tires came new on my 2014 Ford Explorer Sport. I usually remove non-Michelin tires as part of a purchase deal or shortly thereafter. I was worried about these tires from the get-go especially reading the Tirerack reviews. In this size range there are not a lot of alternatives and I was not impressed by the Michelin Latitude's ratings or price so I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

Quiet, at least for now, compared to the P Zero Neros that were OE on the car. Dry handling is comparable to that of the Pirellis, wet and light snow traction is decent but certainly not exceptional. Ride comfort on the harsh side, but again tolerable. Have not driven in deep snow yet so can't comment.Overall satisfied, particularly considering the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Best winter tire I've ever owned at a fantastic price. Less noise than other snow tires I've used. A bit squirmy in the dry (but I do have a 3,800 pound car on narrow snows to begin with--what would one expect?) but stable. Handling is OK, it's a snow tire. Grips better than expected on ice. Have never let me down, and may never go with a different snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I was skeptical about getting these tires in February, as I usually use winter tires. But I purchased a used vehicle and I wanted something that would do for the rest of the winter and be used just for summers after that. The reviews by owners of SUVs and large cars made me believe that the G-Max would have no problems in up to 2 of snow. Frankly, I am blown...  Read More

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

I put these on my Sonata to replace the stock tires which were the worst winter tires I've ever owned. These made me feel secure well beyond what I had hoped, the traction in snow was worlds better then the Hankook tires on my car at half the price. I'd recommend these to anyone that's having problems with traction in snow.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires for my wife's Jetta after I was told the Firehawk Wideoval Indy 500 Summer tire was being discontinued. I had been running Blizzaks for the winter, and wanted a performance tire. The salesman told me that this tire is a great all around performer. I decided to test out the Firehawks in the snow, before putting the winter set on. Not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

Overall not a bad tire, however only 23,000 miles and need to replace, This is my second set of tires on my truck, others were Goodyear Wranglers, neither were great tires. When inquiring at Ford dealership, the gentleman at the service desk, offered that he also has a truck and has tried numerous varieties of tires and none have gotten much over 25,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

A great snow tire at a reasonable price. Went to smaller width/higher profile on speed3 & did great through this tough winter. Also put a set on my daughter's Mustang & made a huge difference.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I am on my 2nd set of these tires and will be purchasing a 3rd real soon. Tirerack reviews led me to this tire, as well as it's price. I live in South Louisiana, so I see lots of heat, rain, and absolutely zero snow, so summer tires is all I need. The Mazda3 is known to have a harsher ride than most, due to it's performance oriented suspension, so regardless...  Read More