Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

These tires are awesome! Like having 4 wheel drive. Last two winters were a nightmare with the factory tires. Upgraded to these with a set of rims on recommendation from a friend with a 3 Series, he loves 'em. Have driven in snow and in icy conditions, tried to make them lose traction, had to push it real hard to break them loose. He said they do wear very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Knowing that I am making a definite trade off in handling for better winter weather traction, I am quite pleased. Going from a lower profile M+S sport touring tire to a Winter/snow tire is very much (in my case) going from the feel of a sport/touring car to that of a small (yet capable) pick-up truck/SUV. Pushing hard, in conditions that my other tires would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

Living in lake Tahoe basin for 7 years gave me a chance to try most of the winter tires on the market-General,Firestone,Bridgestone,Goodyear,Continental and many many others.I'm a big fan of classic winter tires with studs,gives you the great feel of being safe in any kind of winter conditions.We bought MB ML350 this year and due to the big rim size (20 or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I used DWS 205/50's on the 16 rims that came with the car but found them to be ineffective in change of season slush or wet snow even brand new or wet roads at less than 4/32nd. I used 185/65-15 General Arctic winter tires and found them satisfactory as a summer tire when they were too worn for effective winter use. In August, I exchanged the 16 alloy rims...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have survived seven PA winters using performance all-season tires but knew it was just a matter of time before my Mustang got stuck and left me out in the cold. I did my research and opted for a set of WS80 Blizzaks for my factory rims and purchased a set of new wheels / tires for the rest of the year.My previous set of tires were Michelin Pilot Sport A/S...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I'm a 71 year old female who drives 25 miles to work each day and back in very hazardous conditions. I called Tire rack to see what I could do about my tires as my car came with 18 inch tires and it was extremely dangerous in the ice and snow. My salesman suggested that I go to a 16 inch tire with studs for the winter here in Ohio, and sold me new rims and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

2002 Park Avenue with WS80 Blizzak...also see my 2000 Park ave ws70 Blizzak review.My wife needs ice tires this runs more highway freeway and metro streets stop n go lights etc, but also needs to get through deep snow at times. We got rid of X ice 2's (they were used with Buick rims from an old dealer)... a good ice tire but Blizzak has the winter edge. the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture MT KL71

I wanted to write a quick review on these tires,I have drive a Ford Raptor and drive close to 80,000km a year(city/highway/dirt road).I purchased these tires in November 2014, I have driven all winter and I am beyond impressed with traction, ride, and wear. This year in Ontario, Canada we got hammered with snow, not once did I have a problem on highways...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires to replace the nearly worn out Turanza EL400s that came on my used CRV. The EL400s were terrible. Hydroplaned constantly and quite noisy. These Yokahamas are fantastic! Living in the Mid-Atlantic region I've had quite a winter to test these guys! Light snow traction is excellent and deep snow traction is very good. I've been able to get...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

The M4 and my previous sets of M3's on two Subies are the best tire I've owned, period. One set was wearing down a bit more than I like in late spring, so I decided to take them into summer, couldn't wear them out. Great confidence on dry roads, off road mud, etc. I've been on glare ice where the ABS pumped a whole lot more than I would have liked trying to...  Read More

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

I've only got 4,000 on these but they are show no wear at all and I'm sure they will go for 40,000 plus miles. They track very well and don't display any wandering that I had with my previous Continentals. Snow traction was OK this winter, but still not as good as a dedicated set of snow tires. Overall I really am pleased with them. Michelin has made this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

GREAT winter tires! I went with the Tire Rack Winter tire and steel wheel package. One thing about going with this package is if you get hubcaps MAKE SURE you zip tie them on or they will be gone within 48 hours as mine were. They barely stayed on the rims but I thought it was good enough. Now on to these great snow tires, my wife drives a RAV all wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

I've ran these tires since 2002. that's 12 years! They are showing no signs of dry cracking. I freshen them up every so often by letting a little smoke out. Every first snow The ol Chevy does a parking lot pinwheel ha ha! After 12 years I replaced the rear ones and Ill replace the front ones soon. They're a little noisy but dang near bullet proof! I've had...  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 General Grabber AT 2

I loved the tough tread pattern and the first year I had them we got 4 feet of snow over a 3 week period, they were a delight in the winter weather. I easily traveled through 2 foot snow, and parked on top of snow piles. The only problem I have with these is they need to be rotated regularly or they wear unevenly. I kept them at pressure, but was unable to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I did a lot of research before purchasing these tires. I previously had Blizzaks on my old truck but went with these as I could buy the rims and tires for the price of the Blizzaks. I prefer them, and I never thought I would.I love these tires! It usually only snows a few times a year but when it does we need to be able to get around as they don't plough the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

Purchased these tires for my Prius Touring (I liked the regular tire size better than the touring so had them swapped to the 15in rims) while living in the PacNW for harsh winter driving to and from work. Tires were abused on logging roads,(yup went hunting in a prius and got funny looks from lifted truck drivers...) excelled in warm wet environments, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I purchased a 2013 Ford Explorer 4x4 in December 2012. It came with Michelin Latitude Touring tires 245/60R-18. These are probably the worse tires to put on an SUV and after reading a lot of reviews possibly any car. I went through two Cleveland winters with them and refused to take on another. I consider these Michelins to be absolutely treacherous in snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Purchased these tires for a spare set of rims I had in December. Put them on and we had no snow until late January here in MA. Now we're going on 5 feet of snow. These are on my wife's Equinox and she loves them. I've noticed they are outstanding in the snow, slush, and even DEEP snow these tires really help the car power through. What a difference compared...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

This tire is sold as an all season tire, but it really isn't met to see a lot of snow. It's supposed to be a sporty tire for luxury sport coupes, etc. I have Honda Fit wheels on my civic and unfortunately when I went looking for a summer tires (I have winter tires on my other set of rims), there weren't any in the oem size that I wanted. I purchased these,...  Read More