Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Got a set of 4, WS80'S and rims off of Tire rack and everything came and fit just right . First snow 5-8 inches and I love the tires they stick to the road great. This is the first set of stud less snow tires I have ever owned and now I see what the fuss is about. The wife's front wheel drive Equinox handles better and gets going as good as my Z71Chevy 1/2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Got these due to moving to Denver from Washington DC...all seasons were getting worn, so saving them for spring/summer driving and got these for fall/winter. So glad we did. We live halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs along I-25 and my wife drives to Colorado Springs for work a lot. She has done it a couple of times in snowstorms and on a couple of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Just starting my sixth winter on these tires, mounted on steel rims. They have been great every winter. Light snow I don't even think twice about, they handle it like a champ! I've been in snow upwards of 12 inches and I was very impressed; if my front end was heavier I think they would have done better. They dug right down to pavement. This is my commuter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I added this set of tires for normal daily driving. Previously I used a set of BFG G-Force tires for daily driving and autocross use. I retained the BFGs for autocross use. Compared to the BFGs, The Yokos deliver a very smooth and quiet ride. In dry and wet (rain) conditions the Yokos provide good traction, stability and cornering qualities. The tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

For my Mazda 6 wagon, these tires have met or exceeded expectations. I wanted a good handling, quiet tire that would wear well and be good in the wet and occasional snow. During dry and wet weather, they are very smooth in transition during hard cornering without a lot of squealing and drama. I am very pleased with the handling, accepting that these are not...  Read More

Be Safe in Your Sonata: Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your Sixth-Generation 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata

For the longest time, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord dominated the mid-size sedan game. Then Hyundai crashed the party with the Sonata! The sixth-generation 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata has been particularly competitive but it still needs dedicated winter tires for the safest winter handling. When it comes to balancing snow and dry road handling, each one of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

This review is skewed by this being my first set of dedicated winter tires. I expected them to be a modest improvement over the all season tires that I've always used But the difference is huge. In accelerating and braking I've been testing them a little and haven't been able to get them to slip. When the lake freezes I'll try some cornering tests. It's the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

I purchased these in 1/9/09 so these have almost 4 winters on them. I purchased them because this is the car my bride drives 15 miles to work each day. One day I pulled out of my driveway with less than 2 of snow, (using 3 month old BS Turanza Serenity A/S tires. I was shocked the car had no control when starting from a stop; directing me toward the curb. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

So far, so good. Over the summer months I had these tires, they gripped tremendously. I believe these tires are too much tire for the car. Only having 110hp makes for most tires to stick pretty well. However, the car always went where I pointed the front tires, other than when I started plowing the front tires in gravel. Pavement, however, is great. Just had...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Made the Hybred into a unstoppable Tank only limit was ground clearance as I pushed snow over hood of car. Let s face it, it is only 5 inches off the ground it was only limited by the clearance. I have them on a take off rims so only put them on in the winter I get 3 seasons out of them! Everybody is stuck on hills and I drive around them!   Read More

Are Sport Edition Wheels Good?

Yes! They may not equal the high style and lightweight of the more expensive wheel lines like BBS, O.Z. Racing and Enkei Racing Series, but for many drivers, the Sport Edition wheels are a great lower cost option. Sport Edition offers aluminum alloy wheels that have durable painted with clearcoat finishes offered in a variety of colors and styles.   One...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Honda Civic

One might wonder how a Tire Rack sales specialist searches for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for their own vehicle. I drive a 2014 Honda Civic Si and will be putting new tires and wheels on it this winter. Deciding on what to purchase is tough, even for someone who is always #thinkingabouttires.   The first thing to do is to search by your vehicle's year...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

We de-Paxed our Odyssey using Rims from a Honda Pilot and these tires. The ride compared to when we had the Michelin PAX tires on the van is not even in the same universe. It seems like a whole new van. Smooth, quiet, responsive, steering wheel doesn't vibrate out of our hands anymore! The tires increased fuel economy by about 2mpg. I can't say enough about...  Read More

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

Fantastic tire, so far! The car came with Conti ProContacts...that were shot at 25k miles, then tried a set of Pirelli P7 that came on some rims that I bought for winter....Immediately after I put the Michelins on, the car handled better, better ride, less noise...better in every aspect! I wish that I would have ditched the Contis a long time ago for these....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

When shopping for tires I wanted: good gas mileage, good snow traction, low noise, good tred life. With the Prius, the gas mileage is so variable, its hard to know for sure what the difference in mileage is as compared to the OEM tires I replace - yet - it seems to not have been any different.For snow, we had lots of snow last year (Wisconsin), but I...  Read More

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

I just replaced the Run Flats, that were on my 04 Mini Cooper S, What an improvement in cornering,wet and dry traction,noise level and ride comfort.I only have 2k on these and they are all summer miles, so I have no idea what the snow/ice traction will be like with this set of tires,but I expect them to be better or at least as good as the Goodyear Eagles, I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Being that my Thai wife had zero experience driving on snow or ice when she came to the US/New England, I bought her a Subaru and mounted four, studded, Altimax Arctic tires on it. There's amazing acceleration traction, cornering stability and short stopping distances on snow and ice that allow her to drive just as if the roads were clear and dry. (For the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Purchased these tires to replace the OE Bridgestone Turanza EL 400-2 marginally worn tires, because of their poor wet handling performance in standing water at highway speeds. In my first 2500 miles with the Continental Pure Contacts, they performed flawlessly in heavy downpours at 70 MPH, and in dry conditions are smoother and quieter-riding than the OE...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Bought a set of these for my Subaru outback because I was not happy with the winter traction, braking and steering in snow with the all-season radials. The michelin winter tires transformed the car! Traction was improved, but the biggest difference is braking, straight line stability and cornering in snow or slush. With all season tires the subarus have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I replaced the OEM tires with these DWS Extreme. First week, I hated it. The ride and handling doesn't seem right. It turns out I need to have qualified tire center to mount and balance. A co-worked told me to go to a performance shop to have it remount and balance with a Hunter road force balance machine. The ride and handling is much better (almost like a...  Read More