What are the Differences in Winter / Snow Tire Categories

As you begin to shop for winter / snow tires this year, you may discover there are different classifications of winter tires available. So the question is: "Which one works best for me?" General AltiMAX Arctic Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Studdable Winter / Snow Offering a traditional winter compound and tread design, these tires meet severe...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

I bought these tires last year from Tire Rack mounted on Sport Edition ST6 bright silver wheels. These wheel look very similar to the stock wheels, but have a bright finish to them that I find very attractive with the Floret Silver paint on my car. You can find Audi center caps on the Internet that will fit, too.I've never been a big fan of Michelin tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Switched over to these from the Primacy. Huge improvement in overall comfort and handling...runs smoother, quieter and handles corners confidently. Excellent wet and dry traction and did splendidly in light snow (1-3 inches) in conjunction with the vehicle stability and traction controls. Did just as well with the controls turned off however, required...  Read More

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

On my 2015 GTI this tire has performed very well in dry and wet conditions. Steering responsiveness and handling are excellent. They are a little noisy and the ride is firm but this is a small price for the fun I have had with these on winding mountain roads. However, while I wasn't expecting snow tires I wanted at least acceptable traction in light snow....  Read More

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

Purchased these tires because I wanted a great all around tire for the Northwest where we get a lot of rain and a little snow. I wanted a quiet tire that performed well. I previously had the Goodyear Tripletreds and they provided amazing traction but were a pretty noisy. After reading reviews I went with the General Altimax rt43 which was made in America for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I love to drive in the snow now. I couldn't wait until the first snow fall in Chicago. They don't plow and salt the side streets right away, so it was a great opportunity to test these tires out. These tires perform very well in snow 3-9 or more inches. I have a low profile front end which catches the snow and slows my momentum. But I had confidence that I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

First impression: nothing special on dry/wet. Can not comment on stability - got this 2 sizes narrower one size smaller rim and one size taller side wall than standard... Light snow ... nothing special, better breaking than forward tractionHeavy snow: Holly...! yesterday we got several inches, but it was impressive when, without any shoveling, i got out from...  Read More

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

This is by far the best set of tires I have owned for my truck. My dad had the same set on his truck, and he finally replaced them after 80,000 miles and the tires still had 5/32 left. I've put 12,000 miles on my set so far, and they all still have 12/32 left. Can't beat the traction, I've driven through three foot snow storms in these, and I've yet to get...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

This is my third review and these tires are going strong very little tread wear The noise levels have improved a bit at higher speeds All traction measurements except snow have remained constant in other words excellent It has not snowed since my last review so I can't comment on that at this time Overall I am completely satisfied with these Michelin tires I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I have had these tires on my rt charger for over a year and experienced a variety of weather conditions from a surprise snowstorm near Baker on hwy15 on the way to Vegas for the SEMA show (snow traction was surprisingly good. there were several cars that had spun out and off the road but the Charger stayed straight and true) to a very spirited trek up hwy 1...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

A great tire for wet and dry traction. Best bang for buck performance in my opinion. Great tires for everyday use, handling all weather conditions (except snow) amazingly. For the price, nothing on the market is better. 9/10 would recommend   Read More

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

These tires replace the prior generation Michelin A/S 3's that I had on the car. One of the great features is the 45K mile warranty -- which I used to get into these tires. After 21K miles, the prior set was down to 3/32 in front and 4/32 in rear. They had gotten noisy, harsh, and obviously past their expected traction sweet-spot. So these new A/S 3+'s are a...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Late-Model BMW 3 Series

Model year 2012 saw BMW introduce the F30 3 Series. The major change was this was the first time the entire lineup used turbo charged engines. While the array of configurations is expansive, including four door, station wagon, hatchbacks, as well as numerous trim level options (this blog focuses on the standard four-door sedan). This car sports 225/50R17...  Read More

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

When I bought my Volvo used, it had been sitting on the lot since December and had a new set of Bridgestone Blizzaks on. Because I bought the car at the beginning of this summer though, I purchased a new tire/wheel package from Tire Rack and set the winter tires/wheels aside for later use. I chose these g-Force COMP-2 A/S tires based on the Tire Rack ratings...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

So far I am extremely happy with the Continental Cross Contact LX20 tires. I was between these and the Bridgestone Dueler 422 Ecopia. Decided to go with the Continentals because they were rated a bit higher for snow and we are in Wisconsin. Just went over 28,000 miles and we have 10/32 on the front tires and 9/32 on the rear tires. Traction has been very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

The original tires on my 2008 BMW-X3 with M-sport suspension were Michelin Pilot HX MxM4. I have been driving the car for the past 5 years and hated every minute of its ride. Not only the smallest bumps but also the wave on the road used to transfer to my body. It was very annoying. I preferred the ride of my Z4 with sport package to this car! I recently...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Tires ride smooth and quiet when it's dry and warm. This is one of the best riding, longest lasting tires I have drove on the last 10 years. During the rain, the car easily hydroplanes across 1/2 a lane in med/heavy rain. Passing a semi becomes dangerous, and more than once I have had used calculated maneuvers to actually pass.In light snow the traction is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

After reading dozens of reviews of this tire, by far the most accurate was posted on 4/5/2016 from the owner of a Lexus GS 350. That review is exactly the way I feel about my G37x sedan, which is a dynamically similar sports sedan. This tire lives up to the high marks for a smooth, quiet ride and great traction. It's an excellent choice for most cars, but...  Read More

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

My car is a hybrid, I drive nearly 4,000 miles every month for my business, and I care most about durability and reliability. I have gone through two sets of these tires, and, unbelievably, each set has lasted nearly 90,000 miles. Granted, my car is lighter than most, and I drive conservatively most of the time, because in order for me to earn a living I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

42,000 miles combined city and highway driving. Tires have 6/32 tread left and I will probably replace next summer. We get a lot of snow here and these tires have done well in all conditions.Wet weather traction is very good as well, highly recommend these.   Read More