Aftermarket Parts That Increase Your Car's Performance

Are you the kind of driver who likes driving your vehicle a little harder than most other people? Perhaps you're a weekend warrior auto cross racer, or a member of your local SCCA chapter. Or, you could just be a driver who wants some extra performance out of your car for no practical reason other than it makes your commute more fun. Regardless of your...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

New Max Performance Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Don't blame me if your area gets blasted with cold and snow tomorrow, but many meteorologists are predicting an early spring. Are you ready for spring and wondering what's new in the Max Performance Summer category? Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Continental ExtremeContact Sport If you've got a fun and sporty car, it most likely came equipped with Max Performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

How could I possibly lose with a speed-rated all-season tire? Not. Looking for a less expensive replacement for BFG touring tires, I found these at Tire Rack. Reviews were good and price was perfect. I went for it. Tires look great with a nice sidewall profile and design. Asymmetrical tread design looks advanced but does it work? You betcha it does.They tend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

If you want the best tire for the average driver, this tire Brand and Model has no equal. It is supremely quiet and silky smooth and has great braking (stopping) ability. For some reason when Michelin started to built these tires back in about 2008 or thereabouts they got everything right. You really can't ask more out of a tire than these. The only place...  Read More

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

Let me start off by saying these are performance tires so expect a slight trade off in ride comfort/noise over a touring tire. With that said, these tires grip like crazy! I usually only buy two tires at a time so I am still running the stock Michelin Primacy tires in the rear. The car is so much more playful than before and reacts so quickly to steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I'm blown away by the wet traction of the tire. I pushed them hard in the wet and never felt any slippage. I put the tires on in September and we didn't get snow until December so I was able to keep them on longer than expected. Even on cold wet mornings I was very impressed with the grip of the tires. They are smooth and quiet especially for a max...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

When the long term winter forecast for Western Washington called for a severe winter by our standards I decided to spring for a dedicated set of winter tires due to my 37 mile one way daily commute. Based on the recommendation of TIRERACK ,I chose a narrower tire with taller sidewall than the stock 205/55 R16. The choice to purchase 195/65 R15 Michellin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

(GTI with Performance Pkg-6sp manual) Initial Review 2500mi Tires purchased to replace OEM All Season Hankook H Rated VENTUS S1 NOBLE2. (Planning to purchase Goodyear PSS summer tires in the spring.)This has been a challenging winter in Chicago area with significant snow, ice and very low temperatures. The Pirelli Scotto3 (non-run flat) have performed with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I purchased these at Costco, well, actually I was able to exchange my previous Michelin Tires which were disappointingly loud and not comfortable. Michelin has a 30 day guarantee.Now, these Premier LTX Tires for my 2013 Toyota Tacoma are wonderful! Quiet Ride, very comfortable. Drove to Steamboat Springs, CO and back from Cheyenne, WY...need I say more?...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have always used Bridgestone Blizzak tires for the winter months. This is my first year, first winter in a RWD vehicle. We recently had a nice amount of snow and I have to say. WOW. The Blizzaks deliver the same performance that I have come to expect. Even in a RWD vehicle, I have complete control and traction; even when passing in the not-so-clean lane. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

I had the older version of this tire on a Hyundai Azera for 5 winter seasons and was so delighted with it that when I needed a winter tire for my Lincoln, my mind was already made up. Still very new, but right out of the tire store parking lot I was astounded by a noticeably better ride, and the total lack of tire noise in comparison to the Grand Touring all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I commute 180-190 miles per day mostly on interstate under mix of all seasonal conditions and frequent sudden turns and hard braking to avoid sudden traffic stops. I am very pleased with these tires and their performance. Wear is outstanding. I'm at 65K and can still read the snow S on tread. I've actually been considering running through another winter due...  Read More

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

...I'll write another review after a few storms. I selected this tire after reading close to all of the 275 available reviews. I grew up in Vermont and moved to Colorado 20+ years ago. I have an '06 Mini Cooper S Convertible, which will serve as a back-up to a leased BMW i3 (which I didn't want to get snow tires for), so in the winter it will be my car to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Purchased these tires for my wife's 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport after having gone through 2 winters with the OEM Toyo and Bridgestone Dueller tires (all seasons, which by the way both wore out at 35,000 miles). What a big difference in traction; GREAT in deep Upstate NY snow this year. Tires have thick tread and do very well, even did well on ice....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

OE tires, so expectations have been muted. They've been overall decent tires, fairly quiet on the highway, pretty good dry performance, but not really that good in wet or icy conditions. Compared to other tires I've experienced, they have a tendency to hydroplane. Snow and ice traction is average at best, and I've generally tried to avoid driving this car on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

With only 1500 miles on these tires, I couldn't be happier. The smoothness of the ride is noticeably improved over the OEM Bridgestone's. Handling is great, too. I'll report back next spring on winter driving!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

These tire are a great option to winter tires. It's all season capilitbilty is above adequate. Hydro plane resistance is decent however don't expect superior dry condition responsiveness. That's not what these tires are design for. If you own a cruising luxury vehicle and are in need of a quiet smooth ride with dependability during rain and snow then I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Any RDX owners out there know that this is a noisy CUV/whatever-they-call-it. When I bought the car last October it had mismatched off-brand tires and anything but the smoothest road felt like a washboard. Although I normally take a more performance-oriented approach to researching tires, I figured this time around I'd look for something that smooths out the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

i use these tires on a front wheel drive kia, to go up to my property by crater lake in the cascades of Oregon, and they handle great on black ice, deep snow, packed snow, fluffy snow, from dry to wet to ice not a problem for these tires, then i have to go off road in frozen ruts in a 2 wheel drive kia never got stuck or slipped at any point, then i drove...  Read More