All-Season Options When Replacing Your Camaro's Summer Tires

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Steve Huffman

The muscle car lives and the new Camaro is proof. Since 2010, these pony cars have been prowling the streets of America and can be seen almost anywhere. By now, the time to start looking at replacing the tires for many has come. If your Camaro came equipped with 20s, they came stock with the Pirelli P Zero. While this is a fantastic Max Performance Summer tire, it's not designed as a long-lasting option that can provide cold weather traction. Granted, most Camaro owners aren't going to be using the vehicle in the snow, but there might be some drivers looking for traction when the temperature drops below 40 degrees. And more than a few owners looking to get a tire that will last longer than the Original Equipment.

Compared to when the car was introduced, today there are a few all-season options for the new Camaro. Included in these options are the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (W-Speed Rated) and General G-MAX AS-03. According to our Tire Survey Results, the ExtremeContact DWS is the best performer in light snow conditions. It also has the highest treadwear rating.

If you're looking for an excellent value option, take a look at the Firestone tire. It molds an all-season rubber compound into a symmetric tread design that blends dry road handling with wet, wintertime traction. Its internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon, along with a carcass reinforced by a hard sidewall filler between polyester cord plies to help resist distortion at high speeds and while cornering.

The General G-MAX AS-03 is currently ranked third in our survey as customers like its treadwear, wet traction and hydroplaning resistance. Three-dimensional sipes increase the number of snow-biting edges to aid wintertime traction, as well as lock together to enhance dry and wet handling. I also think the tire looks pretty cool, too!

Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact
DWS
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS
Firestone Firehawk Wide
Oval AS
General G-MAX AS-03
General G-MAX
AS-03


If your Camaro tires are in need of replacement, shop by vehicle to find the set that best fits your driving style.

Comments on All-Season Options When Replacing Your Camaro's Summer Tires

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Roy Pattie:
I own a 2010 Canaries SS which came with Perilli Pzero's. I've read several articles in which complaints were made of short life spans, dry rot, etc. I still have ample tread left on tire and less than 19000 miles on vehicle. Should dry rot be a concern at this time? I live in Texas where it's always hot.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Roy,
Dry Rot is always a concern, especially in warmer climates. I would recommend having them inspected locally if you feel necessary.

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