Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

These Tires are awesome this is the first dedicated snow tire I have ever owned so I have nothing else to compare it to but all the reviews I saw on them convinced me to try them out and I couldn't be happier. I have not been able to get these tires to loose traction on cornering or anything else short of smooth ice but what does grip ice? short of using...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I put these on just before the snow started,and have driven dry,wet,standing water,slush,warm snow packed,cold snow packed and icy. We made 6 200 mile trips in 10 days and they worked great in all of the conditions, except for the warm snow packed, about the only thing that would work in those conditions would be studs. As far as highway noise they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce LT

I live in Syracuse NY (just like Buffalo) Snow town USA. I purchased a set of 4 studded snow tires, after driving around on all season and I have to tell you the change was outstanding, no more white knuckle driving. These tires recently went through a snow storm, we are talking 6 to 8 drifts with a standard 3 to 4 mealy snow, the complete way to work. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Put these on my wife's car because Blizzaks were sold out and cheaper than Michelins. Nokians weren't available at the time, so I figured I was settling with this tire. I've been pretty surprised. These are on my wife's Volvo, which is FWD until it needs all wheels, with very nanny-ish traction and stability control. The car is completely stable with these...  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 Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I drive quite a bit on the highway and on back roads. I live in te real northern New York near the Canadian border. We get ice and snow. I have waited to write this report to give enough time to properly test these tires according to the other reviews I have read. I drive about 30,000 miles in a year. I have owned over 80 vehicles and have tried all tires....  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

These are great for My Subaru XT on the highway they handle almost the same as all seasons which means there is very little difference do to the H speed rating. Anyone that ones a turbo car knows it is really easy to go fast and then you have to maintain control and stop. These tires are able to do all of that with no problems. The ride is amazing for winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

These tires are great for what they're suppose to do. I drive a small FWD car in a mountainous area of east PA (anyone from the area knows we get a lot of snow). My car has no AWD, traction control, hill descent control, or any of those new safety features. The point is my car was not made to track through deep snow. Snow performance:In light snow (just a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Tires used 6 seasons so far and will probably use again next year. Mileage listed is approximate. Studded. Traction is incredible. This year was a great year to have them and after 5 previous seasons I was not afraid to drive anywhere under any conditions. Highly recommend studs for packed snow and ice. There is no comparison. These tires should be mandatory...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Excellent winter tire. Drove in all winter conditions - deep snow, light snow, ice glazed and slush covered roads. Tires always exceeded expectations - I was a loyal studded tire user, but these tires are as good as studded tires without the noise on dry pavement. Tires are meant for cold weather and have a very soft compound, so I'll remove them when it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

After nearly 80k miles I bought another set of the Pirelli Scorption ATR. Here's why. I drove the North American Continent on these tires from Mexico to Alaska and in all conditions the superiors are many to count. On dry they are stable, and the soft rubber keeps you hooked to the road. Braking is fast. On wet they have a cornering ability which is superior...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Excellent SNOW tires!! Bought these in Dec/2012 and just finished my third winter with them in very steep hilly areas in Baltimore and now Pa! It is now May/2015 and I have worn these tires out commuting the past 8 months from Pa to Md. FYI - I did not install studs in them and I did not switch them out for all-weather tires because the past few years our...  Read More

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

These are excellent performance summer tires with emergency all season ability. I would not buy them and plan to drive in snow.I purchased these tires as dedicated summer tires, as I typically run X-Ice on winter wheels. I put them on bright and early in the spring, since they are advertised as all season tires. My initial impressions were great. Dry / wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These were the first winter tires I used for my 2009 Lancer GTS (FWD). The second winter tires I used were Blizzaks. I have waited 2 winter seasons for the Blizzaks to wear out so I could buy this tire again. The Blizzaks were not terrible, but it was noticeably better driving with these for my car. With these tires, I can out perform many AWD vehicles on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

There are not many options for in this (the stock) size. I swapped these on for the stock summer tires as I will only use these wheels for around town and highway driving. I plan to drive this car at HPDE track days -- just not with these wheels. Having done a ton of track days, I now am comparatively conservative when driving around on public roads. So, my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Great winter tire with excellent snow traction, both light and heavy. One of the best non-studded ice tires out there. Unfortunately with BOTH sets of Blizzaks I've owned, treadwear underperforms. I am replacing the Blizzaks on my truck after just over 25K miles since the treads are worn beyond legal limits.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

WOW!!! What a tire! I bought mine four years ago from TireRack already installed on steel wheels...what a great move on my part. I've driven them on my Dodge Grand Caravan (with the big motor...3.8 liters) and have lost traction while accelerating ONE TIME, and that was on glare ice. Packed snow and really cold ice are no challenge for this winter performer....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Had these on an 08 Ford Fusion FWD in Michigan. Absolutely fantastic in the snow, even with just a FWD car I could drive through 8-10 of snow pretty easily before I started having issues getting stuck, and (winter) braking traction was exceptional for an all-season. The only times i ever had any problems with this tire was on solid ice (where nothing but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Purchased 2010 Subaru Forester XT (turbocharged model) with studded snow tires in late winter. Naturally the Michelin Premiers were paragons of silence in comparison, but after six months and 6,000 miles, they have been a surprisingly quiet tire, even with the studded tire ruts we have in places here in Anchorage Alaska.Steering input and response is light,...  Read More