Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Being from NJ, I drove down the Garden State Pkwy during a torrential rain storm and not once I felt unsecured driving on these tires, I could not believe it would not give me any sign of hydroplaning any speed I pushed on (55m/h+) while ALL the cars on front of me had their flashing light on, I was cruising along with no problem at all, the grip was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

my suv came with this tires as factory standard and i must said i am most defenetly please with these tire,1 am very particular with my tires, i have stop buying michellin i was not impress by any mean, but i think these tire have won me back, overall these model are a real best buy. I live in Florida no snow down here so i have no clue how they preform in...  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

Tire Size 265 70R17 Versus 285 70R17: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV tires on my previous Subaru and while they gave me great winter performance they were very loud and pretty rough. When I bought the Outback I knew I wanted to replace the factory Bridgestones with something better and I debated about going with a dedicated winter tire but I just didn't want to mess with having to swap tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I've been looking for a good All Season to replace my stock pirellis on my camaro, and I was mainly looking at the DWS for the snow performance because I like to enjoy my car year round and needed my car to atleast be drivable but these tires blew me away! I first got them a day before a snow storm so I really put them to the test and let met tell you that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I bought a set of General Grabber HTS' about two months ago. They are exactly what I wanted on this vehicle -- a good value, great in rain and snow, and acceptable for dry-weather driving. I've already taken two trips of around 500 miles and each time had opportunities to run them in snow. On an all-wheel-drive SUV I had no problems in up to 6 or 8 inches of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Okay, I decided to give a shot on this Sumitomo tires after reading reviews and watching TR comparison vid. Prior to these tires, I had Kumho Eczta and Falken Azenis. These were quite similar w/ Falken having a slightly performance edge. These are also about 40% more expensive than the Sumitomo. The bad news first: Although in the video comparison, TR says...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I live just outside of Boston so we get the occasion big nor'easter. These tires have been fantastic on both ice and in the snow compared to my all-seasons. I can be out there surrounded by trucks and SUVs and the Fit can totally hold its own now. I used to have to maintain momentum going into intersections with any kind of plow induced snowbanks and now,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Purchased four Michelin LTX tires for our '12 Nissan Armada SUV back in August 2014. We've put over 52,000 miles on them in less than 2 & 1/2 years with everything from daily city driving to big multiple 600+ mile vacations. Been through dry level pavement, dirt roads, ice, snow, etc and these tires are awesome! Kept them rotated and balanced to help with...  Read More

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

Driven through 2 inches to 12 inches of snow....unbelievable good traction compared to 2 previous brands on a large SUVs. out for a drive tonnight with family to get take out....6 inches of snow in 2 hours....had to avoid 2 other vehicles sliding through a 4 way stop and a red light....unbelievable how good these tires are. Had to quickly accelerate and one...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Second season on the winter tires. Tread is holding up well and still gripping the road well in winter Chicago conditions. This is the best winter tire out there for SUV's. I have tried to slip by aggressive turns and floored vehicle, but no problem with gripping in the snow. Quieter than DM-V1. Blizzak finally topped X ice in the SUV category. I would buy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I bought a 2016 Toyota Highlander in October 2016 and had the dealer swap out the OEM tires with the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus based on a recommendation by a tire rack advisor. The tires were outstanding on dry and wet pavement in October and November. I thought these were the best tires I'd ever put on an SUV based on the performance over the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

I put this on a newer escape with some 6.5 inch wide rims so I would have some protection of the rims from the tires. I live a mile up a dirt road and destroyed my all seasons in one summer with punctures so I had to move to something more aggressive. This gave me a lift of over an inch, and a little bit of width.The ride is exceptional for AT tires, and at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Excellent Winter tires. If you live in the upper Midwest and above and own a Truck or SUV, these tires are a best buy if you need to drive in the snow. You can't beat the price and the snow traction. I was able to drive faster than conditions would otherwise allow without even a hint of loss of traction in the deep snow with these tires. For my wife's...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

This is an incredible tire for the price. I caught them for $99 each from Tirerack and my local Firestone store mounted and balanced them at the Tirerack negotiated price, very reasonable. There is no noise at all, they ride very quietly, smoothly and responsively both around town and especially on the highway, even at 90 mph speeds. They have a very secure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I have had very good experience in the past with several Blizzak tires but the size I needed was not available for my 2016 Audi A6 FWD. So I bought the Michelin X-Ice. I was really looking forward to see how they worked. I feel they worked very good in light snow, slushy, and ice conditions. One day after a significant snowfall, maybe 7 inches I decided to...  Read More

Best Tires for Audi Q7 TDI

The 2015 Audi Q7 TDI Premium is loved by its owners for its lush interior and sophisticated driving characteristics. This seven-passenger SUV is also praised for its fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine.  When it comes to the vehicle’s tires, either the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV-4X4 or Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 are Original Equipment. Q7 TDI owners,...  Read More

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

Bought a full set to replace my previous Hankook S1 Noble2's that were worn. The Hankooks when new had great grip and soft ride quality at first, but the tire took a turn for the worse after about 20k miles where it lost any advantage over an inferior tire. The GForces are a completely different tire, I'd start by comparing it to a more rigid summer...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More