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

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Replaced these for the stock wheels on my used 2009 Saturn Vue initially. Now buying another set for the harsh NY winter. Couldn't believe the traction in snow. My travels to work from home involve uphill at night & downhill in the morning. I'd never buy another tire for my SUV. Great tires for Spring through Fall also.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT SUV

Have had Ultra Grip WRT SUV studded tires for two winters on 4 wheel drive Yukon. My summer tires are the Michelin MS2 which I leave on until the first snow fall. Noticeable difference when I put the snow tires on, especially on ice. The only time I have been caught off guard is when fresh snow is on top of ice, the studs can't reach through when on loose...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

Purchased these tires for my Prius Touring (I liked the regular tire size better than the touring so had them swapped to the 15in rims) while living in the PacNW for harsh winter driving to and from work. Tires were abused on logging roads,(yup went hunting in a prius and got funny looks from lifted truck drivers...) excelled in warm wet environments, and...  Read More

Big Savings on Big Snow Tires

If you have a lifted 4x4 truck, Jeep or SUV with 35" mud tires, you may think you're ready for the worst conditions, but you're not. Four-wheel drive will obviously help you accelerate and ground clearance will help with deeper snow, however your mud tires are holding you back.  In order to have great snow grip, a tire must have the right compound, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I purchased a 2013 Ford Explorer 4x4 in December 2012. It came with Michelin Latitude Touring tires 245/60R-18. These are probably the worse tires to put on an SUV and after reading a lot of reviews possibly any car. I went through two Cleveland winters with them and refused to take on another. I consider these Michelins to be absolutely treacherous in snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

These tires are great! We have 3 sets. I have 63,000 miles on my SUV with these and my girlfriend has over 40,000 on her 2005 Altima . I see many bad reviews but wonder how many people get a wheel alignment after installing new tires like you should. I also noticed some people had put them on old cars. That makes a difference too. I take very good care of my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The original tires on the Sonata 2.0T were Hankook's and were touted as all season tires able to handle light snow. Well those tires were downright treacherous in the ice/snow, even in light snow. I decided after driving in last year's Baltimore winter which was quite snowy and cold, I would opt to buy a set of winter tires as part of a Tire Rack wheel/tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was driving last Saturday in snow that was coming down heavily.My car is rear wheel drive.I live on a lake where the hills are 45 degrees.SUV's & front wheel drive vehicles were having a rough go at it.My car had not lost traction at all with these four X-ice on all wheels.In Maryland no one uses winter tires that I have come across in 20 years living here...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Wow! Amazing! These tires make driving in snow FUN! The worse the roads get the more I want to drive. Grip is great. These tires combined with the cars Stabilitrac make it sure footed in slippery conditions. Confidence inspiring. I've tried to find the limits of these tires and so far I've been unsuccessful. They've done everything I've asked for. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I was actually tempted to buy a set of Pirelli P7 Cinturato tires because they had gotten good reviews in light snow and ice. I've been running Blizzaks for 17 years and they never failed me.I called Tire Rack to order a set of Blizzaks and they were sold out. These Yokohama Ice Guard 52c's were recommended by my sales rep, even though they were new this...  Read More

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac: An All-Around Winner

In the tire business, there are trade-offs for everything! Whether you have to trade performance handling for snow and ice grip, or trade comfort for performance handling, balancing these trade-offs can be tough. The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac is a tire that balances many of the trade-offs that drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles desire. Most often,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

I live in a small town with horrible streets, pot holes, uneven roads ect. I was amazed by the difference in my vehicle the moment on drove on these tires. It was like driving on a cloud. I had Michelin's Cross Terrain on before these tires. It was a decent ride but nothing like these tires. Anyone who says they are noisey or are rough on the road, in my...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat

Ottawa. Montreal. Snow and Ice Belt. 2014 335I xDrive. It's not just a question as to how the tires perform, but how they perform on the behicle they are designed for. On an F30 M Sport Performance Edition, the Pirellis provide an unbeatable level of winter driving performance. Within the first 1000 kms, one 40 km stretch of black ice forced me below 100...  Read More

Make Winter Driving Easy for Your 2015 Porsche Macan

Many purists called foul when Porsche introduced its first SUV, the 2003 Cayenne S. Ultimately, the Cayenne brought new drivers to the market. Have you always liked the Cayenne but wished it was smaller? Say hello to the 2015 Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo. The 2015 Porsche Macan has it all with speed, handling and utility - but how does it perform in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

This is our 2nd set of hankook optimo. As far as car tires (idk about truck tires) these are the best bang for your buck. Sad day when your wife passes you in her jetta, middle of winter in your 4x4 suv! Our first set was 65k miles old and still had 60% tread left, when we sold it (passat 1.8t) and bought the current tdi. We bought new shoes for the tdi...  Read More

Is the Best Brake Pad the Hawk High Performance Street 5.0?

Hawk is a top supplier of high performance and heavy-duty brake pads. We've had outstanding experiences and customer feedback on their products since we began selling them over ten years ago.   The Hawk HPS Street Brake Pads offer great braking performance with low noise and low dust, making it a great choice for most enthusiasts' street cars. If you're...  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More