Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 300
Location: Calgary, AB
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 300 Miles on Tires
November 29, 2012

This is a follow up from my previous 2 reviews for Lexus RX350 F Sport, fitted with Bridgestone DM-V1 tyres. These tyres are dedicated winter tyres, which means that they preform purely for harsh winter driving conditions. These tyres are not summer tyres, so common sense dictates that you remove these tyres from your vehicle in the spring and summer months, either with dedicated 'All Seasons' or 'Summer' tyres.
For the previous owners who have complained along with the negative comments about the soft and spongy feeling, as well as reduced miles per gallon. Can I suggest you use 'Shell V Power Premium' petrol, which gives better mileage and burns leaner. Another very important factor when changing your tyres over, is to regularly check the tyre pressures at cold (vehicle at rest for at least 8 hours) every 2 weeks or at least once a month, as recommend by your vehicle manufacture. The recommended tyre pressure is normally recorded in the drivers manual or on the driver’s side door pillar.
Overall, I reiterate that in my 24 years of driving experience throughout Europe, as well as here in Canada, Alberta, Calgary, the Bridgestone DM-V1 tyres are the BEST tyres that I have used for harsh winter conditions. Furthermore, in some parts of Canada like Quebec, it is law that you switch over to winter tyres to adapt to the winter conditions. Well done Bridgestone for manufacturing such an amazing tyre that sticks to ice and snow. I do not even have to activate the snow mode or ECT mode or even 4 wheel drive mode in my vehicle, simply because these DM-V1’s tyres are excellent and 1st Class for safety and grip.

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