Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Thursday, May 31, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry SE
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,500
Location: St. Augustine, Fl
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Follow-Up Review: 39,000 miles on tires
I am still enjoying the benefits of this tire today at 39,000 miles as much as I did the day I had it installed on my car. This is what prompted me to submit a follow-up review on this tire. I still strongly believe that this is the best tire that I have owned at this speed rating on my car. <br><br>The ride is still very smooth and comfortable on both Highway & City. Over the years and the miles that I have driven on these tires also helped me to understand that inflating the tires @ 36 psi (Tire Size: 215 55 17) and irrespective of the number of occupants (driving to work by myself or taking a road trip over the weekend with 4 passengers), brings the best out of the set of tires installed on my car.<br><br>At 39,000 miles I am getting ready to shop for my next set of tires and still considering the Continental Extreme Contact DWS as my No.1 contestant as I have not come across any tire in the past two years that I think comes close to the benefits as this tire offers with a Speed Rating of W' in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category.<br><br>Hydroplaning Resistance, Wet Traction, Dry Traction and Cornering Stability are still excellent even after all the Tread Wear at 39,000 miles (Rotation and Balance every 5000 miles helps) on the set of four tires that I had purchased during late spring 2010. I have enjoyed and felt confident on my tires being both an easy and a spirited driver.<br><br>I am hoping that these tires would last another 3000 - 6000 miles depending on my driving conditions and if it does then, this would bring the life of this tire pretty close to the 50,000 Miles Warranty (UTQG: 540 A A) offered by Continental Tires.<br><br>To conclude my review, I would definitely recommend this tire to my friends with no second thoughts and best describe the tire as both a performer that is a fun to drive and a great value for money that lasts.
Initial Review: 4,500 miles on tires
This is definitely the best tire I have ever had on my cars. I have tried only Yokohama & Michelin tires before and took my time reading the reviews and comparing specs before I decided to try it. I am very glad that I did.
The ride is very smooth and comfortable on both Highway & City. It is worth mentioning the excellent Hydroplaning resistance and Dry Traction on this tire. Great Stability as well and Road Noise is minimal.
I would definitely recommend this tire to my friends. I shall write more after few months as I have driven only 4500 miles on these tires in the past two months.