Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus (H- or V-Speed Rated)

After 46,320 miles of very aggressive high speed (typically 85 mph) highway and spirited city driving the tire shop says I still have about half the thread left. Tires were worn only on the inside because car was out of allignment. I was going to upgrade to a larger wheel size but with such good thread wear I am buying another set of these OEM tires.   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 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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I am one of the X-5 owners who suffered through a set of run flats that were on the car when I bought it. A year ago this month I bought a set of the Continental DWS's, but did not have them installed on the car until this past April.What a difference and delighted I bought them. These tires performed extremely well all summer. They are quiet, smooth, and...  Read More

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

First off.... if you own a 2008+ Audi TT MK 2 w/ 255/35/19's (2cd generation style) you will have a problem with these on the rear of your car even though you are using the stock sizing.These tires are beefier than the ContiSport summers it came with . Once installed the rear tires will hit the tab that hangs down off the body inside the rear wheelhouse...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A2

I replaced these tires on my CTS with the same OEM Goodyears at 35K because they were getting very loud and the ride was getting harsh. The new ones were installed and I have had to send back two of them because they failed when put on a Hunter Road Force balancer. I have not put the two replacements on yet and expect to do it today. These tires were OK when...  Read More

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

This is an upgrade on a Chevrolet one ton van 8lug wheel. Original tires were Bridgestone and they were the hardest riding tire. Additionally I wanted to add the six spoke Chevrolet aluminum rims which are 17x7.5 vs the stock 16x6.5. I drive this van usually lightly loaded if not empty. Therefore I wanted a tire with a lower aspect ratio for improved...  Read More

Worried About How Your New 2016 - 2017 Chevy Camaro Will Do in the Snow? Relax, We Got Your Back!

Having a fun sporty car used to mean that you also needed a second car to handle the winter months. This is no longer the case as modern traction control systems and ever improving winter tires mean the fun doesn't have to stop when the snow falls. For example, you have a 2016 Camaro and we have several tire and wheel options to get you through the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This is my first set of winter tires and also my first year living in a snow climate. I have had very little experience driving in the snow and ice prior to getting these tires. These tires are for my wife's car, so I didn't put the majority of the miles on the tires.What I can say is that I like to push the limits a bit when I am driving in conditions that...  Read More

Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just purchased these tires last week for use on my moderately modified 2002 Mazda Protege. These tires are incredibly quiet for a snow tire and they roll beautifully. In fact, they feel very similar to the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires that I use on one of my other cars, a Toyota Prius. The X-ice Xi3 is the BEST overall snow tire in the heavy snow/ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Been buying tires for 30+ years now and this is the best all season tire I've ever owned. The Primacy MXM4 isn't perfect nor even best in class in any single category, but is a standout because it excels in all (disclaimer: I don't live in the snow belt and haven't driven them in snow). The tire provides a superb balance between ride comfort and control......  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I installed these on my 2014 Ford Explorer Sport and upgraded the size from 255/50/20 to 265/50/20. The original Hankook Optimo H426's were terrible tires. Road like rocks and were scary in the rain. SCARY. Not safe.I had these installed yesterday and immediately noticed how quiet they are. I didn't think my old tires were loud, but these are incredibly...  Read More

Looking For Closeouts and Specials? We've Got Them!

Since we stock a large amount of tires, we're uniquely positioned to take advantage of buying opportunities to bring you some amazing closeouts and specials. Let's take a look at a few offers our customers can find: 205/60R16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires are on special for $58.23. This tire is an Original Equipment tire used on the 2016 Mazda 3....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Although I love to drive, I no longer participate in competitive driving as I approach 70 years of age. I tried Continental DWSs, having switched from Yokahamas about 10 years ago. The stiffened inner tread pattern offers excellent cornering response, yet produces very little noise under normal driving conditions. Hydroplaning just doesn't happen. Tread wear...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Purchased these tires because I wanted a great all around tire for the Northwest where we get a lot of rain and a little snow. I wanted a quiet tire that performed well. I previously had the Goodyear Tripletreds and they provided amazing traction but were a pretty noisy. After reading reviews I went with the General Altimax rt43 which was made in America for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I thought these times had a cool look to them and fie the price I was a bit skeptical myself but I will probably buy these times again when the time comes, they hold up great, mostly I just drive sesponsibly and they to stay away from getting anymore tickets... Lol.... But when I want to I drive the -------- out my car and they are great, I think they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

First impression: nothing special on dry/wet. Can not comment on stability - got this 2 sizes narrower one size smaller rim and one size taller side wall than standard... Light snow ... nothing special, better breaking than forward tractionHeavy snow: Holly...! yesterday we got several inches, but it was impressive when, without any shoveling, i got out from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Not Michelin Pilot Sports or Pilot Sport All Seasons by any means, but a good, quiet, nice handling tire. So far so good, but next time I'll go back to Michelins. I'd buy Michelin Latitudes if they had them in this size, but these are a good compromise if you don't want the pounding and road noise of Pilot Sports.   Read More