Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

UPDATE to my 12/02/14 review. I took my car back to the tire center and they took it for a test ride (which they don't normally do when installing tires only) and found a bad wheel bearing. It cost me more for the bearing job than ALL the tires, but it worked to reduce the loud noise! A little disappointed they didn't find this earlier. But my rating for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Given the compromises of an all-season tire over a dedicated summer or winter tire (which is usually what I have to choose), these tires are the best all-seasons I've ever had. They have excellent wet/dry cornering grip and brake very well. They almost feel like dedicated summer tires. Surprisingly, they do all this and manage to be very quiet. They also...  Read More

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

Bought these for my wife's minivan. After 10,000 miles they are as noisy as the knobby tires on a lifted pickup and everyone who rides in the car asks what's wrong with the car. Doing a couple burnouts (not easy in a very heavy FWD car with only 200HP) made the noise somewhat better but still extremely noisy.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

I use my car for just about everything, Mail delivery, city driving, highway/trips. I hit all seasons and elements with this car. Really impressed with these Goodyear Ultra winter tires. Very nice gripping tread!!! I cant rate so high with ice but then again I didn't get the studs in the tire, even without them they still seem to do good. 3000 miles so far...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

We were so impressed with our first set of Altimax RT43 tires that we purchased another for our Jetta TDI. The car is mostly driven by my wife 120 miles/day commuting to work. With the winter we've had so far we've had little snow to deal with but again these tires didn't disappoint. Traction is great in the snow when combined to the TDI's DSG transmission....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I originally had Michelin LS2s that came with my BMW 535xi M-Sport, and after significant research I decided to switch from a run flat tire to an all season sport tire. The Michelin AS/3 came out among the best in all of my research. I am a fairly spirited driver, that likes to stay on the gas in the corners and I very much appreciate an all season tire as I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I had a set of the Michelin A/S 3's on my 2008 Audi A6 (19 wheels) and loved them -- all aspects of the tire. So I opted for a set on my 2008 Audi A8 Sport (20 wheels) and initially loved the tires, but as time and mileage accrued, I have noticed a marked reduction in wet weather traction and an increase in propensity to hydroplane. I am only about 1/2 way...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

These tires are a huge improvement to my last set; in all categories (although I haven't been in rain or snow with them. (So Cal is still pretty dry). These tires exhibit outstanding traction in cornering, and a better ride quality than previous Z-speed rated tires I had. Very little road noise, combined with excellent dry handling (rain is probably very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

I replaced my 2nd set of OE Michelin Diamaris due to uneven tire wear, high noise levels, etc. My first impressions were WOW! no noise (low speed or at 85 mph), small imprefections in road surfaces are a lot less noticeable, and handling dry or wet is great. Now that I have more than 2,500 mile on them my first impressions continue.Do they have the same dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I like these tires. I bought these tires several months ago, but didn't get any real driving in because I was having some work done on the car. I'm only writing this review because I'm highly impressed with these tires. Today is 4th of January and it is a slightly rainy day in Western, PA. I drive 60 miles one way to work I do not normally drive this car in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Purchased this tire for my daughters car, which also carries my grandson. Her main stipulation in a tire was good snow traction. In our recent heavy snow in Salt Lake, she said these tires were great! She was able to drive in neighborhoods with heavy snow, up and down hill, and she said the tires held traction when accelerating and braking. Do not have an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

You'll see 75,000 above and go huh? Well, that's because I bought one set, drove 40,000 miles on them, then purchased another set. I've driven my Camaro across the country from Washington, DC to Seattle, from DC into Canada, from DC to Maine, as well as DC to down south. From tackling the streets of Washington, DC, Boston, New York City, Chicago, Seattle,...  Read More

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

Tires have much better wet traction than the OE Goodyears. The stiffer side wall provides a more compliant ride. My family and I just ventured back from the Smoky Mountains and the tires tracked true and straight without any pull. This gives a much relax and stable drive on the interstate. Cornering on these tires gives you predictable confidence, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Moved from Firestone Firehawk {OEM] to this tire. The ride and control are awesome! Like riding a rail. Yes they were expensive, but the control is incredible. Control on wet surfaces are the same as on dry. Bought this tire due to the need for extensive winter driving in the Northeast and I have not been disappointed. Just a wonderful experience.Control...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Best tires I've owned. Went from Firestone wide ovals to these and like night and day. Car had the fe2 sport suspension and really made it a pleasure to drive. Most noticeable in the rain, so much better against hydroplaning.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

The A/S 3s are a huge improvement to the last gen A/S 2. Improvements noted were dry/wet cornering stability, light snow traction, and steering feedback. For an all season tire, it did not disappoint in the last 2 winter storms we have had.3-5 inches of snow on side streets and 2-4 on the hwy with temps in the single digits. The tires made all the difference...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires replaced original equipment Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring at 70,000 miles. Dry road handling is very good, although not as quite as tight as I would like them, about on par with the Goodyears. They have a very smooth ride. I've had absolutely no sliding or hyroplaning on wet roads. I'm a little disappointed with the noise levels, they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Had BFG AT/KO tires before and although mostly satisfied with all aspects except snow I wanted to try a different tire. I wanted BFG TA KO2 tires, but my size is not available until November. I needed tires now, after comprehensive research which really ends up confusing as there are as many one stars as there are five for most tires. Frankly these tires...  Read More

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

I put them on my daughter car. The tires are great. The ford focus is a light car it was'nt made for deep and heavy snow   Read More

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

I live in Chicago. I drive a 6 cylinder front-wheel drive pontiac. I drive the car very hard. I bought these tires after hours of research. I could not decide between a set of winter tires or good soft all season tires. I went with these because they are the highest rated all season tires on this website. I am very happy with them. I cannot say enough about...  Read More