All Hail the King: Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2 Impresses on the Ice

With a four-wheel drive truck or SUV, you have a notable advantage accelerating in slippery conditions when compared to most passenger cars. However, even the most capable all-wheel drive vehicles shod with all-season tires will find difficulty compared to two-wheel drive passenger vehicles equipped with dedicated winter / snow tires. If you want the absolute...  Read More

First Impressions of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Bridgestone has historically lead the way in winter condition traction. The more Mother Nature expresses her fury, the happier Bridgestone's winter tires seem to be. In the crossover, sport utility and small truck markets, the Blizzak DM-V1 has been the go-to tire. This fall brings us the all-new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2.   We took our SUV test vehicles...  Read More

All-New Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 vs Blizzak DM-V1

Bridgestone winter / snow tires are renowned for their outstanding winter traction. For many years, the Blizzak DM-V1 topped the list of best Studless Ice & Snow tires for light trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles. Its combination of great snow traction, ice traction, wet grip and durability made it the most recommended tire in the category since its...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I am writing this review as I'm purchasing my second set of P Neros from Tire Rack. First of all, there should be a category above Spirited for the type of driver I am. To make matters worse for my tires, I live in the Appalachian mountains so curvy roads with inconsistent pavement mean my tires don't last long. The hard cornering & braking that mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

These are absolutely excellent tires for the price, and I'd recommend them for nearly any normal vehicle. I've had several sets of different Yokohama tires, and have enjoyed every single one of them (including AS530, various AVID and Geolander truck tires). These AVID Touring-S tires have been perfect for 60,544 trouble free miles so far as of today. I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Very impressive. I've had these, Firestone Winterforce, and Blizzak WS-80's. The overriding plus is great slush and ice traction, coupled with a quiet highway road. It's hard to rate absolute performance vs. the WS-80's, since these are on the FWD Focus while my WS-80's are on the beastly (in the snow) AWD Subaru. But in braking and cornering, and general...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

These tires are awesome! I'm driving a 97 4Runner. It had Yokohama Geolanders. Bought the truck used with the Yoko's. I liked those tires and was going to replace with the same until I read the reviews on the LE2.The roads have been awful between Chicago and SW Michigan. Snow, ice, slush, smooth and everything in between. I noticed my old tires were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

I live in Southeast PA, and my 3 season tires are Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3s (which I've also reviewed). I purchased the Sottozero 3 for below freezing driving months, frequently harsh winters, and to retain the sporty driving characteristics of my car when road road conditions are good. It's not easy to find a winter tire that is good in many road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10     2007 Toyota Yaris HatchbackMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 100 Location:   Drivi...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro AT-M

We have a 15 Expedition and the tire came stock; i was impressed right away in a good amount of snow 9 inches or so. The truck held strong, braked well, and acceleration was not an issue at all. now we have no snow and it impresses me again. I didn't realize how quiet the tire was until I had to get new tires from my F150 (2014). I went with Toyo ATII - they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera SL Edition

I have driven 45000 miles on these tires from California to North Carolina and everywhere and every type of road surface. I have a 2010 Silverado that has been modified for aggressive driving, 3 5 inch drop kit, EBC brakes, Airaid Cold Air intake, 6.2L that has been tuned for performance. The truck weights 5300 pounds and these tires have taken everything...  Read More

Introducing the Tire Rack Rolling Tire Storage Rack

Our wall mounted Tire Storage Rack has been one of our best-selling accessory items for years. While it's still a popular item, we have decided to add to our arsenal of storage solutions and are pleased to offer the Tire Rack Rolling Tire Storage Rack. The Tire Rack Rolling Tire Storage Rack is a well-engineered option that easily stores and moves up to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

I have only had this tire for a week. My initial impression of this tire is excellent. They are quite on the highway and they provide a nice stable ride. They are a little firmer ride than the Goodyear Wrangler SRAs that I replaced which is just what the truck needed. The truck used to have a little bounce to it turning, braking and going over bumps. that is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Had these on an 2008 Range Rover Sport HSE. Put tons of miles commuting from New York City to Vermont in pretty bad snow. How I know these tires work: My friend has the same truck WITHOUT these. I could get up my very steep very long driveway with a hard turn on it. He could not. (Both Range Rovers). That was in 3 feet of snow with an ice base. I plawed the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056

These tires were installed during a cold rainy day at the end of Oct. First reactions were smooth, quiet in the wet, and above average grip in both acceleration and braking. The next few days were dry and clear and still the tires performed well above my expectations. Very comfortable and quiet. Bare in mind, I changed from a Continental LX20 (not an AT...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I did a lot of research before purchasing these tires. I previously had Blizzaks on my old truck but went with these as I could buy the rims and tires for the price of the Blizzaks. I prefer them, and I never thought I would.I love these tires! It usually only snows a few times a year but when it does we need to be able to get around as they don't plough the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Turned my Yaris into a winter beast! After last winter (2013 in Southeast Michigan), I was sold on getting snow tires for the following winter. I'm glad I did, although winter 2014 didn't yield as much snow as winter 2013, these tires have been tested on snowy, icy, wintery roads and have not failed, even on the dry cold concrete, I'm a very confident...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

When I purchased these tires they were not yet available to the public. My purchase was based on reviews and testing done at the Baja Fresh. I knew they were more then capable in an off road scenario and even in snow. The fear was that they would be noisy and perform just plain awful on the highway.These tires over exceeded my expectations. They look really...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

In October, I bought a set of Destination LE2 tires for our 2011 Toyota Highlander (AWD). These tires are by far the best I've ever owned (on any car or truck) and have transformed this Highlander which came with Toyo Open Country as OEM tires. I have 6000 miles on them on Arizona highways and South Dakota snow and ice. On dry roads it is like the car is on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have tried the (oxymoronically named) ultra high performance all season tires from the following major brands: Bridgestone, Michelin, and Pirelli--before trying the Hankooks. The Hankooks are understated in their abilities, but come through when called upon to respond to diverse conditions.Yesterday, when a ladder fell off a truck on the highway in...  Read More