Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS

This tire came OEM on my 2016 VW GTI. Would buy them again. Car tracks perfect with them, they balance nice, handle nice. I drove in a rain storm where I could hardly see the cars ahead with no hydroplanning. Have noticed no tire noise out of the ordinary. They come in a current great price at $87 at Tire Rack in my size. I have only 3K on mine, but based on...  Read More

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

This is my first experience with these General RT43 tires, but not my first experience with Continental(as the manufacturer)tires because I've owned their DWS series, previous to this vehicle. Dollar for dollar, That may have been one of the best tires I've evr owned, so having driven that tire in a cuple of winters, I also decided to wait a few months to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax RT

Bought these for my VW based on previous reviews, and they weren't wrong. An EXCELLENT tire. Put about 25,000 on them before selling the car and the tread life was great with a proper tire rotation schedule. Excellent in the snow (including a drive home with 8 of unplowed snow). Great in the rain. And very quiet. Can't say enough good about these so I'll...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Pirelli's Scorpion Winter is a Top Choice for SUV Winter Tires

If you're looking for dedicated winter / snow tires to outfit your light truck, crossover or SUV, be sure to consider the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. Well into its second season, the Pirelli Scorpion Winter has maintained its high ratings in our survey data and we're still receiving very positive customer feedback.  Many drivers may think of Pirelli as a tire...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your VW Jetta

The Jetta is Volkswagen's best-selling model with over 14 million sold. As such, it should not come as a surprise that our sales team frequently fields requests for the best tire to put on the Jetta. The typical top requirements from customers tend to be snow traction, longevity and ride quality.   Keep in mind there are a number of different size options...  Read More

Flower Wheels for Your Volkswagen Beetle

By a show of hands, okay, maybe comments, who hasn't seen the Daisy wheel? It's a pretty good bet that most of us have seen this particular aftermarket wheel at one time or another, and with very good reason. Designed to fit the 1998-2010 "new" Volkswagen Beetle (among some other VW models), the Sport Edition Daisy has easily become one of our most popular...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on Newer Volkswagens

With the requirement put in place in 2007 for every vehicle to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, the standard method involved having a transmitter on each wheel. This transmitter emits a wireless signal that the vehicle computer receives and processes. At a minimum, this transmission contains the tire pressure and an ID code. This ID code...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

We've had a very prolonged rainy season in Spring these past 2 years, with heavy Summer thundershowers (climate change?). Purchased these tires for their aggressive water-shedding tread and reviews praising them as excellent wet-weather tires. I have not been disappointed. These handle wet roads and standing water like no other tire I've driven on--I feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am not new to Michelin tires, so this was the obvious choice when I was shopping for winter tires. Having said that, I considered Blizzaks and Continentals before my purchase, but the Tire Rack and Consumer Reports reviews for the X-Ice made my decision much easier. Two seasons on these tires, and negligible wear thus far. They handle well for a winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I drive a 2010 VW CC sport and I've had this tire on my car for 28,000 miles. I bought the VW CC because I wanted a car with a nice balance between sportiness and luxury. I love everything about this tire except for one. This tire feels very precise. The tracking is spot on and there is no wandering. The grip is amazing in both the wet and dry. There is no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

These tires...oh these tires are out of this world! Responsiveness in wet and dry conditions is amazing. Hugging turns going 80 mph, doesn't even feel like I'm turning. Now I must admit, I work for the company who sells these, BUT I am the first one to be skeptical of anything on my car. As a principle I do not purchase tires with less than a 70k mileage...  Read More

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

So far after about 18-20 months with them on my VW Jetta 2.0T, wear has been outstanding, dry handling good, exceptional wet handling and surprisingly they are actually ok in the snow! I don't bother with winter rubber on this car, if it gets bad out there we have a truck, so no worries. The price for these was very competitive which sealed the deal. If I...  Read More

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

Overall impression of this set of tires is very good. Steering turn-in is not quite as sharp as with previous tires. I mounted and balanced this set myself on state-of-the-art Hunter equipment. Two things stand out: 1) Very little weight was needed to balance these tires, and in fact, one needed nothing. I have used this rule of thumb as an informal...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Though I absolutely love these tires on my VW Passat 4Motion wagon, they are completely different story on the Avalon. This is a large front drive high output V-6 sedan with a soft suspension. They handle just like the Michelin MVX4S that came on the car. Couldn't wait to get rid of the Michelins after 40,000 miles. Steering response with the Pure Contact is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The VW Tiguan comes with Continental ProContact OEM. Most drivers get about 40k out of them. They get noisy. I replaced them with the Michelin Premier A/S and what a difference! They are super quiet, very responsive, and fast. I'll update my review with what I see in terms of gas mileage.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This tire is sold as a snow tire but in my opinion it really is a tire that is in between an all season and dedicated snow. It handles very well dry, wet and snow/ice. I was so impressed I bought the same tires for my 2007 VW Rabbit. I have no input on tire life as they are relatively new.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Replaced my worn-out OEM Hankooks (that had 30k miles on them) with these tires. The car drives completely differently! The OEM tires were horrible. VW should be ashamed of themselves for putting junky tires on a good car. Anyway, my wife and I are totally satisfied after two months and would recommend these to anyone. Well worth the price!   Read More

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

Replaced the OEM tires(made in China w/treadwear=340)with these Yokohama Avid Ascend which interestingly are sourced from U.S.A. Very pleased with the tire's smooth quiet ride and good response to driver input. I changed tires for greater safety in today's traffic situations and road conditions. Yokohama Avid Ascend certainly measures up anddoes so at a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

This tire is the gold standard. High Speed W rating; excellent in wet / dry / snow. High performance / everyday quiet. Consistant contact patch. communicates when driving at the limit to let you know exactly how far from 10/10s your are. Truely one of the finest tires I have purchased in 35 years.This tire is the gold standard. VW should have made this the...  Read More