Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar G91F

64k miles on these bad boys (lots of driving for work) and they're finally losing traction. Only problem I experienced was a screw puncture but you can hardly blame the tires for that. No complaints from me. Sticking with Yoko's for now; ordering Geolandar A/T-S before winter. Cheers   Read More

Best Tires for Audi Q7 TDI

The 2015 Audi Q7 TDI Premium is loved by its owners for its lush interior and sophisticated driving characteristics. This seven-passenger SUV is also praised for its fuel-efficient TDI diesel engine.  When it comes to the vehicle’s tires, either the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV-4X4 or Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 are Original Equipment. Q7 TDI owners,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Living in Minnesota winters have a tendency to be really tough. One day we will have -15 degree temps and it will be nothing but sheer ice, the next day it could be 20 degrees with wet heavy snow. So far the tires have been absolutely phenomenal! When I got them installed to replace the OEM all season Nexen tires I was expecting that the road noise would be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I purchased these tires for one winter (2015-2016) in the Denver metro area. Prior to this all my winter driving was in the California Sierras using all-season M+S tires. I was *very* happy we put on these winter tires for our time in Colorado because with them I had no worries about the road conditions and felt free to head to the mountains in anything but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

First set of these that came from Ford wore perfectly. Replaced at 50k b/c I was heading into winter. Replaced with another identical set. 39k later, they are cracking and dry rotting on the inside and outside shoulder blocks, as well as in the tread pattern. No unusual wear and enough tread for another 20k. Michelin refuses to replace saying it's normal and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

The ratings for this tire needs to be taken with a grain of salt. To be honest, they were great when new. Did very well in all conditions and for not being a winter rated tire, fairly well in the snow. With that being said, at about 20k the wet traction dropped of extremely fast. It rapidly becomes prone to hydroplaning and sliding. I found it to be the most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Great snow tires! I used this set for 3 winters here in Colorado and then left them on for the summer of 2016. After 32,000 miles they still had 5/32 tread depth. I just took them off to install a new set of DMV-2s. Great traction in all conditions. My wife and I took an ice driving lesson on one of the frozen lakes near us last winter and the instructors...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I finally caved in to what I thought was hype about snow/winter tires and bought a set of Michelin X-Ice3 tires for my Sonic. After driving through a michigan winter on them... WOW! I was VERY impressed with how well these tires worked in the snow. A little FWD car that everyone thought I was crazy for driving it in the winter... short of being stuck in a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Owning this AWD vehicle and buying these tires proved to me how tires make all the difference when it comes to driving on snow or ice. The original continental high performance all weather tires (and a second set of another brand) while great for driving in the dry and wet, were awful in the snow or ice once I had put 10k miles on them (each set only lasted...  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 Premier LTX

I bought these based on the good ratings and reviews in Tire Rack. I don't plan to drive them too much in snow (I have a set of winter -only tires for snow) but all other aspects have been top notch and I'm really happy with these tires. The steering feel and ride quality are excellent. They are quiet, too. I'm really happy with them and I would buy them...  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

What are the Differences in Winter / Snow Tire Categories

As you begin to shop for winter / snow tires this year, you may discover there are different classifications of winter tires available. So the question is: "Which one works best for me?" General AltiMAX Arctic Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Studdable Winter / Snow Offering a traditional winter compound and tread design, these tires meet severe...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

I bought these tires last year from Tire Rack mounted on Sport Edition ST6 bright silver wheels. These wheel look very similar to the stock wheels, but have a bright finish to them that I find very attractive with the Floret Silver paint on my car. You can find Audi center caps on the Internet that will fit, too.I've never been a big fan of Michelin tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Anyone that drives a CR-V knows that it needs quiet tires to be a quiet vehicle. That said, I have tried three different brands on my CR-V over the years and the Michelin Defenders are by far the quietest of all of them. The Goodyear Assurance tires were awful. They rode horribly and had a constant moaning sound that drove me crazy. I then tried Yokohama...  Read More

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

My 300S came with Firestone tires , shot at 26,000.miles Replaces with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Great ride and at 43,000. miles were done ,Then I read the Tire Rack review on the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus reviews were Great , Tire Rack pricing was good and Pirelli kicked in a $60 rebate . Now I know the Michelin were at the end of the life cycle and a bit...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

I purchased these tires in November 2013 when I was about to move from Baltimore to Syracuse for work. Syracuse averages 110 inches of snow annually and 2/3 winters here have proven that. I have now put on almost 60k miles on these tires in all conditions, snow, ice, dry, etc. and they are amazing. I think I have had to take my foot off the accelerator a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Typical of a Michelin tire, low noise with long life. I run these year round rather than swapping tires for the warmer months. Overall they hold well but you can feel a bit of looseness when cornering hard in wet weather. Currently have about 30k on them and they are at about 5-6/32 so just enough to mostly make it through another winter. These do have to...  Read More