Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Introducing Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2: The Tire to Beat for Winter 2015?

For the past several years the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 has been our highest consumer rated tire among a strong field of competitors in the Studless Ice & Snow (Light Truck) market. While it seems illogical to discontinue such a well liked product, history has proved that the Blizzak line of tires seem to evolve and rarely, if ever, take a step back....  Read More

Best Tire Recommendations for the Toyota Camry

In the early 1980s, the Camry was introduced into the North American market as Toyota's mid-sized sedan. Many iterations of the car have been produced, including coupes, wagons and convertible versions of the car. While body styles have come and gone, the Toyota Camry has always been known as a reliable vehicle with very broad appeal. It's often one of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

These have been excellent in very deep snow off road. Off road in mud dirt sand rocks etc. are amazing for a streetable tire. Iced over roads not so great, they are not as good as a dedicated winter tire on glazed over roads but they do tend to have problems gripping the polished ice. I have never had a problem with noise but you do know that they are there...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

These tires performed very well in all Wisconsin seasons, including snow. I ran these tires on my Sienna and Taurus concurrently and was pleased with the winter performance on both vehicles. I am now shopping for tires for both vehicles and will not put these on again simply due to noise. Very, very loud tire, especially as the tread wears down.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

These are the only tires I've had any experience with on my car. Now that it's time for new tires, I can't see spending that much money on tires used only for summer driving (I have snow tires for winter). If the price were better I'd probably would get the same thing, but then I'd never know if I can get a better ride with different tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61

I did a ton of research before settling on these tires and I'm so happy with them so far. Such a better difference then the stock tires that were on this before. Have great traction on dry and wet roads. Haven't got any snow this season yet but I can't wait to see how they do this winter! Really a solid city tire for my Jeep. You won't regret these!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

I never knew my Subaru had wind noise before installing this tire. The lack of road/tire noise from the Turanza Serenity Plus is astonishing. So far, wet, dry and snow traction feel very similar to the Bridgestone Potenzas that I took off after 59,000 trouble-free miles. The steering feels a little meatier with the Turanzas(which is no bad thing). We've only...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

I just purchased my second set of WS70's. I had WS60's previously which were also a very good tire, but I noticed that the new WS70's are much quieter than the 60's and they handle better. We just had a sleet/snow storm here in Louisville, Kentucky so I took the car out for a ride on the backroads to get a feel for acceleration and braking traction and found...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Simply outstanding. Put these winter tires on about a month ago and already in the Chicago area we've gotten 7 inches of snow..which I looked forward to in that I wanted to see if these tires were what I expected. They are quiet on dry roads, very pleasant in cold temperatures (10-20 degrees) responsive and so on. In the snow they are very good and you will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

FAR better than the OEM EL42. Doesn't even feel like an RFT. Handles very well on dry, good on wet, decent on snow, not good on deep snow even with AWD (you should buy winter tires if you encounter deep snow often), and NO A/S tire is going to be good on ice, so don't expect this one to be. Noise level is significantly better than the OEM, but only good, not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

I owned the original Revo; this review is for that. They were a great tire for winter driving in CO and MT. They were shot/mostly bald by 30k when they were retired; fwiw they honestly could have been rotated more often than they were. The traction was quite poor on wet/snow near the end of life, but they still worked well in dry conditions. Considering the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Are you kidding me? These are snow tires? Amazing!! They are much more quiet than the OEM high performance all seasons that came on my car. They grip better in the wet and the dry, they have firmer cornering behavior and oh yea, they are snow tires! Which means great cold weather breaking power too. Stop reading and just buy them already... I will never put...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

This tire combined with AWD does very well on my BMW 330Xi during the Northeast winter. I am very impressed with the dry, wet, and snow traction for a high performance snow tire. I really don't think any all-season tire can match this level of traction in both dry AND snow conditions. Noise and wear so far have been very good. No complaints. Honestly, this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

This is the third winter for this set of tires and I am very pleased with the tires. My set is studded so the noise is noticeable at all speeds but I expected that. Traction on ice is superb and snow traction is outstanding. I can actually plow snow with the undercarriage of the car. I also drive about 10 miles per day on gravel and I haven't noticed any...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge

i live in the lower lakes region in New Hampshire. We get 60 to 100 inches a year. Bought these tires from Tire Rack in 2006. And got 5 1/2 years out of these tires. They are not down too the wear bars yet. But I,m going to buy new ones for these season. One year we got a snow storm that dumped 30 inches in one storm. Was not late for work. These tires are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

My actual vehicle is a AMC Eagle but it was not listed. I plow snow with this car as well as use it to commute to work. My first set of winter tires were Blizzak WS15s ( I was able to get 25000 winter miles out of them ) and as good as they were the Winter Duelers are that much better. I can drive 15-20 mph faster on snow and packed snow then my summer tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

I have driven in terrible winter conditions all across Canada (for 20 plus years) and these tires are by far the best I have ever owned (I am talking SUV driving). From heavy wet snow to hard packed snow in -30 windy conditions, to black ice, to ice....these tires have never let me down. They have been so good, I have rarely had to resort to flipping the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires a few days, but so far I LOVE them!! I previously had Yokohama Avid tires on my car, and these seem to be MUCH better. Although I cant judge on winter driving or traction, since it is June, I can say that these tires are better in every way that any tire I had previously on my car. They are very comfortable tires, are extremely...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The greatest upgrade for a car in winter, period. For the longest time I swore by ultra high performance all-season tires, and simply accepted the sliding, and fishtailing as part of normal operation in winter. I was convinced I needed an AWD vehicle to brave the heavier snow. Getting these tires however has completely changed my opinion on it however.The...  Read More