Affordable Snow Tires for Winter Driving

In "Affordable Tires for an Economic Choice," we discussed the Kumho Solus KR21 and Hankook Optimo H727. These all-season tires are offered in many sizes and are available for a variety of different applications. They also are a great value for all-season tires for areas with no or very light snow. If your area has moderate to heavy snowfall or if you are...  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  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 Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

OK, so I haven't put enough miles on these yet to determine treadwear and snow performance. All I can say is that, so far, these tires have been a major improvement over the OEM tires. Perfect for a Tundra 4 door with my type of usage. More importantly, I wanted to weigh in on the excelling value of user reviews in making a good decision on new tires. My...  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 Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

Got these tires based on reviews from others and comparable price. I really wanted to get the Bridgestone Revo ATs which I previously had on my 2000 Jeep Cherokee and performed exceptionally well on that vehicle. I could not get a decent price on the Revos so I thought I'd give the Geolander ATS a try. It was during the recent snow storm in Michigan over...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

The first half tread wear has been great. At this point I figure they are half worn. Noise is starting to be noticed. Traction in very cold snow packed conditions is not good, ice traction is low as expected. They are a very nice quiet riding tire so far. Had them 3 seasons so far, figure 2 more seasons of wear left, but they won't make another Minnesota...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

OEM equipment on my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited. Have the 20 wheels and tires. Had a mystery vibration in the steering wheel at 65 mph. Dealer balanced tires three times to no avail. Apparently there is an known issue with these tires. Manufacturer (jeep)replaced them(no charge to me)with Yokohama Prada Spec X. Vibration is gone. BTW, had these tires on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

This is the best tire I've ever used. I have switch to this tires from Hankook ventus cause I've skidded twice on a wet road. After that I've never experience any kind od skid. Truly the traction and responsiveness in wet and dry road is excellent. I already have 50.000 miles on this tire for 5 years and still got 20% on my tire. Definitely I'll stick to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I purchased these tires 3 months ago and have just over 5K miles on them. We had a bad winter here with lots of rain and some snow. The tires have performed great. No issues in rain or snow. So far it looks like they will last for a while.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051

We are on our second set of Yokohama HTS tires. I would not consider any other tire when our first set needed to be replaced. The first set gave us over 60,000 miles and never any problems. I recommended these tires to my friend who also purchased them for his 2005 Lincoln Marl LT truck. These are the best tires for the price, value, and reliability.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

After reading reviews thought I'd try a set to replace the Yokohamas that were on. The improved ride,noise reduction & traction were dramatic.I don't drive in the snow or rain but warm or cold these things grip the road, even with spirited driving.They currently have 3,000 miles with no signs of abnormal wear when rotated.With this much grip I was concerned...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Quote from my wife These tires rock! Very impressed with all around performance on these. We have had an unusual amount of early snow/ice and we have been enjoying driving around people stuck in the snow with their all season tires. These tires out perform the Original Equipment Yokohama Geolander's in rain/wet and dry conditions as well.They are a tad stiff...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Excellent tire in all regards-road holding, performance on very wet roads, quiet and smoothe. In terms of steering responsiveness the Pirelli Scorpion is a little better, but the Pirelli is not as quiet and is much more expensive. The Prada is the best value for money for an SUV tire and provides shockingly good performance across a broad range of road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama

I have had my Trans Am for 8 years and have gone through 3 sets of Good year eagles fi gs ds or whatever they are calling them now. The ones with the aqua v shape tread. I would have purchased again this past August but for some reason good year dropped the ball. No one had them in stock ! Unreal ! I did find a local tire dealer but I wasnt going to pay...  Read More

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

I have had these tires for about a year now and they have worn wonderfully thus far. The dry performance is fantastic, and wet performance is nearly as good. The only factor playing into the performance of the tire negatively would be the fact that I drive a small car. The Toyota Corolla is very light and easily manipulated by weather factors, however the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

I was stuck in the same rut as other Toyota 4Runner Limited owners with VERY limited replacement options or change tire sizes to 275/55R20 . The OEM Yokohama Geolandars barely made 35K miles and were extremely NOISY by 25k miles- so I knew I didn't want them so I made the switch to these Michelin LTX M/S 2. I am SO glad I switched. The noise, ride and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

These tires are great! I noticed a differences as soon as I drove out of the store. So smooth, so quiet. I can't believe they only had a 9 rating for road noise. So much smoother and quieter than the extremely high priced michelines I had before.   Read More