Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I had high hopes and I'm very disappointed.They are pretty good in light snow, I have not had the occasion to try on deep snow or ice. They are ok on dry road but they are DANGEROUS on wet road. I have had several close calls on wet roads because they won't break, lock and slide (I don't have ABS). I drive with Goodyear GT Eagle the rest of the year which...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

This is compared to Conti Extreme Contact DWS. After just about half treadlife (the S not worn yet) developed two sidewall bulges on both front tires due to crazy potholes here in the NYC tristate area. The contis were getting a bit noisy anyway - but all season traction could not compare. The Audi quattro with contis performed better in snow then wife's LR3...  Read More

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

Tire has good traction but has a noise level which is extremely loud.Never had tires that produced this amount of noise.I wish they put in the noise cancelling system which Audi required from Pirelli. Review from TireRack video indicated they were very quiet. Would not have bought these if I knew about the sound issue.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I bought these Pirellis as my fourth set of tires for my truck. The ratings I give for these tires are in comparison to the previous brands I have used. having said that, these are the best-performing tires I have ever driven on and I will continue to use them for as long as I own my truck!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor ZR

I bought these tires to use for the summer of my Golf. I have winter tires mounted on a dedicated set of rims so I didn't need all seasons. I drive spirited but don't do track days in this car. So a cheap set of high performance summer tires seemed like a good way to go.I've been very happy with them. No they don't grip quite as well as some Pilot sports....  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, "Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 1)", the Honda CR-V has grown from a relatively small SUV when it was first introduced to the civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheel size.¬† In this follow-up post, I will cover recommended tires for the third-, fourth- and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

An all around nice tire with a good compromise of durability and performance. An excellent all season tire, very adequate for the occasional winter annoyance. None the less, I bought Bridgestone snow tires for last winter.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is my second set of these tires, They are better than advertised in wet conditions, they are very good in the dry with one exception I can still spin a tire off the line on acceleration (I'm sure the FWD torquey diesel and low 1st gear ratio DSG tranny contribute too). I drive hard and fast and have been very pleased with the tires and the VW ability to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

This is an overall excellent tire for the price and category. I replaced the old Conti ProContacts, which performed well other than being noisy, with these tires after putting about 40000 miles on the old set of tires. What I noticed right out the gate was that the tire felt softer, more comfortable and quiet with a marked improvement in dry and wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I picked up my BMW 640i Xdrive in January of this year. I ordered it with all season tires so I could drive it until I got snow tires for it. From the first time I drove the car I was a little disappointed in the handling. The steering was not precise like I expected to the point where I was going to ask my dealer to check alignment. Once I put winter tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I can't tell if the tire comfort is great for this particular application - it seems fine to me. You don't buy a Cayenne Turbo expecting it to be a quiet vehicle, but I've never noticed extra noise from the tires. Handling and acceleration are great as far as SUV standards go.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat

Best all around tires I have ever purchased. Haven't noticed any driving limitations due to the tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ZP (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

This is my second set of Michelin sport all season tires for my 2008 Corvette. The last set lasted five years and I only got rid of them after 15,000 miles because I had picked up nails in both rear tires that could not be patched. If you are going to put all season tires on your Corvette, these are an excellent choice. However, as they get worn down,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

We have run two sets of these tires on minivans...VW Routan and Chrysler T&C. Very quiet tire, excellent ride, good handling, I'm mean, this is a minivan not a 535 BMW. Traction is adequate, snow is tough on any all season tire, I could get another 10,000 miles on these but will replace soon. 60,000 on any tire is excellent...65% in town driving, 35%...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Bought a set of Primacy MXM4s in January, 2016 when they were discounted to under $100/tire. They live up to the performance moniker in dry conditions only; I would not consider these all-season, nor would I purchase them again (unless the Michelin warranty provided a free, or deeply discounted, set due to the poor treadwear).I have a fairly average driving...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Previously had Michelin Pilot Exalto tires on the car and like them a lot for handling, steering response and turn-in. Exaltos were 9 years old and had started to be very noisy in the last year. ( Have another vehicle that I use and also use winter tires mounted on separate rims on the 04 TL, thus the reason that I had kept the Exaltos for 9 years.) The new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Sport 3

Bought these tires after trying the comparable Dunlop and Yokohama tires. For the same price range these tires blew the doors off the competition. Awesome cornering and traction in dry conditions. Confident driving in wet conditions and the road noise was better than the others. Just like all the other summer performance tires, once it gets cold they lose...  Read More

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

After total dissatisfaction with continental USA I switched brands. I have Pirelli Sotozero III on OZ MSW wheels so the choice was easy. The tires came mounted and balanced in a matter of days ready to mount! Understanding that you will give up 5% of performance from UHP tires but get 100% wet traction is a must for our 1 car family. Road noise is...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Is the Michelin Defender LTX M/S the Best Tire for Ford Transit Connect?

The Ford Transit Connect is a panel van (or wagon depending on the configuration) that was first introduced to the North American market in 2009. It is easy to drive and maneuver, but it also has a large cargo carrying capacity despite its relatively modest size.¬†This versatility has made it popular amongst many drivers who may have previously needed a...  Read More