Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I have used Blizzak¿s for years on a variety of vehicles. These tires on my 2008 Volvo XC90 V8 Sport are outstanding. I live in upstate NY and we get hit hard with lake effect snow. I can drive through 6¿ or more of snow with no problem. It turns the Volvo into a tank that feels like it can go through anything. I also have used Blizzaks on my BMW 3 series,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I bought these tires 5 years ago and I just bought them again. They have been the champions of 4 winters on my 2010 Honda CRV. I have been through lots of light and medium snow and some deep snow. When I'm driving through a few inches of snow with these, it feels like I'm driving on pavement. They handle ice ok but not great. But no tires handle ice great. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG20

Good value for the price, but I have been a little under-whelmed by the traction on wet and dry roads in the cold without actual snow coverage. On previous cars I have used Michelin X-Ice and Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires, which cost a little more than these Yokos, but do seem to deliver a bit better performance in those conditions.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80

These Blizzaks are the third set I have owned for my SUV¿s. I like driving on the spirited side since I like buying sporty vehicles. My first set was for my 2010 Acura MDX. The traction on ice and snow was amazing. I ran these for 4 years without an issue. Lots of tread left when I sold them. Currently I am impressed with the performance of these tires on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

i drive my car everyday to work. about 40 miles each day. works perfect on a dry sunny day. good with the corners. awesome braking when its dry. it works ok in the snow. it does the best it can on a fwd. the noise level on the tires are very loud. and on a rainy day its not good at all. its slips very quick on wet superficies.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and driving over the mountain daily can provide dramatic and sudden changes in road conditions. Rain to ice to snow and back again within a mile as you top the mountain. Purchased for wife's car in Jan. Very impressed with ability in snow and rain. No good test on ice yet. Leaving on year round so will be able to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Without these tires, my SRT8 Grand Cherokee would be nearly worthless to drive in the winter here near Reno, where I live in the mountains between Reno and Lake Tahoe. We have lots of ice and heavy wet snow at 6000' of elevation, which makes for interesting driving conditions at times. These tires really work with 90% horsepower to the rear tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The pros : great for traction in deep snow, light snow, slushy roads The Cons : Lacks traction when turning corners, Traction on icy roads was just ok, Tread wears down faster then competitor winter tires, Price is highThe Outcome : Overall its a great winter tire. It has pros and con just like all tires. I have used the Toyo GSi 5 , Continental extreme...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM001

I drive frequently from the NYC area to northern VT in the winter, often in snowstorms. That sometimes means going 150 miles in the rain, 100 miles on black ice and 100 miles in snow. These tires are great in each condition. I drive a 2011 WRX and with these tires and AWD, I can confidently pass when the left lane is super sketchy, zoom up hills on mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I have never been a fan of Bridgestone tires. They Chop up all the time and never provided the best wear like Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop. My Brother works for Bridgestone and I decided to try them out on my X5. I immediately noticed how smooth and quiet they are on my BMW X5 3.0l X-drive with adaptive drive, rear damper load level suspension and active...  Read More

You Can Run But You Can't Hide From Mother Nature

Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow or your vehicle comes equipped with summer tires from the factory, you should strongly consider installing winter tires. Dedicated snow tires will enhance an all-wheel drive vehicle's winter capability, make an intrinsically "bad-in-snow" car better and...  Read More

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 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

What is your life worth?Bridgestone Blizzaks are a phenomenal snow/ice tire. These tires (mount 4 tires, never 2) can save your life...literally. Better traction, stopping, accident avoidance, reliability to get where your going in an emergency all add up to better safety. Simply the best thing you can do to protect your car, your life and those of others...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

What is your life worth?Bridgestone Blizzaks are a phenomenal snow/ice tire. These tires (mount 4 tires, never 2) can save your life...literally. Better traction, stopping, accident avoidance, reliability to get where your going in an emergency all add up to better safety. Simply the best thing you can do to protect your car, your life and those of others...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

As for that Snowflake rating: Plenty of reviews talk about the the K02's as great tires but a lot of people are buying these expecting them to compete with Blizzaks as a winter tire, I will tell you that there is absolutely no comparison to a dedicated set of winter tires for most winter conditions. They are far superior to a mud tires in any winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

the BEST Snow tire out there i have them on my little4x4 suv for 2 years and my Challenger for 1 year just in case i need to use it and theres no stopping them they can go any where   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I bought these tires for my 2013 Subaru outback. I was getting tired of having tires that really didn't work well in the snow.After taking a look at all the options I settled on the X ice3, and I'm glad I did. They did great on ice, they did great on snow, and the surprising thing is if they did really well compared to my normal tires… In fact they might...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec

If you are looking for a performance winter tire. This is it. I've used normal winter tires on a Honda Civic before and i hated the handling and the noise and the grip in the rain and dry wasn't that great. With my performance package Mustang GT, I knew i wanted to maintain the sporty handling that the car had on the factory Pirelli P-Zero Maximum...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

2nd season on these tires, from approx. 5k to 11,400 miles. a little more wear on the front this year due to a fairly dry winter.front center tread @8/32's, shoulders @ 7/32's...rear center is 9/32's, outside shoulders 9/32's and inside @ 8/32's...1st season had a lot of snow and wear front and rear was very even and ended with 10/32's for all four..not used...  Read More