Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I'm 58 years old. I've always told people 'the best tires in the world have Goodyear written all over them.' I've never bought a non Goodyear set of tires. My fav tires ever were the SilentArmor s. LOVED those tires. I know it's been a few years since they were discontinued, I still lament their demise. It took me about 3 months to cajole myself into jumping...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Initial Review, I will be reporting in 10 to 15k increments I hope. I just installed these coming from the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring and its a night and day difference for the better.In comparison the Coopers get a 10 for noise because they are scary quiet. But they go away fast, don't do as well in the wet as claimed, are a bit choppy on imperfections, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I purchased a set of Driveguards from my local Cadillac dealership and they installed them with a road force balance. The car originally had Bridgestone Potenza Run Flats. My car now finally rides like a Cadillac because of these driveguards. They are absolutely better than the Potenzas in every way except for cornering. Don't get me wrong my car still...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS

I hear so many people critique this tire and three things always come up: (1) treadwear,(2)wet traction and (3) price. First of all, this is my third set of the Eagle LS tire on two different cars. Both my cars are heavy luxury sedans that are made for performance. One is a 2000 Chrysler 300M, the other is a Cadillac CTS. Both cars are heavy in the...  Read More

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

great tire. i have a big dts cadillac smooth ride quiet ride gas miles 27 28 mpg dont look any were . buy these tires .   Read More

Best Replacement Tires for 20" Equipped Suburbans and Escalades

The Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT define the large SUV category. Power, room and luxury are found in varying degrees across the various trim levels of this half-ton chassis. An early adopter of large wheels on an SUV, the aftermarket tire manufacturers have brought their A-list tires to the popular 275/55R20 found on many these SUVs. Bridgeston...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I was lucky that the new Michelin Premier LTX tires came out in June in for my 2012 Ford Explorer. This is the 3rd set of tires I have put on my car which currently is at 99,500 miles. The first set of Hankook Optimo tires were horribly unsafe and I took them off at 35,000 miles. The next set of Michelin Latitude Tour tires lasted until 98,750 miles but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Had a real hard time deciding between this tire and the Michelin. Went with the reviews and am really glad I did. First things I noticed were a more 'Cadillac like' ride and the tires were quitter than the OE tires. Turn in wasn't quite as sharp but although this is the Performance model, ride and noise are more important to me. Sidewall has a very premium...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Reporting back with my experience in light and heavy snow. I drive a 2004 Cadillac SLS (heavy sedan), and live in NE Ohio. In the past 30 days, we have had unusual weather, unexpected snow and freezing temps. Considering these are all seasons, I have been most impressed. Having owned Blizzaks and Michelin Ice (which I consider the best of snows), these...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Recently, there's been a push for consumers to better understand their vehicles both for safety and efficiency. We now have oil life monitors, tire rotation reminders, monitors that will tell us if we have a light bulb out and since the mandate was introduced in 2007 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tire Pressure Monitor Systems...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Not a first-timer with these DWS, as they were rated #1 four-years ago when I was looking for best all-season for my RWD Cadillac.These tires made my RWD Cadillac drive on Snow like it was AWD. Fast-forward my X3 came with horrible Goodyear Eagle LS-2 RFT. I was having a hard time finding a great RFT so instead I went back to something I was sure. I am so...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I have General Altimax HP's on three vehicles now (Cadillac Deville, Volvo S80 & VW Passat W8) & am very impressed on all fronts. The Caddy was recently driven from the east coast back to WI during the last bout of winter storms & the Generals had me sure footed on ice & through snow. They also held the big cruiser on the road through the mountain curves of...  Read More

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The tires I ordered have a wide profile. The Cadillac came with even wider tires as standard equipment, which is not good on snow & ice. It was suggested by Tire Rack when I ordered new wheels to get a narrower tire than what this hard riding Cadillac came with. I did order slightly narrower tires than what comes standard on this car. I wish I would have...  Read More

Yokohama's PARADA Spec-X is a Proven All-Season Performer for Your SUV

Currently sitting at the top of our survey results in the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category, the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X continues to impress SUV and light truck owners with superior wet and dry traction, as well as a quiet ride. Available in sizes ranging from 17" up to 28" wheel diameters, the PARADA Spec-X has built a strong reputation over its life...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Snow for Crossovers and SUVs

Crossovers and SUVs are a very popular vehicle segment and are available from smaller vehicles like the Ford Escape and Nissan Murano, to larger SUVs such as the Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade. There are even high performance models like the Porsche Cayenne and Infiniti FX that have acceleration rivaling that of sports cars.   Most owners of these...  Read More

High Mileage Tire Offering from Michelin

Michelin, one of the most respected names in the business, has always been a brand that's associated with excellent wear and long treadlife. While the company previously offered the Harmony and HydroEdge with Green X with 80,000-mile or higher treadwear warranties, these products have been consolidated and replaced with the Defender. Like its...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

This Tire, compared to the Pilot HX MXM4 this car came with is Fantastic. The car almost rides like a Cadillac should, close to Novocain Numb. Mind you there is a very small, and I mean very small, loss of steering response. Gas mileage in town is up about 2 mpg. Going from a 50 series to a 55 series with a 1/2 inch increase of sidewall hright probably helps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

I have these on a Rear Wheel Drive V8 Caddy and I could not be happier. I live in NE Ohio, so snow is not an uncommon occurrence, and dedicated snow tires make all the difference in the world.Keep in mind, these are snow tires, so don't put them on too early or leave them on too long. Know that even ½ throttle will over power them if you have a real motor...  Read More