Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I switched from Michelin (can't remember the model name)because of the road noise. The Defenders are quiet and have amazing traction in Oregon rain. No hydroplaning and I get 36 MPG on the freeway. They are on our 2009 Toyota Camry XLE with the 4-cylinder engine. I'm now buying these for our Cadillac! I have never been more pleased with a tire purchase.   Read More

Ultra High Performance All-Season: Balance of Handling and Treadlife

Are you a driver who's looking for a high speed rated tire with responsive handling? Would you like these characteristics without also having to purchase a set of dedicated winter tires? Then an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire might be the right option for you. This class of tires allows for predictable handling at the limit, good amounts of dry...  Read More

Special Sale on Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season in 255/40R19

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is a premier Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire. It has continually been ranked in customer surveys and internal tests as a perennial favorite. This eco-friendly option features a quiet and smooth ride, as well as some of the highest marks in wet traction according to "Testing the Newest/Popular Crossover/SUV Touring...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Wow, after I have replaced my old Goodyear Eagle RS-A (pretty good OEM tires), i was so surprised by my new Scorpions with its comfort level at first, with very soft and nice ride, and almost no noise in the car. I have Mazda CX-7 and it is a very noisy car itself, Japan cars don't have such good noise isolation as American (let's say Cadillacs or even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Given it's lineage, I expected great dry traction and got it. Also, as expected, the Super Sport is quite good on a wet road as long as it isn't too cool. What blows me away is the smooth, quiet ride. My CTS-V rides like a Cadillac with these tires, but handles like a demon. I've been into performance cars a long time and have had nearly all the hot rubber...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Probably the best all-season tire I've owned in over 40 years. I have been a strictly Michelin user during all of this time. In comparison, I have always been disappointed with other brands I have tried. Not this time! This is the first winter in decades that I have not put on snow tires for winter. I've driven in two good-size snow storms with these. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Symmetry

After 55,000 on this set of Symmetrys, I traded in my Cadillac. These tires were bought, because the OEM Michelin Symmetrys went 98,000 miles! These tires were wonderful. The Cadillac suspension is very precise because of the construction of the suspension pieces. There is no variance or slop and play in the suspension. For that reason, the tires can work as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred

I purchased these replacements for the oem Goodyear LS tires when my Cadillac STS hit 70,000 miles. I drive the STS with alacrity through the pot holed, cracked, cratered, and earthquake-heaved streets and freeways of greater LA, as well as on extended road trips / ski trips throughout the mountainous regions of the western states, and I found the oem LS...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

These tires came with my Cadillac and have provided excellent wear and performance. There is still quite a lot of tread remaining and they do not show any cracks. However one of the tires has developed a annoying whomping sound like it has a flat spot and a scrubbing feeling while turing and accelerating. The whomp is especially noticable at city speeds (30...  Read More

Best Tire Options for Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades

General Motors' best-selling full-size SUVs are all based from the same platform. These vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade. There are many basic similarities between these three vehicles, including tires. The current generation of these three SUVs either came with a 17", 18" or 20" tire. Given the popularity of these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I installed these tires on my 1965 289 Mustang along with a new set of American Racing Torq Thrust chrome wheels. I have 225 45 ZR 17s on the front on 17x7 wheels and 235 45 ZR 17s on the rear on 17x8 wheels. What a huge difference over the 15x7 wheels and off-brand tires on the car before! The biggest difference I see is in the turn-in rate. These tires...  Read More

Performance Value: General G-MAX AS-03

If you're looking for an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire at a good price, the General G-MAX AS-03 is worth a consideration. The G-MAX AS-03 is intended for drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and high performance sedans who need year-round performance. With a distinctive tread pattern and well balanced grip and handling, this tire is designed for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

OEM tires for my 2005 Cadillac STS V8 and were the worst tires I've ever owned.....and that's saying a lot because I am a comitted Michelin Man / Fan. Horrible traction - even dry not great, but wet and you were all over the place and snow and ice? Forget it. The car stayed in the garage. Worst part for me was the noise and harshness of the ride. I'm driving...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I purchased this car used. I'm sure these were the original tires. They corner, hold and respond when I ask. It's nice to have a high performance tire that also works in snow and wet conditions. These are probably the best tires I've ever ridden on. I'm purchasing another set for my Cadillac CTS and considering the same ones for my wife's Fusion although I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

3rd set coming up on my 175k Durango in Northern Virginia's dry, wet, snow, & ice. I can't speak for other vehicles, but this match-up is the best I can imagine. Whether on the farm in mud, or steep dirt/gravel driveway with snow and ice --- I have no complaints and only applause for these tires. The 21A/crushed run (pointed)gravel has only cause me two...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I use my truck to commute to and from work, and in all kinds of weather. When my last set was getting low on tread, I realized I bought these tires about 65K to 75K miles ago!During the NE winter of 2010-2011, I frequently drove wife and myself into work; at this point these tires had 35-45% tread left. That winter hit us so hard and unexpected, the highways...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

The tires are original to a Cadillac I bought in January 2012. Of the four original tires one had to be replace at 58,000KMs for a bulge that developed. It was an 8 year old tire. All the other tires have good tread remaining but now 9 years old I am going to replace them all.I live in a climate that varies between -/+ 40C and that it hard on a tire. I know...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

These Contis were replacements for the OEM tires on our Cadillac SRX4. Got an almost unbeleivable number of miles out of the Michelins (+/- 60K) but I didn't think they were worth the premium charged. I stayed with the slightly different sizes front and back that came with the vehicle. They are quiet and have excellent traction. I did get marginally better...  Read More

Load Range E 10 Ply Tires for Heavy Duty Use

In a recent blog post titled "Goodyear Marathon Radial vs. Power King Towmax STR Trailer Tires," I covered the difference between two trailer tires we carry. Now, what about the tires used on the trucks to pull those trailers? Many full-sized pickups and cargo vans require load range E tires. If your pickup truck or van is a 2500 or 3500 (commonly called 3/4...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

second set of these tires on a Cadillac, my only problem was getting them balanced, took three tries with both sets. Great road feel especially at highway speeds. Tires hold their poise all through the tread life.   Read More