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

I bought a 2017 GTI Sport for one reason only: Carving up back roads and on/off ramps. I bought these tires to replace the OEM Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS 225-40R18I ones that my car came with. I found traction under acceleration to be lacking, and just wasn't as dazzled by the car as I expected to be. I got a flat early on, and took that opportunity to rush...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I moved from the factory 205-40/17 tire size Bridgestone RE-050s to the Direzza ZII*-spec in 205-50/15 for both a reduction in unsprung weight and increased sidewall height to help combat the rough roads in Vermont while still maintaining the sharp handling of the Fiesta ST. Sadly I can say, that though the overall grip is quite comparable between the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Flat out the best tire for the Boxster. No other Bridgestone tire even compares. I am the one who wrote multiple reviews on the S-04 Pole Pos and how disappointed I was. The S-04s are on the rear and I have the RE-11s on the front. I almost turned away from Bridgestone as a result of the poor performance of the S-04 but the RE-11 is so sharp in steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I have about 22-23k on this DriveGuard tires, and I can honestly say they are THE BEST tires I've ever owned. This car came with Continental tires from the factory, and they worked, but didn't do anything specially great. I would consider them a middle of the road tire. Since then I had a set of Goodyear's which had a good price, but were really sub standard...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Need More Grip? Check Out the Latest Extreme Performance Summer Challengers to the Bridgestone Potenze RE-71R

Becoming number one is difficult, but staying on top is even harder. Currently, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R has managed to hang on to its Extreme Performance Summer crown, however the competition is getting fierce. BFGoodrich has the new g-Force Rival S 1.5. Falken has come out with the RT615K+. And Hankook has rolled out the Ventus R-S4. BFGoodrich g-...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Bought the 2012 Lexus ES 350 new. Its is common knowledge that the OEMs wear out fairly quickly. Relocated to south Florida and installed the Michelin Premiers - what a difference! I am a car guy but tires where near a major factor as don't change tires often so hard to really compare. The difference between the OEM Bridgestones to Michelins is night and...  Read More

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

Love these tires...They are the best I ever owned. They're on my wife's RX350. Made such a difference compared to the OEM BridgeStone tires. These are awesome in every way. Very quiet ride.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

When I was looking for a set of tires for my 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum I had my heart set on purchasing a set of Michelin, because I loved the ride quality along with the ice and snow traction. After reading Tire Rack customer reviews I thought I would trust everyones comments, and give the 245/60R18 Continental WinterContact SI a try. I must say I...  Read More

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

Replaced a set of Bridgestone driveguard RFTs the dealer threw on my car to replace the OEMs. Wow, what a huge difference going from a run of the mill grand touring tire to a UHP tire like this. The car feels like it accelerates faster, insane grip around the corners. Heavy rain no problem. Did a run up a mountain where it got it got as cold as 14 at the top...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The Blizzak WS80's reinstated my confidence in the Blizzak brand. My driving is style is mostly aggressive when the confidence is there, hard accelerations and late braking. These tires provide that excellent level of confidence, they are great in 0°F to -4°F, but they truly shine when it's colder than that! We just had a Colorado low cause a dumping of up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

My 2013 Dodge Dart came with Kumho KH16 from factory (205/55/16) brand new when I purchased the car in 2014 it had 13,000. 2 years later those tires lasted me to about 56,000 Miles. After doing my own research and chatting with Tire Rack online, I went ahead purchased these Kumho TA71 over the General Altimax RT43 and I believe I made the best decision. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

These tires really impressed me, compared to my previous set of winters which were 245 wide run-flats, which always seemed to lack grip in even light snow conditions...These 225 Blizzak's feel like I'm driving on summer tires in the summer. I have the confidence to pull out and pass slow moving vehicles on snow covered roads, and so far these tires have not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

What a difference when compared to regular all-season tires. Can't go wrong here.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I live in northern Vermont and frequently drive on unpaved mountainous roads. I can't compare these to other winter tires since I only use Blizzaks in the winter and have been completely satisfied. I slow down and drive the conditions. Ice is my biggest concern as well as road noise. Pros: excel in icy conditions, quiet ride that is comparable to OEM all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

This is the snow tire to get. I'm on my 3rd set of blizzaks and am very happy with them. They performed well in deep snow in the mountains and also gripped very well in slush / ice conditions. I was surprised with how well they resist hydroplaning considering in Seattle the roads often pool water.The WS80 do have a soft sidewall so cornering isn't great but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

The tires were O.E. on my new 2016 VW Golf Sportwagon. When I purchased the car I immediately got larger wheels and summer performance tires, purchased from Tire Rack, which I installed immediately . I swapped them back to the O.E. all-season Bridgestones in early Nov. with the arrival of colder weather. What a huge change for the worse! After driving about...  Read More

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

These tires replaced the original Bridgestone Potenza's (high performance, summer) that came with the G37. They are a noticeable step up in performance, primarily in the wet, compared to the Bridgestones. They are also quieter, though that may not be an accurate comparison as the Bridgestones were at the end of their life compared to the new Michelin's. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Driving from Florida to New York State, on PA I-81, hit many potholes in both lanes which I couldn't avoid damaging internally two tires which resulted in loud thumping sound. Decided for safety reasons replacing all four OEM Pirelli's All Season Run Flats with Bridgestone Drive Guard All Season Run Flats. Before having that pothole event those Pirelli's...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More