Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

These tires are simply amazing for a 4 season snow tire.I compared them to some $150 all Season Michelins. These tires were slightly better in the dry and the rain. I had left two of the Michelins on the back, and in the snow the traction differential made the car unsafe to drive. These tires had so much more snow traction that the car was unstable with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Tire model is an excellent tire for a All Season performance tire. I have purchased numerous sets of this model. Unfortunately the height of this time is not particularly comparable with my vehicle and 19¿ wheels. They seemed too tall and caused some drifting on the road, even when the steering was tight. I have returned the tires under the customer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Very good light snow traction with reasonable ice traction. Deep snow traction is OK for a dedicated snow. This tire really excels in dry and wet handling and braking compared to previous ice and snow tires I've had. Tread wear and tire noise is impressive as well. Compared to other snow and ice tires I've had for a number of vehicles including (Bridgestone,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Only 250 miles and no wet driving yet. These are the best max performance tire that I have owned. Ride comfort compared to the stock all season RFTs is far superior. Not as responsive, but the grip is amazing and what you give up in responsiveness is paid back 10 fold in ride quality. I took an off ramp at speed today that previously would have caused the...  Read More

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

These Pirelli P-Zeros All Season Plus-revised compund tires replaced Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. They've performed similarly, except that they're a quieter, softer-feeling ride - similar to a Michelin Primacy MXV4, without sacrificing any handling compared to the Pilot Sports. They seem to be wearing like the MXV4s -- that is, a little slower than the Pilot...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Actually kind of disappointed with this tire compared to the previous generation Altimax as an all season tire. Winter performance in regards to handling slush is the main complaint due to the change in the tread pattern. Tire wear is also disappointing, I'll be lucky to get 30K before they need replacing.   Read More

Get Your Tires Right. The Tire Decision Guide Can Help.

Choosing tires can be overwhelming for some. So many brands. So many options. So many questions. How do you narrow it down to make an educated choice on what will be on your vehicle for the next few years? Just like you, we’ve got questions. However, the answers to our questions will get you our top tire recommendations from our Tire Decision Guide. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

This is our second set of these tires. The first set were replaced under warranty due to premature tread wear. It was suggested that we ran them at low tire pressures... but our Acadia has TPMS set to warn us if the pressures drop below the manufacturers suggested pressures. That was not fun... But the tires them selves are super high performing compared to...  Read More

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

Coming from a older model Conti DW performance summer tire to the AS/3+ I found these to be near the same in 'performance' (handling) and comparable ride quality, plus the AS/3+'s have bit stiffer sidewall than the older Conti model so cornering is on par or maybe slightly better. Low noise and very good comfort/ride so far, 2 thumbs up. Will update report...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I have been a Michelin PSS fan for some time now. My M2 came with Contis which I replaced with the 4Ss right after the break-in. Given the M2 was a big step up from my 335is in regards to performance, and running wider tire sizes. It is hard to give good feedback comparing them to the PSS. I can at least say I feel this is the best all around street tire you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Overall these are great tires. They do really well in every condition I have driven in. In had one thing I started to hydroplane really bad but I feel like that was due to driving too fast and a poorly dressing road. My only complaint is the weight of the tires compared to others. It definitely takes arrest from the car's acceleration, braking and fuel...  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

Bridgestone Driveguard Run-Flat Tires Installed on My BMW (First Impressions)

Since 2007, most BMW vehicles began rolling off the assembly line without a spare tire and instead came equipped with run-flat tires. What are run-flat tires? Run-flats tires look and function like standard tires, except that they are designed to allow a driver to continue to drive on them even after losing all air pressure. This means that in most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

This tire provides a smooth, quiet ride on my 2005 Pilot, which I appreciate given the Pilot's cabin noise. They had a deep initial tread depth. When these tires were new, I drove 3.5 highway hours to a ski mountain in a snow storm and was very pleased with the sure-footed performance. On the way home two days later, these tires performed equally well on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I've had these tires installed for 5 months and 12days at the date writing of this ReviewAfter My Potenza S-04's time were coming to a close, I began looking for a comparable Max or Ultra High Performance Summer tire that would meet or exceed the performance of my old ones and did not sacrifice dry & wet grip and response, all within my price margin.I bought...  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 Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Used for a work vehicle. I drive VERY spirited and high speeds at times - sometimes at long distances at VERY high speeds. I feel confident when driving spiritedly, due to the performance of these tires. In addition to the spirited driving and mileage put on these - compared to Firestone W- rated tires that I've had before, no wear has been noticeable on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

My scores are based upon track performance and as compared to R compounds.   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

Newer is Better: Introducing the Ultra High Performance All-Season General G-MAX AS-05

Founded in 1915, General Tire has been making tires for over 100 years. That knowledge base improved even more in 1987 when General was purchased by a leading German-tire manufacturer. This infusion of capital and technology has helped General continue to make great tires at a very reasonable prices.   One such General tire that has tested well and impressed...  Read More