Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Big fan of Tire Rack, since 1997 every single tire we have purchased has been from Tire Rack. NOW onto the tire review. WOW! Amazing how this tire performs! We've had mixed snow, rain, and some dry road surface condition. The last set of tires we had, more or less took a dive due to control arms and out tie rod ends needing to be replaced and a 4 way...  Read More

Switching to Non-Run-Flat Tires? Don't Have A Spare? Consider the Continental ContiComfortKit

Due to cost saving and weight saving measures taken by many auto manufacturers, an increasing number of cars today are sold without a compact or full size spare. Rather than be reliant on roadside assistance, many customers call in looking for ways to remedy the problem. While full size spare wheel and tire assemblies can be sold, they likely will not fit in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

These are the OEM tires that came on my 2013 VW JSW TDI. I purchased this vehicle about 2 months ago and have driven about 2,700 miles since then. I am running these at 35 psi, which is the VW recommended pressure. This is my first vehicle with a 17 wheel and 45 aspect ratio, as well as my first experience with Continental auto tires.I have found this tire...  Read More

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

BLUF: I think these tires are awesome. The OEM Continental Sport Contact 3s got a flat; and also were wearing a little weird too at around 20k. So I told the wife since I was deployed to get them replaced with these (new for 2013) Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3s. Since I was away from home I had her send me some pics of them mounted and I was happy with how they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I put this tire through -------- (auto-X's, high speed runs, hard braking, pot holes, etc) and it's lasted well. Traction is excellent but after 17k miles the noise level has been difficult to tolerate. I have some tread left after 20k miles but will be selling my car. Overall I'd recommend the tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Car came with Dunlop tires. I cannot believe Lexus put those tires on this car. I got rid of them at 25K. I have a 2000 LX 470 and have always been happy with the LTX M/S. These tires are even better. There is nothing bad about this tire. Bought at Tire Rack. Had dealer mount 'em. Better everything: handling, ride, traction and even gas mileage. I hunt, so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Review is for front (255/45ZR17 Continental ExtremeContact DW) and rear (285/40ZR17 Continental ExtremeContact DW) This is one of those cases where I immediately noticed a huge difference in ride, sound, responsiveness.... everything. Granted, the tires I had on the car before were passed their prime and weren't that great to begin with, but it felt like I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Switched from a high performance summer tire, to the DWS and almost could not tell the difference in the dry, the grip is that good! So far, they have been through an inch accumulation of snow, and displayed excellent grip in that condition as well. The grip in light snow only broke loose when I intentionally did so to test the limits. You really can not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP

Just got these on my 2008 328xi to replace the stock Continentals. Honestly wish I would have done this sooner. The Conti's are very hard and rough in comparison. Since the car has sport suspension I know I'll still feel every bump in the road, but at least now on the big potholes jar your teeth lose. And as anyone in Denver will attest there are plenty of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

my car came with 245/45/20 goodyears with about 13,000 on the clock. had been driven--most likely--by auto exec's wife who wasn't too careful about hitting curbs, etc., so they had leakage problems and several applications of flat fixer. i wanted something wider that wouldn't break the bank, and these really fit the bill. must say i was extremely pleased...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

For what its worth some thoughts on my 4th set of tires for the Cobalt SS/tc the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Seasons: Cornering wet or dry it infinitely better than the Continental Extreme Contact DWSSimilar dry launching compared the immediately outgoing ContiSportContact2 when they were new and slightly better than the Eagle GT memory in this cold of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Great tire - I have a long commute and was looking for a tire that had high performance characteristics but with a bit more mileage since I tend to accumulate miles quickly on this car.. Nice compromise. Handling sharpness and steering response is a step down from the oem conti sport contact 3's that came on this car when new. However, these are super quiet,...  Read More

Wheels for Your New Elantra

Do you remember the Hyundai Excel? It was Hyundai's first serious push into U.S. market. Well, if you can conjure up an image or recollection of the vehicle, you can appreciate how far Hyundai has come with the new Elantra.   The 2011-2012 Elantra GLS is a nice-looking car at a reasonable price. If you feel like adding a little sportiness to your car,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I installed a set of these the day before I moved from Miami to Boston (2 years ago). The drive up was spectacular. A 1400 mile road test through varying terrain, weather and pavement conditions. After living in Boston for a year I moved back down to Miami and Drove part of the way back (opting for the AutoTrain for most of the trip). However, I did drive it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Living in South Florida we get our fair share of rain and these are the best wet weather tire I have ever owned. The wet handling characteristics are excellent, my traction control system would kick in on spirited starts with the stock tires now with the Continental Extreme Contact DW's the traction control system has not kick in at all. I've used the tires...  Read More

General AltiMAX Arctic vs. Firestone Winterforce

Are you still researching winter / snow tires? Well, Thanksgiving has just passed us by and it's time to pare down your list and decide what tires are right for your vehicle. And to help you with your decision, take a look at two options available in the Studdable Winter/Snow category: the Firestone Winterforce and General AltiMAX Arctic. Firestone...  Read More

Buy Continental Tires When Looking for a Great All-Season Tire in Light Snow

If you live in an area where all-season tires can handle winter conditions and you don't need strong snow traction tires (dedicated winter / snow tires), take a look the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. Based on our internal tests and customer feedback, owners of performance-oriented coupes and sedans (BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz) love the performance of the...  Read More

Finding the Quietest Tires for Your Vehicle

Do you find yourself increasing the radio volume because your tires are making too much noise? If so, take a look at some of the quietest tires available in ascending order by performance category. The lower down the list you go the more noise you are likely to hear. However, you will notice an increase in traction levels (wet and dry) as well as...  Read More

Mazda Miata Wheels

You have a Miata that you are tracking or auto crossing and you want to go faster. The right wheels and tires will help get you there. Use what the pros use! Take a look at the Enkei Racing Series RPF1. The 17x7.5 wheel only weighs 15.2 lbs. By increasing thewheel size and reducing unsprung weight, your car will be quicker in acceleration, stop faster and...  Read More

Maintain Mobility in the Event a Tire is Punctured

Auto manufacturers have eliminated the spare tire in many of their new models, opting instead for the use of run-flat tires or a portable tire repair kit. So far the trend has been most prevalent with higher-end vehicles, however General Motors recently introduced its new compact car, the Chevrolet Cruze sans spare tire.Car makers today believe that the...  Read More