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

Low mileage so far but we had 70 degrees in February, followed by 10 inches of snow and some icy conditions then rain. Theses P7s handled everything very well. In fact In the snow they seemed as good as the Continental Winter Contacts they replaced but with a much quieter well balanced ride. My Jetta Sportwagon has no sport in it's handling demeanor but the...  Read More

Best Tires for Subaru Outback

Since its launch in North America in the late 1990s, the Subaru Outback has seen fantastic sales in several iterations and continues to be one of the most popular wagons on the market today. When those Original eEquipment tires wear out, what do you replace them with? Start by looking at your tire size, then check out which of the tires below will work best...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Bought these tires to replace other Continental tires I had on my car which lasted 40,000 miles. Was pretty satisfied with them so after speaking with a Tire Rack sales associate, decided to stick with what works for my car. Associate and I agreed on Conti PureContact w/eco plus tech. Love the convenience now of website offering local dealers where tires can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Second set of these tires I have owned that came OEM on a new car. When I bought the VW CC I told the sales person these tires are the only thing I don't like. They held true to that statement, when they were at half tread the noise started. Not an alignment issue either. Luckily my wife drive this car most of the time. I have to get these off this car...  Read More

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

Driving an AWD vehicle from Buffalo to Va Beach Monthly. I have definitely used these Set of tires on all Conditions. Bought the tires last Feb. During the first trip to NY from VA and passing thru the PA mountains were Horrible. The Snow was 8 to 12 deep and sum icy spots also. The Roads were closed to Tractor Trailers, My car easy took on any Snow covered...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Purchased a set just before driving from Toronto to Florida and back. Based on the other reviews and a good sale price, they seemed like the right choice. This review is strictly based on the 3300 miles driven over a 2 week period. Weather / TractionWe covered three seasons during this drive. Light snow/slush/rain going through the Poconos and New York State...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I used to have the 960's on my car and I loved them! The handling was so remarkably improved over the OEM Michelin grand touring tires. I got 50,000 miles on them before switching to the Continental DWS tires due to the cost of the 960's creeping up higher than I liked. The Conti's were pretty good espcially in the rain and light snow that we get in...  Read More

Deciding Between Run-Flat and Non-Run-Flat Tires

Many vehicles come equipped with run-flat tires from the manufacturer. Our sales specialists receive many calls from drivers asking if they can replace their run-flat tires with non-run-flat options. There are a few pros and cons when it comes to changing to a non-run-flat tire. Pros: Conventional tires are typically less expensive Better ride quality Longer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

This tire came with my new car, i drive 80% highway 20% city at first 38,000 miles traction were reasonably good when raining no complain, but shortly there after its wet traction is getting worst and worst. I now live in southern states so i don't have snow to worry about, but if i were still live in Chicago,IL i would have replace these tires already. If...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

I have Lexus GX460. Original tire Dunlop is noisy, gooey, soft but bouncy, handling also an issue, I have balanced the tires with Road Force still shimmy. Finally I ditch that Dunlop bought a set of Continental the ride is harsh, same noise level as Dunlop handling not better either Road Force balance can't do straight the wheel still shimmy, just 3 months I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH25

These came stock on my Veloster. I really think this is a sales tactic - radius put unbelievably loud tires on a new car to try and sell the under coating package to 'quiet the ride'. I've driven dozens of vehicles from compacts to HD trucks and these tires are louder than anything I can remember. It was embarrassing to show off my new car when I couldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these tires on the recommendation of the sales rep., the original tires I inquired about were out of stock and would not be available for 3 months.So far they seem to perform okay, they have a low grade growl however. Noticeable but not excessive. Initially my fuel consumption went up,lost about 2 mpg, but after three or four weeks it seemed to...  Read More

Test of the Titans

It's the middle of January and customers are already calling in about Max Performance Summer tires. Nothing can brighten the day of a tire specialist more than the sweet smell of summer rubber in the winter!As a sales specialist that tries not to be too hasty in recommending a tire, I like to have the opportunity to test it, get customer feedback and give...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

This review is for the benefit of other hypermilers considering replacement tires for their Prius. At 30k miles I replaced the OEM Goodyear Integrity tires with the same size Continental ContiPro Contact in 185/65x15. The Integrities were LOUD over anything but the absolute smoothest pavement and the Contis are an improvement in both noise and ride harshness...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

These tires are a close out (12/13/2011) and looks like not many are left, so I may be writing only for posterity. In the winter, I drive this car 2.5 miles to the train station and back daily (it's actually my wife's summer car...my summer car is in the barn, an '86 vette vert). With our long & steep driveway, I need a decent snow tire. Because of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Great Tire.....Huge improvment from OEM Conti Pro Contact tires......Although I live in the Chicago Area....these tires havent seen deep snow yet (they will) and if the performance in snow is anything like light snow or moderate to heavy rain, I'll surely have no complaints....and on top of everything else they were very cost effective...in fact they were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons

This tire prematurely replaced a set of Continentals that were so loud my van sounded like a dump truck. At 80,000 miles I thought it was time to trade my van that is how bad it was. However, after installing the Pirelli P4 tires, my van is so quiet now on the road I think I am driving a 7 series BMW. The difference is startling as noticed by my wife,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92

This is OEM tire on my 05 Civic. It's more sporty than I expected with quick response in mu daily drive. Never have any problem or hydroplaning on this set. This set has 50000 miles on them and they still have 5/32 left. I typically replace them at 3/32, soot may have another 8000 left. Some of the reviews here have too high an expection on it. It depends on...  Read More

Best 20" All-Season Tire for the Chrysler 300

For the past few years, the 300 has been one of Chrysler's best sellers. Since it shares the same platform as the Dodge Challenger and Charger, many of these models like the SRT8 and R/T from Dodge came stock with the 20" Goodyear Eagle RS-A. And for models that weren't equipped with this size, many customers upgrade their wheels and tires to the desirable...  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