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

Bought a set if four about a month ago. After the trip home I noticed what I thought was an out of balance driver 's side front tire. I drive a lot of new , smooth as glass pavement. At 50 mph and above I perceived a small vibration driver's front. Had them all re-balanced at no cost thank goodness. Two were dead on and two needed .25 ounce weight added.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I'd like to start this review off by saying I hate when people review a tire when they haven't gone through the months, miles, and seasons first. 10,000 miles or less isn't even note-worthy of a review. stop wasting our time with these lame reviews!Now, back to my review after a current 26,000 miles and 2+ years worth of driving through ALL conditions here...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX Sport

These are OEM tires on my ML350 BlueTec with 20in AMG rims. After 24,000 miles they are completely worthless in even and inch of snow/slush. Up to 10,000 miles they performed reasonably well in the snow with dramatic reduction in traction as the miles added up. I'm going to buy another set of rims and dedicated winter tires, I might get one more summer out...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Excellent tire and value for the money. A quiet, comfortable feeling tire with outstanding wet grip and handling. The tires are new, so I have not had a chance to drive them in winter. So far, I am very pleased with my purchase.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

41K and 6 mm of tread left. No problems of any kind except noisy now, but these are on a Prius which are not know for road isolation. The S on the WDS is wearing thin but I'll try another winter. Winters in SW MI have been pretty mild since I got these tires but they have not given me any problems when it was bad out. The Prius braking system on ice is a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80

These Blizzaks are the third set I have owned for my SUV¿s. I like driving on the spirited side since I like buying sporty vehicles. My first set was for my 2010 Acura MDX. The traction on ice and snow was amazing. I ran these for 4 years without an issue. Lots of tread left when I sold them. Currently I am impressed with the performance of these tires on my...  Read More

Don't Let Snow Stop Your 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Before my BRZ and MR2 Spyder days, I was a Honda guy. To this day, I still hope Honda will come out with a new Prelude. If not, the Civic Type R sure looks like a vehicle to tempt my interests.  Are you a driver that just picked up a Civic Type R yourself? I'm sure you're loving it, but if you reside in the snowbelt region, you're going to need winter /...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The pros : great for traction in deep snow, light snow, slushy roads The Cons : Lacks traction when turning corners, Traction on icy roads was just ok, Tread wears down faster then competitor winter tires, Price is highThe Outcome : Overall its a great winter tire. It has pros and con just like all tires. I have used the Toyo GSi 5 , Continental extreme...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I now have 13,000 miles on these tires including one Maine winter driving. These were the highest rated tires on this site for my car and I must say that I am very disappointed. First, as soon as I put them on the car I noticed that they make quite a bit of noise when turning and they still do, they are otherwise pretty quiet. Their performance in the snow...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I live in Texas so the Winter Driving portion of this review is irrelevant for me. I will say that I normally drive with Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS tires, so switching to this tire was not a normal thing for me. I will say that my decision to give this tire a chance was well rewarded. The tire performed better than I had expected. While the Potenza tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

These tires are excellent in all conditions. They respond well in the dry and are quiet on the freeways. Handling in the wet is excellent. We had 8 inches of snow in Portland last winter and these performed flawlessly. I thought I had snowtires on the car. I even was able to get around in solid ice - 1/5 of an inch thick on the road. I could barely walk on...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I have had mediocre to bad experiences with Michelin Tires in the past. I was a little uneasy about buying these tires. All that I can say is that I have been pleasantly surprised! These are super tires. The entire Michelin Organization should be very proud of this product. They do everything extremely well, except my front tires have a slight slip on road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

4000 miles in, nothing bad to say about these tires yet. They haven't seen a winter yet, so snow and ice ratings weren't answered. Definitely quiet and smooth riding.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I really like these tires. We have a lot of days where the temperatures are below freezing at night and warm in the afternoons, so I had to go to all weather tires. They don't track as well as switching between summer and winter tires, but these tires are a good compromise. I was wearing out my winter tires quickly when the weather got warm in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

My original street tires were worn out in the mountains of NorCal. They served me well, but they were street tires, and on a dry summer day made for some spirited tight corners on the sierra nevada roads. The problem is, I needed something to get me to the mountains during winter,and the stock tires didn't do it for me. Fast forward and I move to Michigan....  Read More

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

I had no issues with the stock run flat tires (225/45/18 Continental ContiProContact SSR) that came with the car. They were mostly fine. But I knew I could do better. After a ton of research here and on forums, I went with this tire as it seemed to best fit my needs for the car.After reading all of the individual reviews for this tire, I shouldn't have been...  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

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

Although we have had these tires a relatively short time, in Colorado late winter and spring it isn't difficult to find a myriad of conditions. We live in a rural area but the wife's job takes her all over the front range. We noticed an immediate difference from our OEM Michelins. Pavement cracks are quietly and easily absorbed; wet traction after a snow...  Read More