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

Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

From Spring to Fall, I find the ride quality, handling, and traction to be quite good. The have good cornering grip provide a comfortable highway ride.Unfortunately, there were a few significant drawbacks with these tires that offset their strong performance in the wet/dry. After 42,500 miles, my dealer recommended I replace these tires soon. I was a bit...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

These tires were already on my car when I purchased my G. I didn¿t notice the noise due to how excited I was and G was louder than i4 accord. But as I¿ve gotten used to my G the tires gotten louder and louder to my ears. Depending on the pavement you are on, noise level is up or down. Ride is rough. These tires are so loud and rough that I thought I had...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is my first set of General Altimax Arctic winter tires. I had hoped to get the GoodYear Ultra Grip Ice tires which I have had on several vehicles previously and liked them. However, due to a dealership screw up (not Tire Rack), I ended up with the Generals rather than waiting another couple of weeks.In the past 2 weeks we have had several good dumps of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and driving over the mountain daily can provide dramatic and sudden changes in road conditions. Rain to ice to snow and back again within a mile as you top the mountain. Purchased for wife's car in Jan. Very impressed with ability in snow and rain. No good test on ice yet. Leaving on year round so will be able to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS 60

I have had these tires on my Silverado for the summer. When I bought them I thought I was getting Altimax tires but was given Grabbers instead. The Altimax tires on my Subaru Forester have been fantastically quiet. These Grabbers scream like a banshee! I am very disappointed! When I compare the tread pattern to the Altimax the only difference I can see is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Only 1000 miles but I'll come back once they have a few more miles. Tires are great in the Houston rain (which is a lot lately). A little loose, but chalking that up to them being so new. A little more noise than the OEM tires, but not much at all, which I am surprised being that these are such an aggressive tread. So far, so good!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS 60

I've had these tires for only about 500 miles, but they seem to be very good so far. They're a severe over kill size for the truck (275/60R17), but dry traction, especially cornering, is excellent. Quiet on the highway, and look good on the truck.   Read More

Is a Winter Tire & Wheel Package Right for You?

Now that the calendar says “October,” start thinking “winter.” Because before we know it, roofs will be covered with snow, ice rinks will be packed with skaters and roads will strike fear into drivers with dangerous commutes. Well, that is, unless you have the right tires. And the right tires are a set of winter / snow tires. Even better, winter/snow tires i...  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 General G-MAX AS-05

Bought these at the beginning of the summer and we've taken a few family road trips and put 2500 or so miles on the tires. Driving with these for the last few months has been delightful. Cannot believe how quiet and assured the ride is. These take corners without a complaint or squeal. They eat up bumps and twisty highways (think Merritt Parkway) are no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I have only had these tires on for a few months... but what a huge difference they have made in my old hot rod truck. The lower rolling resistance has increased the mileage Dramatically, and with a big block with high Horsepower, that is a welcome change.. They are much more responsive, and the ease of turning on a 47 year old truck with no Power steering...  Read More

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

Smooth, Very Smooth... As a new installation and only about 500 miles, all is Smooth, Quiet, and well balanced - Nice Ride! All is startin out just fine. Will get back at about 20K...   Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, "Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 1)", the Honda CR-V has grown from a relatively small SUV when it was first introduced to the civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheel size.  In this follow-up post, I will cover recommended tires for the third-, fourth- and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

Original set of tires. These are on my daughter's 2015 Chevy Equinox FWD. She does 90% highway driving and have a touch over 72,000 (volleyball) miles on these tires with tread still left. Tire rides good; noise level good; general handling is good. They don't handle the water as well as other tires I have used in the past BUT not bad. We do keep nitro in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender T+H

There are few tire choices available for my old Porsche, but having Michelin support a 14 inch tire size is very welcomed. Ride comfort is great, the noise levels are near non existent and the standard touring category performance of this tire suits the old car well. During more aggressive driving, the standard touring performance level of this tire is...  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

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Versus the New Pirelli Pzero Nero A/S Plus

Since its launch in early 2016, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ has been a popular choice in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category. Its crisp steering response, generous wet and dry grip and excellent hydroplaning resistance makes it a top choice for drivers wanting sporty handling that bests many summer-only performance tires. During a pre-launch...  Read More