Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

If I had written this review at 500 miles, I would have written: I get 4 MPG less than my old set and it was extremely noisy on a certain section of I-81 in PA. This is WHY YOU DO NOT WRITE A REVIEW UNTIL YOU HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE! PLEASE, you cannot rate a tire based on 20, 200 or really even 2000k miles. Wait until you get a good year or at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A

these tires came on my 2011 ford f250. They wore really well, and lasted longer than expected, with heavy towing and hauling. They are quiet, and never needed to be rebalanced. They handle excellent on dry pavement, and at high speed, solid feel to them not spongy but you feel the bumps. Snow performance is average. However, in mud they are bad. Most highway...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I went with these tires looking for a sportier all season tire to replace the very old tires that were on my car when I got it, and I've been very satisfied to that end. They feel very precise at all levels of steering input and seem to have quite a bit of traction. I've yet to feel or hear traction breaking even under enthusiastic driving on backroads,...  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 Vredestein Quatrac 5

Just picked these up as a year-round, all-weather tire for our AWD Tiguan. We'll be using this car primarily in the winter, so I was specifically looking for a severe winter service rated all-season alternative to dedicated snows paired with high performance all-seasons on separate wheels. We just aren't going to see enough miles on this car to warrant 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I replaced the OEM tire on my 3.2 Q5 S-Line and couldn't be happier! These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way! I have not driven them in snow as I live in the south and have not had them through a hard winter but they have been great in every other area. Inspiring confidence in all conditions. I have seen some people rate them poorly for rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

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

I purchased the set in March 2016 and have done 4 autox for a total of about 25 runs. My review is strictly based on autox performance. Prior to this, I ran the BFG Rival (note the old rival) and ran a few events on a set of used Hankook RS3. Not that I need to tell you if you are an autox-er, the RE71-R is head and shoulder above faster than the other two...  Read More

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

Now that I've had these tires for nearly a full year, I'm impressed! They're ability to perform at high levels in all kinds of weather, especially wet is amazing. These tires best perform at 34psi on the rear and 36 psi on the front. The grip for launches, steering response cornering haven't changed after 7 autocross events that have 6 runs at each event....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I love these tires, I've had them for over a year, but I switch them out during the winter and store them in a climate controlled basement as opposed to the garage to maintain the quality and freshness of the rubber. I remember when I first got them, it made such a positive difference in the car's handling characteristics, it felt as though I can take any...  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)

10,000x better than the Continental SSR RFT! Make the car so much smoother and quite without impacting handling. Like all the reviews say this is the best tire for people who want a high performance tire with light snow mobility. WILL buy again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I recently purchased a 2015 Scion tC, certified pre-owned, with 32,950 miles. At 32,917, the dealership installed 4 new tires, which are the Continental PureContacts, as well as a 4 wheel alignment. After purchasing the vehicle in Houston, TX, I proceeded to drive the car home, which is about 4.5 hours. Once I got past the city onto smoother roads, I noticed...  Read More

Tire Rack Now Offers Cooper Tires

We often heard “do you carry Cooper tires?” Because of their restrictive distribution agreement, our response was always “no.” That’s all changed. We now offer Cooper’s Cobra Radial G/T performance tires and CS5 and CS3 touring tires, as well as Discover and Evolution truck tires, along with other lines used as Original Equipment on new vehicles. An American...  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

Dinan Performance Parts are Now Available at Tire Rack

Dinan's beginnings as a BMW tuner trace back to when Steve Dinan was a weekend racing enthusiast. His successful modifications to his own cars drew the curiosity of his fellow racers and he soon began selling performance parts out of his garage. His business grew into a full scale design, engineering and manufacturing company with a focus on producing...  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 BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I¿ve never been a fan of BFG tires, but these had really good reviews so I decided to give them a spin. They¿re not only surefooted in wet and dry weather, but also provide a level of stability and control I¿ve only had with Michelins. Ex: I can now zip around a particular interstate onramp at 60 mph with confidence, whereas the original tires would¿ve been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Amazing tires. Basically the same amount of dry grip my previous PSS had, but with better wet grip/hydroplaning resistance and also much quieter/smoother! I also read that the threadwear is improved too. I think the benchmark in ultra high performance summer tires has definitely gotten a worthy successor!   Read More