What are the Best Run-Flat Winter Tires?

Some newer models of luxury and high-performance vehicles like BMW and Mercedes-Benz come equipped from the factory with run-flat tires. Most of these vehicles have no spare tire, so many drivers who use dedicated winter / snow tires choose to stick with a run-flat design. Over three years ago in the article, "Which Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires Should I...  Read More

Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

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

I have a 2005 SLK 350 that had the Bridgestone Potenza's on it since it was new, while these are great tires they also cost. I myself read reviews on the G-Max tires and liked what people had to say, so I took a chance and bought them, I am so happy with these tires in all aspects, handling, road noise, the general look of them, and the fact that I was able...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The Pilot Super Sports are super sticky and and are wearing EXTREMELY well. They are quite simply the best tire out there for my Mercedes C43 AMG. Great ride, low noise and handle like a dream! Great sneakers.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I have these Michelin Premier LTX on our Mercedes GL350 and decided to purchase for my new Ram 1500 Sport 4X4 Crew. I am not disappointed! It drives like it is a different truck! Great handling, smooth and quiet ride, and overall just a much better drive than the standard Goodyear Wrangler SR-A tires that came with the truck. Will update in the future on how...  Read More

Great Savings for Your 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Sport Package

Love your 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Sport Package but looking for a more cost-effective tire option?   Check your tire sidewalls to verify size, but the 2009-2015 Mercedes E350 4Matic w/Sport Package typically came with 245/40R18 tires. 245/40R18 is usually a more expensive size, but we've just received 245/40R18 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tir...  Read More

The Quietest and Most Comfortable Tire?

With an unparalleled combination of a silky smooth ride and a noise level to match, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus has charmed its way onto many of our customers' vehicles. At over two million miles reported, the tire has rocketed to the number one position of our survey results. As one of the Tire Rack's test drivers, I wholeheartedly agree. Many...  Read More

One of These Things is Not Like the Other!

Often times, you'll see two different listings for seemingly identical tires, but they have two different prices. What in the world is going on with that? Tire manufacturers will give different part numbers to the same model of tires if the tires have a different sidewall styling, speed rating, load index or O.E. designation. These differences in the tires...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

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

These are the best tires I've had as far as tread wear and performance on any Mercedes that I have owned for the last 20 years. I would definitely buy them again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

When i bought my Mercedes it had miss matched tires on the front and rear and noticed the rears where an almost worn set of DWS so i bought a full set and drove from Dallas texas to North Dakota ,they are very comfortable a little noisy but i dont notice when the windows are up , Pretty good in the rain and i dont really drive my CLK in the winter but had to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Bought the tires in nov. 2014.... Boston has recieved 95 in of snow in 1 month... Best tires i have ever have had on this RWD mercedes benz. Traction, stopping, and going up hills with 6/7 in of snow NO PROBLEM.... Just a great traction tire.... They will only be good for 2/3 seasons but what a great tire!!!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Buick Regal w AWD may enhanced the performance of this Tire. If selection were not OM I believe I'd have chosen the Continental. That said, Snow, particularly rain the Tire provides a very secure and comfortable drive.The secret to Tires is matching the correct Tire to the Vehicle without doubt. In reading the previous reviews, I'd place an emphasis on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Rosso

This is the best way to get new tires on your car. The price was unbeatable. I ordered 4 new ones online. TireRack shipped them directly to my local NTB and I simply went there to have them installed. Mercedes dealer did not have these in stock so I was looking for them online. So glad I found TireRack.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX

I have replaced this tire 2 times for a blow out simply by just driving over my driveway. Now I got a flat. For someone that has a 2 1/2 year old car with 11,000 miles goes to show the type of driver I am. I live in the city not out on some dirt road that has more possibilities for a tire to go bad. I was with my family on a day trip to Long Beach, CA about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

i dont see why people are so down on this tire, i have had many tires in my time and this is one of the best i have ever had, it came as OEM tires on my ford. I have 67,000 miles on them and they still have 5/32nd left on them. they are vary quite and ride vary well. in fact they ride better and are quieter then the tires on my Mercedes s555, that car has...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

For those of us who own R-Class', I could not imagine a better tire for this vehicle. My last set was loud and the best mpg I could get was 18. When I pulled the vehicle out of the installer's garage, I felt like I had a new vehicle. It rides smooth as butter. Almost no tire sound, except for CA's infamous expansion joints. We put these tires to the test...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

My 5th set of Blizzaks. Installed just in time for the early November subzero polar weather. I knew the road would be bad when I skated across the driveway and ended up on my -------. Made the executive decision to take the Mercedes with the new Blizzaks and I'm glad I did. Saw no less than five wrecked cars on the interstate as there was no sand or salt...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I thought the Pirelli all-season tires (original equipment with this vehicle) were great combined with the Mercedes all-wheel drive system. But the new Pirelli Sottozero Serie II are fabulous especially in wet and/or snowy conditions.   Read More