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

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

These Pirelli P-Zeros All Season Plus-revised compund tires replaced Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+. They've performed similarly, except that they're a quieter, softer-feeling ride - similar to a Michelin Primacy MXV4, without sacrificing any handling compared to the Pilot Sports. They seem to be wearing like the MXV4s -- that is, a little slower than the Pilot...  Read More

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

I'm 58 years old. I've always told people 'the best tires in the world have Goodyear written all over them.' I've never bought a non Goodyear set of tires. My fav tires ever were the SilentArmor s. LOVED those tires. I know it's been a few years since they were discontinued, I still lament their demise. It took me about 3 months to cajole myself into jumping...  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 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 Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I have never been a fan of Bridgestone tires. They Chop up all the time and never provided the best wear like Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop. My Brother works for Bridgestone and I decided to try them out on my X5. I immediately noticed how smooth and quiet they are on my BMW X5 3.0l X-drive with adaptive drive, rear damper load level suspension and active...  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 Michelin X-Ice Xi3

A rear wheel drive Volvo wagon is not noted for being great in snow, but these tires completely transformed the car. I had to drive into the city to visit a property and all the side street had a deep apron of plowed snow blocking them. I was able to drive around light AWD cars that were stuck. On the way home, the highway divides going up a hill and there...  Read More

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

This is compared to Conti Extreme Contact DWS. After just about half treadlife (the S not worn yet) developed two sidewall bulges on both front tires due to crazy potholes here in the NYC tristate area. The contis were getting a bit noisy anyway - but all season traction could not compare. The Audi quattro with contis performed better in snow then wife's LR3...  Read More

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

Used for a work vehicle. I drive VERY spirited and high speeds at times - sometimes at long distances at VERY high speeds. I feel confident when driving spiritedly, due to the performance of these tires. In addition to the spirited driving and mileage put on these - compared to Firestone W- rated tires that I've had before, no wear has been noticeable on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

These are the OEM tires which came with the car. My overall experience has been very good. I live in Chicago suburbs and managed pretty well with these tires in light and heavy snow. Now after riding 87K on them i am ready to replace them and could go with them happily.   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 Pilot Sport 4S

I picked up my BMW 640i Xdrive in January of this year. I ordered it with all season tires so I could drive it until I got snow tires for it. From the first time I drove the car I was a little disappointed in the handling. The steering was not precise like I expected to the point where I was going to ask my dealer to check alignment. Once I put winter tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

We have run two sets of these tires on minivans...VW Routan and Chrysler T&C. Very quiet tire, excellent ride, good handling, I'm mean, this is a minivan not a 535 BMW. Traction is adequate, snow is tough on any all season tire, I could get another 10,000 miles on these but will replace soon. 60,000 on any tire is excellent...65% in town driving, 35%...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Bought a set of Primacy MXM4s in January, 2016 when they were discounted to under $100/tire. They live up to the performance moniker in dry conditions only; I would not consider these all-season, nor would I purchase them again (unless the Michelin warranty provided a free, or deeply discounted, set due to the poor treadwear).I have a fairly average driving...  Read More

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

I'd say that these are the best tires I've ever owned. I can't rate them for snow, because it hasn't snowed yet.   Read More

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

I recently replaced my OEM Goodyears with these tires after 23,000 miles, and it's like I'm driving a new car. The new tires are significantly quieter with much better grip, particularly in wet weather. I've driven in a few rain storms since switching tires, and never did I feel the same slippage that I did with the original tires. I haven't driven in snow...  Read More

Is the Michelin Defender LTX M/S the Best Tire for Ford Transit Connect?

The Ford Transit Connect is a panel van (or wagon depending on the configuration) that was first introduced to the North American market in 2009. It is easy to drive and maneuver, but it also has a large cargo carrying capacity despite its relatively modest size. This versatility has made it popular amongst many drivers who may have previously needed a...  Read More

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

I have only had these tires for about 2 months (~3000 miles), but they are performing well. I purchased them as a set (with Enkei Raijin 19 wheels) and have been very satisfied so far. I am interested to find out how they will perform in the snow (Massachusetts) this coming winter, but I am having fun on them for now.   Read More

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

I have only had these tires for about 2 months (~3000 miles), but they are performing well. I purchased them as a set (with Enkei Raijin 19 wheels) and have been very satisfied so far. I am interested to find out how they will perform in the snow (Massachusetts) this coming winter, but I am having fun on them for now.   Read More