Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Coming from BFG Sport Comp-2's, these are extremely comparable in dry conditions. I have noticed little difference between the 2 in the performance department. Yes the comp-2's gripped better but marginally. Where these begin to shine vs the comp-2's is road noise. They are noticeably more quiet on all kinds of roads. The tread wear on these is improved as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

These tires are simply amazing for a 4 season snow tire.I compared them to some $150 all Season Michelins. These tires were slightly better in the dry and the rain. I had left two of the Michelins on the back, and in the snow the traction differential made the car unsafe to drive. These tires had so much more snow traction that the car was unstable with the...  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 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 Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

After researching winter tires for my 2018 Subaru Outback, I decided to select the Yokohama Ice Guard. The past reviews from customers were inspiring. I am not disappointed! These tires perform well in snowy condition; both powder and packed. I have not experienced any issues with traction and performance.   Read More

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 Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I was only seeking Bridgestone (JP) or Micheline (FR), but as the French competitor was more expensive and were not made in France, I chose BS made in Japan (I grew up in Yokohama, Japan but Yokohama tires didn't seem to match either BS or MI). I rev my 3.2L VTEC motor very often and drive hard.There were two more expensive BS summer tires with not...  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 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Bought these to replace some Bridgestone 960ASs; they were some great tires so I was loath to replace them. At 4/32 I didn't have much choice though. I am happy to report that, thus far, the Michelins are living up to all the hype. I haven't driven through a winter yet so I can't comment on ice or snow. In the wet they are pretty good though I still get some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I use these X-Ice3 tires year around on my Outback. The first set was good for about 40,000 miles, and when it was time to replace them I didn't even think about getting anything else.They perform well on dry roads and in Oregon's winter rains. Traction and stopping performance on wet and dry roads has never been a problem. No complaints about road noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG20

Good value for the price, but I have been a little under-whelmed by the traction on wet and dry roads in the cold without actual snow coverage. On previous cars I have used Michelin X-Ice and Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires, which cost a little more than these Yokos, but do seem to deliver a bit better performance in those conditions.   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

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 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I purchased this tire after the previous Kumho tires had worn completely and had caused ride comfort to be something to be desired for after switching from a soft winter tire set. To be fair the Kumho had lasted about 40k miles.Initial thoughts about the Pirelli All Season Plus is that they ride comfortably, are quiet, provide adequate traction, do not...  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

Get Your Tires Right. The Tire Decision Guide Can Help.

Choosing tires can be overwhelming for some. So many brands. So many options. So many questions. How do you narrow it down to make an educated choice on what will be on your vehicle for the next few years? Just like you, we’ve got questions. However, the answers to our questions will get you our top tire recommendations from our Tire Decision Guide. The...  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 LTX A/T 2

I had 2 sets of the original LTX A/T's. They were by far the best tire I ever owned. The OEM Goodyear AT/S tires lasted 67,000 miles on this truck so I was tempted, but the tread design was horrible, so I relied on my history with LTX's and bought these A/T2's. I bought them 6 months ago and have had a vibration from day 1. Had them rebalanced twice since...  Read More