Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact SSR

First experience with run flat tires. Purchased car August 25, 2016. Car had 19,200 miles on it and had 6 tenths wear on them. Rear tires wore to 3 tenths in 3 1/2 months and 9,700 miles later.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2 RunOnFlat

I can only say this: I bought a used BMW 550i x Drive M Sport from Canada recently. I owned it for 2 weeks and had a major blow out on one tire - remarkably - the tires were the OEM! The car is 6 years old and had nearly 50,000 miles and these LS2 tires looked like they had more life in them still - but one got a flat that wasn't reparable, so all had to go....  Read More

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

I had the original stock continental run flats that BMW (for some reason) puts on their cars. Because the tire is so hard it made the ride a little to hard and i felt every little bump in the road. I ended up having to replace the tires due to a bubble developing on the sidewall of one of the tires. And i chose to go with the Michelin pilot sport a/s 3...  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

Bridgestone Driveguard Run-Flat Tires Installed on My BMW (First Impressions)

Since 2007, most BMW vehicles began rolling off the assembly line without a spare tire and instead came equipped with run-flat tires. What are run-flat tires? Run-flats tires look and function like standard tires, except that they are designed to allow a driver to continue to drive on them even after losing all air pressure. This means that in most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

This rating is based on my experience on three different Coopers with run flat tires. Of the several sets of tires that have to be replaced and brands, Goodyear, Michelin, Perrelli, Hankook, Bridgestone. The Bridgestone Drive Guard RFT has been the best in ride, the quietest, very responsive, most of all best in mileage. Of the other listed brands, I never...  Read More

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

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires outperform the Goodyear Eagles they replaced by a wide margin especially in ride quality and noise. The Goodyear's were excessively noisy and they rode like a solid rubber tire. The ride quality of the Michelin's belie the fact that they are run flat tires. If I had to list any area that the Goodyear's might be slightly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I purchased these tires to replace the Pirelli P Zero Nero run flats that were original equipment on the car.The first thing I noticed is that they are quieter and smoother riding than the Pirellis. Steering, handling and braking are first rate. If you are looking for an upgrade for your vehicle, this is the way to go. I haven't set off the stabilitrak yet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Learned a lesson from my previous Mini-S and took my new car directly from the dealer to the installer to dump the Dunlap run flats with Michelin Super Sports. In just those 20-some miles, the improvement between the ride there vs. the ride back was amazing. Much smoother, much quieter, cornered like it was on rails. I wondered how these would wear.Well,...  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 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat

Best all around tires I have ever purchased. Haven't noticed any driving limitations due to the tire.   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 Continental ContiProContact SSR

These are my first experience with run flats and I only have them on my car because BMW seems to sell all their cars with run flats. So these tires are accumulating a lot of negatives with me. The are hard/harsh and extremely loud. At times it literally sounds like a helicopter is under my car. In terms of being hard it feels like the car is on plastic...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

Just got pre-owned 2015 BMW 640xi Gran Sport with 5,000 miles. Came with original Eagle run flat tires. These tires have an awful reputation and my previous experience with OEM Goodyear Eagle tires of all types has been very negative- poor wear, no mileage warranty and noisy. Did a lot of research and discovered the Bridgestone Drive Guard Grand Touring Run...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I've had my BMW 330 for 10 years and the only thing I don't love about it are its run-flat tires. It came with Bridgestone Turanza which were rough and noisy and lasted 30,000 miles. Then I had 2 sets of Continental Conti Pro, each lasted 40,000 miles and they were somewhat better than the Turanza. But I always hated the harshness and the way the run-flat...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

I use these year round here in Norther Michigan and in Massachusetts. Wish they still hade the run flat version, maybe that was in 3D, not sure why they don't have them. Anyway, this tire is a brilliant and essentially year round friend. Very quiet and smooth all seasons with performance both for higher speeds, snow and ice, wet and dry. Off street as you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

It's my first experience with winter tires ever. these sottozero 3 winter tire is simply extraordinary! My bmw is rear wheel drive only. these tires make my car behave like an all-wheel drive car. I went to snowboarding everyweek in last winter. The car has been through light snow, deep snow situation, and even helped me survive through a storm. I changed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

I recently received my Mercedes-AMG C43 order and it arrived with Continental ContiSportContact SSR tires. I'd already purchased Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (non-run-flat) for the car and the dealer generously agreed to buy the Continental tires back from me. However, they couldn't get the car in to switch the tires for a couple of days, so I drove the car...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I mean this tire speaks for itself, my car came with Dunlop run-flats which are complete garbage so having had a spare winter wheel/tire set up for the car, I opted to install summer tires for my OEM Rays Eng. performance package wheels. The car feels like a completely different animal, the steering response is great (though I have electronic steering) but...  Read More

Best Tires for 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE

The 2012 Toyota Sienna XLE is a perfect vehicle for a larger family. Well built to provide a comfortable ride with a smooth and powerful engine, the Sienna XLE AWD version comes with second-row lounge seats that feature pop-up footrests. With such a comfortable interior, you don’t want to ruin it by riding on the wrong tires. Equipped with 235/55R18 Bridgeston...  Read More