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

Tough to Decide? This Winter, Use Tire Rack's Tire Decision Guide.

It’s time. The winter slip and slide. And since you can’t sit winter out curled up by the fireplace sipping hot “cocoa,” you’re just going to have to get your tires right. Once you’ve driven on winter tires, you won’t feel the need to stay close to home and you won’t go back to an all-season tire in the winter ever again. We call it the “Ah-Ha Moment.” It’s...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

I have a 2012 Ford Escape 4wd, I got it last April with 34,xxx on it, these tires were brand new from the dealer. They suffice in the summer, fall and spring. Quiet, smooth, and yields great fuel economy, (26-28 in the summer). Excellent dry and wet grip, and cornering stability considering the profile (truck balloons, not sport sedan)Now the real reason for...  Read More

Is a Winter Tire & Wheel Package Right for You?

Now that the calendar says “October,” start thinking “winter.” Because before we know it, roofs will be covered with snow, ice rinks will be packed with skaters and roads will strike fear into drivers with dangerous commutes. Well, that is, unless you have the right tires. And the right tires are a set of winter / snow tires. Even better, winter/snow tires i...  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 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

Why You Should Choose O.Z. Racing Wheels from Tire Rack

The invention of the wheel is one of the earliest and most useful creations of mankind. Throughout the centuries, the wheel has evolved to become more technologically advanced, lighter and stronger. Since its founding in 1971, O.Z. Racing has continued to push the envelope in wheel technology to new levels while designing and producing some of the best...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Riken Raptor VR

I bought these tires for the Spring/Summer months and instantly got 2-4 mpg back from my winter tires. The day I put these on my car I drove over a 1000 miles on a trip and half of it was in the rain. I had absolutely no issue at all with drifting lane to lane or even cornering hard.I tried a couple times to lose traction on quick turns and they stayed put....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Bought these tires to replace the OE Bridgestone tires on my '13 Highlander after 50K of city/hwy combined driving. OE Bridgestone tires were okay, but I was looking for a better all season tire for all types of driving here in eastern PA.Reviewed all of the TR testing and reviews and decided to go with these Michelins. After 7,500 miles of fall, winter, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

OE summer tire on my Performance Pkg '15 Mustang GT 6sp. I've tried to find opportunities/conditions to justify Ford's selection of this tire, but after almost a year in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions I'm really looking forward to replacing the tires, even with plenty of tread left. This tire loses grip under too many conditions, even when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

OE summer tire on my Performance Pkg '15 Mustang GT 6sp. I've tried to find opportunities/conditions to justify Ford's selection of this tire, but after almost a year in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions I'm really looking forward to replacing the tires, even with plenty of tread left. This tire loses grip under too many conditions, even when...  Read More

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

On my third set of these tires and all were on the 2013 and 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid. I've experienced non of the negative aspects described by some other reviewers but these tires are on the car only in Spring, Summer, and Fall. In winter I use snow tires as these are not suited to snow and ice. I've never felt unsafe driving at high speeds on the interstate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Although we have had these tires a relatively short time, in Colorado late winter and spring it isn't difficult to find a myriad of conditions. We live in a rural area but the wife's job takes her all over the front range. We noticed an immediate difference from our OEM Michelins. Pavement cracks are quietly and easily absorbed; wet traction after a snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

So far so good - only 100 miles into my relationship with the Premier LTX but color me impressed thus far.I replaced a horribly worn set of Continentals with these. The Continentals were OK in a lot of categories - I got 50,000 miles out of them, and they provided adequate traction in most all situations; however, the amount of road noise they generated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

Pilot Sport 4S's are exceptional. Buy them. I replaced the OEM Pirelli P Zeros after 5,500 miles and four years. The Pirelli's had another 1,000 to 1,500 miles remaining on them. However, I wanted the very best rubber on this Gallardo LP 550-2 going into the spring/summer driving season. Normal drives in this Gallardo are spirited 75 to 150 mile treks on...  Read More

Aftermarket Parts That Increase Your Car's Performance

Are you the kind of driver who likes driving your vehicle a little harder than most other people? Perhaps you're a weekend warrior auto cross racer, or a member of your local SCCA chapter. Or, you could just be a driver who wants some extra performance out of your car for no practical reason other than it makes your commute more fun. Regardless of your...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

New Max Performance Summer Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and Continental ExtremeContact Sport

Don't blame me if your area gets blasted with cold and snow tomorrow, but many meteorologists are predicting an early spring. Are you ready for spring and wondering what's new in the Max Performance Summer category? Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Continental ExtremeContact Sport If you've got a fun and sporty car, it most likely came equipped with Max Performance...  Read More

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

How could I possibly lose with a speed-rated all-season tire? Not. Looking for a less expensive replacement for BFG touring tires, I found these at Tire Rack. Reviews were good and price was perfect. I went for it. Tires look great with a nice sidewall profile and design. Asymmetrical tread design looks advanced but does it work? You betcha it does.They tend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

If you want the best tire for the average driver, this tire Brand and Model has no equal. It is supremely quiet and silky smooth and has great braking (stopping) ability. For some reason when Michelin started to built these tires back in about 2008 or thereabouts they got everything right. You really can't ask more out of a tire than these. The only place...  Read More