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 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The pros : great for traction in deep snow, light snow, slushy roads The Cons : Lacks traction when turning corners, Traction on icy roads was just ok, Tread wears down faster then competitor winter tires, Price is highThe Outcome : Overall its a great winter tire. It has pros and con just like all tires. I have used the Toyo GSi 5 , Continental extreme...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM001

I drive frequently from the NYC area to northern VT in the winter, often in snowstorms. That sometimes means going 150 miles in the rain, 100 miles on black ice and 100 miles in snow. These tires are great in each condition. I drive a 2011 WRX and with these tires and AWD, I can confidently pass when the left lane is super sketchy, zoom up hills on mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial Long Trail T/A

These tires proved a lot better than the reviews. With regular rotation they have lasted me 65,800 miles and going. They have gotten me through Kansas City summers/winters with typical city street and highway roads. As well as multiple cross country trips from KC to Boston and back. They have also gotten me through a few ruthless New England winters with 3...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I now have 13,000 miles on these tires including one Maine winter driving. These were the highest rated tires on this site for my car and I must say that I am very disappointed. First, as soon as I put them on the car I noticed that they make quite a bit of noise when turning and they still do, they are otherwise pretty quiet. Their performance in the snow...  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

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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

These tires are excellent in all conditions. They respond well in the dry and are quiet on the freeways. Handling in the wet is excellent. We had 8 inches of snow in Portland last winter and these performed flawlessly. I thought I had snowtires on the car. I even was able to get around in solid ice - 1/5 of an inch thick on the road. I could barely walk on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Bought these to help get me home from work in the New England Winters. A little noisy but nothing unreasonable for an all terrain tire. I almost got rid of my Yukon after its poor performance with the stock tires. I got the KO2s and I now love my Yukon in the snow. I didn't need dedicated snow tires, plus I have nowhere to store them. These are great for my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

An all around nice tire with a good compromise of durability and performance. An excellent all season tire, very adequate for the occasional winter annoyance. None the less, I bought Bridgestone snow tires for last winter.   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 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

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  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

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

This is probably my third Set for this car and the best so far for my type of driving (spirited is an understatement). My daily commute includes a 9 mile section of mountain road that drops (or climbs) 2500' with over 100 turns. I am probably one of the fastest drivers on this stretch of road and I am lucky if any tires last more than 1 year. This is because...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

This is an E-Load rated tire, meaning that they're a little heavy and overkill for my smaller 4x4 Tacoma. However, I think it's the reason they've held up so incredibly well- the little casting hairs are still visible on the treads. My friend has larger 33 tires on his diesel 2500 Silverado, and they're a lot more worn down. I will acknowledge that my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

What is your life worth?Bridgestone Blizzaks are a phenomenal snow/ice tire. These tires (mount 4 tires, never 2) can save your life...literally. Better traction, stopping, accident avoidance, reliability to get where your going in an emergency all add up to better safety. Simply the best thing you can do to protect your car, your life and those of others...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

What is your life worth?Bridgestone Blizzaks are a phenomenal snow/ice tire. These tires (mount 4 tires, never 2) can save your life...literally. Better traction, stopping, accident avoidance, reliability to get where your going in an emergency all add up to better safety. Simply the best thing you can do to protect your car, your life and those of others...  Read More