Many friends, especially Americans, often ask me which brand is better – Goodyear or Michelin? And, to that, I have no direct answer. Both companies are among the largest tire manufacturers in the world and offer a wide variety of products. Thus, it’s hard to give an opinion based on the performance of that many …
Nokian produces excellent tires in all categories, but they are especially good at making winter tires. They might be expensive for some people, but there is no denying the fact that you’re getting what you’re paying for. I would definitely put the Finnish brand up there with the best tire manufacturers in the world.
The tire market today is absolutely flooded with models from manufacturers that I, and probably you, have never heard of. That’s because, like most things, the market is open for everyone with enough cash to start a business. However, tires are no joke. They are the single most important part of a car when it … Read more
Driving a high-performance car can be expensive since you’ll be paying more for fuel, but also for tires. That’s because fast driving quickly eats the tread, significantly shortening the life of the tire.
For that reason, many buyers opt for a cheaper option, such as the Federal SS595. This tire is very popular in the tuning, drifting, and autocross community, primarily because it’s so cheap.
But does that mean it’s good? Well, to answer that question, I prepared a detailed review of the Federal SS595, where I’ll cover any meaningful category. I’ll focus mostly on dry traction and grip but also cover wet performance, comfort, and durability.
Just like people have preferences over smartphones (iPhone or Android) and cars, you can also find people that have favorite tire brands. And, when it comes to rubber, few companies are more legendary than Pirelli and Michelin. Subsequently, both have a huge cult following, which would argue that one brand is better than another. However, … Read more
Most cars come with touring all-season or grand-touring all-season tires from the factory. These are designed with comfort and longevity in mind, rather than responsiveness and cornering grip.
Fortunately, you can keep those things mostly intact while also injecting fun-to-drive characteristics with a set of high-performance all-season tires.
One such tire is the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02, a low-cost offering that competes in a hotly-contested category. Given its price point, it’s an enticing option for buyers, but is it any good? That’s precisely what you’re going to find out in my detailed Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 review, where I’ll cover every aspect of the tire.
Most tire shoppers in North America, but also in other areas in the world, probably don’t know much about Sumitomo tires. And, that’s understandable, since the company doesn’t invest as much in advertising as companies such as Bridgestone and Michelin. However, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. is actually a very well-established Japanese tire company that has … Read more
According to Sumitomo, the Ice Edge is a studdable tire for passenger cars and SUVs, designed to give you “the edge on snow, ice, and slush-covered roads.”
To achieve that, Sumitomo used its most advanced winter tread compound, delivering an “outstanding combination of cold-weather grip and superior stability, handling performance, and smooth ride comfort.”
The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac is the workhorse in the range, designed for owners that want a reliable solution in most conditions they encounter. Goodyear designed this product to work equally well on the highway and on slippery terrain, but also for towing and hauling. Down below, you’ll read about every aspect of the tire, including how it performs on the street and on various terrains. I’ll also cover toughness and durability and comfort levels. Let’s dig in!