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Tire Reviews, Best All-Season Tires
All-Season Tires: Overall Performance and Traction.The General Altimax RT has the best grip of any all-season tire ever owned by a user who posted a review at retail site Treadepot.com. Other users posting tire reviews on the retail site admire the traction of the General Altimax RT, especially on dry pavement. Falken SN211 tires stick to the ground and keep the car very steady when turning, according to a user review at Vulcan Tire Sales. A driver at Tyre Reviews is sufficiently wowed by the Falken SN211 tires and how they handle curves to buy the same tires again whenever they need replacing.
Users posting tire reviews on many sites pan the Goodyear Wrangler ST, calling it risky or dangerous. According to a user who posted a review on Tire Rack, the tire can't handle abrupt turns or acceleration, much less rain or winter weather. Drivers posting tire reviews on Epinions report blowouts with no indication of wear on the tires.
All-Season Tires: Wet Weather Traction.General Altimax RT tires, the best all-season tires on our list, perform well in the rain, according to tire reviews at Treadepot.com. They topped household names with their handling and grip on wet roads in a test of standard all-season tires by Tire Rack. At 1010tires.com, which compiles user reviews, a driver says the tires have no trouble gripping the road even in a downpour. Another user cautions that's not the case on icy roads; however, drivers posting tire reviews at Tire Rack say the General Altimax RT performs well in all types of winter driving conditions.
The almost entirely positive reviews of the Falken SN211, also among the best all-season tires we researched, don't often mention how it handles in wet weather. A driver comments in a review at AudioKarma.org, however, that Falken SN211 tires maintain a solid grip on the road in light rain. The Nankang XR-611 wins praise for performing well even in the snow from a driver at retail site Discounttires.com.
The Goodyear Wrangler ST, on the other hand, is panned in tire reviews for its performance in rain and snow. A driver comments on Tire Rack that the tire feels unsafe in the rain and a driver who posted a review at 1010tires.com reports that it's worse in the winter than any other tire the user has had.
Don't Bother Cheap Tires
Goodyear Wrangler ST
Many consumers pan the all-season Goodyear Wrangler ST, describing it as risky or flat-out unsafe. Users especially warn against driving in the rain with these tires. The Wrangler ST has a UTQG rating of 340-B-B (340-A-B on some sizes). It is commonly sold as original equipment on light trucks and SUVs. Read more »
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Goodyear Wrangler ST Review
Hankook Icebear W300 Review
Falken SN211 Review
General Altimax Arctic Review
General Altimax RT Review
Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Review
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