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Hello, everyone. As the title says I am looking for new tires. I need all season my main thing is I need something good in rain and snow due to my job as we are mandatory staff. I'm looking for a speed rating of V or better. Also a performance tire. So far I was looking at Bridgestone as my first choice. However, I have assurance/Goodyear they are horrible. I was also hearing good & bad about Hankook, Sumitomo, Yokohama, Michelin and even my choice Bridgestone. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


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Brand names are....just brand names!

Go to TireRack or to Discount Tire's (they are a sponsor here at DriveAccord) website and enter in your car info. Tire choices will pop up. Spend some time reading through the reviews. Reviews posted by illiterate and unintelligible people should be discounted because they make no sense. Decide what YOUR needs are- longevity, road noise, sidewall flex (handling), snow, etc.

One tire praised by me and others here is the Continental Extreme Contact DWS tire- it is relatively inexpensive and gets insanely good reviews. There is a $70 rebate going on now through Aug 31 if you send in your paperwork on time.

Some GoodYears/Bridgestones/Continentals?etc. get good reviews, some do not. Don't look at the brand name so much as what people say about the exact specific tire. NEVER skimp on tires! I'd rather drive a beater with tires that cost me an extra $30 each than a nice car with lousy tires. Tires are mucho important!

And know some things about tires! When you get 4 new tires, make DAMN sure you see the 4 digit date code. Do NOT buy tires older than one year.

Know that you will amortize this purchase over 4-6 years, so saving $10 per tire on a lesser rated tire may NOT be the best choice. Some last longer but don't grip as well, some ride harsh or are loud, etc....

Research!

P.S. When your thread title popped up on the right of my screen under RECENT DISCUSSIONS- it says "Looking good all season" LOL, how conceited! lol

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I bought DUNLOP SIGNATURE II for $80 per piece. Driven 500 miles on them. They're soft with nice grip. Good in snow too. Some reviews say they become loud after 30,000 miles. My Honda Accord 2008 is loud anyway (compared to Camry, Altima or Fusion).
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Brand names are....just brand names!

Go to TireRack or to Discount Tire's (they are a sponsor here at DriveAccord) website and enter in your car info. Tire choices will pop up. Spend some time reading through the reviews. Reviews posted by illiterate and unintelligible people should be discounted because they make no sense. Decide what YOUR needs are- longevity, road noise, sidewall flex (handling), snow, etc.

One tire praised by me and others here is the Continental Extreme Contact DWS tire- it is relatively inexpensive and gets insanely good reviews. There is a $70 rebate going on now through Aug 31 if you send in your paperwork on time.

Some GoodYears/Bridgestones/Continentals?etc. get good reviews, some do not. Don't look at the brand name so much as what people say about the exact specific tire. NEVER skimp on tires! I'd rather drive a beater with tires that cost me an extra $30 each than a nice car with lousy tires. Tires are mucho important!

And know some things about tires! When you get 4 new tires, make DAMN sure you see the 4 digit date code. Do NOT buy tires older than one year.

Know that you will amortize this purchase over 4-6 years, so saving $10 per tire on a lesser rated tire may NOT be the best choice. Some last longer but don't grip as well, some ride harsh or are loud, etc....

Research!

P.S. When your thread title popped up on the right of my screen under RECENT DISCUSSIONS- it says "Looking good all season" LOL, how conceited! lol
This is how you answer an inquiry. Thank you @RickBlaine for not flippantly telling her to google it or search the web.
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I bought DUNLOP SIGNATURE II for $80 per piece. Driven 500 miles on them. They're soft with nice grip. Good in snow too. Some reviews say they become loud after 30,000 miles. My Honda Accord 2008 is loud anyway (compared to Camry, Altima or Fusion).
500 miles? Is there snow in Scranton right now?

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This is how you answer an inquiry. Thank you @RickBlaine for not flippantly telling her to google it or search the web.
Well, I DID say to search Discount Tire and Tire Rack for reviews....And she did write a well-written, concise post.

If she wrote:
"im look 4 tire my car need fer work idk what to get not 2 much mony but not rocking need adviss"

....Then the response would be different.

My point is that reviews on those two websites are from owners, not hearsay (I heard they are loud) and you get an idea of what is good about the tire and what matters to you. Would I buy an unrated tire? NO WAY! - even if it was a "famous brand". I bought my Continentals DWS for about $110 each- only one tire was rated higher overall- but it was $58 more per tire and the snow and rain rating was lower, as was the handling, but it would allegedly last 10,000 more miles so it received a higher rating.

For some, lasting 60,000 miles is more important. For me, 50,000 miles plus better traction in rain and light snow is better. I went with a slightly wider tire size too.....
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I live in Texas where winter weather doesn't happen so I decided to go with a Ultra High Performance All-season tire because when it rains in Texas it pours! I chose the BFGoodrich G-Force COMP-2 A/S, an outstanding tire for my application when combined with the Acura 17mm rear sway bar, 35/33 PSI
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I need all season my main thing is I need something good in rain and snow due to my job as we are mandatory staff. I'm looking for a speed rating of V or better. Also a performance tire.
With most all-season tires, you are leaning towards one or the other. If you get more summer performance, be prepared to get stuck in snow; if you get better winter traction, you have less fun in summer. Having 2 sets of tires is the only way to have fun in summer and good traction in winter.

From my experience, the all-season/all-weather tires with more winter traction emphasis suck at summer traction. When I got my RX-8, it came with a set of Michelin all-season with a good amount of tread that's good to use in winter, with the little snow mountain symbol. It had terrible traction. It doesn't take much to spin the rear tires when I make turns in 1st gear, it's embarrassing as hell. The parts guy at the Honda dealership, who owns an S2000, suggested a set of Falken 453 summer tires. They are amazing and grab the road really well. Very happy with them.

If you want more winter traction, you want to look for all-weather tires. One tire I can recommend is the Nokian WRG3 all-weather tires, which @DerekWildstar recommended to me. General reviews are also pretty good. When it snowed in Victoria, the car plowed through snow quite effortlessly. The only time it got stuck was when I was trying to go up a deep slope with some nasty sludge, but then again, I doubt anything without studs would make it. Summer traction is alright, but not the best you can get like I said above.

Some high-performance all-season tires are only marketed as all-season. Driving them in a snowy/rainy winter is a recipe for a disaster. If you live in Texas(like JBrian), then it's an all-season tire.
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@MzCountry:

Brand names are....just brand names!

Go to TireRack or to Discount Tire's (they are a sponsor here at DriveAccord) website and enter in your car info. Tire choices will pop up. Spend some time reading through the reviews. Reviews posted by illiterate and unintelligible people should be discounted because they make no sense. Decide what YOUR needs are- longevity, road noise, sidewall flex (handling), snow, etc.

One tire praised by me and others here is the Continental Extreme Contact DWS tire- it is relatively inexpensive and gets insanely good reviews. There is a $70 rebate going on now through Aug 31 if you send in your paperwork on time.

Some GoodYears/Bridgestones/Continentals?etc. get good reviews, some do not. Don't look at the brand name so much as what people say about the exact specific tire. NEVER skimp on tires! I'd rather drive a beater with tires that cost me an extra $30 each than a nice car with lousy tires. Tires are mucho important!

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Research!

P.S. When your thread title popped up on the right of my screen under RECENT DISCUSSIONS- it says "Looking good all season" LOL, how conceited! lol

I second the Continetal DWS as a good choice for great performing all-seasons. You might want to check out the latest iteration of it : Continental DWS06

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Hello, everyone. As the title says I am looking for new tires. I need all season my main thing is I need something good in rain and snow due to my job as we are mandatory staff. I'm looking for a speed rating of V or better. Also a performance tire. So far I was looking at Bridgestone as my first choice. However, I have assurance/Goodyear they are horrible. I was also hearing good & bad about Hankook, Sumitomo, Yokohama, Michelin and even my choice Bridgestone. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Thank you RickBlaine for the recommendation to search for reviews on our web site. There are man solid responses to your quest for a new set of tires. One thing you mentioned you are mandatory staff. With that in mind if you are able to the best tire for you in the winter would be a winter tire. We have a separate link on our web site where you can also plug in your vehicle and search specifically winter tires. Here is a link to our tire search, just click on tires and you can select Winter Tires under type.

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I had installed a pair of Dunlop Signature II tires in front (couldn't afford 4 tires). After three months I had the budget to buy another pair but they don't make this size anymore! After a depression phase, I bought a pair of Dunlop Signature HP. What do you all think?
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Would there be a problem if I mix Dunlop Signature II and Dunlop Signature HP tires (2+2)?
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Would there be a problem if I mix Dunlop Signature II and Dunlop Signature HP tires (2+2)?
Call or email Dunlop and ask them.


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