"What makes a tire tops?" That is the question Consumer Reports asked its readers in the November issue. But what it's really asking is, "What makes an all-season tire tops?"
Would you consider Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. a domestic or foreign car company? The parent company is based in Japan. But Toyota has been manufacturing vehicles in the U.S. since 1972.
Which tire manufacturer offers the best winter tire? There are so many variables to take into consideration that choosing “the best” is impossible.
Every year, Consumer Reports (CR) tests tires for its November issue. All-season tires and winter tires have been favored in the past, but this year, the tire testers went all out, testing tires in seven all-season segments and three winter tire segments. Gene Petersen, Jennifer Stockburger and Ryan Pszczolkowski outdid themselves this year.
I have written in the past about how progressive and tire-dealer-like Costco Wholesale Corp. is. It just doesn't sell tires like a wholesale club, and it even sells online.
“Nine percent of car, SUV, truck and van crashes are caused by tires that aren’t up to snuff. Here’s how to determine whether the ones on your car need to be replaced -- before they fail.”
The Nexen brand has been ranked No. 10 among global tire brands by Consumer Reports magazine, according to Nexen Tire Co. Inc.
How’s this for a blast from the past: While cleaning out my filing cabinets at home, I ran across an August 1995 edition of Motor Trend.
Consumer Reports lists its "best" tire buys in six categories in its April issue. It also suggests "good" tire options.
Nokian Tyres plc recently admitted to cheating when it comes to some magazine tire testing. In essence, the company had on numerous occasions over an undetermined period of time submitted a tire different than the replacement tire in order to improve its rating. Same name, better performance.
It is rare Consumer Reports (CR) writes about one tire. The magazine normally picks a segment it wants to test, buys 15 to 20 tire lines that fit the segment, and publishes the results.
The Toyo Celsius just received a nice write-up in Consumer Reports (CR). Gene Petersen, tire program manager for CR’s Consumers Union division and a good friend of ours, wrote the online piece.
Consumer Reports (CR) included winter tires in its most recent comparison tests. Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich reports on CR’s top winter tire picks in his latest blog, including the two tires fighting for the top spot.