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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Every year in its November issue, Consumer Reports (CR) reveals the results of its "Road Report" tire testing. This year, the magazine rated tread wear, specifically all-season tires.
The Michelin Defender tire is the newest tire featuring the Michelin Green X designation.
"Oh, oh, yes, it's the great Defender." With respect to the Platters, who released their big hit, "The Great Pretender," 57 years ago, Michelin North America Inc. has released the Defender, it's all-season standard passenger tire.
Michelin North America Inc. has introduced a new all-season standard passenger car tire, the Defender, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Jan. 9-27, 2012, at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Mich. Michelin has been the official tire of NAIAS for 24 years.