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All-Season – Continental True Contact
The new Continental TrueContact has been designed using the most advanced tire technology to give a consistent and stable driving experience in all road and weather conditions. True Contact tires are designed for small SUVs, minivans, sedans, and coupes, and they utilize Continental's latest tire technology to provide long-lasting and consistent performance.
TrueContact tires use an all-season tread compound with Continental's +Silane additives andTg-F Polymers to give industry-leading traction, fuel efficiency, and treadwear in both wet and dry conditions.
This high-performance compound is then molded into a symmetrical tread pattern that helps the tire to maintain constant tread contact with the road. The improved steering handling and responsiveness are made possible by this continual touch.
While TrueContact tires have good handling and traction on dry terrain, they really shine in snowy or wet conditions. Continental uses unique traction grooves and a siped midway tread block to provide extra traction in harsh weather. The True Contact Tire is one of the few tires that perform better than average during dreadful weather conditions.
Continental also pays special attention to ride comfort. A revolutionary comfort band system dramatically improves smoothness and ride comfort while also reducing vibration effects and noise.
The tire's internal structure is made up of twin steel belts that are reinforced with a spirally coiled polyamide that has no joints. It gives you increased durability and strength, longer tread life, and a more consistent ride.
TrueContact comes in sizes ranging from 15 to 19 inches, with speed ratings of T and H. Depending on the speed classification of the tire, there is also a 90,000-mile tread warranty.
Continental is one of the greatest tire manufacturers in the world. TrueContact has a long history of making high-quality tires. It's well-made and offers excellent performance, grip, and traction in all weather conditions. They may be used throughout the year because they have particular features to deal with winter and snow conditions.Overall, if you're looking for a high-quality all-season tire at a reasonable price, this is a great option.
The tire is priced at $81 in the US, which may go up eventually. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
The TrueContact comes with a tread guarantee of up to 90,000 miles (depending on the tire's speed rating). The materials and workmanship are guaranteed for six years, and a free replacement covers the first year or 2/32 inches of wear.
This tire comes with a30-day customer satisfaction trial period and a first 2/32 inches of wear road hazard warranty. Your tire can be replaced with another set of Continental tires if you are not fully satisfied.
General Altimax RT43
The General Altimax RT43 was produced in July 2013 to replace the present Altimax RT, and it appears that they have done a good job with it. For drivers of crossovers, minivans, sedans, and coupes, this new tire is designed to provide improved all-season handling and traction, as well as a longer tread life and a pleasant ride.
A high-tech double cushion symmetric tread pattern and silica tread compound combined with what General refers to as peak anti-slip sipe design technology improves wet and dry traction while also improving ride comfort.
In addition to the four circumferential grooves, we admire what General has done to improve wet performance with this innovative technology. On mild snow-covered roads, the inclusion of sipes surrounding the tread improves grip even further.The tire's continuous center rib improves stability and steering response for improved ride comfort and reduced road noise.
Two steel belts with a polyester cord body are embedded in the tread for greater longevity and strength, as well as increased ride comfort. This tire's tread life is among the best in its class, and General backs it up with a 75,000-mile warranty.
The new RT43 has been developed to compete with tires like the Continental TrueContact and Michelin Defender T+H, among others, and it doesn't disappoint in that aspect.
Handling and traction on wet or dry road surfaces are among the best in class. The steering is sharp and responsive, giving you more security while driving. The ride is comfortable on all but the poorest road surfaces, and tire stability is great across the speed range. The twin cushion tread compound helps to keep noise to a minimum on this tire.
In mild to moderate snow, as well as on light amounts of ice, winter traction is excellent. Tread life is, of course, another area where this model shines. With a 75,000-mile tread guarantee, you might find yourself trading in your car before you need to replace your tires again. Overall, the Altimax RT43 is one of the greatest all-season tires now available.
Prices for the Altimax RT43 start at around $56 and go up from there. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
The RT43 is covered by a 6-year or 75,000-mile warranty from General Tire. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inches of wear or the first year.
The quality and materials are guaranteed for six years, and the first year or 2/32 inches of wear is covered by a free replacement. For the remainder of the time period or down to the final 2/32 inches of tread depth, a prorated sum is supplied.
General also offers a 45-day customer satisfaction guarantee, during which you can swap the tire for another brand if you are not satisfied.
Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus
The aim of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus tire is evident: it's designed to deliver maximum efficiency and performance in all four seasons.P4 Four Seasons Plus tires are designed exclusively for minivans, sedans, and coupes and give outstanding traction in icy, wet, and dry conditions.
To go along with their creative and new technologies, Pirelli uses a silica-rich tread compound in the construction of this model. The idea is to reduce rolling resistance while simultaneously enhancing the bad-weather grip that you'd expect from a snow tire that is otherwise fully dedicated.
The tire's continuous center rib and molded symmetric pattern around the tread improve stability and handling in both urban and highway environments. This tread pattern also offers the tire a more on-center feel.
In order to expel water in all weather conditions, Pirelli incorporated two center, longitudinal grooves to the tire. On both wet and dry roads, an independent tread and shoulder block design increases handling response.
On the P4 Four Seasons Plus, Pirelli hasn't forgotten about ride comfort. A fully modified casing profile, in combination with twin steel belts spirally wrapped in nylon, contributes to a more comfortable and silent ride. This configuration also adds strength and durability to the tire.
Pirelli has clearly improved the original P4 Four Seasons design, and they have mostly succeeded. The tires provide consistent handling and traction in all road conditions, thanks to their unique design and engineering. Furthermore, as one would expect from Pirelli, the ride is comfortable and smooth.
While it has superior winter drivability than many touring all-season tires, it still falls short of the performance of a dedicated winter tire. We've also heard from a few drivers that the tires have a tendency to gather small rocks in the tread grooves; however, this appears to be a one-off occurrence. Another problem we've discovered is that it can be a little difficult to get your hands on this tire, although this primarily depends on the size you require.
Overall, Pirelli's P4 Four Seasons Plus tires deliver on both comfort and performance expectations.
The Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus starts at around $89 and goes up from there. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
The treadlife warranty on the P4 Four Seasons Plus is 90,000 miles. If you use a different size on the back than the front, your mileage will be cut in half. The tire's consistency is also guaranteed for one year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.
The workmanship and materials are guaranteed for an indefinite period of time, and the first year or the first 2/32 inches of wear-free replacement is included. Down to the final 2/32 inches of tread depth, a prorated amount is given.
Touring All-Season – Continental Control Contact Tour AS
The Continental ControlContact Tour AS is an exclusive offering of Discount Tire, designed to deliver a longer tread life, pleasant ride, and improved performance. This model is intended for drivers of minivans, crossovers, sedans, and coupes of all types.
The tread pattern on the ControlContact Tour AS is strikingly similar to that of the Continental TrueContact. The only real difference is that the Tour AS has five ribs while the TrueContact only has four.
Continental's innovative tread compound is utilized in the tires, which incorporates +Silane additives and Tg-OF Polymers for improved handling and grip on all types of road conditions as well as longer tread life. On snow-covered or wet pavements, full-depth sipes surrounding the tread join with the compound to provide this tire with shorter stopping distances and improved traction.
Continental inserts a "comforting band" around the tire, which sits between the tread and the steel belts, and absorbs road shocks and bumps for a more comfortable ride. We have to mention that it performs admirably. Even on the worst roads, the ride is incredibly comfortable.The tire sizes range from 14 to 17 inches, and they all have a T-speed rating.
This new Tour AS tire, like the ControlContact Sport AS, is a standout in the Continental collection. The riding comfort and performance are among the best in the touring all-season category, and the price is less than that of most other leading brands.
One of the serious flaws of this tire is its lack of traction in extremely deep snow. But even so, how frequently do you find yourself traveling through 12 inches of snow or more each year?
Many other drivers have expressed their satisfaction with the ControlContact Tour. It's a good choice for sedans, crossovers, and minivans that need a lot of tread life, comfort, and traction. Overall, it is a fantastic Continental tire that comes highly recommended for your Nissan Sentra.
The Continental ControlContact Tour AS is priced at around $85 and goes up from there. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
The Control Contact Tour AS comes with a 90,000-mile tread warranty from Continental. For one year or the first 2/32 inch of wear, tire consistency is guaranteed.The workmanship and materials are guaranteed for six years, and the first year or 2/32 inch of wear is covered by a free replacement.
Michelin Premier A/S
There's a reason why so many other tire companies strive to compare their tires to Michelin... it's because Michelin is at the cutting edge of tire technology. This is exemplified by their newest model, the Premier A/S, which will replace the earlier Primacy MXV4. This revolutionary tire features never-before-seen technology in the tread that is designed to deliver the best in all-season performance for all sorts of minivans, crossovers, sedans, and coupes.
Michelin's revolutionary EverGrip safety technology, which is a game-changer for giving long-lasting wet traction, is featured in a sunflower oil and silica tread compound. As the tire wears, this revolutionary technology extends the rain grooves, allowing the rubber to evacuate water while still providing wet traction. In addition, hidden grooves in the rubber begin to develop and begin emptying water while also providing additional traction.
The addition of sunflower oil to the tread compound, as well as more biting edges surrounding the tire, improve traction on snow and ice by making the tread more malleable in extremely cold conditions.
Twin steel belts with a polyester cord body are found inside the tire for enhanced longevity and strength. The Premier AS comes in diameters ranging from 15 to 18 inches with speeds of H or V.
Despite the fact that Michelin tires are among the more expensive models compared to some of their competitors, the reality remains that in this industry, you usually get what you pay for. This new Premier A/S tire may be a little more expensive than a low-cost tire, but you receive true quality in return.
If you live in an area where it rains a lot, you'll like the innovative EverGrip technology incorporated into the tire. Michelin testing has revealed that this tire still outperforms other leading tires when it comes to performance.Simply put, this is a trustworthy and robust new touring all-season tire that is competitively priced.
Prices for Michelin Premier A/S start at around $116 and go up from there. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
The Premier A/S is covered by Michelin's 6-year or 60,000-mile tread warranty. For the first year or the first 2/32 inch of wear, tire certainty is assured.
The workmanship and materials are guaranteed for six years, and the first year or 2/32 inch of wear is covered by a free replacement. In addition, Michelin provides a 3-year flat tire changing service along with a 30-day buyer satisfaction assurance.
Yokohama YK740 GTX
The Yokohama YK740 GTX is a new model in the company's touring all-season tire collection for 2016. The YK740 GTXis designed for use on a variety of SUVs, minivans, sedans, and coupes. It offers a longer tread life, a quiet and smooth ride, and consistent all-season traction.
This tire's distinctive uneven tread pattern and ELS Orange Oil tread multiple are planned to provide the wet and dry grip that drivers demand. Yokohama has done an excellent job in this area, as other drivers have stated in their ratings.
Another benefit of the YK740 GTX is the larger tread profile and tire's tread pattern, which help with handling stability and cornering grip through the speed zone. Triple 3-D sipes and four wide circumferential grooves drain water away from the tire and give biting edges to improve road grip when it rains, and the surface becomes wet. Together with the silica ingredient, these sipes improve traction in the snow.
The YK740's ride is smoother and quieter, thanks to adaptive shoulder blocks and an enhanced multi-pitch tread sequence. This all-season tire is one of the quietest in its class.
Twin steel belts with a nylon cord ply add to the tire's stability and longevity. There are a variety of sizes ranging from 15-20 inches, all of which are either H or V-speed rated. Yokohama also offers a 60-kilo-mile tread warranty.
The Yokohama YK740 GTX is a welcome addition to the touring all-season class. With its solid performance and revolutionary technology, this tire is unquestionably in the top half of this category.
Whether on the highway or driving in town, traction on wet and dry surfaces inspires confidence and is sure-footed. It has excellent cornering stability and response, which are desirable qualities in a touring tire.
This tire provides a pleasant ride and produces very little road noise for the most part. We say so because larger bumps and potholes can be jarring at times, which is something that most all-season tires experience. On hard-packed snow and ice, the only concern you may have is braking and acceleration. While this is not a winter tire, it performs admirably in mild to moderate snow.
Overall, this tire is more than capable and offers fantastic value for money.
Prices for the Yokohama YK740 GTX start at around $97 and go up from there. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
The YK740 GTX is covered by a 60,000-mile treadlife warranty from Yokohama. For all sizes, the tire's consistency is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inches of wear.
In the first year or the first 2/32 inches, a wear-free tire replacement is covered by a 5-year warranty on workmanship and materials. For the remainder of the time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth, a prorated sum is supplied.
High-Performance All-Season – Falken Pro G4 A/S
The Falken Pro G4 A/S is the newest addition to the Falken Pro G4 A/S series of high-performance all-season tires. It was created to give sedan and coupe drivers superior handling and traction, as well as longer tread life.
Falken's proprietary Dynamic Range Technology is used in the tread design of the G4 AS, which includes an asymmetric tread pattern for improved grip on both wet and dry roads, which is a plus for this tire.
The compound is designed to remain malleable in colder temperatures for better handling on ice and snow while remaining strong as road surface temperatures rise for improved dry handling and treadwear.
3-D siping around the shoulders improves grip on ice and snow by creating more biting edges while also making the tire more stable and responsive in dry situations. However, this is far from a snow tire.
The variable tread depth design, which alters the positioning and size of the tread blocks for a quieter ride, helps to reduce road noise. On this tire, it works nicely for the most part. Only on the most abrasive surfaces do you perceive any noise.
For a relatively unknown tire, the Falken G4 A/S performs admirably. It has excellent grip in both rainy and dry conditions. The traction in the winter is just what we expected. It handles ice and light snow without difficulty, but heavier snow and ice may become difficult to maneuver. Most drivers will be satisfied with the cornering grip and handling, which is quite responsive and has earned excellent feedback from other drivers.
Overall, ride comfort is excellent, but there is a little more road noise on this tire than on some of the other best-in-class versions.
Falken Pro G4 A/S costs start at $78 and go up from there. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
Falken offers a tread warranty of 65,000 miles on H and V-speed tires and a 45,000-mile warranty on W-speed tires. For the first 2/32 inches of wear, tire consistency is guaranteed.
The tire's workmanship and materials are guaranteed for the life of the tire, all the way down to the last 2/32 inch of tread depth. During the first 2/32 inches of wear, free tire substitution is provided for unserviceable problems. Falken prorates the remaining tread depth amount down to the last 2/32 inches.
Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season
The new Goodyear Eagle Sport tire was designed to substitute the prevalent Eagle GT and has rapidly become one of Goodyear's most popular high-performance all-season tires on the market. The Eagle Sport AS is designed for drivers of all types of trucks, sedans, and sports coupes, and it provides more responsive handling as well as dependable traction in all-weather situations.
Increased wet and dry road performance is provided by a high-tech all-season tire compound and asymmetric tread design. Larger outer shoulder blocks and notched center ribs improve cornering grip and dry traction. It improves steering response and feel even more, which is obvious on this tire.
Four circumferential grooves around the tread drain water away from the tread and lessen the risk of hydroplaning when driving on wet surfaces. This is a tire's strength, and it's one that other drivers frequently highlight in their reports. Full-depth sipes have also been added to this model, which works to offer biting edges in rain, snow, and ice.
Two steel belts, strengthened with polyamide for improved durability and strength at greater speeds, are found inside the tire. Goodyear's Race Wrap Construction Technology, which is used in their NASCAR racing tires, has been employed to improve handling stability and steering response.
There's also built-in rim protection to keep the wheels safe. Sizes range from 15 to 20 inches, with V and W speed ratings. This model also comes with a quite astonishing 50,000-mile tread guarantee.
The new Eagle Sport All Season from Goodyear is a fantastic model. We think it's a far better tire than the iconic Eagle GT, yet it's less expensive than their Eagle F1 variants. The traction is superb on both wet and dry pavement, but it's the steering response and cornering grip that really stand out. The feel and grip of this tire are excellent, and it is only slightly inferior to the F1 Asymmetric All Season.
The ride comfort is superior to that of many other tires in its class. However, you should expect slightly more noise than on comparable high-performance tires like the Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3 Plus or Continental DWS06. Tread life is above average, and the tire is backed by a fantastic 50,000-mile warranty.
Overall, if you're looking for a high-performance all-season tire, the Eagle Sport is a good option, especially if winter and noise traction aren't important to you. Furthermore, Goodyear has set the price lower than you may think.
Prices for Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires start at around $91 and go higher from there. This tire may also come with rebates, discounts, coupons, and special deals from time to time.
The Eagle Sport comes with a 6-year or 50,000-mile tread warranty from Goodyear. If the rear is half the size of the front, the mileage is cut in half. For the first year or the first 2/32 inches of wear, tire consistency is assured.
The workmanship and materials are guaranteed for six years, and the first year or 2/32 inches of wear is covered by a free replacement. For the remainder of the time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth, a prorated sum is supplied.
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