General G-Max AS-05 Review: Competing with the Best UHP All-Season Tires

General G-Max AS-05 Review

One of the most popular all-season and ultra-high-performance tires on the market is the General G-Max AS-05. This tire is pretty new – it was launched in 2017. The predecessor named G-Max AS-03 was also very popular thanks to the excellent value for money, but also for the performance in dry and wet conditions. Nevertheless, General Tire tried to improve on every aspect of the tire, including performance, driving in colder conditions, and treadlife.

Being an ultra-high-performance tire, the General G-Max AS-05 is an excellent option for drivers looking for additional responsiveness, grip, and traction in most conditions. These tires are definitely safer than grand-touring tires for driving at higher speeds, but they’re also much less comfortable and noisier. This means that owners of standard passenger vehicles might be better off with a set of grand-touring tires, as they will surely be good enough for the power of the car.

General AltiMAX RT43 Review: Best Value All-Season Tire

General AltiMAX RT43 Review

According to General Tire, the AltiMAX RT43 is a grand-touring all-season tire that is a member of the AltiMAX family of flagship tires. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean that the price of the tire is on a flagship level – the AltiMAX RT43 is still much cheaper than grand-touring tires from premium manufacturers. Its main design goals are a quiet and comfortable ride, all-season traction, and enhanced and even treadwear for extended treadlife.

Firestone FR710 Review: Average at Best

Firestone FR710 Review

In my European driving experience, small city cars are often the most cheerful to drive thanks to small and peppy engines, and agile chassis. That said, due to their skinny tires, these vehicles don’t have enough grip or traction to be driven seriously fast in the corners. In other words, they’re fun to drive, but not what you’d call safe.

The tires I’m talking about are called passenger tires. This tire type is specifically made to be cheap to buy, to last for a long time, and to have reliable traction over dry and wet surfaces. Such a tire is the Firestone FR710 – an all-season passenger tire designed to give its owner good all-round capabilities at an affordable price.
At first look, the FR710 might look similarly to touring and grand-touring tires, but in reality, this tire is made for slower vehicles with less powerful engines. Touring and grand-touring tires are similar in their qualities, but they’re also designed for high-speed driving on the highway, unlike passenger tires.

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Review: Impressive Handling on the Cheap

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Review

The Firehawk Indy 500 is aimed at car enthusiasts that want to achieve the highest cornering speeds possible. If you want a tire that will enhance the performance of your car and you don’t want to spend a fortune, then you should buy the Firehawk Indy 500. This Firestone marvel is consistent throughout the testing with dry and wet handling that is near the best premium tires that cost a lot more.

Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter Review: Excellent Fuel-Saving Tire

Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter Review

Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter should offer reliable traction, grip, and braking in all weather conditions the driver encounters. Then, like all touring tires, it should also be supremely quiet and comfortable, even at very high speeds. And, of course, it should also be long-lasting – standard touring tires usually last for more than five years of all-season driving, and sometimes even more (if you don’t use them in the winter). Be sure that we will tackle all those things in this detailed Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter review.

Firestone Destination LE2 Review: Solid Wet Traction for the Price

Firestone Destination LE2 Review

The Destination LE2 is geared towards drivers of passenger light-duty pickups, vans, and SUVs. Its predecessor, the LE, was a very popular tire within the truck community due to its combination of low price and good traction, but the LE2 still tries to improve upon it in every aspect. Firestone even says that the Destination LE2 is fine for crossovers, but we would only recommend it on very large three-row crossovers. The reason is very simple – the Destination LE2 is not the most responsive tire around, which is something that most crossover owners often seek their vehicles.

Continental TrueContact Review: Supremely Quiet and Comfortable

Continental TrueContact Review

If you’re in the market for a set of tires for your family car, the Continental TrueContact is the safest bet out there. It’s not very expensive, yet it will last you for a long time. It is also supremely quiet and comfortable, and outstandingly safe in dry and wet conditions. It’s really hard to find any real faults with the TrueContact – this is easily one of the best standard-touring tires right now.

Continental PureContact LS Review: Sport and Luxury in one Package

Continental PureContact LS Review

If you want a set of tires that combine luxury and sport like no other, then you should go for the PureContact LS. Sure, you may find cheaper tires that promise the same qualities, but the Continental will beat them in almost every category. This is a tire that has almost no fault, to be honest. Right now, it is definitely one of the best grand-touring tires on the market and one that deserves to be installed on your expensive wheels.