Should I get Michelin or Continental tyres?

You recommend Michelin CrossClimate+ but they're not available in my tyre size. Are Cross Climate SUVs just as good or would Continental AllSeasonContact be a better all-season tyre?

Asked on 17 November 2020 by Tony Oldershaw

Answered by Georgia Petrie
They have specific pros and cons, so you should pick based on what each tyre excels in. Generally speaking, all-season tyres tend to perform stronger either in wet and cold weather or dry weather because it depends on whether the tyre leans more towards a winter tyre design or summer tyre design.

The Michelin is a summer tyre with winter tyre capability, meaning it's comfortable, great in the dry and very sharp on the road - but it doesn't handle snow as well as rivals. It also isn't quite as good in wet weather. The Continental is a great all-rounder for high mileage drivers as it's very fuel-efficient and handles snow and ice well. However, the Conti tyres don't brake as well in dry weather. Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 are an excellent alternative to both, the tyres handle very well in wet and dry (more so in snowy and wet conditions), are fuel-efficient, and quiet on the road - the just aren't quite as sharp in dry weather as the Michelins. These are some of the best (if not, the 3 overall best) all-season options so you can't really go wrong. I'd just say to avoid the Michelins if you see a lot of snow or ice where you live.
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