The Firestone Precision Touring is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire
models like the Precision Touring are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Firestone Precision Touring
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
Vehicle commonly driven by my wife everyday - kids to school, errands, to the gym, etc... Great ride, really smooth, but need to be replaced after only 32K miles, kind of a disappointment on a 70K rated tire. Then again, for the price, guess I should be happy that they have lasted as long (purchased on 2 Jul 13) as they have. Would not recommend for anyone that drives more than 10K a year - not worth even the minimum investment...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
What a difference
Just got the new tires. Love them already.<br />The ride is so quiet now. Great traction in the snow and ice.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By 58 Overweight and Out of Shape
I lay a patch and frequently squeal around corners. The tires are predictable and give way slowly (doubt I'll make 70K, but 45 is in range). I don't care about G's as much as predicting when the tire will let loose. I have 20K on my set and just bought a set for my wife's car. She's a frisky driver and she likes them too. My kid loves leaving a patch in front of his friends. No snow, so don't know.