Continental PureContact[H] tire

 
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Summary: Top rated tire impart due to its strong three season driving performance and comfort. H and V speed rated tires come in sizes to fit most cars. 55,000 miles projected wear-out based on Consumer Reports test compared to the 70,000 mile warranty.
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Type: H-speed rated tires
About - Continental PureContact[H]

The Continental PureContact[H] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the PureContact[H] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
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.
About This Brand

Continental is in a distant fourth place in North American and global sales, behind Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin. Still, it offers a full complement of original and replacement tires. The Germany-based Continental Corporation is a top automotive supplier of brake systems and various vehicle components, in addition to tires. The U.S. tire operations have headquarters in Lancaster County, S.C. The company sells the Continental and General tire brands. In the past, General has shined for light-truck tires in our testing.

Features & Specs - Continental PureContact[H]
info Speed rating H
info Treadwear warranty 70000
info UTQG treadwear 700
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Continental PureContact[H]
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1.0
Road noise a problem
1/30/2016
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
Put these on my '13 Mercedes E350 to replace the OEM ContiContacts. They are great tires except they are really noisy. Took the car to the dealer, they agreed, tested the wheel bearings and balance and said it is an agressive tread and that is where the noise is coming from. It is really irritating. I would not buy these tires because it just destroyed the joy of the car, but other than the noise they are good.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Abnormal wear
12/6/2015
Pros
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Put 4 tires on 2009 Honda Accord 10/2013 @ 41,122 miles. I rotate my tires every 15,000 miles. Getting ready for state inspection so I just rotated tires and found the the two front tires have between 2/32 and 3/32 of an inch tread remaining. The rear two tires have between 6 and 7 32nds remaining. Total miles on all 4 tires is 26,496.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
It served me well
11/25/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
The tires were used on a 2012 Jetta Gli. They performed really well in warm season use in all parameters. I live in a wet area and was particularly impressed with wet surface driving and braking. The tread life was good (38 k miles) but not great and tire performance deteriorated markedly in the last 6 months of use when the tread was 3/32 or so. Even with the tread life, I would consider these tires again.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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