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Continental PureContact[H]
 
Approximate retail price:
$135
Summary: H speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 70,000 mile tread wear 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 70,000
info UTQG treadwear 640
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Continental PureContact[H]
User Reviews
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5.0
Great in Snow and Wet Conditions
6/24/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced Pirelli P6s on my Audi A4Q with the PureContacts on a snowy day and immediately noticed the difference in traction. By the time the tires were on and I drove away from the tire dealer, the roads were even more snow covered but the Contis felt more secure than the old P6s. While not the quietest tires around, it was still relatively quiet and the ride was superb. I noticed slightly more lean on cornering but only if done in a fairly aggressive speed. Otherwise I was very happy with them. In fact, I sold my A4 and got an older Acura TL, and am about buy a set of the Contis for the TL as well.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Continental PureContact
3/1/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Ride Snow Ice Traction
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I got these tires after putting up with the OEM tires. So far I really like these tires. They are quiet and the traction in bad weather seems to be outstanding
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great in snow
1/18/2014
Pros
Handling
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Ride comfort
Best Uses
Comment:
These tires replaced a set of Continental DWS tires, known for their performance in snow, on my '95 BMW 540i. In my opinion, Pure Contact tires are the better tire when snow is on the road. Braking in snowy conditions is excellent; the ABS hardly ever kicks in. <br />In the dry, while driving on DWS tires I found turn-in response was a little slow and took some getting used to. The PureContact tire is more immediately responsive. It delivers a firmer ride than a lot of touring tires, but I don't find that to be a bad thing.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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