Continental PureContact[V] 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 to wear-out by Consumer Reports, compared to the 70,000 mile warranty.
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Type: V-speed rated tires
About - Continental PureContact[V]

The Continental PureContact[V] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the PureContact[V] 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[V]
info Speed rating V
info Treadwear warranty 70,000
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[V]
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3.0
Uneven wear
12/24/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Purchased 4 tires October 2013 for my 2009 Honda Accord. Looking to reduce road noise. The tires did in fact reduce the noise level. Rotated the tires approx every 5,000 miles. Last rotation discovered the 2 front tires had worn down to 2/32's remaining tread. Rear tires had between 6-7/32's. All tires had 26,000 miles. Manufacturer honored warranty and replaced the 2 tires. They prorated the replacement tires and gave me credit for 60% of the cost.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Good tire while the tread lasted. Had one sidewall blowout.
11/4/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Excellent Overall
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Only Got 55k Miles
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Great overall performance. Incredible fuel efficiency boost when inflated to maximum pressure (good for long highway trips). Not the best on ice, but these aren't winter tires.<br /><br />A little disappointed that the tread had worn down by 55k miles (exactly what CR predicted) even though they were rated for 70k. I couldn't get Continental to discount a new set using the treadlife warranty. <br /><br />Still a great buy for the price. You can save thousands of dollars on fuel if you drive a lot on the highway by inflating these to maximum tire-rated pressure. We probably averaged about 7mpg increase in a 2010 Toyota Matrix over the stock tires on the highway. Pretty awesome.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Continental PureContact V 235 45/18
10/20/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Tires purchased based on CR evaluations in part with other criteria and dealer recommendation.<br />Rated as 65-70 K tires for mileage. Only have 20 K on tires and down to 3/32.<br />Extremely disappointed. Less than a year old. Also not at all satisfied with Continental adjustment policy to return for their evaluation.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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