Continental Extreme Contact DWS tire

 
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Summary: The Continental Extreme Contact DWS has a 50,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Continental Extreme Contact DWS

The Continental Extreme Contact DWS is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Extreme Contact DWS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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

Dry handling:
Dry 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 cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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 Extreme Contact DWS
info Treadwear warranty 50,000
info Speed rating Y
info UTQG treadwear 540
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Continental Extreme Contact DWS
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5.0
Great Tire - On second set
1/9/2016
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Tread life
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Not Aware Of Any
Best Uses
Comment:
Daily commuting to city and weekend trips to the Rockies to ski. Pleasure to drive on and never an issue with snow traction. Liked the first set so much on my G35X, I bought another set after 100,000km on first set
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Overall disappointing
12/10/2015
Pros
Good Grip
Quiet
Winter traction
Cons
Tire Failures
Best Uses
Comment:
Six tires purchased over 4 years. Three failed with issues apparenty related to the sidewall. THe latest was less tha an year old with plenty of tread left. Sidewall shredded. Done with this tire brand
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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4.0
It is a good snow tire
11/29/2015
Pros
Cons
Dont Last Long
Best Uses
Comment:
My wife uses this car every Day.She is a average driver. We have drove in heavy snow and these tires were great. I will say they don't last long we only got two winters out of them . Most tires that grip in the snow Do not last long. They would of lasted about 25000 miles, but I don't like take that change with winter around corner. I just ordered 4 new once
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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