6 Best Car Tires of 2024, Tested by Our Experts

We test them at our track in Connecticut for wet and dry braking and handling, ride comfort and quietness, and resistance to hydroplaning (when water gets between the tire and the pavement). We perform our snow-traction tests at our Auto Test Center and in Michigan. Ice-braking evaluations are performed at a nearby skating rink. 

We also commission outside labs to measure each tire’s rolling resistance, which affects fuel economy, and extensive 16,000-mile treadwear tests are conducted on public roads in western Texas.

Because of our extensive testing, we can offer buying advice based on actual miles driven instead of government ratings or manufacturer promises.