Continental ExtremeContact DWS Tire

Continental ExtremeContact DWS Tire Add to MyBests

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Continental makes bold claims with its ExtremeContact DWS (Dry Wet Snow) all-season tire. Promising, but anybody can claim these characteristics without real substance. The simple truth is that the ExtremeContact DWS perform extremely well in all of the conditions as advertised. As long as you make sure there is reasonable tread left (the 'S' must be visible in the tread), this tire can handle just about all but the harshest winter conditions.

This tire boasts low rolling resistance which goes a long way towards increasing fuel economy and has wear-away indicators to provide visual cues for drivers when optimum performance in a specific DWS road condition is lost. Top that off with long tread life and an affordable price, this is a tire choice to should jump on if the opportunity arises.Rating: 5/5

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  • Anonymous Anonymous

We know all about the woes of the tire industry. Lack of tire sizes for the DWS is a self inflicted wound.I've been looking at a PDF on the Conti site for a few months telling me '9 more 17 inch sizes coming soon!'. I've read the reviews, and would like the tire, but can't wait a year or two for them.Mr. Nam, any contacts at Conti who could provide a production date for a 225/55-17?

Posted on 10/20/2009 6:08 am | Reply
  • Anonymous Anonymous

I tried to purchase a set of the DWS this past week, but I found that they have been out of stock for at least the past month and nobody knows when they will get any in. They said probably in about two months. I got the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus instead as they were the 2nd ranked UHP A/S tire on Tire Rack, size 225/50-17 on my Lincoln Zephyr. After two days of driving in heavy snow in the Detroit area I have been very pleased. Traction was only questionable when driving through 5+ inches of snow.

Posted on 2/11/2010 7:48 am. In reply to Anonymous | Reply