Continental Tire's newest premium all-season model, the PureContact, was recently released in September 2012.
Designed for drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossovers, the Pure Contact is engineered to provide
high-performance year round traction and handling to go with a comfortable ride and increased fuel efficiency.
An all-season tread compound combines with Continental's Eco Plus technology that utilizes other polymers in the
tread to give the tire enhanced treadwear and improved fuel efficiency, which can save you money over time.
Similar to the DWS model, this new PureContact tire uses Tuned Performance Indicators. What this does is it
provides D (Dry), W (Wet) and S (Snow) letters on the outer tread of the tire which lets you know how the tread is
For example, once the S (snow) letter has worn off the tread you will know that the tire has lost its maximum
snow performance. After the W has worn off, you know that maxium wet surface traction is lost. This helps all
drivers get a better idea of how worn their tires are at any time.
Inside the tire you find Continental's exclusive ComfortRide technology that provides extra cushioning to the
tire by adding another layer of rubber that helps absorb pavement bumps and vibrations that we all drive over on a
daily basis. The tire's construction includes two steel belts with jointless polyamide to add durability and more
stability to the tire. They also enhance overall ride comfort and quality.
Continental offers sizes from 15-18 inches, and speed ratings of H or V. A 70,000 mile tread guarantee is also
included on this tire.
The PureContact has quickly grown into one of the more popular all-season tire choices among any brand. You can
expect outstanding traction on any type of road surface, including light to deep snow. The steering is crisp and it
gives you good feel and control throughout the speed range.
Braking is quick and sure, and the ride is comfortable and quiet as well. Tread life has shown to be excellent,
and Continental backs it with a 70,000 mile tread guarantee. This is definitely a solid all-season tire that
Continental has released, and we give it a big thumbs up for being one of the better tires in its class.
What Vehicles Will The Continental PureContact Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
Acura TL, CL
BMW 135i, 330i
Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Cruze, Impala, Sonic LTZ
A 6-year or 70,000 mile tread warranty comes with the PureContact. If the rear is sized differently than the
front, Continental cuts the mileage guarantee by 50%. The tire's uniformity is backed for one-year or the first
2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first
2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread
Continental also provides a one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear road hazard warranty, as well as their exclusive
60-day customer satisfaction trial. All in all this is one of the better warranties for tires in this class.