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.
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I purchased 4 of these pro contact, which had a 80,000 warranty. One year later and 38,000 miles, I am down to the warning tread. The wear pattern is even on all 4 tires, they have been rotated with all oil changes and properly inflated. I know they will give me a pro rated warranty, but I bought this tire expecting it to last. I am very dissappointed.
Posted at 6:25:pm 07/30/13
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Huge difference in ride, noise level, responsiveness,over the OEM Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 Standard Touring All-Season tires that came with my 2012 Subaru Legacy. My work commute of 18 miles covers city,(5mi)Interstate I-95,(8mi) winding country back roads(5mi) These tires are rated for 70k, i`ll dance in the streets if i get 45-50k. So far with only 3600 miles on my car (2400 on the tires) (got it with 14 miles two months ago) combined driving 24.7-26.1Mpg Hwy 30.03Mpg @70-73 mph (New London to JFK airport and back) The VR rated Continental PureContact vs the HR rated Conti tire gets better wet traction according to a consumer magazine and its only 2.00 more!! per tire. My tires cost me (total) $125.00 each plus tax after some strong negotiations with the tire dealer. The only negative: the set of tires the store got were made in Mexico not USA as i thought they would of been
Posted at 8:50:pm 05/08/13
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I have put these tires on my Cobalt and they now have around 1500 miles on them. So far so good. I'm impressed with the braking on this tire. It stops much quicker than my old Goodyears. Noticed a big improvement in the ride too. Can't speak for winter traction because I'm in Florida. I can say though that the tires have done well in the rain.
Posted at 3:53:pm 02/20/13
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The fourth set of tires on our 07 Camry Se V6 and so far my favorite. Getting away from directional performance tires for better tread life wasn't high on my list, but so far so good. Great wet and dry braking, good feedback and if I can get anywhere close to 70,000 miles out of them I will be stoked.
Posted at 10:46:am 02/05/13
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Bought these to replace my Michelin energy on my 2008 lexus 350 rx and these are simply the best tires ive ever driven on in 35 years of driving. Thank you to Consumer Reports for recommending them over all other tires They are comfortable. Smooth as silk. Excellent traction in snow. Rain and dry. Have had Michelins. Dunlops. Good years. Nokia. Ect, and nothing comes close to these tires. I never thought tires could make my driving experience so much more pleasurable. Love em
Posted at 3:12:am 01/12/13
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