Continental Extreme Contact DWS Review

Continental Extreme Contact DWS Review

Continental Extreme Contact DWS Review

When it comes to finding a tire that will really perform in all weather conditions throughout the year, you know that you get what you pay for. When the road is slippery, steep or knee-deep in snow, the last thing you need is a cheap tire. The Continental Extreme Contact DWS is repeatedly rated extremely high among the “max performance” tires. Whether you live in constant rain or you have to deal with a variety of weather conditions, you should find that this extreme weather tire is just what the doctor ordered.

The Continental Extreme Contact DWS tire also has a warranty of 50,000 miles, which you will find is higher than almost any in the same performance class. For those of you who drive a lot, especially in the mountains, you will appreciate having this kind of warranty backing up your purchase.

In general, you will find that there are high-performance, high-traction tires that are good in the wet weather, and then there are those that are good in the dry weather, but rarely do you find one that is with you throughout the year. If you are known for putting your tires through the mill by driving in conditions that most people wouldn’t dare to, then the Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires are what you are looking for.

These have been tested on a variety of vehicles, in virtually every possible type of condition, and they not only rank at the top for traction but also for fuel efficiency as well. This is an important feature, as many tires in this performance category are not as fuel efficient as they should be.

But just because you get great performance doesn’t mean that you won’t get a smooth ride, since the Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires also rank extremely high when it comes to noise level, comfort and handling in normal conditions. You know you want a tire that can handle the hard driving, but when the weather is great and the roads are dry, you still want a tire that will make the rest of the family happy, and this one fits the bill.

A unique feature of this tire is the built-in indicators that alert the driver to the optimum tread depth for each type of driving condition. With a “D” meaning that you are driving at the right depth for dry conditions, and a “W” signifying that you are set for wet conditions, you will always know that your tires are safely inflated. This is especially important if you want to get the best mileage and the most comfort out of your ride while still maintaining extreme contact with the road at all times.

Buy or Don’t Buy?

I don’t think there is any doubt that the Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires are ideal for people who drive in all types of weather conditions. If you are looking for a tire that provides maximum performance in both winter and summer and still gives you great fuel efficiency, then these are the ones for you.


About Joe Trent

Joe started out as a tire buster in 1979. He is ASE Certified in suspension & brakes with over 35 years experience.