The Advantage T/A is BFGoodrich’s Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of sporty touring coupes and sedans. Designed to be the everyday tire with performance that’s anything but, the Advantage T/A combines sporty looks, long wear and all-weather traction, including in light snow.
Advantage T/A radials feature a silica-enhanced tread compound molded into a symmetric tread design that features BFGoodrich’s g-Grip interlocking sipes to combine all-weather bite with responsive handling. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by BFGoodrich’s Equal Tension Containment System (ETEC) of spirally wrapped reinforcement under the tread to provide strength and blend high speed durability with even ride quality. The Advantage T/A features a dimensionally stable polyester casing to enhance ride quality.
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I recently purchased these bf Goodrich tires from tire rack and everything from shopping to comparing ratings to the purchasing. It was so easy and exciting! Also to see the free shipping came in 3 days and it did as they said it would, that was awesome. These tires had an average rating of 9s across the board compared to all other brands. Not only did I get a better tire than what Les schwaab and Costco offered me I also saved $500 from Les schwaabs offer and $300 from Costco’s offer. Over all the tires have been driven in town and highway and they feel amazing!!!! Great break response great turns and feel very comfortable and quiet ride. The tires made the Audi look more beefed up and rugged very nice look! I will definitely buy again from tire rack it was so easy and exciting. Thanks tire rack!
The first time it slipped was in very rainy conditions, so I thought maybe I’d hit a puddle, even though I was pretty sure I hadn’t. The next time it rained, someone pulled right in front of me without warning/no blinkers & as I went to change lanes (no fast swerving, I put on my blinker & just went for a lane change at only 50 mph), the tires lost it, & I actually slid sideways before I could recover. Just 7 miles down the road the same night, while it had almost stopped raining there was still a little water on the road, & I lost traction again. If the road isn’t totally clear, (any snow pack at all) it is deadly slick. While going well under-speed for the weather conditions & being cautious, there was an uncleared area of LESS THAN 3 inches of snow, & the van immediately lost all traction, & we went in the ditch. My husband had dismissed all of my complaints because they were NEW tires, up until he saw me spin out for NO reason right in front of him. He tried to take it just 4 blocks away to the gas station after a light snow. He returned & immediately said we’re going to have to replace them, as he had no traction multiple times, & cornering on ANY amount of snow/ice is a total joke. Now he leaves me with the other vehicle whenever it rains or snows in the winter, because he doesn’t want me driving it anywhere with the kids, & we can’t afford to replace them right now. This spring my daughter and I were on a trip, 55 mph, very short gentle rain shower, & it lost contact with the road, AGAIN. Use/miles driven of over a year had not changed how it drives or it’s lack of traction in wet conditions.Dry conditions, it’s a fine tire. Drives well, smooth, no noise, & the price was right. If it had ANY traction in wet/snowy/icy conditions, we would be loyal buyers, & be recommending them to friends/family. As it is now, we take the other vehicle whenever there is any rain forecasted, & we’ll be changing tires as soon as we can afford to.
By the time I replace these tires, they will have at least 65,000 miles on them. They have been rotated every 6,000 miles and all four have worn perfect and even. It’s hard to judge their ultimate performance on a vehicle that is very quick, but not very nimble, stable or quiet regardless of what tires are on them. I’m sure you could find a better tire, but probably not at this price point. They have done everything I have asked and expected of them. I will be putting the same tires on again when these finally run out of tread.
I bought these tire for my Mini given I do some off road driving every so often. The tires actually do very good on road and dirt except the noise they produce is incredible. It sounds like a jet taking off as you speed up. Will I by these tires again???? NOOOOOOOO.
I bought these tires after hating the Goodyear Eagle RS-A Police tires my car had when I bought it. They were well priced and decided to give them a chance. They were a night and day difference compared to the Goodyear’s. They handled better, made less road noise, and didn’t feel like you driving on bricks. The only downside to these tires are that they are still a little noisy and don’t grip very well on slick rainy roads, especially in the middle of slow corners with throttle input. Most of that also comes from the car having no traction control, stability control, and a live rear axle. On a car with those features, I think the wet traction problems would be greatly reduced. Having a Police Interceptor model also gets rid of a lot of sound deadening for the interior, so that’s where a lot of the road noise is coming from I believe. All in all, they are really good tires with excellent tread wear, that I would heavily consider for my next set when the time comes.
Lasted 59k miles.Never slipped in wet conditions even when almost weared out. Cornered great. Did not out last oem tires Good Year assurance but these cost almost halve of the original. These drove very good in dry conditions.