In January I mounted a pair of Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires on the rear of my Mustang and the car became unstable. When pushed on dry pavement the rear would break away suddenly, and fishtail; and even changing lanes brought a feeling of the back end lunging out.
All this occurred at zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 C) or below, when the all-seasons on the front are supposed to loose grip. This was so marked, I stopped to check for a flat tire; and then paid my mechanic to check the car's steering and suspension. The mechanic found no problem with the car; but after a road test he described the back end as, "All over the place!" He asked me to bring my all-season tires, mounted them, and found the car was fine, despite the snowy weather. This appears to be a problem unique to Bridgestone; as I have driven a wide assortment of cars with a wide assortment of snow tires on the rear, or on the front of a front drive vehicle, and never felt unsafe.
I haven't bothered to contact Bridgestone, as they are apparently aware of this problem: They offer a 30 day return policy, ONLY if 4 tires are purchased. Fortunately Cosco, God bless 'em, refunded my purchase; and I am only out the mounting/unmounting and my mechanic's fees, and glad to be rid of those tires.
Product or Service Mentioned:
Bridgestone Tires Tires.
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Monetary Loss: $82.
Preferred solution: Full refund.
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