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Continental  ExtremeContact DWS 285/35R18
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  • Size: 285/35R18
  • Part #: 15477990000|
  • SKU: 1023811|
  • (P) Passenger


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Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Exceptional ultra-high performance all-season tire tuned for drivers seeking extrem grip in dry, wet and snow conditions with superior tread life and comfort
  • Ultra-high performance all-season
  • Tuned for ultra-high performance drivers seeking extreme grip in wet and snow conditions

50,000 Miles
Tire Size
Ultra High Performance285/35R18
Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range


Safety Rating is a combination of two values: Load Index and Speed Rating for P-Metric and Euro Metric tire sizes; and Load Range and Speed Rating in the case of heavy duty LT (light truck) sizes.

Speed Rating is based on the speed that the tire is designed to be driven at for extended periods of time. All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. The speed rating of tires must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle.

Load Index is used on P metric and Euro Metric sized tires and denotes a tire's load-carrying capacity at a specified inflation pressure. The load index is represented by a number, the higher the Load Index Value the greater the load the tire can safely carry. Vehicle manufacturers recommend a maximum load capacity based on a recommended minimum load index.
(P) Passenger
Tire Class


Tire Class reflects how the tire will be used. There are four major categories: All-Season, Max Performance, Summer-Only and Winter-Use.

All-Season tires are suitable for year-round driving in all weather conditions.

Summer-Only & Max Performance tires are specifically designed for high-performance driving. Tire compound, tread design and speed ratings all combine to hug the road and maintain grip. Summer tires by nature are not ideal for winter driving due to lack of siding to grip winter roads.

Winter-Use tires have tread compounds and patterns that are specially designed for grip on snowy or icy road surfaces. They are not suitable for year-round use. The rubber compound used will wear more quickly on dry, summer roads. It is recommended that winter tires are fitted as a complete set to avoid potential handling issues.
Everday Use
All Season
All Season

Off-Road Off-Road

Summer-Only Summer-Only

Winter-Use Winter-Use
Tread Type


Tread Type is an important consideration when choosing a tire. There are four main types: Passenger, Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain.

Passenger denotes a tread that is suitable for normal use, a good all-round tread for normal driving.

Highway is a tread type unique to SUV and truck tires. The tread is optimized for normal everyday driving on paved surfaces. These tires can be driven off pavement, but are not ideally suited for off road traction. Highway tread patterns deliver a quiet ride.

For light trucks and specialty vehicles, All-Terrain tread types provide better off-road traction than standard highway truck tires. There more aggressive tread tends to be less quiet on paved roads. All Terrain tires are suitable for everyday use.

Mud-Terrain treads are specifically designed with wider tread blocks and higher void ratios to gain traction in off-road conditions. Mud Terrain tires can generate higher noise levels and tend to carry lower mileage warranties than other tread designs.
Passenger Passenger
Highway Highway
All-Terrain All-Terrain
Mud-Terrain Mud-Terrain

UTQG - Uniform Tire Quality Grade

UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) is made up of three values: treadwear, traction and temperature.

Treadwear is a relative numeric score, based on manufacturer tests, showing how well a tire can be expected to wear compared to other tires. A higher score means a tire could be expected to wear better.

Traction measures the tire's ability to stop a vehicle on wet roads. It doesn't reflect a tire's acceleration, cornering, or hydroplaning performance. Traction grades range from AA (highest) to C (lowest).

Temperature grades the tire's ability to withstand heat build-up, with A being the highest grade and C the lowest.

A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 to 115 mph
C - Between 85 to 100 mph
Treadwear: 540
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph

Drive / Ride Performance Characteristics

All tires have the following six performance characteristics, divided into three sets of trade-offs. In most cases, a tire may perform excellently in one characteristic but only standard in the other.
Standard Ride Comfort & Standard Handling
Handling: Get stiff side wall for precise steering and cornering but settle for a firm ride with increased road noise.
Ride Comfort: Enjoy a quiet, smooth ride but lose some cornering ability.
Standard Treadwear & Standard Traction
Traction: Stop faster in wet conditions but expect a shorter tread life.
Treadwear: Get long, uniform wear across your tread pattern but expect less traction in wet conditions.
Standard Low Rolling Resistance & Standard High Speed Performance
High-Speed Performance: Get increased performance at higher speeds but sacrifice some fuel economy.
Low Rolling Resistance: Enjoy improved fuel efficiency but expect less high-speed cornering ability.


Continental ExtremeContact DWS is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in class! Put these on my 2006 Pontiac solstice and it had rear grip in the rain for the first time in 10 years. I took the Bad Year rs-a's off and used them for landscaping
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ride & Low Noise I finally bought a set of these tires after reading the positive reviews. I wish I had bought them earlier! Noticeably quieter ride from all previous tires. Nice ride for my daily commute - but not as aggressive when driving a little harder. Waiting to see how they handle in the snow.
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in the snow! 2011 Lexus is250 RWD. I bought these continental extreme dws tires for my 19's as a replacement for winter because my 18" rim that I cracked. I narrowed it down to these tires and I must say that I am not disappointed! Driving in the snow is as good as regular winter tires! And from PepBoys here, at a great price!
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Noticed a positive difference immediately Bought the Extreme Contact to replace the original set of Pirelli's. Noticed a positive difference immediately; better stability, handling, steering & comfort. Continental Extreme Contact are the 3rd highest rated Ultra High Performance tires by Consumer Reports but the price from Pep Boys was so much better than the 2 top rated & so much better than any of Pep Boys competitors, I chose them. And, I've used Pep Boys installation service before & it remains excellent.
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Continental DWS Tires After doing some research I decided to replace my original all- season Bridgestones with the Continental Extreme DWS and I am happy with my purchase so far. The true test however will be this winter. I am hoping that these tires perform better than the Bridgestones in the snow. The very friendly staff at Pep boys were extremely helpful and did a great good with the installation of my tires. Will continue to visit Pep Boys for other car services.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE TIRES I recently replaced my Dunlop Pilot Sport tires with these Continental Extreme DWS & I'm in love. It's almost like driving a completely different car. I drive an Audi S5 & I have to say, these tires made the drive 100% better. Not to mention, my car now drives in the snow, which it didn't with the Dunlops. They're definitely worth the money!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all-weather tire I bought these tires to replace the factory installed tires on my 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The factory tires had zero traction on snow & ice. So far, I'm happy with my Continental Extreme Contact DWS. Good traction on packed snow in sub-zero conditions.
Date published: 2013-12-24
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