ControlContact Sport™ A/S

4.3 out of 5 (44 Reviews)

An all-season, ultra-high performance tire that delivers excellent driving control and superior responsiveness in a variety of conditions. Available exclusively at Discount® Tire.    

50K Limited Warranty
60 day Trial
3 Year Roadside Assistance
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ControlContact Sport™ A/S Specifications for

205/45ZR17 (88W)

Load Index 881235 lbs

Speed Rating W168 MPH

Tread Wear 540
Traction A
Temperature A
Article Number 15496840000
Approved Rim Width 6.5 - 7.5
Tire Diameter 24.3 in
Tire Weight 17.5 lbs
Max Load 1235 lbs
Rim Protect Yes
Max Inflation Pressure 51 psi
Side Wall BSW
Overall Section Width 8.4 (7.0) in
Tread Depth 10/32 in
Tire Metric Metric
Load Range XL
Revs Per Mile 855
UTQG 540 A A

Total Confidence Plan

Not only does the purchase of Continental brand tires purchased as a replacement tire ensure quality and performance, it also provides an extra measure of confidence with the support of the Total Confidence Plan.

Roadside Assistance

Flat Tire Roadside Assistance*

Roadside Assistance

Road Hazard

Roadside Assistance

Tread Wearout Coverage*

Roadside Assistance

Limited Warranty

Roadside Assistance

Customer Satisfaction Trial*

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Superior Performance

With an all-season tread design that opens up and grips the road in wet and wintery conditions, the ControlContact™ Sport A/S creates grab even retains snow for confident winter traction.

The same tread design also maximizes road contact for improved dry traction, while providing stability and control during cornering. Great handling, superior traction, and cornering with confidence in dry or wet condtions makes the ControlContact™ Sport A/S a superior choice for performance-minded drivers.

Available exclusively at Discount® Tire. 

Mileage 8
Fuel Efficiency 7
Handling 8
Wet Traction 9
Snow Traction 8
Quiet Ride 8



Overall Ratings

80% Would Recommend
44 Reviews Average Overall Rating

Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Noisy but great turning response I had a set of Continental DWS UHP tires on my Mazda three. One was ruined in a pothole. The store said that these Control Contact Sport A/S were very similar. They replaced 2 tires. The old DWS are not very noisy while the newer Conrol Contact Sport A/S are noisier than any other tire I can remember. They seem to make more noise at low speeds than high ones. Some people may not be bothered by the noise but I don't like it. I would select are tire with less performance that was quieter. I can say that for cornering if you turn the wheel fast the tires respond better than any other tire I have used...that part is super fun.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tires not worth changing from DWS 06 After 2 sets of the DWS 06 all season I tried the Discount Tire exclusive - Control Contact Sport A/S. Thankfully DT honored their 30-day ride guarantee as I now have Extreme Contact DWS 06 back on my Audi. What a difference! The CC may have stronger sidewall per my research, but the ride is too rough compared to the DWS 06 model. I do not plan on changing again. My only concern with the DWS 06 is if the mileage will get close to the 50K Continental Warranty. Regardless, if they don't I know DT will work with me as a Continental Dealer to get another credit on my next set. This set I received 60% credit as only lasted about 23K miles which was surprising.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ride and handling I replaced the stock Michelins on my 2012 Genesis with these tires on a trip to Colorado because of damage to one of the original tires. Let me emphasise that these tires are NOT noisy! Driving through Nebraska at 75-80 miles an hour with no more noise than the MIchelins. These tire have a good ride quality and handling, and provide a more aggresive tread pattern than the orighinal tires (one of the things I wanted with replacement tires). I'm waiting for winter to evaluate the snow traction ability of these tires.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch all-season performance tires So far, just as good as the Continental ExtremeContact Sport DWS tires I previously had, and they were the best A/S performance tires I have ever used. I've put these through a full season (including snow) and they have performed admirably. For reference, I've driven on a variety of A/S performance tires to include Goodyear Eagle GT A/S, BFGoodrich g-force Sport A/S, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, and Bridgestone Potenza A/S. Had them on RWD Infiniti, BMW, and MB. Continental A/S performance tires are the best.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very smooth ride I bought a set of 4 to replace my factory originals on my 2015 Honda Accord Sport. The stock tires were 235/45/18, and we're noisy and had a rough ride. I went with a taller tire, 235/55/18, and the car rides so much better.. and it's almost an inch higher off the ground. No more scraping on parking lot stop bars! I find the ride to be very smooth, not noisy at all.. The cornering and such seems great to me.. Maybe I'm getting old (57) but I really like these tire a whole lot.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not really an all season tire. I have a set of these on my Crown Vic. I live in Denver, CO and was told by the salesman that they would be a good replacement for the all-season tires that needed to be replaced. I bought the car used and was able to get two seasons out of the the tire I had. Dry and wet (rain) conditions with the Contact Sports and the tires are great. If there is just a bit of snow, my car is all over the place. Two inches of snow and I could barley make it up a slight incline (I mean slight) up to my kids school. Barley touch the pedal and they just spin (the car is stock). I know it is a rear wheel drive, but c'mon. I basically do not have an all season tire and wish I had not bought these. Should have went with the something a little more aggressive, but wanted an all season. Now I have to get a set of 'winter tires' just to make it through a little snow. Lesson learned.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just an OK tire Discount Tire's Continental ControlContact Sport A/S IS NOT EVEN CLOSE to Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 in performance on wet and dry roads. I just had a set of ExtremeContact DWS tires replace under the tread wear warranty (which is great). Discount Tire replaced them with their exclusive ControlContact Sport A/S tires. On my drive home I know there was something wrong. The care drove like the tires had little ball bearings against the pavement. It had a "squirmy" feeling that did not inspire driving confidence. Discount Tire (great company that it is) replaced them with Continental's ExtremeContact DWS06 upon my request. My car ('04 330Ci) is back to being a sports car again. Fantastic wet road performance. Both tires are quiet an have Continental on their sidewalls but the similarity ends there. The ControlContact tire is more of a touring tire while the ExtremeContact DWS06 is a high performance tire.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid performer, with tradeoffs These tires are extremely secure on dry pavement, wet roads, satisfactory in cold-slush, and decent in dry or packed snow. The tradeoff for a tire that does everything acceptably well is it doesn't provide the rabid, claw-like grip of summer sport tires in the summer, and isn't particularly amazing in snowy, wintry conditions. A quick application of throttle will easily lose traction. Additionally, road noise is noticeably higher than any touring tire. I still picked this tire and don't regret it. As a sweet-spot in the middle of all-season punishment that does everything and continues to perform decently, this tire does quite well. I have a high-performance AWD car (300+hp and 4200lb) which does test a tire's build and quality in every season. There are things I wish this did better, but I wasn't willing to pay for it with 2 sets of specialty tires and different brands. That is why I chose these and don't regret it.
Date published: 2018-05-29
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