What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

"I have 245/45R17 low profile tires on my car, and I want to make sure these new tires I'm looking at are low profile, too. Also, can I replace low profile tires with 'regular' tires?" These two questions are asked often by customers we deal with when discussing tire options. If the tires you're looking at purchasing are the same size, in this example it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

This is a great tire for a 4runner in the P-metric size.... Ride is great and handles tremendously better! Still rides as smooth as the OEM Dunlop Geolander highway rib tires, but w/much better steering feel & handling. A very minimal increase in noise can be heard when windows are open, but thats to be expected going to an A/T tire. No noticeable increase...  Read More

Michelin Premier A/S vs Michelin Defender: Which is Best?

Often times when tire manufacturers produce several popular models, loyalists of the brand are confused on which to select. On paper, both the Michelin Premier A/S and Michelin Defender do everything extremely well, however they are two completely different tires meant for two different jobs. Both tires work very well as an all-season option, are quiet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

I don't understand why this tire gets bad reviews. They are standard on my 4Runner, and were on my 2004 4Runner. I was going to switch for the (In my opinion) best SUV tire made, the Goodyear Silent Armour, however after a few miles I decided to wait until a replacement is needed. The recent heavy rain in CA was no problem, I have been to the snow twice, and...  Read More

Introducing the Eibach All-Terrain Lift Kit for Jeep Wranglers

The new All-Terrain Lift Kit from Eibach offers suspension lift options for two-door and four-door Jeep Wranglers that are looking to improve off-road capability and make room under the Jeep JK for larger tires and wheels. This lift kit will raise the front between 2.5" and 3.5" and raise the rear approximately 2" to 3" so you have room to fit 35" tires on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Generally a good all-season performance tire. Excellent grip in wet/damp roads, and average+ in slush or light snow. Dry performance is pretty high also (7-8). Wear is not terrible (though watch carefully for uneven wear) and tire continues to perform similar to new as you get farther down the road. Tire tracks well under power. Road noise is pretty quiet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Was getting combined 28.5 mpg with my '12 Mustang v6. Traded it in for a '14 mustang, almost the exact same car- just newer. With the oem tires on the '14- I am only getting 24.3 mpg. Debating spending the extra cash to replace those tires for a new set of these.Can't rate winter conditions- a Mustang is not a winter car. Since I live in rural IL, have a 4x4...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

This tire is amazing! I'm running a 275/70R18 on an 06 F150 with a skyjacker 3 lift. Turning my truck into a 4x4 off-road machine I expected their to be some annoying attributes such as noisy tires and odd handling/steering capabilities. But with these tires I feel so much better about going witht the upgrades! They are virtually noiseless, a slight hum but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero

I bought a brand new 2012 VW Golf almost exactly 2 years ago, and put P Zero Neros on with just a few miles on the odo. Currently (9/24/14) the car has about 46K and change showing, so without exaggeration, I have driven the Pirellis more or less 45,000 miles over 2 years. Just had the car inspected today- there is still 5-6/32 of tread left. They easily...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Great all around tire for New England. I use them all year long since the price is low. Puncture resistance on course gravel/stone roads is not so good. Had a half dozen flat tires due to sharp stone punctures. GREAT SNOW TRACTION!!! Actually take them off-road in the winter. Once my friend with an S10 4WD pick up was unable to follow me going up a steep...  Read More

Jeep Wrangler Wheels and Tires

The Jeep Wrangler is a timeless vehicle. Whether it's a 1970's CJ, a 2015 JK or anything in between, they're the most customized vehicles on the market. If you've ever owned one, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Typically after purchasing their Wrangler, many owners begin shopping for new wheels and tires and/or a lift kit. I like to call this "the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I haven't had these tires for too awfully long, and they are do for a rotation-- however, no one could tell by looking at them. They still look great, and are wearing evenly (my truck is properly aligned). We had a harsh winter in Ohio last year, and these tires handled it well on my 2wd truck. Throw some sand in the bed and get moving... these were like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

My Jetta Sportwagen came standard with 17 Conti ProContact tires. They were well used up by 50,000 miles. I liked the Conti tires due to good responsiveness and cornering/braking. The Contis were always quite poor in snow, but since I also have a 4x4 available, not a big issue.The first thing I noticed with the Pirellis is the sudden quiet on the highway! It...  Read More

Trailer Tires Offered at Tire Rack

Now is the time of year to get our campers, RVs and utility trailers out of storage and ready for summer trips. Before hitting the road, you need to look at the tires' wear and age. You'll also need to see if there are any bubbles, tread separations or cracks. Our experience has been that when properly stored and cared for, most street tires have a useful...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

No question a must in winter, I have owned other makes of winter tires, admittedly different vehicle, and there no comparison. Most folks think if you have a 4 X 4 you don't need winter tires, trust me huge difference and I drive throughout Northern Ontario. Tires perform great on fresh deep and light snow and on hard pack snow and ice, on cold dry days...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

We went from a 4wd Jeep to a 2wd Jetta the day before we got our first big snowfall of the season. Blizzak WS70 tires on my Jetta took me places in snow I would go to only in my Jeep. It gave my wife a level of confidence of driving I have never seen in her before in her 15 years of winter driving. There is a lot of talk about the tire being loud, which I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

This is a fantastic tire and I got an opportunity to test it in a controlled environment on an Audi A4. I was able to compare it against other competing tires (Continental, Goodyear, and others). The difference was amazing. These tires performed beautifully on the test track and provided a level of grip I had not experienced every before. After an entire da...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

I rarely ever write reviews however I'm compelled with these tires!!! The best tire I've ever owned and I've owned many sets over 45 years of driving. Dry pavement and wet flawless! We here in Washington just got 6 inches of snow with 21 degrees of temperature and with that mix you know tires will be tested, again flawless performance. Wait, before anyone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

SO I live in Wisconsin and I self admit I am a terrible winter driver in my own opinion. The problem is that I have a 55 mile drive one way to work each day so 110 mile trek. In the past Ive gone no snow tires and its been scary many nights on the drive hom.Now I have a Jeep Compass with 4WD and with the stock tires last year they didn't do too bad, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

So I really researched the heck out of what tire was right for my 4x4 tacoma. We live at 6000 ft and can get up to a foot of snow at a time in winter. We needed a fairly aggressive tire tread for winter. But I also was weary of tire noise and the mileage hit you get with some AT tires. This tire hit the sweet spot. I had to back up a fairly steep incline on...  Read More