How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy HP

Great tire, yes, you can make it cut loose if you don't know how to drive RWD car. I can make mine lose their grip predictably, as well as maintain grip. (it's called driving:-) Yes, the wet driving is not as great as the dry and you need to be cautious, so don't think you're driving a 4 x 4 breadbox, cause it's not or an AWD rally car. Check your skills and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

I put 4 new 265/75/16 load range E tires on my 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel in October 2008. These were less expensive than most tires then and still are today. It is now almost 6 years later and these tires have over 67,500 miles on them with a few more thousand left to go on them. The vehicle was used on a 4 week trip to two a travel trailer cross...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

My rating reflects the set that I just replaced after approximately 52,000 miles. I purchased a replacement set of ExtremeContact DSW's yesterday, and drove 400 miles on the interstate. There's a real difference between riding on a 4/32nd tread depth versus a 10/32nd. The worn tires transmitted more road shock than the new tires, which is understandable....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

I am a 4 million mile professional driver and i use this on my vehicle that i earn my living with. I drive aggressively and in all weather. These tires are very good and can be used year round. I have an incline driveway which i drove up with eight inches of snow without any wheel slip at all. No need to change to snows as these perform well on dry or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

After the hard winter last year, my wife was really concerned with sticking with the all season tires she had. So I did my research and the local tire shop recommended these tires and I have to say I am nothing short of impressed. This past winter in Michigan, we had one of the biggest snowfalls in a weekend. My wife's traverse is FWD and with these tires I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I purchased these tires for my '09 Venza on Black Friday this year. This is my 3rd set of tires on this car and I've never been thrilled with tires till now. I drove about 3K miles before the first snow. Now that it as snowed, I can say they are fantastic! As soon as they were installed, I felt the improved handling and grip to the road. I feel like I have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Wow! Amazing! These tires make driving in snow FUN! The worse the roads get the more I want to drive. Grip is great. These tires combined with the cars Stabilitrac make it sure footed in slippery conditions. Confidence inspiring. I've tried to find the limits of these tires and so far I've been unsuccessful. They've done everything I've asked for. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Live in North Carolina and snow is infrequent but possible (have a 4wd truck for that!). These tires lasted a long time, were inoffensive, quieter than the OEM Continental ProContact (not a great tire). These had a lower speed rating than what the car is rated for, I'd hoped for better handling and better mileage, it was simply a reasonably long lasting tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

These tires are quieter than even my summer tires but no where as good in snow as my Blizzaks were. The Blizzaks were not available for my car when my previous set wore out so I tried these. Wouldn't you know the Blizzaks are back for my car..amazing, one year too late. Nothing compares to Blizzaks in the snow. Maybe a little louder than I would like...  Read More

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