Three Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Car Lover in Your Life!

When you think of Tire Rack, you likely think of our extensive information and selection of tires and wheels. You may have even purchased a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for your car to help conquer the snowy conditions this season. Did you know that we offer more than just tires and wheels? In fact, we have a variety of automotive accessories that...  Read More

When to Put on Winter Tires

Winter is coming! You already purchased your Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, put your Accutire Excursion Road Kit in your vehicle and had your vehicle maintenance reviewed by a recommended installer. However, you still want to know when's the perfect time to install your winter tires. Ideally, the best time to put your winter wheels and tires on is when...  Read More

Gift Shopping at Tire Rack

Do you plan to partake in gift giving this holiday season? Is that someone #alwaysthinkingabouttires like we are at Tire Rack? Take a look at these gift ideas for the car enthusiast in your life. The Accutire ABS Coated Air Gauge makes a great stocking stuffer. This air gauge's light makes it easy to read pressure numbers even in the dark and operates on a...  Read More

Winter: Get Ready and Be Prepared

As we approach the winter months, it's critical to understand how the changing temperatures can have an affect on your tires.  For every ten degrees in temperature change, you can gain or lose one psi of tire pressure. This can be a significant impact in tire pressure if not closely monitored. Do not rely on your Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) to alert...  Read More

What Causes Tire Bubbles?

After this year's harsh winter, the roads are worse than ever. I've not only seen many stranded motorists parked next to potholes they've hit, but single replacement tire requests have been more frequent lately. While a bubble can be caused by a handful of scenarios, the most common is impact damage such as hitting a pothole.   Tiresare made of specialized...  Read More

Great Gift Ideas from Tire Rack

Are you unsure of what to get that loved one for his/her birthday? Perhaps they have been searching for a new Tire & Wheel Package, but you do not know which one to purchase. Maybe they are shopping for dedicated winter / snow tires and you aren't positive of the correct size to purchase. The answer to this problem is as easy as buying a Tire Rack...  Read More

Don't Leave Home Without It

Whether you're traveling across town or cross-country, it's always good to have some basic supplies to deal with roadside emergencies. If you don't already have them, the Accutire Excursion Road Kit is an excellent all-in-one solution. It features an emergency warning triangle, jumper cables, air compressor, first aid supplies, gloves, duct tape, cable...  Read More

Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Are you looking for a gift for the car enthusiast in your life? The following items would make a perfect stocking stuffer for them and be a great addition to their garage or vehicle. Accutire's Excursion Road Kit includes a variety of items that a driver will need in case of a roadside emergency. It can easily be stored in your trunk, and the soft sided bag...  Read More

Road Trip Season

Summer is here, which for many of us means a vacation, often in the form of a road trip. If you're heading out by car, make sure your tires and other essential systems of your vehicle are ready for the road. Feel free to take a look at our handy road trip maintenance checklist. It gives a short list of things to check to make sure your car or truck is ready...  Read More

Accutire ABS Coated Air Gauge

Having adequate air in your tires is nothing to overlook. You wouldn't want to take a long trip with your gas tank on empty now, would you? An underinflated tire is more prone to early tread wear, bad fuel economy and also affects the handling and braking of the vehicle.   A handy tool to keep in your glove compartment is a tire pressure gauge to ensure you...  Read More

Keep Accurate Tire Pressure

Many people don't consider the role tires play on their vehicle. Your tires make contact with the road and the total contact area is about the size of a sheet of paper. Tire sidewalls are extremely pliable and soft; the entire load of your vehicle is carried by the air that fills the tires.For every 10-degree Fahrenheit shift in ambient air temperature, you...  Read More

Affordable Tire Gauges from Accutire

With winter in full swing and temperatures dropping across the nation, it's never been more important than now to carefully monitor your tire pressure.Underinflated tires cause vehicle imbalance, promote irregular wear and can cause load-carrying capacity issues. When the temperature drops, the air inside your tires naturally contracts at a rate of about 1...  Read More

Accutire Air Gauges: Which One is Best?

Proper inflation helps tires last longer, as well as improve the fuel economy and handling of your vehicle. Modern vehicles have TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems), which sound an alarm when a tire is significantly low. So an air gauge is still an important piece of equipment for any driver, but which one is right for you? Sometimes too many choices can...  Read More

Do new tires go in the front or the rear?

In a perfect world, all four tires would wear evenly so we could change them at the same time. However, even the best of us forget to rotate our tires and end up with two worn out tires and two with great tread depth. (You can check your tread depth accurately with an Accutire tread depth gauge).  Many ask in this case: "Do the new tires go up front or in...  Read More

Check your tires tread depth with an Accutire gauge.

While you're itching to put those summer tires back on, make sure to check the condition of your warm season tires before driving on them! Check for :Adequate tread depth - Most street tires start with 10/32" of tread depth. When the tire's tread depth is below 4/32" drivers will begin to lose sufficient wet traction. And once the tire's tread has worn down...  Read More

Checking Tire Pressure

Are you checking your tire’s air pressure?The Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving schools are developed to provide a controlled environment for young drivers to learn car control through experiencing their vehicles’ handling and stopping capabilities. One year we decided to do a test and got out our air gauge to measure the tire pressure on the...  Read More

Accutire Air Gauge

If your tires are going to provide the handling, traction and durability they are capable of, then maintaining proper air pressure is required. Many drivers spend money on new springs or buy car battery, but forget about something as simple as periodically checking their tire’s air pressure. Adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the “right”...  Read More

Check Your Pressure

With cold temperatures dominating our forecasts, it is important to monitor your tire's air pressure. Tire Rack offers a variety of air gauges to meet your needs. Accutire Digital Set Point - Allows you to store your vehicle's pressure information and incorporates a small flashlight at the top of the gauge. If you are looking for something smaller, consider:A...  Read More

Check Those Tire Pressures!

It's recommended that you check your tire pressures on a regular basis to help your vehicle deliver the highest possible fuel economy and longest tire life. Tire Rack features Accutire digital air gauges to make it a snap to check your tire pressures. Some of the more popular models are shown below. Digital Set Point Programmable Air Gauge w/Light Digital...  Read More

Under Pressure?

It is no secret that today's drivers demand performance from their tires.  Load capacity, traction control and temperature durability are all critical factors when selecting your tires. However, none of these performance aspects matter if you do not maintain the correct tire inflation (PSI) for the tires on your vehicle. Ensuring that you have the correct PSI...  Read More