My First Car

That feeling when mom and dad no longer need to take you where you want to go and you drive yourself in your car. What a feeling! My #FirsCarMoment not technically with my car, however it was my parent's 1985 Volvo 240 DL. With its cutting edge shoebox inspired styling, finished in a particularly glamorous brown, and powered by a fearsome inline four making...  Read More

New Lightweight Track Wheel from MOTEGI RACING

Anyone who has spent a Saturday at an autocross event or a road course knows that lighter is better. Lighter is especially better when referring to unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is anything not supported by the suspension of your vehicle such as wheels, tires and brakes. As one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades, a set of dedicated lightweight...  Read More

The Best All-Season Run-Flat Tire for Your TPMS-Equipped Vehicle

Do you or a spouse travel on business? Maybe you have a child just learning to drive or perhaps leaving for their first year of college. If you do, you certainly want what we all want: for them to be as safe as possible. Bridgestone spent a decade developing a tire for just these types of situations. The DriveGuard is the first run-flat tire designed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

The tires are truly a very good tire. That was one of the biggest reasons that I got the Blizzak WS70 and the price was extremely affordable. The reviews compared to other tires were not even close to these brand for the winter. And other people and reviews I read I really didn't hear anything bad about them except for that I would be extremely happy with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport V105

Can't believe i'm the first to review this awesome tire! I've tried the Continental 5P/Michelin Supersports/and now the V105's. These tires met and exceeded all my expectations. Can't believe they have so much dry traction.. No tire squeeling on high speed corners and it really takes a lot to tax these tires. Although they wear fast that is to be expected...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These tires are exceptionally sure-footed in every winter situation they have faced already: ice, slush, sleet, rain, light and deeper (about 8) snow as well as dry but cold roads both paved and gravel. They are not noisy on the road. Still need to use sensible, safe driving practices but these tires afford an extra margin of safety when weather conditions...  Read More

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

Moved from Firestone Firehawk {OEM] to this tire. The ride and control are awesome! Like riding a rail. Yes they were expensive, but the control is incredible. Control on wet surfaces are the same as on dry. Bought this tire due to the need for extensive winter driving in the Northeast and I have not been disappointed. Just a wonderful experience.Control...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

I've owned these tires during a summer in CT, a fall in MI, and the snow-taccular winter in the City of Chicago. Never in any circumstance have these tires let me down. In fact I had to give them a 10 for hydroplaning resistance because these are the first set of tires I've owned (and I used to get new tires every year for awhile) that resisted hydroplaning....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I was surprised at how well this tires performed, particularly in winter conditions. This was the first all season tire I have used in the winter in quite some time. Before I had always put on dedicated winter tires. I was very pleased with the way this tire handles slush, snow and ice. The ride in dry conditions is also very quiet and comfortable with...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  Read More

Sumitomo's Affordable Performance All-Season Tire Just Got Better

Sumitomo traces its roots back to its relationship with Dunlop that started in 1909 and has been engineering and producing world-class tires now for decades. In the late 1990s, Sumitomo and Goodyear formed a joint venture in which the two manufacturers would produce tires for each other. In a way, you can think of Sumitomo as the "Goodyear of Japan."  For...  Read More

Where Can I Find the Best Tire Prices? Take Advantage of Closeout Pricing on General AltiMAX RT.

When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, tires are a big part of your maintenance budget. You can't afford to overpay, but good tires are essential for safe driving. Even with the high quality brands we offer, we'll see major differences in overall performance, especially in wet traction. We've done head-to-head comparison tests where we've seen over a 4...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

These tires were very pricey when I purchased them so I had high expectations. I have an AWD passenger car and live in the Colorado mountains so I needed all weather tires to handle the snow but there are a lot of windy mountain roads.The tires handled well and were very quiet but at 25,000 and two years in, they are shot. I cannot afford to be purchasing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

These are good sets of tires for those who want a good balance between comfort, performance and economy, since they are very affordable and perform quite well. However, I wouldn't recommend driving them during winter, I was stuck in a parking spot in light melting snow once during spring season and had a really hard time have traction to get out of the spot,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I've had these tires through highway/city, pot holes, heavy rain, and they've performed great so far. They were replacing the OE Dunlop SP SPORT 7000 A/S which lasted almost 70k but were definitely due. By comparison I can say that even vs the Dunlops when new these Contys make less noise and ride much better especially when the roads get rough. What sold me...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I purchased these tires specifically for harsh Michigan winters, and we actually broke the snowfall record during the use of these tires in 2013-2014 with 94. I did a lot of research and these were the best tire I could afford. I was blown away by the tires. Quieter than the new Blizzaks on my friend's car. I couldn't hear them while driving at 70-80. They...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

These are great tires, but if you aren't a spirited driver get a touring tire. I found them to be great in the dry with very good feedback and low noise at the limits. They got me through 3 Michigan winters with acceptable performance. Probably the best all season performance tire for my car and very affordable as a bonus.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Overall there were awesome tires. Early on I noticed if the ground was a little wet or there was a little sand on the pavement it was much easier for me to break loose. Of course I also drive stick and have a heavy foot. 60k miles later I have little traction left and while I've still got about 1/8 of tread left, I lost my rear end on a mountain road today,...  Read More

Best Tires for the Toyota Sienna Minivan

The Toyota Sienna has been one of the most popular minivans for over a decade. It's no wonder, as the Sienna is a spacious, comfortable, safe and reliable vehicle with great resale value. If Toyota's family hauler of choice has a common complaint among many of its drivers, it is that many have found the Original Equipment tiresto be lacking. Two of the most...  Read More

Coming Soon: Bridgestone RE-71R Extreme Performance Summer Tire

The Extreme Performance Summer tire category has become increasingly competitive in recent years. Bridgestone's Potenza RE-11 has been one of the most popular and well-reviewed tires, but they can't afford to rest on their laurels. The Potenza RE-11A provided a refresh in select sizes to enhance their competitiveness against their newest rivals. And while...  Read More