Advantages of a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package

Every winter, drivers are faced with the dangerous task of navigating highways and streets that are covered with ice and snow. Municipal budgets are strained and the roads aren't always plowed and cared for like they should. Choosing to go with a dedicated Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package provides several advantages. The traction capabilities of any winter...  Read More

New From Europe: Anzio Wheels

From the same group that brought us the popular RIAL brand, we are proud to carry Anzio wheels, too. They offer European design and construction at prices that are extremely affordable. We are currently offering four different styles: Light, Turn, Vision and Wave. The Light is a 7-spoke design in a silver finish that would go well on sport compact cars. It...  Read More

Kosei K4R Real World Reviews

Kosei has a long history of building lightweight wheels at affordable prices. Their latest offering is the K4R. This 9-spoke wheel has been available for over a year, so we have been able to collect some real world feedback from customers who have put this wheel through its paces under demanding conditions. Below you will find quotes taken from customers...  Read More

What Are the Best Replacement Tires and Size for the Honda Fit Sport?

Time for new tires on your beloved Honda Fit Sport? The Original Equipment tires in the 185/55R16 size were available with two options, the Bridgestone Turanza EL470 and Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S. These tires, however, didn't fare all that well in our customer survey results. With that in mind, consider the following offerings in the 205/50R16 size. This...  Read More

Are Your Chrome Wheels Leaking? Replace Them with Affordable Custom Wheels

Buy your vehicle and hold onto it for as long as possible. That's typically the best way to get the most out of your car and budget. Obviously, you'll need to maintain and take care of it as best you can. If your vehicle originally came with chrome wheels and you live in snow country, one challenge you'll probably face is peeling chrome. Eventually this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta AST

These tires are great so far much better then the Dunlop's that cam on my 2011 Subaru WRX. they made a huge difference in handling with an proper alignment. I am very vigorous on checking inflation rates as well. Dry weather- Hnadles excellent steering response turn-in and driver control/confidence. Wet- Handles great in my opinion drove through plarge...  Read More

When Should I Remove My Winter / Snow Tires?

People often ask when they should put on and remove their winter / snow tires. Typically, the time most drivers have their winter tires on their vehicle is from late November to early April. It's important to use them only during the winter months in an attempt to maximize their treadlife. As illustrated in the photo below, tread depth is one of the most...  Read More

Clearance Closeout Tire & Wheel Packages for Your Second-Generation 4-108 Ford Focus

By all accounts, the 2013 Ford Focus ST has been a universal hit. It goes fast, handles well and doesn't break the bank. Much of the current Focus' success is due to groundwork done by earlier models. The previous generation Focus combined affordability, decent handling and efficiency, so it's not surprising that many second-generation Focus drivers are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

Hard to believe that this tire is rated below the Dunlop Wintersport M3, which is a fine winter tire but inferior to the Sottozero II's, specially in the dry. Very happy with this tire, they also outperform the OEM Pirelli P-Zero All Seasons that came with the car, which were H-rated and very unstable at high speeds. I highly recommended this tire, it was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

This is a very good tire I must say. I have used Kumho before on track cars, and I have to say for a street tire this is a very descend and affordable tire. They seem to be wearing very even and fair (with a good alignment of course). I admit, the tire is slightly noisier, but you can't really tell. I do appreciate the cornering characteristics on the car,...  Read More

Hankook's Ventus R-S3 Brings Competition Tire Grip to the Street

Hankook's Ventus R-S3 provides an affordable street tire that best mimics the grip of a racing slick intended for the track. The R-S3 entered a very competitive group of Extreme Performance Summer tires dominated by the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 and the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec, both of which are considered excellent dual purpose tires for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

For the price you really can't get a better set of tires. Two full winters on these and I am impressed to say the least. We get a fair bit of snow here in Calgary, nothing like the east coast, but enough that I can comfortably say these are great snow tires. When the city is socked it with snow, I have no problem getting to work. They work great on ice too,...  Read More

Complete Your Corolla with the Right Set of Winter / Snow Tires

Although Prius and Camry sales continue to climb, Toyota may still be best known for its reliable, economical and affordable Corolla. Not only did the Corolla put Toyota on the map, it still reigns as one the world's best-selling cars. Have you joined the many with a new Corolla in your garage? Your Corolla has been engineered for durability and...  Read More

Get a Great Tire and Save Money with Closeout Fuzion Tires

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, everyone wants to save money without compromising safety. That's why we test tires and currently provide over 2.8 billion miles of customer feedback to help you select the right tire. With many different options to choose from, you're likely to find an option that works for you and your budget. In addition to these...  Read More

How Can I Tell if a Smaller Wheel Will Fit My Car?

For Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages, it's often beneficial to use a smaller diameter wheel (combined with a taller profile tire) compared to your stock wheels. In many cases, an expensive, low profile tire size and wheel combination can be substituted with a more cost-effective tire and wheel set that'll also afford added sidewall height to minimize...  Read More

General AltiMAX Arctic: A Cost-Effective and Capable Winter / Snow Tire

Having a lower price point than many winter / snow tires, some customers question the effectiveness of the General AltiMAX Arctic. This tire is perhaps not as soft as certain Studless Ice & Snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 or Michelin X-Ice Xi3, and it may give up a small amount of ice traction. However, this Studdable Winter / Snow tire has...  Read More

Wheels for Winter: MSW Type 14

When putting together a Tire & Wheel Package for winter, the MSW Type 14 is often one of the most affordably priced alloy wheel options. Current pricing ranges from $78-$133*, with common 16" applications priced at $89* per wheel. The wheel is available in a wide variety of bolt patterns and offsets to fit popular vehicles. Alloy wheels tend to cost a little...  Read More

Tire Rack Locations and Recommended Installers

As you may know, Tire Rack is a mail order company, so we don't have traditional local retail locations where you can shop for our products. However, we do have a handful of distribution centers across the country where we ship our products from, and you can also pick up your order in person. Orders can be picked up at the following distribution centers: Windso...  Read More

Best Tires for Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The new Scion FR-S and its twin the Subaru BRZ have made a big splash in the rear-wheel drive coupe market. These vehicles offer fun at an affordable price to go along with modern styling. Both of these vehicles come equipped with the Grand Touring Summer Michelin Primacy HP. While this tire does great during the warm summer months, it's not designed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

After reading a lot of reviews I picked these tires for a couple of reasons, but being honest, one of the biggest was price. Here's a description of my driving: while I'm a fairly aggressive driver, the reality is that I live in San Francisco so going flat out just isn't possible. As a result, I wanted a tire that was grippy and could put the power down,...  Read More