The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

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

These are excellent performance summer tires with emergency all season ability. I would not buy them and plan to drive in snow.I purchased these tires as dedicated summer tires, as I typically run X-Ice on winter wheels. I put them on bright and early in the spring, since they are advertised as all season tires. My initial impressions were great. Dry / wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

OEM Tire I feel they tested many tires for this SS and I really like the machine I tell it what to do and it does it. Factory balanced @ 150 MPH they have no vibration! All around a great tire and Auto . Yes do they were fast! but they keep you on the ROAD!Not in the ditch or a tree! Estimate 15,000 miles no way to rotate but have full size spare with wheel!...  Read More

Where Do I Get My Tires Installed?

Tire Rack is a mail order company that ships products from their Indiana, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada and Colorado distribution centers. Regardless of where you might be located, standard ground shipping can typically have our products delivered in just 1-2 business days. When purchasing a Tire & Wheel Package, your items will come...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

These are the OEM tires that came on my 2013 VW JSW TDI. I purchased this vehicle about 2 months ago and have driven about 2,700 miles since then. I am running these at 35 psi, which is the VW recommended pressure. This is my first vehicle with a 17 wheel and 45 aspect ratio, as well as my first experience with Continental auto tires.I have found this tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

These tires replaced the original equipment manufacturer Firestone Affinity tires on this vehicle. The Firestone's had 2 of the rear tires experiencing some belt separation problems, including excessive premature edge wear issues at 20,581 miles for a tire that has a tread wear warranty of 50,000 miles. The original equipment tires were rotated every 5,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec

I absolutey love this tire. My bone stock MR2 Spyder has been extremely competitive at our local gymkhana and auto x events, and has been taking down much better cars with these tires on.I now have Rivals on the car, but I think I like the ZII Star Specs a lot more. At least on the street, I'm still waiting for Sunday to come so I can see how the Rivals do...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

For the winter this tire is the best tire I have ever bought. I bought these tires for winter driving only. The one problem with these tires is on dry pavement and when you have the transfer case in Auto or 4 wheel the front tires fight against the rear tires causing a popping sound and feel in the front end. I have taken it to my auto dealer and had the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

I have this tire on all family vehicles and three vehicles of my adult children on wheels using from December through March in Iowa. Your surveys indicate it is either tied for superior to any and all other winter tires you sell and I would strongly agree with those surveys. I have used this tire for so many years the it used to be named Winterfire. I have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Just installed these yesterday so this is an initial review. I'm recently retired from the tire and auto service business so you can bet I'm pretty picky about tires. These Primacy MXM4's replaced a set of HX MXM4's that had given good service. I found a great installer through Tire Rack that had a Hunter road force balancer and a clean, modern shop. The new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Review is for front (255/45ZR17 Continental ExtremeContact DW) and rear (285/40ZR17 Continental ExtremeContact DW) This is one of those cases where I immediately noticed a huge difference in ride, sound, responsiveness.... everything. Granted, the tires I had on the car before were passed their prime and weren't that great to begin with, but it felt like I...  Read More

Do You Have the Three Tools Needed to Remove Your Wheels and Tires?

There are many cases where it can be useful to remove your wheels and tires yourself.  Installing your new Tire & Wheel Package from Tire Rack Performing your annual change over from your winter wheel/tire set-up to your summer wheel/tire set-up or visa versa Changing brake pads, brake rotors or brake lines Inspecting or maintaining axle hubs Rotating your ti...  Read More

255/45R20 Tires on the Front of a Dodge Challenger SRT8

The Dodge Challenger SRT8 is the epitome of the new age American muscle car. A massive HEMI V8 and performance-tuned suspension make the Challenger a top choice among auto buyers looking for vintage-inspired good looks. There are two versions when it comes to the tire packages offered on the Challenger SRT8. Typically, if you're in a region that sees...  Read More

Bling on a Budget: 19x9.5 Chrome Sport Edition ST5 Marked Down to $79 for Your S6

One vehicle that really stood out to me at the Detroit Auto Show was an ibis white Audi with traditional chrome wheels. It's hard to find the right finish for a white car. Silver tends to blend too much with the body color. While a grey or black finish might contrast too much. I tend to believe chrome stands out on a larger white luxury car without...  Read More

Keep Your Fusion Moving Even When It's Freezing: Winter / Snow Tires for the New Ford Fusion

Although it's no DB5, the new 2013 Ford Fusion sure has a luxury vibe. Initial reports from the automotive press indicate this vehicle performs as well as it looks. Have you just picked up a 2013 Ford Fusion? In addition to its styling and performance, I'm sure you're impressed with the Fusion's safety features. In a collision, your Fusion protects...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I installed these tires on my 98 Civic hatchback and having put less than 20 miles on them this is just an initial review. Compared to the no-name off brand tires on the vehicle before, these are a night and day difference. Road noise is greatly reduced and the vehicle is noticeably smoother riding over harsh bumps. One thing that does stand out is how much...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus Z214

I race ES (auto cross) in a mazda miata. I'm usually on summer tires when I race and I'm consistently running behind my main competitor by a few tenths of a second. Once I finally mounted these tires (14x6 stock miata wheels), I beat him by 4 seconds. I ended up running times better than most of the street prep and street touring classes. I'm usually...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I know this tire is expensive compared with the rest of the other options. Well there is a reason why…. By far the best tire I have ever had! I live in Seattle where it rains a lot I get no hydroplaning with this tires. I have a 2001 BMW 540 of course rear wheel drive and the car handles amazing. I never had a problem losing control or grip with this tires.Ve...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

I've been completely blown away by this tire and I rant and rave to friends about it. I'm using the largest size you can buy @ 275/35/18 and the traction.. oh lord the traction. I'm sure it's partly due to my car as well but compared to my stock tires these things are unbelievable. On an auto-x course you can really push the limits and I felt the tires in...  Read More