Do My Winter / Snow Tires Have Another Year in Them?

Monday, October 31, 2011 by Gary Stanley
What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread DepthsThe weather is getting cooler and many are thinking about removing their performance tires for winter / snow tires. However, what condition are your old snow tires in? Can you eke out one more season? Should you? 

Keep in mind that the more tread depth the tires have, the more effective they will be in loose snow and slush. Checking your tread depth may seem pretty obvious (here's how), but there is more to this than taking a quick look at the tread. In order for winter tires to perform well in snow, they need adequate tread depth so they are "biting" into the snow instead of "nibbling" at it. Most winter / snow tires start at 10/32nds of an inch to 12/32nds of an inch. 6/32nds of an inch is the minimum tread depth that Tire Rack recommends for winter driving.

Check out "What Honest Abe Doesn't Tell You About Minimum Tread Depths" for more information about tread depths for winter and all other seasons, too. 

If you find that your old snow tires have less than 6/32nds of an inch of tread depth, they are ready to be replaced. There are many great winter / snow tires available, but a good starting point would be to check out Bridgestone's Blizzak line. If you're looking for Bridgestone tire reviews on some of the top Blizzak tires, read "Blizzak Winter / Snow Tires."

You can find the right auto tires online, when you shop by vehicle.

When it's time to shop for tires, do a tire comparison.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Sounds obvious, but when it comes down to it, conducting a tire comparison isn't always the easiest thing to do. It involves a lot of research, as you want to compile detailed information about each of the tires you are interested in. But that's where Tire Rack comes into play—we do all of that research for you.

Whether you need to compare Bridgestone tires or compare performance tires within other brands, spending a little time with our Tire Survey Results will produce all of the information you need to successfully shop for tires. We study our consumer feedback to chart all of the tires in our inventory, which lets you look at things like hydroplaning resistance and noise comfort. And we even label the best sellers according to their performance in our sales logs. Beyond that, we publish every test we conduct which gives you our unique perspective on how certain tires hold up against others.

All of this information, along with a library full of Tire Reviews, puts all of the information you need to conduct a tire comparison right in front of you. 

And in the end, that's how we make it really easy for you to buy auto tires online.

We're not just another tire website.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Tire Rack is your complete source for all things auto tires and wheels. Aside from our collection of rims and tires online, you'll find first-hand product reviews from our sales specialists and Tire Rack consumers alike. We essentially don't hold anything back so that you can make the best purchase possible. And so that you can feel comfortable doing so.

In fact, now is most definitely the time to buy. With the onset of spring, we rolled out (pardon the pun) our biggest and best collection of aftermarket rims and tires to date...and a few other new things, too. Like car suspension products, a brake system upgrade and even a few engine tuning products.

Click here to see it all.

Tire Rack: The easiest way to price tires online.

Monday, April 19, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Shopping for new tires can be exhausting. The pressure is on to make the right decision because your safety depends on it. And when it comes to making that decision, all of the information you need is right here at Tire Rack. We know tires, and we share that with you in a way that makes it super easy to make a tire buy online.

After all, pricing is a pretty important factor in any purchase. But it's not the only factor. When it comes to tires, you'll need specific performance and sizing information. And that's why we give you the opportunity to search our entire inventory according to your vehicle's specifications.

Once you enter this information, you'll have access to a list of auto tires online that we've found to be appropriate for your vehicle. In other words, in just a few minutes you'll have more information that you could possibly imagine—without having to go from retail outlet to retail outlet.

And if you get lucky, your list might include a tire that qualifies for a special offer.

Auto Tire Stores: Who Do You Trust?

Monday, November 30, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
When it comes time to buy tires online, your options are wide open. There are a number of auto tire stores online, and as you click from one to the next, you'll find information—and sometimes, a complete lack thereof. But when you visit Tire Rack, you'll get all of the information you want from a car tire dealer—and then some—in a user friendly format: one that's clear, concise and relevant. One of our previous customers said it best:

"No doubt, I will continue to do business with Tire Rack. Best product information and best pricing." 

That's proof that we strive to be your go-to auto tire store. It's about giving you expert advice on and sharing our detailed experiences with the products we sell. It's customer service, and ours is award-winning. And we're in business for you—to make sure your vehicle is outfitted with the tires it should be. 

Shop by vehicle today.

Tire Rack: A Top Stop for New Automobile Tires

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
At Tire Rack, we take pride in our higher standards because it means we can continually offer you new automobile tires of excellent quality.

Our team of Performance Tire and Wheel Specialists is formed by individuals who are trained to provide fitment and performance advice. And by training, we mean approximately 80 hours a year in a classroom or in a test vehicle on our on-site test track. At Tire Rack, it's the experience that counts—and it helps us help you choose new auto tires. On the phone or online.

Contact us today, or use one of our online search tools. A detailed list of new auto tire options awaits you.

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It's really not hard to buy auto tires online.

Monday, October 26, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
At Tire Rack, we make it easy for you to buy auto tires online. Simply shop by vehicle, and we'll generate multiple tire options based on your vehicle's specifications. Or, use our Tire Decision guide. It will determine the best performance categories for you and narrow down your choices from there. 

No matter how you reach a purchase decision, you'll see that we strive for excellence at every turn. We offer premium brands that go through our rigorous testing methods. If we can't drive on a certain auto tire, we wouldn't let you drive on it either. That means you can trust our recommendations. And if you have questions not easily answered by our individual auto tire specification charts or library of consumer reviews, go ahead and contact us. Our team of performance specialists is ready and willing to assist you.