Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I am resubmitting this review with a more detailed explanation. With my cars as well as my motorcycles, I have always stressed the best quality in high performance tires be used, as your life depends upon them.I bought the 2009 Accord Coupe EX-L V-6 (with Nav and 6 speed manual tranny) with the optional 19 Honda Factory Performance (HFP) wheels shod with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I replaced a set of Yokohama that were only half worn out (that I bought from Tire Rack). The noise was driving me nuts. They sounded like the wheel bearing were going bad. As a matter of fact I replaced one hub bearing. And the noise was still there. Replaced rotors and brake pads and the noise was still there. Bought this set of tires and the noise went...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta ASX

Pretty hard on tires here. Had the second worst winter in 25 years this past winter. Could be the car's power or the tire but I had almost NO traction in any snow conditions. I respond to the firehouse when weather is at it's worst, and I will never buy these again. never really pushed the car in wet traction but they almost always spin with even alittle bit...  Read More

The Best Brake Pads for Your Light Truck or SUV

Do you have a light truck or SUV that needs to increase stopping power beyond the current O.E. brakes? If you use your light truck or SUV for hauling or towing heavy loads and need a brake pad that can handle the high temperatures and extreme forces these vehicles encounter, you may need to consider a purpose built, heavy duty or severe duty brake pad. The...  Read More

Summer Road Trip? Use This Maintenance Checklist.

Before setting off on your summer adventures, take some time to check your car over to ensure everything is in good running condition. A little bit of time spent in advance can save a lot of time and trouble on the road. The following is a good basic checklist to help get your vehicle prepared to take you wherever you want to go: Brakes - Since many traction...  Read More

Picking the Best SUV, Crossover and Truck Brake Pads

If you're looking for a premium set of replacement brake pads for your light truck or SUV, then take a look at the Hawk LTS Truck/SUV Pads. Having used them on my own vehicles with good results, I recommend them to family, friends, neighbors and customers. Key Features & Benefits of Hawk Performance LTS Brake Pads: Improved braking over standard replacement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

These tires transformed my grocery-getter tC into a worthy track machine. I drove my car to the limits on the tires that came on it, which were Goodyear Eagle RSA. Those are All-Season tires and they showed it in their grip levels. I canyon my car regularly to get to places around town, and the immediate improvement with these tires was staggering. My car...  Read More

Want the Best Brake Pads Without the Excess Dust? Ceramic Pads May Be the Answer.

The biggest complaint most drivers have about their current brake pads is dust. We've all been there before with the black, greasy looking build-up on our wheels. The build-up occurs most dramatically in the front as that's where the majority of a vehicle's stopping power is generated.   All brake pads will produce dust as they wear, however there are some...  Read More

What is the Best Brake Rotor for Your Vehicle?

Choosing the proper brake rotor is determined by the vehicle you drive and how you drive it. The majority of vehicles produced will have solid vented rotors. However, some high-performance vehicles like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are built with slotted or cross-drilled rotors, which are also vented.   If you were happy with your stock rotor's performance...  Read More

StopTech Rotors and Pads Now Available

For those looking for increased braking performance, we now offer the StopTech line of brake products, including a wide variety of rotors and pads for various fitments. The StopTech SportStop Drilled Rotor is for use with stock calipers, carriers and lines. StopTech also offers a cryogenicallytreated rotor that can last up to three times longer than...  Read More

Cost-Effective Quality Brake Rotors from Centric

As a sales specialist at Tire Rack, I get the opportunity to test all of the tires we sell. This includes performance auto tires, Passenger All-Season tires, truck tires and more. Occasionally, I like to step outside the box and review products that don't catch as much attention on our test track as the tires. It's nice being able to recommend all products...  Read More

Ceramic Brake Pads Are the Secret to Cleaner Wheels

Many enthusiasts and drivers are discovering the joy of low-dust ceramic brake pads. While most ceramic pads have a less initial "bite" compared to higher performance brake pads, ceramic pads produce a light colored dust that is much less noticeable and less likely to stick to the wheel. Ultimately, this leads to wheels maintaining a cleaner appearance...  Read More

Seeing Red

After putting a nice Tire & Wheel Package on my son's car, we noticed that we could see a lot more of the brake caliper than we could with the old wheels. We had previously upgraded the brake system with good looking and great functioning Ate PremiumOne Slotted Rotors and Goodridge Stainless Steel brake hose, but the brake calipers looked dull, faded and...  Read More

Choosing the Best Brake Rotors for Your Vehicle

Selecting the best brake rotors for your vehicle can be more difficult than you think. This is especially true if you have a specialty application for track use, heavy towing or face challenging road conditions such as steep hills.Essentially, your brakes transfer motion into heat, sound and sometimes light. This energy transfer allows the car to slow...  Read More

Day Brake

What do a Sumo wrestler, a high-speed train and a sunrise have in common with brake pads? On initial examination not a lot but read on. In Japanese, Akebono means dawning, such as daybreak or sunrise.Akebono ceramic brake padsare some of the finest made in the world. With more than 75 years of brake design and production expertise, Akebono provides...  Read More

Say "Ah-Tay" for Brake Rotors

As soon as you see ATE PremiumOne® Rotors, you know they’re different. A distinctive set of elliptical grooves have been machined into the rotor face. A satin silver coating covers the entire rotor. The patented RotorLife® Elliptical Groove Wear Indicator and MetaCote® protective coating deliver performance and convenience unequalled in other rotor lines. Th...  Read More

Stop right there! Get new brake pads for your vehicle.

Grinding, squealing, long stopping distances? It could be time for new brake pads. Tire Rack can help with a wide array of pads and rotors for most vehicles.Ceramics give the lowest noise and dust, but won't increase stopping power. The Akebono Pro Act Ceramic Pads are a great option in the ceramic line-up.  Available for many applications and...  Read More

Big Brake Kits at Tire Rack

Brembo Big Brake Kits upgrade the look and performance of your vehicle's braking system. The brake systems combine fixed 4-piston aluminum calipers and high performance brake pads, with 1- and 2- piece vented discs and Goodridge® steel braided brake lines. These race inspired Brembo Big Brake kits are designed to offer superior stopping power for drivers...  Read More

DBA Rotors for Trucks and SUVs

The Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) Street 4X4 Survival Series front and rear rotors feature DBA's innovative Kangaroo Paw ventilation design for trucks and SUVs. The Kangaroo Paw designs run cooler, are stronger and outperform traditional straight-vane disc rotors. Directional slot design Gun-metal grey paint adds better corrosion protection on non-friction...  Read More

Brembo Gran Turismo Brake Upgrade for Porsche 911

Many Porsche owners are looking for better lap times at the track and more aggressive brake performance on the street from their 911. If you have already tried changing your brake pads and still lack the performance you are looking for, it may be time to upgrade to a larger caliper and rotor.Brembo has built a reputation of producing quality products...  Read More