Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Feels very similar to the WS 70, if not slightly lower in performance? Have been running WS 70 for last 5 winters. The WS 80 feels like it has less grip at the limit (same with RE 11A for summer). Could be the set I have. Average 5000km per performance tire (20000km/set) winter or summer. If my next set of WS 80's are still feeling worse than WS 70's, I will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

I moved away from the OEM Michelin tires (Mud/Snow) that are a very good tire and if you do off road driving a little, maybe the best choice for that. However, I have had the opportunity to test these Bridgestone tires in snow, ice, rain and more in the first 300 miles and they keep my Ridgeline pickup in excellent control of the conditions. Where these...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Honda Civic

One might wonder how a Tire Rack sales specialist searches for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for their own vehicle. I drive a 2014 Honda Civic Si and will be putting new tires and wheels on it this winter. Deciding on what to purchase is tough, even for someone who is always #thinkingabouttires.   The first thing to do is to search by your vehicle's year...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Only about 500 miles on these so far, so this is pretty much just initial impressions made to date. This is my fourth set of Duelers, third of which were Alenzas and first of the new Plus series. I had Michelin Latitudes on prior to this current set largely because they were on sale for less than the Alenzas last time around and I figured heck, they're...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I used to have the 960's on my car and I loved them! The handling was so remarkably improved over the OEM Michelin grand touring tires. I got 50,000 miles on them before switching to the Continental DWS tires due to the cost of the 960's creeping up higher than I liked. The Conti's were pretty good espcially in the rain and light snow that we get in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Costco had these tires on sale for a decent price, so I bought them based on this site's reviews. Up here in Manitoba we have snow & ice on the roads 5-6 months of the year & temperatures that can get as low as -40F. I do a lot of highway driving to get to work, but I live in the city. These tires exceeded my expectations for both city & highway driving. No...  Read More

Deciding Between Run-Flat and Non-Run-Flat Tires

Many vehicles come equipped with run-flat tires from the manufacturer. Our sales specialists receive many calls from drivers asking if they can replace their run-flat tires with non-run-flat options. There are a few pros and cons when it comes to changing to a non-run-flat tire. Pros: Conventional tires are typically less expensive Better ride quality Longer...  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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

The ride quality went down, the noise level went up. I have hat these on My 1998 Buick LeSabre and can't stand them. The wet traction is awful. I was coming around a turn on a on ramp and was accelerating faster as I was at the end of the turn going around 15mph's on wet pavement, then my tires broke loose and the car wanted to go strait. All together I...  Read More

Looking for the Best Winter / Snow Tire for 2012-13?

As the 2012 winter season quickly approaches, many members of our sales team took to the ice rink to compile measured data regarding starting and stopping distances on glare ice. In our tests, we reviewed several winter / snow tires and got a feel for each tire's bite capabilities, lateral handling grip and breakaway limits. These winter tires feature softer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Called the Tire Rack to order a different tire because stock size is NLA from most manufacturers. Sales Advisor informed me about the Bridgestone RE-11 in my size. I have not had good prior experience with Bridgestone, but since this was the ONLY performance tire in this size I decided to give it a try. My FIRST spirited driving on them was at the Tail of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

Replaced OEM Michelins at approx. 62,000 miles. Those were OK tires, but they always seemed to be really loud. As those tires wore down I could hardly hear on my mobile phone. I had my dealer parts dept. order thru Tire Rack and charge me the same price that I would of paid for them ordering direct. Tires arrived fast and it was a painless process. I rotate...  Read More

Looking for the Best Autocross Tires?

Choosing the best tire is one of the most important factors of a successful autocross season. Racers spend lots of time and energy in extracting every ounce of horsepower and torque from their engine, and sometimes forget that all of this power is useless unless it can be effectively transferred to the track. There are four small patches of rubber that play...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak W965

I use these tires mostly for work duty with my F150. Sales guy convinced me to get the heavier ply due to all the trailer pulling I do (40% of the miles). I drive everything from highway to back roads and plenty of offroad as well. (Seismic lines, farm fields, frozen ATV trails, etc). Tires have been quite impressive up until for the first 25 thousand miles...  Read More

Test of the Titans

It's the middle of January and customers are already calling in about Max Performance Summer tires. Nothing can brighten the day of a tire specialist more than the sweet smell of summer rubber in the winter!As a sales specialist that tries not to be too hasty in recommending a tire, I like to have the opportunity to test it, get customer feedback and give...  Read More

What is the Best Tire Brand for You? We Can Help!

In a global economy, shoppers have more options than ever at their fingertips. From toasters to tires, products can be manufactured and shipped all over the world at a competitive price. And, when it comes to tires, how can you choose the most reliable and cost-effective brands? Let us help. Over our 32-year history, Tire Rack has developed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92

This is OEM tire on my 05 Civic. It's more sporty than I expected with quick response in mu daily drive. Never have any problem or hydroplaning on this set. This set has 50000 miles on them and they still have 5/32 left. I typically replace them at 3/32, soot may have another 8000 left. Some of the reviews here have too high an expection on it. It depends on...  Read More

2011+ Ford Focus Tires and Wheels for Winter

Due to the recent sales success of the popular and newly redesigned Ford Focus, many customers have been calling in exploring their options for dedicated winter / snow tires.This hot new hatch and sedan, dependent on trim level, came with 15"-17" wheel fitments and several different Original Equipment tire selections. Regardless of model and trim levels, the...  Read More

Best Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires in 225/45R17

If you have a 2006-2011 BMW 3 Series, odds are you're considering run-flat winter / snow tires in 225/45R17. For the upcoming winter season, there are only two options left in stock: the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT and Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT How Do They Compare? The...  Read More

All-Season Tires for Handling Water

With winter on its way, parts of the country will experience wet conditions instead of or on top of snow. When it comes to tires, it's important to understand that there are always compromises. A particular tire may have certain performance characteristics, however there are residual effects to those advantages. Tires that are directional offer excellent...  Read More