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

Blizzak Winter / Snow Tires

Bridgestone's Blizzak winter / snow tires are among the best in the industry. The Blizzak isn't just one tire, but an entire line of winter / snow tires that encompass many different models. Take a look at three of the most recommended Bridgestone winter tires: Bridgestone Blizzak WS70: If you're looking for a winter / snow tire that offers maximum ice and...  Read More

Test Review of Blizzak WS70

A co-worker of mine recently relayed the following account of a road trip he took last winter. As a sales specialist at Tire Rack, he had great experience testing the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 and was able to compare its characteristics to the WS70 he installed on his vehicle. Here is his story:This past winter, I embarked on a 1200-mile (round-trip) drive...  Read More

Better fuel economy with low rolling resistance tires? Not right away!

With the growing popularity of Hybrid vehicles, most tire manufacturers (including Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone and others) are offering replacement tires with lower rolling resistance to further improve fuel economy.  While our last complete test has a great deal of information to help distinguish the different models from one another, the question...  Read More

Best Wet Traction Tires for Wet Roads

Spring showers bring May flowers..and wet roads! Much of the country is having a very wet spring this year, so many drivers can identify with this problem. Whether you're driving a BMW 3 series, a Toyota Camry or a Chevy Suburban, wet traction is important. Will a new set of tires with great wet grip and treadwear improve your confidence when driving in the...  Read More

Winter Wonderland

Thinking about winter tires? Wondering what the difference is between a winter / snow tire and an all-season tire, and whether of not you will need them?The first thing to understand is that it is never really too soon to be thinking about winter weather. While it may still be warm outside, fall is on its way, and with it the first shipment of winter tires...  Read More

Original Equipment tires Vs. Aftermarket tires

A good percentage of the customers that I talk to with newer cars always seem to be unhappy with the O.E. (Original Equipment) tires that came on the car. One of the most common tires that I see on performance-oriented sedans is the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4. This tire is designed as a Grand Touring All-Season tire that will provide a smooth comfortable...  Read More

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

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...  Read More

Bridgestone Potenza Tires

Bridgestone Potenza tires combine the tradition of Bridgestone excellence with all of the qualities you seek in a performance series tire. If you drive a sports car, sporty coupe or performance sedan—you'll appreciate the following. Potenza RE050A Pole Position: Exceptional dry and wet road traction, responsive handling. This Max Performance Summer tire...  Read More

Over the river and through the woods. The Blizzak WS60 will get you there and more!

    Last winter was a pretty bad one for NW Indiana and most everywhere else. It was my first full winter in an Audi A4 Quattro. The snow was bad and my commute is long so I decided to go with Bridgestone's Blizzak WS60 .    On Wednesday Feb 4th we had an incredible snow storm that sat idle for most of the day as it dumped close to 3 feet. The screen shot...  Read More

If it's too're too old

Many of  the newer tires being introduced have an asymmetric design that were previously directional.  Bridgestone Potenza RE750 old directional design Bridgestone Potenza RE760  new asymmetric design        Why asymmetric design. Europe recent phased in new stricter noise standards over the past 5 years. as found in a Tire Rack Technical articleE.C.E....  Read More