Winter / Snow Tires for Winter's Worst Conditions

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and Continental ExtremeWinterContact tires are three of the top contenders in the Studless Ice and Snow category. The old approach to winter was that tires with aggressive tread patterns and studs were the best way to handle winter driving. It's been our experience that the advanced Studless Ice and Snow...  Read More

Make Your Winter / Snow Tire Changes Easier

The time to change from summer to winter / snow tires is rapidly approaching. Temperatures on my morning drive were in the 30s coming to work. No snow here yet, but winter is in the air.  Changing tires that are mounted on wheels is simple to do at home with just a jack and a lug wrench. But spinning all those lug nuts on and off the car can become a bit...  Read More

Four Winter / Snow Tires: Are They Worth It?

At Tire Rack we pride ourselves on real-world testing data that we gather through testing tires on the street and on the track. We also take over a local ice rink and test our vehicles on the ice to simulate packed snow that has become glazed over and turned to ice, as these conditions are very common at intersections during the winter months. To get...  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

Need Replacement Tires? Order Tires Online

Since 1996, when Tire Rack introduced the industry's most up-to-date website to the world, consumers have been able to research their performance product purchases and confidently buy online. Even as the industry continues to grow, our goals remain the same: offering quality performance products, expert advice, exceptional pricing and fast shipping. In fact,...  Read More

Install Your Tire & Wheel Package in Just Minutes

Creating Tire and Wheel Packages at Tire Rack allows you to buy car tires online as well as rely on us to be your online wheel store - all in one stop. Mounted, balanced and shipped with all necessary hardware at no additional charge, a package is easy to bolt right on. To make sure the miles in between tire rotations are as pleasant as possible,...  Read More

Six Years Later - The General Grabber UHP is Still At the Top

With over five million miles reported on, the General Grabber UHP is still the number one-rated tire in its category. Whether you're looking to buy SUV tires for your sport utility vehicle or buy truck tires for your high performance pickup, this Street/Sport Truck Summer tire from General provides traction, handling and control in both dry and wet...  Read More

Combine Your Wheel and Tire Purchase Into One

Why buy wheels from an online wheel shop and tires from a separate tires online store when you can create a Wheels & Tire Package in one stop here at Tire Rack. Packages are shipped ready to mount with all the necessary hardware, including lugs, center caps and centering rings at no additional charge. And if you're looking to save additional money on your...  Read More

Spring is Just Around the Corner

When you purchase a set of tires and wheels as a package, your tires will arrive pre-mounted to save you time and money. Tire & Wheel Packages from Tire Rack are shipped ready to mount and include the necessary hardware. Before making your selections, we suggest you take a look at the Upgrade Garage option on tirerack.com.This feature takes your vehicle's...  Read More

Too late to buy winter / snow tires?

The snow has been flying for months and it's a new year already. Time flies, right? Except when you're driving on inadequate tires with white knuckles in the snow.  Are you tired of slipping and sliding your way to work and home? Why "soldier through" the next two or more months of winter snow when you can be safe and equip your vehicle with a proper set of...  Read More

After you buy tires from Tire Rack where do you go for installation?

Buying tires online? Where will I go for installation? Won't the local tire shop be upset that I didn't buy the tires from them? Will they charge higher installation prices because I didn't buy them from their shop?  Tire Rack has a Recommended Installer Program. We can ship right to the installer of your choice and save you the hassle of dragging your tires...  Read More

Standard Touring All-Season Tire Testing Fuel Economy

Tire Rack tested tires from the Standard Touring All-Season category, collecting fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads near our corporate headquarters in Indiana. The fuel economy results for the Standard Touring All-Season tires we tested are shown below.The tire with the best fuel...  Read More

Using PayPal to Buy Snow Tires

Using your PayPal account is a great way to buy online at Tire Rack! With the Winter Tire Decision Guide, follow these four steps to purchase your next set of winter / snow tires: 1. Start by entering your vehicle's year, make and model and answer the questions about your winter driving needs. 2. Tire Rack will confirm the tire size to use on your vehicle.3....  Read More

Inexpensive Wheels for Winter Use

When it comes to winter driving, there is no substitute for a winter / snow tire. Winter driving is all about confidence, and while there are a couple of all-season tires out there that will provide superior winter performance, they still emphasize longer wear, a quieter ride or greater performance...not winter traction. Winter tires offer the type of...  Read More

Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV All-Season Tires -- Real World Fuel Economy

Tire Rack tested tires from the newer Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, collecting fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads near our corporate headquarters in Indiana. The fuel economy results for the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires we tested are shown below.We had a tie for...  Read More

SUV Tires Tested at Tire Rack

Our third round of 2010 tire testing is complete. This time, Tire Rack tested tires from the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category. We collected fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads in Indiana. The fuel economy results for the Street/Sport Truck All-Season tires we tested are shown below.T...  Read More

Ultra High Performance Tire Testing, Fuel Economy Results

The second round of 2010 tire testing is complete. This time, Tire Rack tested tires from the Ultra High Performance Summer tire category. We collected fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads in Indiana. The fuel economy results for the Ultra High Performance Summer tires we tested are shown...  Read More

Hybrid Tires for your Vehicle

Tire Rack was able to complete tire testing on low rolling resistant tires. Unfortunately, we were not able to use our usual BMW E92 328i test cars because of tire sizing, Instead, we made a switch to the Toyota Prius, which enabled me to get about 28 mpg better than my personal vehicle! Check out the overall average fuel economy data from our Real World...  Read More

Revolutionizing the Way You Buy Tires

At Tire Rack, it is no secret that we provide extensive online research, consumer reviews, and tire test results. Customers often select tires based on one feature, but like the layers of an onion, tires have many characteristics. Let's see if we can help simplify your tire buying experience. Before you cruise our website, double check the tire size on your...  Read More

Tire Rack Now Accepting PayPal

Now you may use your PayPal account to Buy Tires Online at Tire Rack. All you have to do is go to Tire Rack and let us know what you want and we'll send it your way. Get your Performance Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Suspension Parts, Windshield Wiper Blades and much more at Tire Rack using your Pay Pal account.  Read More