Gift Shopping at Tire Rack

Do you plan to partake in gift giving this holiday season? Is that someone #alwaysthinkingabouttires like we are at Tire Rack? Take a look at these gift ideas for the car enthusiast in your life. The Accutire ABS Coated Air Gauge makes a great stocking stuffer. This air gauge's light makes it easy to read pressure numbers even in the dark and operates on a...  Read More

Love is...Autocrossing. And Tire Rack.

A happy couple, fun with cars and Tire Rack. A perfect marriage in our book. Angie and Woody Rogers, both Tire Rack employees, placed their first Tire Rack orders back in 1990 before even knowing each other. Later they met and the rest is (autocross) history. Woody, who began autocrossing in 1989, convinced Angie to come to an event for their first date. It...  Read More

Free Shipping at Tire Rack on Parts and Accessories Orders Over $50

Starting this week, we've made some changes in regards to the way we handle our shipping charges. Free shipping is now offered on all products in the parts and accessories categories (shown below). Eligible products purchased must total $50 or more (not including taxes) to qualify for free shipping. Accessory items that qualify for free shipping include: Brakes...  Read More

Don't Leave Home Without It

Whether you're traveling across town or cross-country, it's always good to have some basic supplies to deal with roadside emergencies. If you don't already have them, the Accutire Excursion Road Kit is an excellent all-in-one solution. It features an emergency warning triangle, jumper cables, air compressor, first aid supplies, gloves, duct tape, cable...  Read More

Quick Tips for Holiday Travel

If holiday travel plans take you states away, or just a few miles down the road, it's best to make sure your car and tires are ready. Hopefully some of these travel tips will help you have a safe journey to your destination.Check Your BatteryWe take them for granted, but they can be a major inconvenience when low on charge or dead. Many batteries can be...  Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Tire Pressure Sensors

Starting with 2008 model year cars and light trucks, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) has been required for all new vehicles sold in the United States. While some vehicles (Audi and BMW most recently) use the ABS system (or indirect system) to keep watch for a deflating tire, most use a battery powered sensor (based in the base of the valve stem...  Read More

Tire Rack's Own Take on One Lap of America

About two weeks ago, I (William Loring) had a conversation about the upcoming Tire Rack One Lap of America event with one of my co-workers, wholesale sales specialist, Joe Woodward. Joe has run in the event four times before in his Miata and I briefly asked if he was participating again this year. I let him know that if he needed a co-driver that I'd love...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92

I purchased Insight w/ CVT Automatic transmission 1 year ago. Car had 130K miles from the orig. owner & kept the car as close to new as you could hope to find. All service records since day one including tire purchases/alignments. Also detailed mileage log that included all gas fill ups, average MPG (46.9) for each tank, etc. Car had a new IMA battery...  Read More

You Don't Know Jack

Wouldn't you like to be able to change your own tires and wheels for occasional track days, seasonal tire swap or even just regular tire rotations? Tire rotation should be done at regular intervals, to maximize tire life and even out tire wear. Each position on your car will wear tires differently and most tire company's mileage warranties require tire...  Read More

Racing Batteries

Tire Rack One Lap of America is an eight-day competition showcasing some of the fastest street-legal cars on some of America’s most challenging racetracks. The event tests the endurance of the vehicles and their drivers as they transit from venue to venue for over 3,500 miles at legal speeds as well as timing their performance at premier racetracks including...  Read More

Braille Car Batteries

A car battery from Braille’s Endurance Series is suitable for daily driving and for racing.The Braille Endurance Series batteries in Group 48 are designed as a perfect Original Equipment (O.E.) replacement option for increased power and reliability in all weather conditions. Group 49 batteries offer over 100 amp hour rating – the highest in Braille’s AGM...  Read More

Accutire Air Gauge

If your tires are going to provide the handling, traction and durability they are capable of, then maintaining proper air pressure is required. Many drivers spend money on new springs or buy car battery, but forget about something as simple as periodically checking their tire’s air pressure. Adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the “right”...  Read More

Racing Batteries

Is your car battery ready for racing season?  A new lightweight racing battery intended for race events can save a driver precious pounds in their competition vehicle. Improving the performance of many race vehicles and providing custom car and vintage vehicle owners a car battery with acid-free technology, the racing batteries from Braille offer a wide...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sensors for Your Car

Tire Rack carries TPMS sensors for vehicles at great prices and offers the option of pre-installing sensors if you purchase a wheel and tire package. And since, TPMS sensors have a battery in them, they'll need to be changed on average every five to seven years.  Do your TPMS sensors need to be replaced?Sensors available at Tire Rack are 100% compatible with...  Read More

Braille Lightweight Car Batteries

Braille racing and automotive batteries were created to give the user enhanced performance from their electrical system, as well as enhancing the overall level of handling from the car by reducing the weight.  When buying a car battery, one must take into account its intended usage. If your intended purpose is pure racing, and the battery is only used to...  Read More

Crank It Up!

The Braille Lightweight Racing Battery is 10-30 pounds lighter than a standard battery of equal power and it is suitable for race use where weight savings are important. In custom car applications it allows for flexibility in mounting location as well.A wide range of power ratings from 527 to 1380 cold cranking amps and weighing from 6 lbs. to 21 lbs....  Read More

Braille Batteries: Lightweight Power for Your Race Car

Braille batteries available at Tire Rack were developed to provide demanding drivers the power they need in a smaller, lighter package for both race and street applications. Braille batteries provide the highest energy-to-weight ratio of any sealed lead acid battery available today. When speed counts, weight is the enemy, so when selecting a Braille battery...  Read More

Braille racing batteries embrace the checkered flag.

No matter how detailed your race vehicle is, there's only one thing your performance truly depends on—a good racing battery. And Braille Auto Development knows exactly how to make one. As you know, braille is a form of communication that utilizes touch. Applying this idea to every battery they create, Braille is able to offer drivers performance they can...  Read More

Under Pressure

Most vehicle owners do not check tire pressure nearly enough. An American Automobile Association (AAA) poll suggests that 85 percent of motorists do not even know how to check tire pressure.The most important job a tire has is to support the load to which it is attached. Tires are rated to handle specific loads but only at a predetermined air pressure. By...  Read More

Under Pressure: Pressure Gauge vs. Ambient Temperature

Originally written for Grassroots Motorsports magazine late last year. As we fine-tune our setups, we often make small tire pressure adjustments to help balance the car and manage tire wear. Small changes can make a difference, and the gap between winning and second place can be smaller still. So how accurate is your tire pressure gauge?To find out how the...  Read More