Braille: Buy your next car battery with confidence.

Monday, March 29, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Any Braille car battery provides "lightweight performance you can feel." At Tire Rack, we're fully confident in their ability to keep you going—and we're not alone. Many racecar drivers choose Braille over the competition, running them in cars at events like the Speed World Challenge Series and in FIA Formula Racing. 

Every Braille car battery features an energy-to-weight ratio, which makes them some of the lightest in the industry. Plus, heavy-duty vibration resistant power posts resist cracking and deterioration for long-lasting performance.

So next time you need to buy car battery, we urge you to consider Braille. The performance benefits are clear—if it can be used as a racing battery, it'll certainly give your everyday vehicle a great charge.

See all Braille batteries.


The "more than just tires online" store, that's us.

Friday, January 29, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
At Tire Rack, we strive to be more than just a tires online store. We post products like everyone else, but we take it a few steps further by offering multiple resources that guide you throughout the purchasing process. From the Upgrade Garage to thousands of Tire Rack Consumer Reviews, even test results we achieved on our own test track—we're all about educating you on the tire as it pertains to your specific vehicle.

But we also know a thing or two about performance wheels, car and truck suspension systems, brake systems...even high performance wiper blades and car batteries. And we've got the information (and the reputation) to prove it.

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Buy car battery today!

Monday, November 30, 2009 by Tire Rack Team

Make today the day you check your car battery. It's the heartbeat of your car, and it should be in excellent shape. Tire Rack stocks a number of batteries from Braille Auto, all of which are ready to ship from one of our distribution centers.

Every Braille battery features an energy-to-weight ratio that leads the industry. Enhanced Mat Technology increases the surface area on the lead plates, while full-frame power path grids increase cranking power. And thanks to high-density oxide, you'll get true deep-cycling ability throughout the life of the battery. 



In addition, the Braille Lightweight Racing Battery series (also appropriate for daily use) weighs in at a significantly lower number than most auto batteries. But with heavy-duty vibration resistant power posts, these batteries steer clear of cracking and deterioration...both common occurrences in lightweight batteries.

Though not as lightweight, the Braille Endurance Series is also a perfect fit for daily drivers and racers. Not only are they highly reliable, they offer a longer battery life and are built using recycled lead and plastic for less waste and lowered costs.



See all Braille batteries and accessories at Tire Rack.



Stay safe this holiday travel season

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 by Neal O'Neal
     If you're like me, you always forget something when leaving the house for the holidays. The GPS power cord, sunglasses, house keys, etc.  If traveling this season take some time to prep your car for the drive. Below are a few things you can do at home to ensure a smooth and safe trip. 
  • Check your air pressure. Keeping them within spec will help ensure correct handling, load capacity, mileage, and tire wear. We have a great selection of accurate air gauges to ensure the tires are up to recommended pressure. Don't forget the spare tire! 
  • Check your tire tread depth. As a tire wears it's important to realize that the tire's ability to perform in rain and snow will be reduced. With 2/32" of remaining tread depth, resistance to hydroplaning in the rain at highway speeds has been significantly reduced, and traction in snow has been virtually eliminated. If rain and wet roads are a concern, you should consider replacing your tires when they reach approximately 4/32" of remaining tread depth. We have a great tread depth gauge to measure with. You can also get a general idea by measuring with a coin.
  • Have your battery tested. Nothing's worse that getting the family and gear packed in the cold only to have the car not start. We have a wide selection of sizes from Braille to choose from.
  • Check condition of your wipers and lights. If you can't see... you can't drive. Check out our PIAA and Valeo wiper selection and PIAA lighting for your vision needs.
  • Make sure your wheels are properly torqued. The correct lug nut torque should be listed in your owners manual
    Double checking these few things can help your trip go a long way. We all know the holidays can be hectic, but if you're proactive, put safety first, and take your time the trip should be stress free.