Why Doesn't My Car Come with a Spare Tire?

Is the spare tire becoming extinct? With a growing number of vehicles in the United States being sold without one, it could appear that way. In fact, many drivers are unaware they may not have one until they need one. New cars, trucks and SUVs seldom come with a spare tire, wheel and jack kit due to an increasing demand for fuel economy and storage space....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Got these tires 225/50R17 for '98 Accord V6 LX sedan (291K miles) on an exchange as recommendation . The Primacy MXV4 had a left radial pull and needed front axle balancing about once a week. After Dealer did aligned the vehicle 8 times and balanced the tires 11 times, replaced every worn out front-end suspension part. I have tried every major tire on this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I am a licensed mechanic and car dealer for over 25 years and now an RV dealer and am very impressed with this tire. My 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE came with Bridgestones and barely got 31000 miles before wear bars showed. I researched all tires available with low rolling resistance and the Yokohama was rated 1st above all the others and ended up being the lease...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Picked this tire to replace the OE Michelin tires which had started to culp at 30,000 miles .. dealer and independent shop both said nothing they could do ... I had rotated at 5,000 miles faithfully. This tire is quieter, rides better and is excellent in the rain. This is my wife's car and I keep it in tip-top condition. Ready to put the same tire on my 2006...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

I love these tires on the CX-9! They are the smoothest running tire I have ever owned on any car. They improve the luxurious feel of the car and are much better than the stock HL400's. The only area they could be better in is steering crispness. I remember driving the car off the dealer lot new and was amazed how it turned into corners like on rails. But...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I put these on my car last January to replace a set of factory defective Conti's. Did so based on the reviews and that they were only like $93/ea. I noticed right away my car handled better, and the shake was gone (bad Conti's). I didn't notice any difference in noise or fuel economy. Cornering was a little better. I rated the tires on all level at an 8-9...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I have owned two sets of these Pirelli's. The first was on a company Subaru Outback. I was so impressed I ordered a set for my 2014 JCW Coupe. I took delivery of my car just before Christmas 2013 so I had them put on immediately before picking up the car from the dealer. We get a lot of snow and a lot of snow types from 7-11 slushy to deep packed here in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Car came with Dunlop tires. I cannot believe Lexus put those tires on this car. I got rid of them at 25K. I have a 2000 LX 470 and have always been happy with the LTX M/S. These tires are even better. There is nothing bad about this tire. Bought at Tire Rack. Had dealer mount 'em. Better everything: handling, ride, traction and even gas mileage. I hunt, so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

i have an audi sq5, which i purchased in DEC 2013. the car comes with summer rubber so i had to get those off the car asap. i shopped around on tirerack for the michelin's that the dealer recommended, and after i was done laughing at the price, i did a generic search for all tires that would fit the sq5. i came across these Generals and having no experience...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

10k miles and all 4 tires cracked in the tread, Michelin didn't want to cover the replacement of these tires, my dealer wouldn't let me leave the lot with these tires and took it on themselves to put new tires on the car, that was the last Michelin I will ever own   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I just ordered a pair of 225/40/18 AS-03s for the front of the car and while looking at when I purchased these AS-03s for the rears, I saw that it was July of 2011. It's been about 20,000 miles and the rear tires still look like new. In that period I had totally worn out a front pair of Sumitomos that I had bought from another dealer (my Generals got...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I have had these tires twice, once on a Subaru and now I put them on a JCW Mini Coupe. The dealer ordered them from Tire Rack for me and put them on before I picked up my new car. It was December in Colorado.I absolutely love these tires. I have used the Blizzaks and Michelins on other vehicles and this is my favorite. The primary thing I like is that the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

After only 45K on a 80K tire Im down to 3/32 tread already. This car is my baby and I dont abuse it. With a little snow dusting I cant get up my driveway. The dealer sole me these as best thing ever, will maintain traction until completely worn etc. I paid huge $$ for these things and they are crap. I am filing tread wear claim with Goodyear, so far response...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

When I bought my new Passat I had the dealer pull the crappy Hankook OEM tires and upgrade me to Michelins. The Defenders with a V rating were available so I got them. The tires totally transformed the TDI Passat. It is now the quite riding car I had hoped for. I now have 14500 miles and can't even tell the tread is worn at all. Michelin truly makes the best...  Read More

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

Had these tires for 25,000 So. Florida miles, so hot/humid sub-tropics. Moved to NYC metro area and made huge mistake replacing Dueler Alenzas with Toyos (at Volvo dealer suggestion) but they rolled so badly when make sharp lateral movements that the accident or rollover potential was quite real. Quickly replaced with Duelers and have now driven in snow....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Beware! These General G-Max AS-03 tires have very weak sidewalls that rupture easily! I have a set of these tires that are only four months old with 3000 miles on them. I was turning into a parking lot and bumped the curb with my right rear tire. I parked my car and went to inspect the tire expecting to see curb rash. What I found was a flat tire with a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

This is an update after two seasons of summer to winter driving. These tires are still performing great in the snow and mild ice road conditions. I had confidence driving across HYWY 2 to and from Seattle to Yakama over the Cascade Mountains in zero degree down to -10 weather. The conditions changing from wet ice in Seattle, light snow, to slightly icy roads...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S

New car 2500 mile and these tires flat spot. The dealer is great and fixing the problem by giving me new tires a different brand. The car starts off each day with the bump bump for a mile or so when the tire warms up they seem to perform better. just not a good tire and very aggravating.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I purchased my Continental Extreme Contact DWS in October from Tire Rack and I can honestly say the purchase through Tire Rack and the tires themselves has been the best experience. I have a 2008 Chrysler 300 limited DUB Edition which I honestly love. As mch as I love my car , which will be classic someday , it is rear wheel drive with all chrome wheels that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

After replacing the factory Toyo's with only 26k with Yoko's now 10k dealer recomended tire. Now running blizzaks for winter.These tires are amazing... If you are looking for a witer tire because your car ----s in snow, look no further!!! Maby I'm in shock because my Yoko's ----ed sooo bad. I'm not a review kind of guy, but thought I share anyway .Also...  Read More