Tire Rack Helps You Properly Store Your Tires

Friday, November 30, 2012 by Hunter Leffel

After deciding to equip your vehicle with winter / snow tires, you must now store your summer or all-season tires. We offer a number of different solutions that make carrying and storing your second set of tires easy. 

Seasonal Tire Tote

Tire Rack's Seasonal Tire Totes are a convenient and styling storage option that's the perfect choice for the organized garage. They're easy to use and feature a protective cover with a handle. The totes also provide protection to a vehicle's interior if transporting tires in the back seat of a car.

  • Sold in pairs
  • One size fits tires 22" to 31" in overall diameter and up to 295mm section width
  • Extra strong handle for easy transport
  • Holds over 80 lbs.
  • Hook and loop closure for easy insertion and snug fit
  • Machine washable
  • Rugged polyester/nylon materials and construction for years of use
  • Black with silver accents
  • Screen-printed with Tire Rack's logo

Tire Garage

A rugged weatherproof material with buckles and an internal skirt provide a universal fit for tires and wheels up to 27" in diameter. The Tire Garage keeps tires dry, while also protecting them from UV rays.

  • A seamless look for tire storage
  • Keeps tires clean and dry
  • Protects tires from UV degradation
  • Universal fit due to unique buckle and internal skirt system
  • Not recommended for outdoor tire storage

Tire Storage Rack

A personal favorite, the Tire Storage Rack get tires and wheels up and out of the way by mounting on the wall. This well-engineered solution has been load tested to a weight capacity of 400 lbs. and has an inner width of up to 52". The flexible design allows room for today's performance-oriented Tire & Wheel Packages or can be adjusted to accommodate less aggressive tire widths.

Seasonal Tire Tote
Seasonal Tire Tote
Tire Garage
Tire Garage
Tire Storage Rack
Tire Storage Rack

 

Do I Need to Put Run-Flat Winter Tires On My BMW?

Monday, November 12, 2012 by Zig Ziegler

Every year I am asked by BMW drivers with factory installed run-flat tires if they need to stay with a run-flat option when it comes to purchasing winter / snow tires. There is no stipulation or rule that requires run-flat tires to be reinstalled as the dedicated winter tire choice, however there are some drawbacks you should be aware of before making the switch.

The BMW can make the switch to non-run-flat tires, however, in most cases the vehicle did not come with a spare tire. If you were to decide to make the switch to non-run-flat winter tires, a road hazard would leave you stranded on the side of the road without a spare to put on the car. However, a solutions to this issue is to purchase the Continental ContiComfortKit. The kit is capable of comfortably sealing typical tire punctures making it possible for you to complete the drive home, to work or a tire repair facility. It combines a powerful, high-volume, 12-volt air compressor, integral pressure gauge and a latex liquid tire sealant packaged in a compact, lightweight unit that's easy to store in a vehicle.

Features and Benefits of the Continental ContiComfortKit:

  • Braided air hose
  • Threaded hose end (more secure than push-on, thumb-lock inflation head)
  • 15-foot power cord
  • Lighted pressure gauge
  • Low-intensity LED supplemental work light
 Continental ContiComfort Kit
Continental ContiComfortKit
 Road Hazard
Road Hazard


Another option worth considering is purchasing a full-size matching spare tire and wheel. Going this route essentially creates a set of five tires that will last longer than just four. The spare should be integrated into the vehicle's tire rotation from the beginning, as this will "wear out" the spare tire before it "ages out."

The choice to switch to non-run-flat tires for the winter boils down to your comfort level. If having a tire failure and being on the side of the road until road side service arrives or changing a spare on a busy highway are things you could never cope with, then staying with run-flats is probably best for you. If you're confident changing a spare tire in only a matter of minutes or waiting for road side service is not a big deal, then you may be someone who could easily make the switch to a non-run-flat winter tire.

To view all available winter options for your BMW, shop by vehicle.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Friday, October 19, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Gresham, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
October 13, 2012

Awesome looking tire, nice rounded shoulder with smoother sides and no ugly huge side bitter garbage on the side of the tire.
They balance well and sound great, not loud at all, but a good 4x4 hum to let you know this is no car. Great in deep snow, Great in sand, good in mud, great on dry pavement and even towing, especially for a mud tire, the high duromater rubber does not squirm so steering and towing is precise and stable. Very impressive for an aggressive tread!
I now have these tire on my Jeep and my 3/4 ton 4x4 truck.
This tire has 2 severe downfalls however, it is bad on Ice and does something I have had no other tire I have ever owned do before. (And I used to own a tire store, I also sell my tires and buy new ones just to try different tires)
When entering puddled water on the roadway, they swerve violently to one side, its is seriously scary. I have new steering dampers on my Jeep and my truck and they both do the same thing. It is seriously weird and very bad. Other than that I love the tires. Neither of these rigs is a daily driver so its not a big deal, but you really need to be careful in deep or puddled water.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Friday, August 3, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P ZeroReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.88

2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
August 03, 2010

12,000 Km's on the car and the rear's are shot. That is considering that half the year I had snow's on the car. I had the Pirelli's stored for the winter months! No burn-outs, traction control on all the time. Fronts are good lot's of tread - rear's bald in the centre... I'll be looking at Michelin Pilot Sport's when it's time to replace all 4...

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.13
 
 

2007 Chrysler Town and Country Fwd
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Brighton, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
June 04, 2012

I have had these tires on or 07 T&C minivan for almost 9 months and with out last trip we are now at 25K miles. They still look like new. Minivan owners should be aware that vans are just as heavy as a SUV's. The manufacture sells them with passenger tires, my stock tires needed to be replaced at just under 30k. Further more when the stock tires started to wear out were loud and handing was terrible. These tire are quiet I would venture to say the quietest tires I have ever used. They grip like no tomorrow. One thing I will point out is the handling was sloppy at first when cornering. I checked the tire pressure and the store that installed the tires had set them to the stock pressure listed on the door sticker. Since the van is front heavy I set the front tire pressure to 44psi and the rears to 42psi. That cleaned up the handling perfectly it is not loud the ride is smooth. Snow and Ice performance is excellent. I live in Colorado and spend a good deal of time driving in the mountains I did not pull out the chains one time this winter! The grip in these tires is amazing wet weather handling is just as good. I have read were some complain about the squishy handling. Please keep in mind if you are using tires are a different brand from stock use the PSI rating on the tire not the door of the car, your tire will last longer,your car,truck or van/minivan will handle better and you will get better gas mileage. I cannot say enough this is the perfect tire for a minivan. We do weekend in the mountains on some pretty rough roads and my only limiting factor now is ground clearance. My mother in law is now using these tire on her Jeep and is happy with them as well. I only wish they would make them in a size to fit my car. remember proper tire pressure is key to these tire and depending on the weight of your vehicle you may need to adjust accordingly. Yokohama if you are listening my tire size is 225/50/17R :)

 

275/65-18 Tires for Your 2009 Ford F-150

Friday, May 25, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Although rising gas prices have pushed many buyers towards cars, SUVs and compact trucks, it's hard to beat the versatility of a 1/2 ton truck. Despite the high prices at the pump, the Ford F-150 still reigns as one of the best-selling vehicles in America.

Even though the F-150 has the capability to haul, tow and work off-road, many F-150 drivers are simply using their trucks for everyday driving and occasional trips to their local home improvement store. If you have racked up a lot of commuting miles on your truck, it may be time for new tires.

Focusing on the 275/65-18 size commonly found on many 2009 Ford F-150s, the following options provide good wet grip, improved overall handling, increased tire efficiency and decent treadwear:  

  1. Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
  2. Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza
  3. Michelin LTX M/S2
275/65-18 Continental Crosscontact LX20 $199*
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology $199*
275/65-18 Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza $218*
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza $218*
275/65-18 Michelin LTX MS2 $244*
Michelin LTX M/S2
$244


The Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology tested well across the board and was particularly impressive during the wet session. Bridgestone's H/L Alenza has comparable strengths but we saw it trail the CrossContact LX20 in wet grip and tire efficiency. With a proven record of combining great treadwear with decent wet and dry grip, the LTX M/S2 is also a good option to consider.

2009 Ford F150 275/65-18 FAQ:

  1. I tow moderate loads twice a month, shouldn't I get a LT Load Range E tire? Both standard Original Equipment tires - the P275/65-18 BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A and P275/65-18 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A - are Standard Load P-Metric tires. With each of these tires carrying 2,365 lbs. per tire, a P-Metric Standard Load tire has more than enough capacity.  
     
  2. Will an LT Load Range D (8 ply) or Load Range E (10 ply) tire provide any benefit? No, the LT tire will hurt ride quality with its reinforced carcass, lower fuel economy and its heavier rotational weight. As an example, each 275/65-18 LT Load Range E Michelin LTX M/S2 weighs 8 lbs. more than the P-Metric 275/65-18 version.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S34D

Friday, May 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID S34DReviewer's Overall Rating: 5

2011 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Fredericton , NB
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
May 08, 2012

CRAP - horrible treadwear! The developed a defect (uneven treadwear) on 2 of the 4 tires that were stored in a heated garage all winter............I will never buy a tire from this manufacture ever again! Always drove Michelin, you pay for what you get in life! OE tires are usually not that good with soft compounds, this is the worst OE tire I have ever had in my life (I flip cars every 2 years)! Stay away from these!!! CRAP!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

Friday, May 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Radial T/AReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09

1985 Chevrolet Caprice
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Buffalo, NY
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
May 17, 2012

I put 4 years of daily use on these tires, driving in winter and summer. Then went to storing the car in a garage/back yard for the winters.
The tires took a lot of abuse - with the car sitting for 10 months of the year without moving. Sometimes they were under inflated, sometimes they sat in a puddle all winter. And in the summer they always sat out in the sun.
Amazingly - they have survived 9 years, feeling smooth and quiet on the road every summer. This spring I will replace them because one of them is finally showing some dry rot.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7

1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR4
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Tulsa, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
April 23, 2012

This Galant VR-4 has Full-time AWD & AWS. Check tire pressure weekly. Rotate front-to-back around every 7000 miles. Feedback from steering wheel and suspension is very sensitive so I know when something needs attention. I keep it aligned. The AWD on this car is hard on tires. These tires are lasting longer than the Falken ZE512's and ZE912's. When you consider that I live in Oklahoma, tire wear is amazing. Quieter and better ride than Yokohama Avid H4s. Yokohama took all the complaints about previous Avid's and tried to overcome those problems with this tire. Handles as good as Falken's. Handling test has consisted of coasting at 45-55mph into turns rated for 25mph--backs people off my rear bumper.


I bought these about three months after manufacturing month (3 week of May 2010). Date code on sidewall was interesting because on one side it has a raised, rubber bar-code. Manufacture warranty is ok. I think Yokohama did a good job. I checked the Yokohama site and they have a rating for these tires that closely follows my rating. (http://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/detail/avid_envigor). I bought them for $83/each. I see they are listed for $82 on 2012APR23. If I was certain that tires don't go bad while just sitting around (http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2009/05/tire-aging-when-to-buying-new-car-tires-based-on-age.html or http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=138), I would buy another set and just store them in the garage. I would definitely recommend these.

Hoosier A6 and R6 Race Tires

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by Gary Stanley

Not only do Hoosier's racing tires provide outstanding performance on the track, but they're also produced right here in Indiana. Experienced road racers and autocrossers who get great performance from this Midwest tire company will tell you to look no further than Hoosier for your race tire needs.

Hoosier's racing tires are popular for competition use in the following events:

  • Autocross
  • Road Racing
  • SCCA Racing
  • Time Attack Racing
Hoosier A6
Hoosier A6
Hoosier R6
Hoosier R6


If you're chasing cones in an autocross event or have a very light road race car and want maximum grip at the cost of some wear, choose the Hoosier A6. The tire is an exceptional choice for autocross events because it heats up very quickly for the short runs. As mentioned, Hoosier A6 tires can be used at the track on a lightweight vehicle, but will wear quickly due to its very soft rubber compound. 
 

For heavier cars and most track driving applications, the Hoosier R6 is the proper choice. With a more gradual warm-up time and consistency lap after lap, the tire is well suited for lapping sessions and competition driving.  

When viewing the tires, you'll notice that both the A6 and R6 have the same two groove shallow tread pattern that's designed for maximum dry grip and reduced tread squirm. The difference between the two is in the rubber compound.
 

For detailed information on each tire's temperature recommendations, initial run heat cycle, tire pressure recommendations for competition and more, download "R6 & A6: Tire Care and Safety Guidelines" (PDF). 


Note: Hoosier A6 and R6 tires meet Department of Transportation requirements for marking and performance only and aren't intended for highway use. And like all Dry Racetrack & Autocross Only tires, these Hoosier tires are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. It's also essential these tires be stored indoors at temperatures maintained above 32 degrees F.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Firehawk GTReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.75

2002 Honda Accord Sedan EX V6
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Norfolk, Va
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
April 12, 2012

This tire was recommended by the salesman at the store I purchased them from. He really made them sound awesome. The tire was not a good choice for my vehicle, but was a good sale commission for him. Over the life of these tires, first thing I noticed was a drastic drop in fuel efficiency. Second thing was noise. Third was how quickly the tread lost depth. For my car, the tires were so loud, that after a qualified mechanic has replaced a wheel bearing, the test drove the car, then checked all the other wheel bearings. The noise of the tires was much like the noise of a bad wheel bearing. I didn't want to be disappointed, however I was. I have replaced them with the Yokohama AVID ENVigor. Where have they been all my life!!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H725A

Thursday, March 29, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Optimo H725AReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.2

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2012

These are th OEM tires that came with the car. At first I was suspicious of the brand as being really cheap, especially since it looks like thet misspelled Hancock, however they work great. The only problem is when I got a flat as a result of hitting the curb (due to bad driving lesson) and needed a new tire right away. This tire is only carried by VW and Tire Rack, so you can just pull into a tire store and get a replacement. Thank --- for tire rack!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star SpecReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75

2006 Scion tC
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
March 20, 2012

I originally bought a used set of slightly undersized Star Specs for my tC because they were convenient. I was a Bridgestone RE-11 fan. Going from 15" wheels on my old car to 17's on the tC was a shocker-RE-11's were around $50 more a tire!
With a minimal modifications, the car was competitive. When the car was replated with another tC, I bought a new set.
The only downside I had was extreme heat - a regional autocross event in 90+ degree heat. We were spraying the tires with wather between the runs. On the other hand, they excel in the cooler temps when other tires may fall off.
I have Dunlop to thank for my Regional Class Champ jacket last year. Thanks to Dunlop, I beat a Subaru 2.5 RS in the rain. Twice.
From March to October, I also daily drive this car. Good road manners. Reasonable road noise. When I store the tires over the winter, they have to be out of the house, as they smell terrible. Small price to pay for top quality tires at an affordable price!

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

Monday, March 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.71

2010 Kia Forte Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 600
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 600 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2011

I had been looking at purchasing these tires for several months, I was encouraged by the design and the treadwear #'s. Thus far I am completely satisfied. I purchased 4 new tires and had them installed at a local tire store. They are definitely not as soft as the Goodyear LS2 series that were stock with my Kia Forte, but they handle slightly better, with cornering feeling much smoother. The ride quality is more like a higher profile tire then I expected. Ride noise is probably slightly better then the Goodyear Tires when they were new. I have one complaint... These tires handle horribly when the tire pressure is low. I had these at 32psi and the car felt sluggish and cornered poorly. Yet at 35psi which was recommended by the installer they are champs, Even on wet surfaces. I have yet to drive thru Deep snow. I will update this review when I have more miles on the car and have actually been thru a winter storm.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax ArcticReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe with 4 Lug Wheels
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Miles driven on tires: 2500
Location: Wilmington, DE
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2500 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2012

We finally had snow this winter in New Castle County, Delaware and I just got home from going to the grocery store in the snow. These tires are wonderful in the snow and slush - the car never slipped and I never spun the tires. They are much better in snow and slush than the OEM Continental's that came on the car. They are better than the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50's I had on my last car. The General Altimax Artic's are very impressive while driving in snow and slush - the the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50's were never this good.
The General Altimax Artic's are noisy on dry pavement because they are studded.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiWinterContact TS810 S

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiWinterContact TS810 SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73

2005 Porsche Boxster S
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Miles driven on tires: 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2000 Miles on Tires
December 29, 2010

After more than 10 years driving a Porsche Boxster with Dry Weather Only Performance Tires (PZero, Michelin PS2's, Bridgestone Potenza S02, S03, and 050 Pole Positions in 18 and 19" sizes) in the West Coast and Southwest I decided to move to Chicago. Having spent the first 25 years of my life here, I knew what I was getting into in terms of driving conditions in the winter, in fact when I received my drivers license, I took the test in the snow in a rear wheel drive manual in January here. My options: 1) Sell Boxster and get something with All Wheel Drive, 2) Buy second car and store Boxster, 3) Buy 2nd set of wheels with dedicated winter tires. I went for the 3rd option and purchased the WinterContact 810S tires from Continental on a set of 17" Stock Porsche Wheels.



I waited until after Thanksgiving to do the changeover and spent a good number of days driving in the very cold and periodically wet weather with the Bridgestone 050 Potenzas Pole Positions on 19" Carrera S Wheels. VERY SCARY! Seriously, when it was colder than 35°F, I elected to take a cab rather than driving as it just was not worth the risk. After doing the swap (I suggest buying a 4-way wrench and floor jack), I am completely blown away, the car is quiet, comfortable, and well mannered on dry (cold) roads and superior on wet and snowy roads conditions. I can pull into and out of parking spots layered in 6 inches of snow/slush, cruise side streets, and alleys, and have no problem ascending or descending the 15° ramp that goes in and out of my building garage. I strongly recommend this tire over any 4 season option! Most tire shops will swap and store your other wheels for a minimal price twice a year, in my case I stick them in my storage unit. It takes about 30-45 minutes to do the complete changeover including bagging up the other wheels (to keep me clean). Best tire purchase I have ever made! I am only limited by the height of the front spoiler!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V)

Thursday, January 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86

2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: toronto, ON
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
February 25, 2011

bought these tires throgh tirerack and had them installed in PA after driving through a 4 hour heavy snow storm. Wish I had them coming INTO the storm instead of after but the tires are definately quieter than the goodyear eagle rsa which were crap for noise adn treadwear. I research the reviews of these tires here on tirerack and called my local tire store to do comparisons and so far within the first 2 hours of driving through light snow and ice, the car didn't hydroplane or slip once. I have had yokohama's before adn i believe these will be great for treadwear. Very happy with my purchase especially at this price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, December 29, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2001 Mercedes-Benz E 320
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Miles driven on tires: 50
Location: Lexington, KY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50 Miles on Tires
December 13, 2011

I only had these tires a week, replaced one wheel due to vibration thinking that was the problem then replaced wheel and tire which did not correct the vibration issue either, at slow speeds you could feel the car bouncing as the tires rolled out of round. Upon further inspection by my local tire store they found one tire had a bulge forming near the bead. Put my factory wheels and tires back on ride was fine.
Sent all four back under the 60 day ride guarantee. Awaiting a replacement set of Continentals to arrive, hopefully they will be better then these DWS I had.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KR21

Thursday, December 15, 2011 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KR21Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.57

1993 Cadillac Fleetwood
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Miles driven on tires: 3000
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3000 Miles on Tires
November 19, 2011

First off I have to give major "kudos" to The Tire Rack. Because of the age and type of car I own, finding a tire store who carries the correct passenger car tire my car specifies was impossible. No major outlet offers them and I was not about to install a "performance" or SUV tire on this car, which is all they offer in this size. At the time I bought these The Tire Rack offered six different choices, and in stock. Service - great. The tires are sitting in my driveway less than 24 hours after ordering, with standard freight.

I picked these and I thought later I may have made a mistake because of the somewhat low price and also I had never heard of this brand, but so far I could not be happier with them. They changed the character of my car. It now rides quiet like it should and has great control in dry and wet conditions, and still dampens road noise. You will not remember every tar strip between Chicago and New York. At this time my opinion is this is about the best tire I have owned. I have not driven through a "Great Lakes" winter yet. I'll post another review to cover that next April.

Also the recommended installer, who happened to be a local Firestone store who did not have a suitable tire to offer, offered very good service.

Tire Rack's Tire Storage Solutions

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 by Marshall Wisler
This winter seasoTire Rack Seasonal Tire Tote with Logon you may find yourself with an extra set of tires or a complete Tire & Wheel Package in need of storage. In addition to making sure that you have the right tires for any scenario, we are pleased to offer storage solutions of various types to ensure your purchase stays protected.

Take a look at two of our most popular storage options:

The Tire Rack Seasonal Tire Tote with Logo takes the hassle out of changing from winter tires to summer tires. Compact and clean styling makes this storage option a great choice for the organized garage and for transporting tires in the trunk or in the back seat of a car. Designed with a heavy-duty shell and an easy-to-carry handle that slips over the tire to protect clothing and a vehicle's inside from residue, the tote keeps tires neatly covered and stacked until the next season comes around.
  • Tire carrying and storage system
  • Heavy-duty shell with an easy-to-carry handle
  • Easy insertion and snug fit
  • Screen-printed with Tire Rack’s logo
  • Sold in pairs
The Tire Rack Tire Storage Rack is a well-engineered solution that helps organize the garage and keep extra tires or Tire & Wheel Packages out of the way. Its flexible design allows room for performance-oriented Tire & Wheel Packages, and can be adjustedTire Rack Tire Storage Rack to accommodate less aggressive tire widths. This storage option quickly attaches to wall studs to provide a convenient and safe storage method.
  • Designed to store tires in most sizes
  • Heavy-duty construction supports up to 400 lbs.
  • A nice addition to any garage
  • Frees up garage floor space