Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Huge difference in ride, noise level, responsiveness,over the OEM Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 Standard Touring All-Season tires that came with my 2012 Subaru Legacy. My work commute of 18 miles covers city,(5mi)Interstate I-95,(8mi) winding country back roads(5mi) These tires are rated for 70k, i`ll dance in the streets if i get 45-50k.So far with only 1800...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

I purchased this tire based upon test results. Tire Rack has always provided great tests, no other tire store that I know of provides this service. They really liked this tire because it gripped like a Summer tire, but was an all-season tire. Well, the grip is really good. But the tire has two big faults.1. Tire squeal! This tire squeals loudly way before it...  Read More

Do I have to Put Run-Flat Tires on My BMW?

When it comes to tires for a BMW, many aren't pleased with the harsh ride and short treadlife of the Original Equipment run-flat tires. However, many owners are unsure if they're able to make the switch to a standard tire. The answer is not as difficult as you might think. BMWs can make the switch to non-run-flat tires, the same is true when switching to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup

This is a barely street legal track tire. This is why I buy them. I drive to and from the track, some around town, and use them exclusively on the track. I have even purchased a top carrier to store the second set. You can switch them side to side and they communicate what is happening on the road very well. I have had 15 or 16 sets of Michelin Pilot Sport...  Read More

Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Are you looking for a gift for the car enthusiast in your life? The following items would make a perfect stocking stuffer for them and be a great addition to their garage or vehicle. Accutire's Excursion Road Kit includes a variety of items that a driver will need in case of a roadside emergency. It can easily be stored in your trunk, and the soft sided bag...  Read More

Best Tires for the SUV or Crossover That Stays on the Street

Let's be honest. The majority of drivers of SUVs and all-wheel drive crossover vehicles rarely, if ever, take their cars off-road. Most of their driving involves the daily grind of commuting and the everyday errands of life. Many trips involve going to the grocery store and the occasional visit to the home improvement store.  Street-oriented drivers did not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Purchased the Continental ProContact EcoPlus the Fall of 2012 after much research at Tire Rack and Consumer Reports. Could have gotten a few thousand more miles out of the OE Yokohama AVID S33D but winter (rain) was coming. Hated the S33's as they did nothing well except help get good gas mileage and was only going to get 40,000 miles out of them....  Read More

Tire Aging: How Old is Too Old?

The life span of a tire can vary greatly depending on how it is used. Contrary to popular belief, infrequently used tires can result in a shorter life than one that is used daily. As such, I frequently speak with people with low-mileage tires that need to be replaced. Of course they are disappointed, as most people relate tire life to number of miles driven....  Read More

Deciding Between Run-Flat and Non-Run-Flat Tires

Many vehicles come equipped with run-flat tires from the manufacturer. Our sales specialists receive many calls from drivers asking if they can replace their run-flat tires with non-run-flat options. There are a few pros and cons when it comes to changing to a non-run-flat tire. Pros: Conventional tires are typically less expensive Better ride quality Longer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I am starting on the second season with these tires. My car is stored most of the cold months. I am happy with how these tire hold up to rough roads and very aggressive driving I do. These are very low profile tires in a staggered formation on my AMG- 245/35/19 front and 275/30/19 rear. The quietness and traction they provide is outstanding. I have been in a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Needed to replace the OE tires on my 2011 Rav 4. The tires that came with the car the Toyo Tires were bad bad bad in snow. So checked around, If I wanted a well rated, name brand tire, they were very expensive. And no name store brand tires were cheaper but the treads were not that impressive and could not find any info on them far as ratings. So i looked...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho KH18

Tire was purchased as a spare for a Hyundai Elantra, since the car did not come with one. Was able to get it mounted at a local tire store. Have not needed to use the tire yet.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires to replace the factory Hankook death-traps that Hyundai had put on the car after I almost died getting to the store in the MILD slush. I immediately noticed an improvement while driving in the same nasty weather on the way home. The one thing I really noticed is how these tires HOWL while driving in the ice and snow. They also will sing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

I had to replace the Hankook tires in this brand new car after only 1,700 miles. My teenage daughter drove on top of a curve and severely damaged both tires on the driver's side.Facing the decision, with the frustration of events, I decided not to replace like-for-like since I was already extremely disappointed with OE tires. I selected the Michelins based...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I purchased these directly from The Tire Rack store in Indiana, and had their folks mount these tires on my winter rims. Then I waited 3 over 3 months for a chance to test them in snow.A trip up north into Michigan threw me into a severe, lake-effect snow storm, with white out conditions, ice, packed snow, and on-road depths over 4 inches. All I can say is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have a good commute from the CT. shore to the innermost part of the state and the roads conditions when snowing can be a bit much. well my tire store sales men turned me on to the Altimax Aretic I can not say all the mess that these tires have got me threw thay are so good I got my Daughter a set for here car. In town when others were slipping these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My warm season tire is the BS RE970AS PP, an ultra high performance A/S, and I love it. Compared to that, this tire clearly provides better snow and ice traction. I drove on I495N between Delaware and Philly during a recent light snowstorm. The temperatures hadnt risen above 20F for five days and the salt/sand trucks hadn't been out yet, so the left and...  Read More

Tire Rack Helps You Properly Store Your Tires

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...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I work at a tire store and did alot of reaseach on the different tires for my car. I found these and gave them a try. So far a Great tire for the price point. I would have expected to pay twice as much for the quality of this tire. The ride is great and is so queit. Cornering is incredible. Took my car and made it feel like a sports car. I am alittle...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

We bought a set of Michelin Defenders for my wife's Toyota RAV4 and they were so good I bought a set for my Honda Civic Hybrid. I had a good set of Pirellis which handled well and lasted over 40,000 miles but switching to the Defenders was like night and day. Michelin must have done a lot of research and design to engineer a tire that is so far beyond any...  Read More