Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Bought a used 05 Honda Pilot 6 months ago that had Goodyear Integrity tires (OEM specs). Everywhere on the internet these tires are rated very poorly. So even though these had about 5 - 10 k tread remaining I decided to get new tires. I was torn between the Michelin LTX M/S2, Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and Pirelli Scorpion Verde...  Read More

Information About Rebates and Promotions

Tire manufacturers often use rebates to help attract buyers to their brand. Tire Rack participates in these special offers when possible. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive regarding rebates and promotions:Q: Does the tire I want have a rebate available? Products that have a rebate or special offer will generally be noted right...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Bought these to replace my OE Pirelli P6 All Seasons. The new set of Kumho Ecsta 4X (+1 size) is terrific - a clear step up from the Pirelli's in nearly every regard. They're a bit of a harder ride (might be due to the +1), but the dry traction is spectacular and the steering response is exceptional. Excellent on-centre feel and great communication through...  Read More

Bilstein versus KONI Shocks

As many sports cars have been coming out of storage and back into their summer wheel and tire set-ups, I've been getting a lot of inquiries about replacement performance shocks. Shocks play a vital role in a vehicle's handling characteristics. Replacing worn shocks with a new set of performance shocks not only will increase handling, but also improve the...  Read More

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

Just put these on my 2003 X5 3.0 Sport this morning. Took them out for adrive to get a feel for them having come off of Michelin Latitude Tour HPs. I ran the Latitude's for 42k miles which is high for this tire on the X5 (negative camber kills inside treads).While early, the difference between the Latitude and Envigor is, the Michelin has a slightly softer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I purchased these mostly to take advantage of the strong Aussie dollar and also because my tyre size is a bit uncommon here and subsequently choice is less and cost is more.In the end bought a superior tyre online for less than an average one from a shop. Shipping was pretty expensive I thought but that's the norm it seems buying online from the states. On...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

These are the best tires I have ever owned, have tried Pirelli, Blizzak, and others, but for the Acura RL, these have been the best. Online to purchase a new set of Dunlop Winter Sport 3D...will never change for this car...Dunlop wins for this family!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I bought these tires after researching them online and finding numerous positive reviews and then I saw the latest Consumer Reports winter tire test that rated them 2nd overall and that clinched it. These tires are rebranded Gislaved NordFrost 3's made in Germany by Continental (Continental owns both the Gislaved and General Tire brands).I've used many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I bought the used Spectra for the gas milage and it came with a fairly new set of tires. Theses tires went 40,000 miles and still had tread left. The handling and road noises were troubling to the point of constant initial checking for loose ball joints, CV joints and rear wheel bearings. Had to be those tires. But they would not wear out. Finally, at 40,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I was nervous about buying this tire at first, but after reading reviews here and elsewhere online, I decided to take the plunge just before Winter of '09. After two whole winters (and starting a third), the snow performance of these tires continue to leave me satisfied. I have intentionally put my little FWD Civic in nasty situations (unplowed parking lot...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Winter's Worst Conditions

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and Continental ExtremeWinterContact tires are three of the top contenders in the Studless Ice and Snow category. The old approach to winter was that tires with aggressive tread patterns and studs were the best way to handle winter driving. It's been our experience that the advanced Studless Ice and Snow...  Read More

Wheels & Tires for the 2011-2012 VW Jetta

Despite what some automotive experts say, I really like the new Volkswagen Jetta. And, if the original Jetta tires and wheels are not to your liking, some aftermarket car rims and tires could really increase the vehicle's style. As you try to envision how a given wheel will fit on your car, keep in mind that the offset spec effects the overall look. How...  Read More

Make Your Winter / Snow Tire Changes Easier

The time to change from summer to winter / snow tires is rapidly approaching. Temperatures on my morning drive were in the 30s coming to work. No snow here yet, but winter is in the air.  Changing tires that are mounted on wheels is simple to do at home with just a jack and a lug wrench. But spinning all those lug nuts on and off the car can become a bit...  Read More

Best Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires in 225/45R17

If you have a 2006-2011 BMW 3 Series, odds are you're considering run-flat winter / snow tires in 225/45R17. For the upcoming winter season, there are only two options left in stock: the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT and Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT How Do They Compare? The...  Read More

Looking to Purchase Tires, Wheels Online?

While our name suggests we're an online tire retailer, Tire Rack is also an online wheel store. With over 40 different brands to choose from, choosing rims and tires online at one retailer is simple.And when you choose to shop by vehicle you can be sure you are getting a wheel that is an exact fitment for your car. Through research and testing, our fitment...  Read More

Install Your Tire & Wheel Package in Just Minutes

Creating Tire and Wheel Packages at Tire Rack allows you to buy car tires online as well as rely on us to be your online wheel store - all in one stop. Mounted, balanced and shipped with all necessary hardware at no additional charge, a package is easy to bolt right on. To make sure the miles in between tire rotations are as pleasant as possible,...  Read More

Purchasing Bridgestone Tires Online?

Tire Rack carries a full line of Bridgestone passenger and light truck tires including the Potenza, Turanza and Dueler series. Also see our full selection of Bridgestone Blizzak winter / snow tires. Below are a few options from the Bridgestone collection: Potenza RE-11 Summer tire developed for sports cars, sports coupes and performance sedans. Turanza...  Read More

Michelin HydroEdge, Year Two of My Story

The Michelin HydroEdge has worked well on my Impala. I have had them for two years now and have put 50,000 miles on my car in that time. I use the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 winter tires seasonally, so the Michelin HydroEdge has seen about 14,500 miles and they still look very good.My daily driving has changed as I have moved. Previously, most of my driving...  Read More

Summer vs. All-Season tires

I recently had a conversation with a driver who wanted to replace two tires. My first response was, "Sure, what tire do you have on the car now?" He replied, "That doesn’t matter." I assure you it does matter. When only replacing two tires on your car, you should install the same model tire. This will result in the most predictable handling. Keep in mind...  Read More

Hybrid Tires for your Vehicle

Tire Rack was able to complete tire testing on low rolling resistant tires. Unfortunately, we were not able to use our usual BMW E92 328i test cars because of tire sizing, Instead, we made a switch to the Toyota Prius, which enabled me to get about 28 mpg better than my personal vehicle! Check out the overall average fuel economy data from our Real World...  Read More