New MICHELIN and BFGoodrich Promotions Now Available

Summer is here! The dreadful gray skies are gone and it's time to prepare your vehicle for that long-awaited trip or weekend stops at the track. For speed warriors and long distance travelers alike, Tire Rack is your number one source for tires, wheels, brakes and suspension parts. And to help in your tire decision, we are offering two new mail-in rebate...  Read More

Is Tire Shaving the Right Solution?

You drive an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle and a tire goes flat and needs to be replaced. Should you replace the entire set or just the one in need of repair? You may or may not know that your vehicle's transmission and/or differential requires all tires to be the same, or close to the same tread depth in order to operate properly. Running tires with...  Read More

New Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter Gets Tested at Tire Rack!

The spring/summer testing season is underway and the first tests include the new batch of Standard Touring All-Season tires. In this batch of tires, many of us were curious about the new Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter. The tire features a silica-enhanced, Long-Link Carbon all-season tread compound into a symmetric design focused on even wear and easy...  Read More

Falken Azenis RT615K Now Available at Tire Rack!

The people have spoken, and we're listening. There's been a lot of buzz in the last few years about Falken's Azenis line of tires -- especially among driving enthusiasts whose interests involve endurance racing (ChumpCar, 24 Hours of LeMons). So, it's finally here, the Falken Azenis RT615K. The Falken Azenis RT615K comes just in time for the summer driving...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

BBS Wheels - Quality and Technology Bred from Motorsports

Few companies have achieved more recognition in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries as BBS. As one of the premier wheel manufacturers in the world, BBS has used decades of motorsports experience to engineer some of the best products available for a variety of vehicles and applications. Since its inception, the good people at BBS have sought to...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 - Performance and Versatility, Even in Snow

As you may already know, the Continental ExtremeContact line of Ultra High Performance All-Season tires has been renowned for many years as one of the best options for spirited drivers looking for a versatile drive that provides excellent capabilities in both summer and winter conditions. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS was, for many years, one of...  Read More

Best Bang-for-the-Buck All-Terrain Tires

The snow is finally melting, which can only mean one thing - time to go mudding. With the numerous options available, choosing the correct tire for your light truck or SUV can be overwhelming. Should you choose a tire that focuses more on highway driving with some light off-roading, or vice-versa? For starters, what will fit your truck will depend on the...  Read More

General Grabber HTS 60 Impresses

How do you improve upon a tire that already had so much going for it in dry, wet and wintry conditions? The General Grabber HTS was, for many years, one of the best performers in the Highway All-Season category, offering impressive ride quality, road manners and excellent wet traction. As time went by, however, the competition stepped up their game to catch...  Read More

Why Mixing Tires is Never a Good Idea

It's never a good idea to mix tires of different types! Different tires have different personalities and will perform differently in similar situations. Certain all-season tires are more adapt to driving in dry conditions, others excel in wet. Even the old adage that a tire that performs well in the rain will more than likely perform well in snow is being...  Read More

Affordable Aftermarket Wheels

Whether you're looking to improve performance, update the look of your vehicle, or both, there's no better way to start than to install a set of new wheels. For the everyday commuter, they enhance the overall aesthetics of the car. For the weekend track warrior, the correct wheel may help shave those important milliseconds off your lap times. Choosing the...  Read More

Continental TrueContact - An Affordable Tire for All Seasons

Do you live in an area of the country that sees minimal to moderate snowfall during the winter? Are you looking for a tire that provides good traction in light snow without switching for a dedicated Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package? Then take a look at the TrueContact, the Touring All-Season tire from Continental. The TrueContact is developed for coupes,...  Read More

What Everybody Needs to Know About the Best Tire Pressure for Their Vehicle

Different tires have different personalities. It may be hard to imagine that something as mundane as tires can behave in different ways. Most people know that summer tires are stickier than all-season tires, all-season tires provide better grip in cold temperatures than summer tires and winter tires are unbeatable in colder conditions. Digging even deeper,...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tires for the Money

Here at Tire Rack, we often encounter customers who are looking for some aggressive tires that perform well on the mud trails, yet won't rattle the teeth off their mouth on the highway. By now you have probably figured that choosing tires involves a certain degree of give and take - you can't have the most grip and high mileage at the same time. Granted,...  Read More

You Have a Bubble in Your Tire. What Now?

There are three main causes of tire failure: a manufacturer defect, damage due to overloading/underinflation or a road hazard occurrence (punctures, potholes, etc.). Tire technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last several decades, so it comes with no surprise that the latter two causes account for the vast majority of tire failure incidents....  Read More

The Revolutionary Bridgestone DriveGuard

 If there is one single thing about tires that seems to unite consumers almost unanimously, is people's dislike of the ride quality of run-flat tires. Surely, the technology has its advantages, like the ability to drive the vehicle to safety up to 50 miles at 55 mph. In addition, some vehicles don't come from factory with a spare tire, which makes a run-flat...  Read More

If You Struggle With Winter, Consider a Tire & Wheel Package

Folks in the northern part of the United States can attest to the headache of driving during the winter months. As treacherous as driving in those conditions can be, kids still have to go to school, errands have to be run and jobs tended to. Driving in winter conditions is all about confidence. Recent advancements in vehicle stability technology have allowed...  Read More

Tire Stretching

As most of you know, tire stretching is not a good idea. If you're not familiar with the procedure, it involves stretching a tire beyond the recommended rim width range. For example, mounting a tire with a rim width range between 6" and 8" on a 9" wide wheel. The tire barely sits on the bead seat and creates a gap between the sidewall and rim.Tire...  Read More

Performance Winter / Snow Tires vs. Studless Ice and Snow Tires

One of the most frequent questions I answer has to do with the differences between Performance Winter / Snow tires and Studless Ice and Snow tires. The differences are quite simple. While both types of tires will give you superior traction on snow and ice in comparison to all-season tires, Performance Winter / Snow tires provide greater handling and steering...  Read More

BBS Wheels for Chevy Corvette

BBS wheels need no introduction. They are synonymous with motorsports and have been the go-to wheels for drivers looking for style, strength, and durability. With years of success in motorsports, BBS is considered the leader in wheel manufacturing and is dedicated to pursuing the highest level of engineering technology and then applying this experience to...  Read More