What is Rim Offset and Backspacing? How Do They Affect Fitment?

Have you been told your Honda needs a high offset wheel or that your new Jeep wheels must have the right backspacing? Many drivers are familiar with rim diameter, bolt pattern and centerbore, but not offset and backspacing. Offset is the distance between the mounting pad and rim's midpoint. The diagram to the right shows a wheel with a positive offset. Every...  Read More

MOTO METAL Wheels Now Available at Tire Rack

At the request of many drivers, we now offer the MOTO METAL line of wheels for popular late-model trucks and SUVs. Launching the line at Tire Rack with seven styles, MOTO METAL wheels feature a variety of finishes that include black painted, chrome and black with milled accents. Drawing inspiration from Southern California's motocross community, MOTO METAL...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

You will be amazed by how quiet and steady your Kumho tires will be on your car. I got my first set of Kumho's as a replacement for Continental ContiTacs on my BMW325xi all wheel drive wagon in 2004. The Kumho's gripped better, and they were quieter. I have since used Kumho's as replacement tires on our Mitsubishi, Volkswagen GTI, BMW M3, and our Hyundai...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.62     2003 Audi RS6More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 7,500 Location:...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2     2007 Mazda MAZDA3 s 5-DoorMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 5,000 Loca...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Tuner System Wheels

Spring is here and what better time than now to outfit your vehicle with a set of O.Z. Racing Tuner System wheels. In 2006, Tire Rack became the North American distributor for O.Z. Racing wheels. This partnership includes O.Z. Racing's prestigious, custom 3-piece wheel program -- O.Z. Racing Tuner System. This program helps expand fitment limitations...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tire is much better than the Potenza RE92A OE tire, and worthy of an early switch. The difference is night and day. I have a 2013 Subaru Legacy that I really like, but over the course of 32,000 miles I grew accustomed to feeling a rigid almost jolting ride as well as all the road imperfections Texas has to offer. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.18     2010 Audi A4 2.0 QuattroMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 40,000 Locat...  Read More

Free Shipping on Coil-Overs, Pads, Rotors, Springs, Shocks and More When You Spend Over $50

Most drivers know us for our tires and wheels, comprehensive tire testing and billions of miles of review feedback. However, we offer more than tires and wheels. We've got coil-overs, pads, rotors, springs, shocks and a myriad of other items that are now eligible for free shipping. All it takes is $50 of qualifying products and the shipping's on us. For...  Read More

Choosing Between Performance Winter / Snow Tires and Studless Ice & Snow Tires

As a moderator of several forums, I have received many questions on snow tires this winter. Recently, a customer had a question about choosing between Studless Ice & Snow tires and Performance Winter / Snow tires: I’m getting ready to order winter tires and wheels. My concern is that here in Denver, we can have big changes in temperatures. It’s not uncommon...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Sense

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Kumho Sense Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64     2008 Mitsubishi LancerMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 1,000 Location: Noblesville, IN Dri...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for the Honda Odyssey

When shopping for tires for the Honda Odyssey most customers tend to look for tires that are quiet, comfortable riding and provide good traction in snow and on ice. Because of the large open space inside the cabin of the minivan, road noise is always an issue. Choosing the right tire can really make a big difference. A few great options to consider when...  Read More

Free Shipping at Tire Rack on Parts and Accessories Orders Over $50

Starting this week, we've made some changes in regards to the way we handle our shipping charges. Free shipping is now offered on all products in the parts and accessories categories (shown below). Eligible products purchased must total $50 or more (not including taxes) to qualify for free shipping. Accessory items that qualify for free shipping include: Brakes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Dunlop Winter Maxx Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8     2001 Volkswagen Jetta WolfsburgMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 250 Location: Plain...  Read More

Yokohama's PARADA Spec-X is a Proven All-Season Performer for Your SUV

Currently sitting at the top of our survey results in the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category, the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X continues to impress SUV and light truck owners with superior wet and dry traction, as well as a quiet ride. Available in sizes ranging from 17" up to 28" wheel diameters, the PARADA Spec-X has built a strong reputation over its life...  Read More

You Really Do Need Four Snow Tires. Running Just Two Isn't a Good Idea.

We always try to educate drivers about the need for matching tires on all four corners of their vehicle. Ideally, all four will always be the same, but the biggest chance for unstable or downright dangerous handling comes from mixing winter tires with non-winter tires in snowy and/or icy conditions. You can see our test of a mixed set of snow tires...  Read More

Tire Alternatives and Options for Your 2009 and Newer Honda Fit Sport

Time for new tires on your beloved Honda Fit Sport? The Original Equipment size of 185/55R16 offered two options, the Bridgestone Turanza EL470 and Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S. Regrettably, but not all that unusual for Original Equipment, they do not fare that well in our customer survey results. Looking for some other options? Then consider changing the tire...  Read More

Does My Audi Need Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors?

Many Audi owners looking for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package this season question whether or not their vehicle is equipped with TPMS sensors. While TPMS has been required on all new vehicles sold in the United States since 2007, not all models use a directly mounted transmitter type pressure sensor to relay this data.  On many new Audi models,...  Read More

Do Winter / Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?

Many drivers are familiar with the advantages of using dedicated winter / snow tires on their vehicles during the colder months. However, I still occasionally get the question, "Do winter tires really make that much of a difference?" This question can be answered based on my own personal experience, my professional experience as a tire test driver at Tire...  Read More

Steel Wheels for Winter Tires

Steel wheels are a popular option for drivers who experience harsh winter conditions. One of the main advantages to using a steel wheel compared to an alloy wheel is price. Because they cost less, they allow customers who wouldn't typically consider buying wheels with winter tires, the option to do so. Other descriptions of steel wheels that help drivers...  Read More