Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Original OEM Toyo tires were replaced at 38,000 miles (tread level of 3/3/5 to 4/4/5) with Firestone Destination LE tires, which still had acceptable tread (4/5/5 to 6/6/6) after 60,000 miles. Probably could have gotten another 5,000+ miles out of these tires but planning a long road trip and wanted some safety reassurance, plus Firestone had an attractive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

I purchased these tires on October 4, for a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan at the store in South Bend,IN. We have had very good experience with Firestone tires on our family farm, although I knew that Firestone had issues in the past with passenger car tires. These tires are much quieter than the Hankook tires they replaced; the handling leaving Tire Rack in South...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

These four new Yokohama Advan S.4 98W 225/60/16 tires are perfect in every way for both driving 55 MPH in the number two freeway lane in Los Angeles and also passing at wide open throttle at double that speed. My Lincoln Mark VIII with its tight stock air suspension and steering is now a quiet, enjoyable to steer luxury car for the first time ever. The Advan...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

i originally purchased these tires, because it was on sale. buy 3 get one free. these tires improved my cars handling compared to the oe tires but the treads dont last at all. after 35k its about time to replace them. the tire noise is also excessive. You practically have to use your outdoor voices to have a conversation in the car. would not recommend it at...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Get yourself a pair pronto!! Bought these tires on sale from Firestone for 83.00/tire to replace the horrible Yokohamas. Couple of days after I purchased these tires, a mini blizzard came through MN and these tires delivered excellent driving stability, accelerated control from dead stop, no slipping on green light. These tires are supple in cold weather,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

I tow alot 3rd set of tires purchased for my 2500HD (BFG T/A orginal then Firestone Destination) purchased these GoodYear SA on the dealership recommondation they have been the best tires for this truck, only got 25K each from the others. I am now at 115K and have about 12k to the wear indicator. I found running them at 70psi was best, towing or not, waiting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I recently purchased 4 Firestone Destination LE-2..This tire got recommended to be by the sales person .Ive always had michelins on my truck due to my huge mileage of any tire I buy. I decided to go with these firestones because 1) the cost and 2) the durability. I drive about 1000 per month and I am in a cold climate but drive almost 80 percent highway.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

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....  Read More

General AltiMAX Arctic vs. Firestone Winterforce

Are you still researching winter / snow tires? Well, Thanksgiving has just passed us by and it's time to pare down your list and decide what tires are right for your vehicle. And to help you with your decision, take a look at two options available in the Studdable Winter/Snow category: the Firestone Winterforce and General AltiMAX Arctic. Firestone...  Read More

How Does a Tire Rack Sales Specialist Shop for Tires?

This week, I wanted to take the opportunity and share how I shop for tires. In this case, I am looking to replace tires on my lovely fiancee's Jeep. She has a 1998 Grand Cherokee Laredo that is her daily driver as well as our vehicle of choice for camping expeditions.For a 4WD vehicle that sees more Midwestern winters than any sane person could want, snow...  Read More

Best Wet Traction Tires for Wet Roads

Spring showers bring May flowers..and wet roads! Much of the country is having a very wet spring this year, so many drivers can identify with this problem. Whether you're driving a BMW 3 series, a Toyota Camry or a Chevy Suburban, wet traction is important. Will a new set of tires with great wet grip and treadwear improve your confidence when driving in the...  Read More

TEST RESULTS: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

We like to play with our tires. Not only does it make our job fun, it gives us the ability to really get to know a tire. And the more we know an individual tire, the easier it is for us to help you find the perfect set. We recently tested four Ultra High Performance Summer tires—the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500, Kumho...  Read More

We Test Drive

At Tire Rack, our advice involves the entirety of the automotive experience. Sales specialists receive continuing product education and participate in test driving experiences. Recently I had the opportunity to drive and compare the Firestone Precision Sport, Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S, Yokohama AVID ENVigor, and Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 tires side-by-side.I...  Read More

Tire Testing has begun at Tire Rack for 2010

This week we have started tire testing. We will be testing the following tires: Firestone Precision Sport, Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S, Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 and the Yokohama AVID ENVigor.  These are in the class of High Performance All-Season tires.On Friday I will test all four on the street and highway course and then next week I will push them to their...  Read More

Got snow? Get Firestone snow tires.

It's that time of year again. We're riding the fine line between winter and spring. Some of you are hoping winter is done until December, wondering if it'll ever stop. And if that's you, then we'd like to recommend some Firestone snow tires. The Firestone Winterforce Studdable winter / snow tire consistently ranks at the top of our Tire Survey Results. Our...  Read More

Winterforce: The Winter / Snow Firestone SUV Tires

Firestone's Winterforce studdable winter radials offer outstanding value at an affordable price. Perfect for crossovers and SUVs, these winter / snow tires work great on sedans, vans and light-duty pickup trucks, too.  An aggressive tread pattern features tread blocks that are siped and stepped. The high-density siping enhances grip in loose snow while...  Read More