Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Tires preformed 50% above expiation, never had a tide that preformed as survey says it will so far spring like weather here in Roxboro nc. haven't driven them in heavy rain yet. looking fore ward to trying them in snow,ice and a heavy rainaverage driver. will buy these tires for other 2 cars. I think they out preform my wife michilan tires she has on her...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Tire Rack if you are reading this, THANK YOU!Wow. What an amazing tire. For those with short attention spans, great grip, cornering, and treadwear with NO noise. I'm serious. I live in DC so we get a mix of summer, rain, snow and ice driving. When I bought these I replaced a nearly bare set of tires. These have great snow traction, from a stop or steering...  Read More

Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires: Which is the Best Choice?

The Ultra High Performance All-Season category has seen tremendous growth in recent years and makes a good amount of sense for a large percentage of our customer base. With a focus on both performance attributes and reasonable treadlife, this performance category appeals to enthusiasts who desire balance and year-round use out of a single set of tires....  Read More

Differences in Tire Speed Ratings Explained

A frequently asked question that myself and other Tire Rack sales representatives receive daily is one concerning the speed ratings of tires and what speed ratings mean. While you likely will never encounter speeds beyond that of your tires' capabilities, it's important to understand everything else a speed rating can tell you when making your purchase...  Read More

Lower Your Car and Keep a Great Ride with Eibach Lowering Springs

Now that fair weather is just around the corner, many drivers are starting to focus on the performance and handling capability of their sporty cars. After upgrading tires, a vehicle's suspension is the next area of improvement that yields great results for the money. For most, a set of lowering springs from Eibach may be the answer.  Benefits of lowering...  Read More

Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S: A Solid Ultra High Performance All-Season at a Good Price

Last year, Yokohama introduced an addition to their Ultra High Performance All-Season line-up with the ADVAN Sport A/S. Unlike previous Yokohama models, this tire features an asymmetric tread pattern that allows it to be rotated side-to-side, as well as front-to-back on non-staggered applications. During our internal testing, the ADVAN Sport A/S held its...  Read More

Buying Tires for Your Mazda 3? View All Options Here!

The Mazda 3 is a fantastic little car with a great power-to-weight ratio and good gas mileage. It's no wonder that it is so popular with sports car enthusiasts and average daily drivers alike. Below are some top picks for tires in the various sizes that the Mazda 3 has had over the years. If you see a tire listed below for a size that is different than the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

I got these because my driving style was burning up the stock LRR tires on my Volt. They exceeded my expectations for the price and I think they are perfectly comparable to the Michelin PSS and are considerably cheaper.I can now take corners at higher speeds in the rain than with the stock tires in the dry. I also autocrossed the car when my STU Corvette was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Great tire, amazing dry & wet traction. Driving an SL(Sports Light ?) requires a tire with sure footing at speed and occasional wet weather conditions. This Michelin A/S 3 sticks like glue dry road or wet. Has minor noise around 45 mph, not intrusive but disappointiing to me. Good ride, handles well like a performance tire. My car has gvw listed 4,4xx lbs....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 3

The ride is really comfortable, road noise hardly any, great gas mileage average 38.5 mpg, great sporty look, handles bumps well. I will have my 5000 mile service and my tires still are in great shape, the Michelin Tires have been awesome so far. I would recommend the tires as a great buy and performance for highway and town driving. Go Ford for selecting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I drive in New England approx 8,000 miles during the winter. I have these tires on all 4 wheels. My car is a Focus wagon with KYB firm shocks on the rear and will go thru anything. We have 2 Focus wagons. One with summer tires and one with 4 snows. My wife insisted that I put all 4 on one car and leave the summer tires on the other and not drive it on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I am a longtime Blizzak owner. The first set I owned was in 1998 for my Mazda Protege. It's amazing how Bridgestone continues to improve what I regard as the best winter season tire available. I've used DM1V's on my trucks and WS on my cars and crossovers for nearly two decades. They generally last 3 seasons before the multicell compound is broken down and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Coming off a set of Goodyear F1 Asymetical's, this is a night and day comparison....why Ford didn't have these as the OEM tire for the Focus ST is beyond me!!! These things claw at the tarmac and they raise the bar on overall performance for the type of tire it is. I used to be able to break traction to the front wheels easily with the F1's...even when brand...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

Tire Rack and the White House Raise Awareness About Tire Safety

Earlier this month, the White House announced a new tire safety and efficiency program — TireWise. We are proud to partner with the White House to help raise awareness about tire safety and take action to cut carbon pollution and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Most importantly, we’d aim to help consumers become more educated on the role tires play in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Previously had same tires, but smaller, on Civic SI. They performed so well there I bought them from you for the Focus ST. On the Civic they were very good in wet, hydroplane resistance, snow - light and heavy - and ice. Focus is too new for me to have experice with tires, car and conditions requested. I am very pleased. Further, customer service was...  Read More

Who Makes the Quietest Winter Tires?

While most drivers expect a winter / snow tire to be louder due to their more aggressive tread patterns, there are some winter tires that are quieter than others. You may not have to give up the smooth and quiet ride that you've come to appreciate with your non-winter tires if you choose wisely. When it comes to comparing winter / snow tires, most...  Read More

Not Thinking About Tires Play of the Week: Everett Golson's 23-Yard Touchdown Pass to Ben Koyack

They weren't #thinkingabouttires. Just keep calm and focus on the task at hand and you can do great things. As a proud sponsor of Notre Dame football, Tire Rack shares Notre Dame's commitment to greatness both on and off the field. What does playing football have to do with creating the best tire buying experience in the world? Both require dedication, hard...  Read More

Tire Offerings for Subaru Vehicles

Subaru vehicles like the Outback, Forester, Crosstrek and Impreza are fantastic. They offer amazing capabilities with their race-inspired Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, while also achieving great fuel economy. These two items are critical when choosing a tire option for your Subaru.  One of the current top tires for the Outback, Forester and Crosstrek is...  Read More

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

Great winter tire.. haven't tried others yet on this Focus ST, but compared to other winters I ran on my Se-R Spec-V these are as good as anything I tried... glare ice traction could be a bit better but supposedly the 4D do that... I'm decidedly against dunlop since esperiencing their crap on a motorcycle and some econo tires... but this one is really pretty...  Read More