Greeting from Gill's Garage

Thanks for taking the time to browse this blog.  Hopefully, this will be a great place to obtain information on wheels, tires, suspension and other things automotive. Let me introduce myself.  My name is Gill and I have over 7 years of sales and testing experience with Tirerack.com.  I am a proud participant in all of our on road and track product testing...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Alleggerita HLT

Looking for a set of lightweight wheels in an array of colors — anthracite, black, blue, gold, matte graphite silver, orange, red and white — at a nice price? The O.Z Racing Alleggerita HLT has it all. Add in great looks and this wheel is packed with value. The Alleggerita HLT is a one-piece wheel. It's low pressure cast and shot peened for exceptional...  Read More

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT

Headlining the Performance Winter / Snow category for Bridgestone is their Blizzak LM-25 RFT. It is a great tire in providing grip in both deep snow and icy conditions while also offering the abilty to complete the journey in the event of any air loss.The Lamellen "edge effect" compound (multiple biting edges in the tread blocks to help grip snow and ice)...  Read More

Continental ExtremeWinterContact

The flagship winter tire for Continental is their ExtremeWinterContact. It is a fantastic tire that provides grip in both deep snow and icy conditions. Its high-density sipes allow this tire to bite very well in deep snow conditions while keeping contact with the road's surface. This gives you, the driver, better grip.After having tested this tire versus its...  Read More

Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

The flagship winter tire for Bridgestone is their Blizzak WS70. It is an unbelievable tire in providing grip in both deep snow and icy conditions. The tube multicell compound allows this tire to temporarily absorb microscopic amounts of water that keep normal tires from making good contact with the road's surface. This gives you, the driver, better grip.Impr...  Read More

Michelin HydroEdge with Green X

Are you looking for a Passenger All-Season tire that is unrivaled in ride quality? Let me introduce you to the Michelin HydroEdge with Green X.This tire is designed to provide luxurious ride quality and long treadwear along with a nice blend of performance characteristics. The benefits of the HydroEdge include a quiet ride, excellent resistance to...  Read More

Michelin Primacy MXV4

Are you looking for a Grand Touring All-Season tire that is unrivaled in nearly every measurable category? Look no further than the Michelin Primacy MXV4. During testing, I noted that it provides a luxurious ride quality, excellent road feel and a nice blend of performance characteristics. It's also currently the top-ranked Grand Touring All-Season tire in...  Read More

Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge

Are you looking for a Grand Touring All-Season tire that is big on value? Take a look at the Goodyear Eagle ResponsEdge.This tire is designed to provide great ride quality and long treadwear along with a nice blend of handling and grip characteristics. Other benefits of the ResponsEdge include a quiet ride and great overall value with many sizes being...  Read More

Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Are you looking for a Grand Touring All-Season tire that is big on value? Clear a path for the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum.This tire is designed to provide luxurious ride quality and long treadwear along with a nice blend of handling and grip characteristics. Other benefits of the LX Platinum include a quiet ride and great overall value. Read what Tire Rack...  Read More

Introducing the BF Goodrich Advantage T/A

Are you looking for a Grand Touring All-Season tire that's at the pinnacle of deep water traction? Let me introduce the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A.This tire is designed to provide luxurious ride quality and long treadwear along with a nice blend of performance characteristics. The benefits of the Advantage T/A include a quiet ride, very good grip and the most...  Read More

The General Altimax HP - A Value Leader for the Grand Touring All-Season Category.

Are you looking for a Grand Touring All-Season tire that is unrivaled in value? Allow me to introduce the General Altimax HP.This tire is designed to provide luxurious ride quality and long treadwear along with a nice blend of handling and grip characteristics. The benefits of the Altimax HP include a quiet ride, very good adhesion and the best 'bang for...  Read More

Michelin Primacy MXV4 - #1 for many reasons!

Are you looking for a Grand Touring All-Season tire that is unrivaled in nearly every measurable category? Look no further than the Michelin Primacy MXV4. During testing, I noted that it provides a luxurious ride quality, excellent road feel and a nice blend of performance characteristics. It's also currently the top ranked Grand Touring All-Season tire in...  Read More

The Turanza Serenity - Like riding on clouds!

Are you looking for a Grand Touring All-Season tire that is unrivaled in ride quality? Let me introduce the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity.This tire is designed to provide luxurious ride quality and long treadwear along with a nice blend of performance characteristics. The benefits of the Serenity include a quiet ride, very good grip and the smoothest ride in...  Read More

Sumitomo HTR ZIII- What a value!

Are you looking for a Max Performance Summer tire that will give you longer treadlife? Look no further than the Sumitomo HTR ZIII.This tire is designed to provide excellent adhesion and longer treadwear at an outstanding price. The benefits of the HTR ZIII include excellent dry and wet traction along with one of the smoothest rides in its category. Read...  Read More

What a wonderful tool!

I just had a chance to rotate my Bridgestone tires. As I was setting the torque to the appropriate mark, I realized what a great tool my torque wrench has been for me. I've owned this adjustable torque wrenchadjustable torque wrench for over seven years. It's reliable, simple to use, and never needs any maintenance. It just keeps coming back for more. I have...  Read More

Who will install my tires if I buy them from Tire Rack?

Check out Tire Rack's nationwide network of independent recommended installers. Finding an installer to use is simple. Just enter your ZIP Code and browse the shops in your area that are available.   Read More

Street Survival Teen Driving School

It's about more than driving, it's about living! Tire Rack has joined with the non-profit BMW CCA Foundation to bring the Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving program to the nation. Enroll your 16-21 year old driver today! For detailed information, school calendar/locations, rules and example course visit www.streetsurvival.org   Read More

Tires. Wheels. How about a package?

Planning to buy tires and wheels? Why not form them into a package? Tire Rack has automobile-specific exact fitments. It's a look optimized to your style preference. Tire and wheel packages arrive mounted and balanced, ready to be bolted right on. It couldn't be easier. Want to see how new wheels will look on your vehicle?     Read More

Heat Cycling. What does it do?

Planning a trip to the track, drivers school or local autocross? Do you have everything? Track brake pads? Check. Adjustable shocks? Check. Perfomance summer tires? Check. Lightweight aftermarket wheels? Check. Winning attitude? Check! What about heat cycling of your tires? Have you considered the benefits? Tire Rack's heat cycling of Track & Competition DOT...  Read More