Talking truth about tires and wheels

My name is Gus Liszewski.  I am a tire and wheel specialist at The Tire Rack.  I have been in the automotive field nearly all my life, growing up with a family business in automotive repair.  I have been a speed and performance junkie from pretty much day one.  The added experience at The Tire Rack has given me the opportunity to attend multiple track events...  Read More

Continental CrossContact LX

The Continental CrossContact LX is not only a great fit for your SUV or crossover vehicle, but also for your half-ton pickup truck. With a 60k warranty, the Continental Cross Contact LX is a great value with good all-season performance. If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable ride on your next road trip or daily commute then the ContinentalCrossContact...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Alleggerita

If you are looking for a lightweight, inexpensive wheel that is strong and can hold up to the challenge of the track, the O.Z. Racing Alleggerita is a great option. These wheels are half the cost of many other lightweight racing wheels and come with the O.Z. Racing quality and performance.The wheels are offered in a variety of different colors to help give...  Read More

Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70 is the newest update to the Bridgestone Studless Ice and Snow line-up. It was created to address a few of the common complaints with previous versions of the Blizzak WS series.  The speed rating was bumped up to a "T" with the intention of increasing the steering responsiveness and dry road handling characteristics.They also...  Read More

Michelin Latitude Tour

The Michelin Latitude Tour is not only a great fit for your SUV or crossover vehicle, but also for your half-ton pickup truck and offers a quiet and comfortable ride. With a 65k-mile warranty, the Latitude Tour is a great value with good all-season performance. It is offered in a wide range of sizes for many different wheel diameters.    Read More

Smiles not Miles

While most people are starting to look at winter tires, some are lucky enough to run summer performance tires year round. If you are looking for some great summer performance with lots of smiles, the Extreme Performance Summer category is for you! The Bridgestone Potenza RE-11Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08Kumho Ecsta XS, and Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec,...  Read More

General Grabber HTS

The General Grabber HTS is not only a great fit for your SUV or crossover vehicle, but also for your half-ton pickup truck. With a 60k warranty, the Grabber HTS is a great value with good all-season performance. If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable ride on your next road trip or daily commute then the General Grabber HTS is the tire for you. It is...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus is an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire offered in the Michelin tire line-up, and is very competent in many areas. This tire has nice on-center steering feel and predictable handling characteristics. Wet and dry traction are strong for an all-season tire, and the tire has strong cornering stability. As a typical...  Read More

Hankook Ventus V12 Evo K110

The Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 is a Max Performance Summer tire and a nice improvement as the second generation in the evo line. This tire has strong cornering stability and steering responsiveness, respectable wet traction, and average wear characteristics. At this price point, the tire is a great value when compared to many of the other tires that it...  Read More

Sumitomo HTR Z III

The Sumitomo HTR Z III is a Max Performance Summer tire and a nice improvement as the third generation in the HTR Z line. This tire has strong cornering stability and steering responsiveness, respectable wet traction, and average wear characteristics. At this price point, the tire is a great value when compared to many of the other tires that it is...  Read More

Soon it's going to snow!

Most of us don't want to think about it or admit it, but the winter season and all that it brings will soon be upon us. Now is a good time to start looking at winter tires or winter tire and wheel packages. Most of our winter stock should be available within the next month or so, and by acting early you can ensure that you will be able to get the specific...  Read More

Goodyear Assurance TripleTred

The Goodyear Assurance featuring TripleTred Technology is a great option offered in the Passenger All-Season category. This tire is available in a large range of sizes for a range of different vehicles. Goodyear has three different seasonal rubber compounds in this tire to maximize the wet/dry and snow/ice traction of this tire. It carries an 80,000 mile ...  Read More

Bridgestone Potenza RE960 A/S Pole Position

The Bridgestone Potenza RE960 A/S Pole Position is an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire offered in the Bridgestone tire line up, and is very competent in many areas. This tire has nice on-center steering feel and predictable handling characteristics. Wet and dry traction are strong for an all-season tire, and the tire has strong cornering stability. As...  Read More

The Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

The Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza is not only a great fit for your SUV or crossover vehicle, but also for your half-ton pickup truck and want a quiet and comfortable ride. With a 65k warranty, the Alenza is a great value with good all-season performance. It all depends on what you want, but if you are looking for a quiet and comfortable ride on you next...  Read More

More Power!

New to the Tire Rack line-up is the engine tuner from Hypertech. Offered for a large selection of domestic vehicles and an ever-increasing number of import vehicles, the team at Hypertech reverse engineers the engine mapping to increase horsepower and torque. They have also mapped the vehicle ECU to help with timing advancement, throttle response,...  Read More

Light up the night!

Tire Rack offers more than just tires and wheels. We also offer lighting accessories by Hella and PIAA. Looking to brighten up the night and spread the light out just a bit further? Check out a set of driving lights driving lights to add to your vehicle's factory configuration.If you are not looking to add additional lighting, but just want to sharpen up...  Read More

Eco-Tire Road Ride Results

I recently finished a Real World Road Ride on the ecologically oriented Passenger All-Season tires and I was shocked at the results! The test included the new Kumho eco Solus HM KR22, Continental ProContact EP, Michelin HydroEdge with Green X and Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max. The test was conducted on a very hot, dry day. My ride started with the Kumho eco...  Read More

Street/Sport Truck All-Season Road Ride

I just finished a road ride on performance-oriented all-season SUV tires and tested the Firestone Destination ST, the Kumho Ecsta STX, and the Pirelli Scorpion Zero. Here’s the good and the bad on each.I started my test with the Firestone Destination ST. The tire was noisy and had a very firm ride.  It allowed you to feel every bump and expansion joint that...  Read More

Ultra High Performance Road Ride

I just finished the road ride on some Ultra High Performance Summer tires. We tested the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500, the Yokohama s.Drive, and the Kumho Ecsta SPTThe Kumho Ecsta SPT has nice on-center steering feel, an acceptable level of dry grip, and good cornering stability. It did not, however, have the...  Read More

Yokohama AVID ENVigor

I just finished my road test on the Yokohama AVID ENVigor, the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S, the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01, and the Firestone Precision Sport. Get ready because here comes my two cents!I started the test with the Yokohama AVID ENVigor. I must say that I was more than pleasantly surprised with this tire. It was comfortable, quiet, and felt very...  Read More

O.Z Tuner System Wheels

O.Z. Italy is one of the world's best wheel manufacturers. The product consistency and quality are hard for any company to compete with. The products included in the O.Z. Tuner System line are a great example of this quality.O.Z Tuner System wheels are true three-piece wheels that are not built until ordered; so each set of wheels is actually custom built...  Read More