Best Replacement Tires for 20" Equipped Suburbans and Escalades

The Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT define the large SUV category. Power, room and luxury are found in varying degrees across the various trim levels of this half-ton chassis. An early adopter of large wheels on an SUV, the aftermarket tire manufacturers have brought their A-list tires to the popular 275/55R20 found on many these SUVs. Bridgeston...  Read More

Looking for new tires for your Honda Civic?

First seen in 1972 as a sub-compact, the Civic has grown into a compact car leader around the world. Having sold tens of millions since its inception, there is a strong demand for help when searching for replacement tires. With a 40-plus year history, there have been many sizes used. We will be focusing on 205/55R16, which is a popular size on...  Read More

Need the Best Replacement Tires for Your Ford Fusion?

Introduced for model year 2006, the Ford Fusion is a mid-size four-door sedan that goes against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord in the marketplace. With over two million sold since its introduction, replacement tire searches are common. The typical search focuses on wet and snow traction, as well as long treadlife. There have been a number of tire size...  Read More

Looking for Best Replacement Tires for a Chevy Cruze?

The Chevy Cruze replaced the Cobalt in 2011 as GM's compact segment entry. With almost a quarter million sold each year, requests for replacement tires are common. Requests regarding new tires usually involve long life, with good wet and winter traction. Chevrolet offers a number of trim packages that involve various size tires. Always be sure to check the...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your VW Jetta

The Jetta is Volkswagen's best-selling model with over 14 million sold. As such, it should not come as a surprise that our sales team frequently fields requests for the best tire to put on the Jetta. The typical top requirements from customers tend to be snow traction, longevity and ride quality.   Keep in mind there are a number of different size options...  Read More

Best Tire Choices for the Subaru Outback

Introduced in 1994, the Outback has become a favorite among people looking for utility in both space and capability. While the Subaru all-wheel drive system is revered, especially in utilizing the available grip in snow, that grip is still ultimately limited by the tires. For more insight on this, be sure to check out "I Have Anti-Lock Brakes and Traction...  Read More

Best All-Season Honda Accord Tires

The ninth-generation Honda Accord introduced for model year 2013 has been a perennial favorite with many American sedan buyers. The popularity of this car platform naturally results in a lot of inquiries regarding what the best replacement tire may be. Many drivers request a tire that features good snow traction. Since snow is the most difficult surface to...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for the Best-Selling Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has been the best -selling passenger car in the United States for years. It only stands to reason that a lot of people are looking for advice on what to buy for their next tire. The typical top requirements tend to be snow traction, longevity and ride quality.   Keep in mind there are a number of different size options used on the Camry....  Read More

Tire Rack's Free Road Hazard: The Best Deal in the Tire Business

As of September 18th 2014, Tire Rack offers free Tire Road Hazard Program on most passenger tires we sell. This is an incredible value at no cost. Every year it seems we get several calls from customers that had a run in with a pothole and came out on the other side with sidewall bubbles or maybe even a complete blowout.  This is always a frustrating...  Read More

Better Priced Options for the 19" Equipped Ford Escape

Some of the newer Ford Escape models are arriving on dealer's showroom floors installed with tire size 235/45R19. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of options in that size and they tend be on the higher side of the price scale. There is hope out there though. We have found an alternate size that offers more choices and has a lower price. This alternate...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on Newer Volkswagens

With the requirement put in place in 2007 for every vehicle to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, the standard method involved having a transmitter on each wheel. This transmitter emits a wireless signal that the vehicle computer receives and processes. At a minimum, this transmission contains the tire pressure and an ID code. This ID code...  Read More

Comparing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS vs the ExtremeContact DWS 06

What are the differences between the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 and the previous-generation DWS.   The original DWS was widely popular from the day it hit the market about six years ago. Still flirting with the number one spot in our customer ratings, Continental certainly recognizes they have a good thing going. Realistically they have no reason to...  Read More

I Have an Audi with Quattro, Do I Still Need Winter Tires?

Often our sales team is asked if a driver should still purchase a set of winter tires even if they have the all-wheel drive Audi with the Quatrro system. The answer is a resounding yes. There is no question the Quattro system will distribute the power to the tires in such a way as to maximize traction during acceleration. What about stopping and turning? The...  Read More

Great Tire Options for Your Dodge Journey

The 225/55R19 equipped Dodge Journey has presented owners with some challenges when it comes time for replacement tires. As mentioned in "Tire Alternatives and Options for Your Dodge Journey", finding a set of new tires can be difficult. However, as of late, a couple manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to fill the void in the original size to provide...  Read More

Best Tire for Honda Odyssey

Finding the best tire for a vehicle is the holy grail of tire shopping. While there is no single guaranteed solution for everyone, there are some tires that do rise to the top after looking at test data and customer feedback. In the case of the Honda Odyssey using tire size 235/65R16, there seems to be a clear winner in the Continental TrueContact. This...  Read More

Do I Need Studless Ice & Snow or Performance Winter / Snow Tires?

When it comes to choosing your next set of winter / snow tires for a passenger vehicle, there are two main winter tire performance categories for you to consider, Studless Ice & Snow and Performance Winter / Snow. Studless Ice & Snow tires deliver the best ice and snow grip in the industry. Intended to be a friendlier alternative to studded solutions, we...  Read More

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 or Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus, Which One's Right for Me?

Getting the call to head to out to the paddock for new tire testing always brings a smile to my face. And why wouldn't it? You want me to go really fast on a track and push the latest and greatest tires to their limit?  Thank you! Believe me, finding those traction limits with the test cars is a ton of fun and it shows us which tires deliver the goods at the...  Read More

First Impressions of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Bridgestone has historically lead the way in winter condition traction. The more Mother Nature expresses her fury, the happier Bridgestone's winter tires seem to be. In the crossover, sport utility and small truck markets, the Blizzak DM-V1 has been the go-to tire. This fall brings us the all-new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2.   We took our SUV test vehicles...  Read More

Looking for a Quiet Performance Tire?

A common complaint from many performance tire owners relates to noise. More specifically, the increase in noise over the life of the tires as they wear. The traditional directional tread patterns do have a propensity to get louder as they wear. This can really become an issue if uneven wear is introduced into the equation. Since directional tires can only be...  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