Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

The Yokohamas proved their worth here in Buffalo during the worst winter storm since the Blizzard of '77. The truck didn't get stuck once driving across very icy roads with deep snow on very steep inclines. Driving in bumper high snow will work. Snow higher than that and you're going nowhere with any vehicle. When driving with relatively new original factory...  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

The Best All-Terrain Tires for On-Road Use

Maybe you like the look of an all-terrain tire, or perhaps you may be looking for a tire with a bit more biting edge than a traditional Highway All-Season, or you might even be a driver that explores light off-road use with your truck or SUV. If you fit any one of these examples, you represent a huge portion off the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire market. While...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

AWSOME tire, i have 80000+ miles on these tires and they are just starting to show noticeable wear. And ifi was to judge,i would say there is another 60000-80000 before i will need to order the next set. They are a bit noisy but come on they are a off road tire, and i have certainly heard tires way worse for noise. I put these light truck load range E 80psi...  Read More

Is the General AltiMAX Arctic the Best Studdable Winter / Snow Tire?

With recent snow falls still making news, many of us our reminded that we still have many weeks (and months in some areas) of winter driving left this season. To see if February is still a good time to purchase winter tires, take a look at "Is it Too Late to Buy Winter / Snow Tires?"   The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, and Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Bridgestone...  Read More

What's the Best All-Season Tire for Ice and Snow?

All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months. However,...  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 Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

This is my 5th set of these tires on three different vehicles (light to medium SUVs). I will never run anything but these tires on any truck or SUV I own. They are the best tires I have ever used which is also why they are one of the very highest rated tires on tirerack.com for highway/off road use. I put on average 50,000 miles on them before I had to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

My truck does not get many miles on it. I bought it two years ago with less than 50k miles and it still has less than 60k. The original Goodyear tires wore well but had terrible traction even on dry roads. Yes, I realize most of the tread was already worn but it was hard to not spin those tires when leaving a stop light. And although my tire pressure was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

While I have used BF Goodrich, Goodyear, and other tires, I have read and heard about Michelin tires for ever and have stayed away from them as the old models where not safe tires, they had a history of not being good in wet conditions, but has that changed! I now know of a number of people who have had them on the vehicles from new, or replaced the tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro HT RH12

I did not select this tire on purpose, it was a throw in when I bought the truck. It needed new tires, and they would not put on the cooper at3 or bfg a/t that I requested, so we compromised on this.I have been wary since the start and am likely to replace them this coming summer after a year of use. Being in Alaska, I worry about ice snow traction in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

to confirm, these are light truck tires and deserve a review based on the application. I find these tires to be very capable in almost any situation. They are perfect for light trucks such as my half ton pickup. I have never rotated the tires since installation, which was 49,000 miles ago. The tread wear has been perfectly even from front to back. I have a 7...  Read More

Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c vs Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

We've been testing and selling Yokohama performance tires, all-seasons and light truck/SUV tires for over twenty years. This season, we now offer their winter / snow tires for the first time in over a decade. Since it had been awhile since we carried the iceGUARD line of Yokohama tires, we decided to familiarize ourselves with their winter traction by...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

These tires have completely changed my Tacoma's personality! The original Bridgestone tires were garbage, and the replacement General Grabbers were a huge improvement, especially in snow driving. The Tacoma is known for its noisy, rough ride and the Grabbers didn't change that, nor did I expect them to. When they finally wore out, however, I decided to try...  Read More

Continental Makes Three of the Best All-Season Tires for Winter Driving

Given the severe winter season of 2013 -  2014, many drivers are asking which tires have the best snow and ice traction. The answer is simple - the best dedicated winter / snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 for cars and Blizzak DM-V1 for crossovers and SUVs, walk away from even the best all-season tires when it comes to traction in snow and on...  Read More

Introducing Yokohama's Winter / Snow Tires

For the 2014-15 winter season, we're proud to announce we will be offering winter tires from Yokohama. Each of their options will be found in the Studless Ice & Snow performance category. iceGUARD iG20 iceGUARD iG52c Geolandar I/T G072 iceGUARD iG51v The iceGUARD line of winter tires feature Yokohama's shelled microbubble tread compound that acts like a...  Read More

Sneak Peek of New Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Since the original Bridgestone Blizzak tire was introduced in 1993, Bridgestone has all but dominated the Studless Ice & Snow performance category with their Blizzak line of winter / snow tires. Their multicell winter tread compound dramatically increases winter traction in slippery conditions so much, that it changed perception of what a snow tire can do....  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More

Big Savings on Closeout 265/75R16 Load Range E 10-Ply Rated Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Are you shopping for Load Range E (10-Ply Rated) tires for your 3/4- or 1-ton truck? Take advantage of the amazing deal on 265/75R16 Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires marked down to $140*! These closeout Scorpion ATR tires are more than just a great deal, they're also a very capable tire. They feature a versatile milder all-terrain tread design capable of light...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many...  Read More