Best All-Weather Tires for Mazda CX-7

Are you looking for a great all-season tire for your Mazda CX-7? Then you should take a look at the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and Michelin Primacy MXV4. For crossover vehicles like the Mazda CX-7, Acura RDX and Nissan Rogue, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season performanc...  Read More

Hankook's New Ventus V12 evo2 vs Original Ventus V12 evo K110

Hankook has been producing tires since 1941 and is the seventh largest tire company in the world. While many of their tires are made in Asian countries, Hankook announced they're planning to build a plant in the United States. Amongst enthusiasts, they're known to produce some of the best value-oriented performance tires.  While the Max Performance Summer...  Read More

Best Tires for Subaru Outback

If the tires on your Subaru Outback are nearing replacement, be sure to check out the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. While many drivers associate Pirelli with producing ultra high performance tires for exotic high-end sports cars like Ferrari and Lamborghini, they also make outstanding all-season touring tires. In fact, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All...  Read More

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original...  Read More

The All-Season General AltiMAX RT43 is Number One

With its generous treadwear warranty, great ride quality and class-leading handling and traction, the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated) is a customer favorite for tires in the Standard Touring All-Season performance category. In a recent test, we concluded that the tire had impressive traction in both wet and dry conditions, very good handling and...  Read More

Choosing Between Performance Winter / Snow Tires and Studless Ice & Snow Tires

As a moderator of several forums, I have received many questions on snow tires this winter. Recently, a customer had a question about choosing between Studless Ice & Snow tires and Performance Winter / Snow tires: I’m getting ready to order winter tires and wheels. My concern is that here in Denver, we can have big changes in temperatures. It’s not uncommon...  Read More

Is There a Bubble on Your Tire?

The roads are in particularly rough condition following this season's harsher-than-normal winter. As a result, there are more potholes and ruts in the roads, which are causing many drivers to experience problems with their tires, like sidewall bubbles.  If you can see a round bulging area protruding on the sidewall of the tire, this is often referred to as a...  Read More

New Dunlop Winter Maxx Tires Installed on My Car

After three years of faithful service, my Michelin X-Ice Xi2 winter / snow tires have finally worn to the point where they needed to be replaced. While they were not bald, the tread depth had worn to about 4/32nds of an inch, which is more shallow than recommended for effective snow traction. Tires at low tread depths can only "nibble" into snow instead of...  Read More

Hoosier Tires Made in Indiana!

If you're looking for race-winning performance in an autocross or road race tire, look no further than Hoosier Racing tires! Not only are Hoosier tires of outstanding quality, they're made right here in Indiana. Hoosier A6 Hoosier R6 Manufactured in Plymouth, Indiana, Hoosier's tires are popular for competition use in: Autocross Road Racing High Performance...  Read More

How Good Are Sumitomo Tires?

Often times, people associate Sumitomo as a generic tire. In reality, quite the opposite is true! Did you know that Sumitomo is the Japanese subsidiary of Dunlop and traces its beginnings back to 1909? In 1997, Sumitomo and Goodyear formed a joint venture in which they agreed to manufacture tires for each other as well. Sumitomo produces many different types of...  Read More

Looking for Quiet Tires? Check Out My Top Three Picks!

When shopping for tires, most drivers place a good deal of emphasis on quietness. No one wants to listen to a loud tire on a long trip or have to shout at their passengers to have a conversation. Tire noise can be more than just an annoyance, it can also mask important sounds that affect vehicle performance, maintenance and safety.   For most drivers, the...  Read More

Best Tires for Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima has been a popular sports sedan for many years due to its great combination of luxury features, sporty handling and room for full-sized adults to fit comfortably in the back seats. I've owned two Nissan Maximas and have fond memories of them. One thing I learned firsthand is that the type of tire you install can make a big difference on...  Read More

Black Rock Steel Wheels are Perfect for Your Truck

We're proud to announce that we carry Black Rock steel wheels. Manufactured in California, these wheels are specifically engineered for serious off-road and rock climbing applications with fitments available for Jeeps, SUVs and lifted trucks. Black Rock offers heavy gauge steel wheels that are clear coated and painted black with center caps included at no...  Read More

Pirelli Makes Some of the Best Winter Tires for 2013

Pirelli doesn't just make performance tires like the P Zero line, they also produce world class winter / snow tires for a range of vehicles from small cars and high performance sports cars to large SUVs, trucks and crossover vehicles. So, whether you need affordable studded snow tires for your Honda Civic, performance snow tires for your BMW 3 Series...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Snow for Crossovers and SUVs

Crossovers and SUVs are a very popular vehicle segment and are available from smaller vehicles like the Ford Escape and Nissan Murano, to larger SUVs such as the Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade. There are even high performance models like the Porsche Cayenne and Infiniti FX that have acceleration rivaling that of sports cars.   Most owners of these...  Read More

Do Winter / Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?

Many drivers are familiar with the advantages of using dedicated winter / snow tires on their vehicles during the colder months. However, I still occasionally get the question, "Do winter tires really make that much of a difference?" This question can be answered based on my own personal experience, my professional experience as a tire test driver at Tire...  Read More

Best Winter / Snow Tires for 2013

Which are the best winter / snow tires for 2013? The answer depends on your driving style, vehicle and the winter conditions you experience. Studless Ice & Snow Studless Ice & Snow tires deliver maximum snow and ice traction when conditions are the most severe. These tires will give up some dry grip and steering response compared to higher performance winter...  Read More

Blizzak vs X-Ice Winter Tire Recommendation for a BMW

As a moderator for some BMW forums, I receive many questions about these vehicles. Recently, I got the following e-mail from a BMW owner: Gary, I have read many of your posts regarding the topic of winter tire recommendations. I am currently looking to get a winter/snow tire for my 2009 BMW 335i w/sport package. I plan on getting four 225/45R17 tires. However,...  Read More

What's the Best All-Season Tire for Snow? Our Snow Traction Test Results Will Help You Decide.

The days are getting shorter, as well as colder. Yes, winter is just around the corner. Are your tiresin good enough condition to make it through another winter season of driving in snow and on ice? If your tires' tread depth is less than 6/32", you may want to consider a new set for better snow traction. Winter tires need adequate tread depth in order to...  Read More

What are the Best Winter / Snow Tires for 2013? Find Out Here!

Which are the best winter / snow tires for 2013? The answer will depend on your driving style, model of vehicle and the winter conditions you experience. Studless Ice & Snow  Studless Ice & Snow tires deliver maximum snow and ice traction when conditions are the most severe. These tires will give up some dry grip and steering response compared to...  Read More