Best Tire Options for Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades

General Motors' best-selling full-size SUVs are all based from the same platform. These vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade. There are many basic similarities between these three vehicles, including tires. The current generation of these three SUVs either came with a 17", 18" or 20" tire. Given the popularity of these...  Read More

Our Customers Have Rated the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 as the Best

Currently, we offer over 30 different Performance Winter / Snow tires, but only one reigns supreme as the highest rated overall by our customers, the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3. The Pilot Alpin PA3 is the flagship performance winter / snow tire offered by Michelin and is designed to meet the needs of drivers who want to retain the precision of their ultra high...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/S

These tires were OEM for my 2010 Ford F150. They were remarkably quiet, smooth and finally were ready for replacement at 74,000 miles. If not for a misalignment, I likely could have gone to 80,000. Unbelievalbe. When it came time to replace the tires last month, I chose BF Goodrich radial long trail T/A's based mainly on price but decent reviews as well. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

I'm currently at about 23,000 miles after 50-54 months on my set of Pilot Exalto A/S tires. One tire developed 'radial pull' recently so I can't rotate my tires again, since when it's in the front, the car pulls to the side. On the rear, I don't notice it at all, so it has to stay there. I expect to get to just under 30K miles out of this set due to the fact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

The o.e.m. tires on the car when delivered will probably last 35,000 miles when the wear-indicators are flush with the tread. While I would consider this unacceptable for a general use all-season radial, this is the best tire I've owned for performance driving while still getting around in rain and snow. I was so impressed with it that, now that replacement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Michelin markets this tire for premium sedans and coupes, but anyone who drives any car with a sport suspension should highly consider this tire.It outperforms performance,high performance,even ultra high performance all-season tires in every category that I have encountered.These Michelins replaced the same size 18 Goodyear RS-A's.The difference in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

OEM tires on my car. They will probably last 40,000 miles, but I want to upgrade wheels/tires before my next trip to Tail of the Dragon. The o.e.m.'s have done two Dragon runs and two HSAX track days. Have been shopping Tire Rack for a grippier 4-season tire based on UTCQ rating (300). Can't find one. This confirms my subjective experience: the best 4-season...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

So I just purchased these tires and immediately these tires had a bit of problems. First it was the radial pull due to the tires being stacked on top of each other at the warehouse. Then it was a balancing and alignment issue. But after it was all taken care of I can say that I am finally able to enjoy the tires and I will be giving another review after the...  Read More

Load Range E 10 Ply Tires for Heavy Duty Use

In a recent blog post titled "Goodyear Marathon Radial vs. Power King Towmax STR Trailer Tires," I covered the difference between two trailer tires we carry. Now, what about the tires used on the trucks to pull those trailers? Many full-sized pickups and cargo vans require load range E tires. If your pickup truck or van is a 2500 or 3500 (commonly called 3/4...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

I'm a 15 year GM world class trained tech and recreational drag/autox gear head. This is my everyday (when it's not snowing) cruiser. It's the factory tire for the car, and I can see why, 255/40ZR19-285/35ZR19. The last performance tire I used on the previous car to this one was was the Nitto INVO and I have zero complaints about it, it was/is an amazing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Steering response, comfort, road noise and stability are far superior compared to kumho KL51 AND michelin radial LT, both of which I've previously had. Dry braking is very impressive but what's even more impressive it the WET braking. Light and deep snow traction is much better than the kumho KL51 and about the same if not a little better as the michelin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec

Has surpassed my expectations for my Lexus SUV. As quiet and comfortable, smoother, better dry cornering and snow traction, though not as good in the wet cornering and about 3-4% worse in fuel consumption. Wear is much better - didn't see anything noticeable after 4000 miles. This is compared to the twice costly OEM Michelin MXV4 S8 I've replaced. To note:...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I've had Goodyear, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Kelly, Dunlop, Toyo - on both this vehicle and on a Toyota Sienna. For the money, the best tire on the market today - hands down. Well made, great traction when you need it - a true All Season radial - and I'm putting 4 new ones on my Sienna, because they're also great snow tires.Had Michelin's but they wear out so...  Read More

Keep Your FIAT 500 Moving This Winter

Once upon on a time, the Alfa Romeo 164, FIAT Spider, Peugeot 505 and Renault Fuego roamed the American streets with their French and Italian charms. Then FIAT said "arrivederci" in 1983, Renault bid us "adieu" in 1987, Peugeot was no longer available in America starting in 1991 and Alfa said "ciao" in 1995. Blandness had apparently won.Well, FIAT has brought...  Read More

Off-Road Maximum Traction vs. On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires

When searching for an aggressive looking tire for their truck, Jeep or SUV, many customers also want good ride quality and low noise from their set. Off-Road Maximum Traction tires, which are often referred to as "mud-terrain" or "mudders", have very aggressive tread designs and look great on vehicles with an aftermarket lifted suspension. However, tires in...  Read More

Low Rolling Resistance Tires

Tire manufacturers are now expanding their role in helping lower a tire's impact on the environment by developing technologies that help reduce fuel consumption. New compounds offering lower rolling resistance, new manufacturing methods and the use of more eco-friendly raw materials all contribute to a more eco-friendly tire. Our Tire Rack team has recently...  Read More

Made in the USA!

In recent days, we honored those who have fought for our freedom. I also feel that we need to acknowledge American workers that are producing tires here in the USA.   Here is a listing of a few of the popular tire choices exclusively bred from the American worker:  BF Goodrich Super Sport A/S Dick Cepek Radial FC II Dunlop Radial Mud Rover Firestone Precision...  Read More

Tires As Shoes: Part Two -- What Is the Purpose?

As stated in a previous post, I recently purchased a 2010 Volkswagen GTI.  What GTI tires, or what shoes for that matter, should I get?  If I were to be the weekend warrior with my local SCCA it would be to my benefit to consider an Extreme Performance Summer tire, or even a track and competition, R-compound tire with a nice set of lightweight racing wheels....  Read More

Search by Low Rolling Resistant Tires at Tire Rack

As we are trimming budgets and looking for ways to do more with less.  Why not try a low rolling resistant tire from Tire Rack.  Now you can further refine your search results to see only the low rolling resistant tires (LRR).  As a car enthusiast I see the low rolling resistant tires as a way to be more efficient in what we do stretching the dollar a...  Read More

Michelin Radial Tires

Michelin has always been at the forefront of tire development. They commercialized the first Michelin radial tires back in the 1940s and have been growing ever since. Today, they are a worldwide brand whose tires can be seen in private driveways and on international race tracks alike. And as your Michelin tire dealer, you can find them in Tire Rack's...  Read More