Bridgestone DriveGuard: A Year in Review

This time a year ago, little was known about the Bridgestone DriveGuard, a tire that's currently our best-selling run-flat option. Over the course of a year, this tire has proven itself in a wide array of weather conditions, has been subject to internal testing and has climbed to the very top of our consumer reviews. While perhaps having a slightly harsher...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Wow! Replaced original Michelin Energy LX4 with 60K miles on them with these Conti ProContact EcoPlus in 235/60R17. I could not be more pleased. They are so much better in all aspects to the LX4s. Better traction, better noise, better ride. My Odyssey feels like it is on rails and at times I almost forget I that am in a mini van. I would buy again in a heart...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I obviously haven't had these on the car very long, but so far I am VERY pleased/impressed. Coming from cheap/crappy Sumitomos, these are a marked improvement. Handling is superb, rides very nice/quiet, haven't had a chance to really push them in the wet yet, but dry traction/handling is really quite good. I'll never drive the C43 like a race car, or my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I have these tires on three cars, 05 Saab Aero, 97 Saab 900, 03 Mini Cooper JCW. The best all season tires I have ever used. They are very quiet even to the end of there use. The milage you get is not super great, 35 to 40k, however the positives far out weigh the milage. I have had two sets on the 05 aero and I am getting ready to order another. The 900 is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

My 2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite came with Michelin Primacy MXV4s. I've been a long time Michelin fan and have had experience with these tires on my old Accord. They are great passenger touring tires, and I can see why Honda would put them on their top of the line van. The MXV4s are very smooth and nice riding touring tires for cars. On a heavy Van/SUV...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Best snow you will ever buy, period! Everyone who complains about how bad their car is in the winter, I tell them about this tire. Every single person has come back amazed. They can't believe it's the same car. People who think their all season tires are good, haven't tried a true snow tire. Not even close, these tires will walk circles around them. My dad...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 ZP

Great tires! There is slight tire noise at low speeds but dry and wet traction is very good. Snow and ice traction is excellent compared to brand new Kumho 4X I had on the car last winter that made driving scary even on just wet roads. Also getting a much more comfortable ride compared to the Kumho. I use my Mini as my daily beater and im glad I found tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I replaced the OEM Pirelli Run Flat tires with these Michelin Pilots and have been very impressed with the benefits of the change.The Michelins generate less road noise and make the ride more compliant, most noticably over small ruts and bumps in the road surface. They are wearing very well, and I currently have 12,800 miles on them - they look about 30%...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

My second set on this MINI S. G-Force have always delivered good performance at a good price. When pushed the car is stable and predictable. Any lateral break/slide is smooth and controllable.A fun tire on a fun car.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I have been stunned by this tire. Usually, you have to give up something to gain in another area. Once you get to a tire that performs at this level in the dry, it really stinks in the wet and wears out very quickly. SOMEHOW, Michellin has given us a tire that has incredible turn in, incredible dry grip, yet wears beyond belief (for a tire of this...  Read More

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run-Flat: Not Just for BMW and MINI

Traditionally, run-flat tires have been used mainly for limited vehicle types as specified by certain manufacturers for Original Equipment use. Prime examples of this is are BMW 3 Series vehicles since the mid-2000s, the new MINI Cooper and all fifth-generation and newer Chevrolet Corvettes. These vehicles once represented a small portion of the market that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama

I got the Yokohama S. Drive in December of 2011. It is now August 2014 and they need to be replaced (which I will be doing in October. These are great if you're on a budget and/ or like to test out different tires. I drive an 04 Mini Cooper S and these tires grip amazingly well when they are warm. Most people don't get this warm concept and usually spin out...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Bought these for my daughter's car. When we bought it, it had the original type Dunlops. They were pretty rough and the reviews weren't so hot. Replaced with some Kumho Ecstas. Better than the Dunlops but.... So since the originals had worn poorly, put factory struts all around thinking this will make the ride, handling and NVH better, and it did, but.......  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

First for my fellow BMW brethren -- I made the switch to a non-run flat after a total of 11 years driven on several different RFTs on two different cars. With a compressor, TPMS-friendly Slime, and a mini-spare, I hope I'm covered. These are quieter, smoother, and take bumps better. Even though I went from a summer performance tire in the RFT, I don't feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone DriveGuard

I've just bought these tires as replacements for the OEM Continental run flat tires on my MINI Cooper S. I did the research and found that there were multiple independent reviews of this tire that were very complimentary. Motor Trend and Autoweek were among them. So I felt comfortable buying these tires as a suitable replacement for the OEM tires. I also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

In winter, as long as the snow is no deeper than 8 to 10 inches, I feel like my Mini is a snowmobile. It will go anywhere I point it using these tires. After 10 inches, the car begins to high center, but that's not the tires fault. I live in Iowa and tend to only use them between November and February. They do a great job, exactly what I expected of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

2010 Mini Clubman; Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position 195/55/16 Run Flats (RF)5,000 miles, Interstate and city. Maybe the best tire I've had, they are billed as a ultra high performance all-season. Purchased them because they were supposed to have good comfort and handling for a RF. They feel like a regular tire. The dry and wet traction are very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Brand new. Still have mold release grease on them. They need a couple of thousand miles to get at least scuffed a bit. Bought these, as their predecessor tires, Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus XL were great. I expect these to be even better, as they're 5 years further along the engineering timeline. I just haven't had enough time to really break them in, drive...  Read More

Get Ready for Snowmaggedon 2014: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? We don't know yet. But, I do know the right snow tire makes all the difference. In order to purchase the correct winter / snow tire, you should decide which performance category works best for your driving style and the winter weather you experience. The three major categoriesare: Studless Ice & Snow,...  Read More

Light Up the Night with Hella Lights for Your Jeep Wrangler

Looking to update the look of your Jeep and light up the roads and trails? Our selection of aftermarket lighting is perfect for your vehicle! With kits available from Hella, PIAA and KC HiLiTES, you have the option to put out as much light as you want. Currently installed on my JK Rubicon are several sets of Hella Optilux lights. Before making upgrades to...  Read More