Where Do I Get My Tires Installed?

Tire Rack is a mail order company that ships products from their Indiana, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Nevada and Colorado distribution centers. Regardless of where you might be located, standard ground shipping can typically have our products delivered in just 1-2 business days. When purchasing a Tire & Wheel Package, your items will come...  Read More

Continental TrueContact: A Competitive High Mileage Option

The Standard Touring All-Season tire market is a competitive place filled with multiple options from many reputable manufacturers. Traditionally featuring speed ratings of S and T, the goal of a Standard Touring All-Season tire is not to provide the most crisp handling or on-center feel, but rather to provide good all-season traction, a quiet and...  Read More

Best Tire Choices for the 1999-2005 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular minivans on the road today, while having a reputation for not being easy on its tires. Due to the weight of the vehicle and the way its suspension is set up, many Honda Odyssey owners are disappointed with the wear rate of their factory Original Equipment tires.  When searching for replacement tire options for the...  Read More

Michelin Premier A/S vs Michelin Defender: Which is Best?

Often times when tire manufacturers produce several popular models, loyalists of the brand are confused on which to select. On paper, both the Michelin Premier A/S and Michelin Defender do everything extremely well, however they are two completely different tires meant for two different jobs. Both tires work very well as an all-season option, are quiet...  Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

How to Prepare Your Car or Truck for Holiday Travel

Like winter seasons before it, this holiday season will be one of the busiest times of the year for travel. Not only will millions of Americans take to the roadways, many will do so in the most unfavorable of conditions. Few things can dampen the holiday spirit like being stranded with a flat tire along a road in below freezing temperatures on roads that are...  Read More

Improving an Icon: The BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO2

The original BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA KO revolutionized the all-terrain market. Its goal was to provide long wear and good street manners without compromising the performance that consumers look for in various extreme conditions. The tire has succeed for years and became an icon in the industry.  With an increasing number of players in the all-terrain...  Read More

Is the Firestone Winterforce a Good Winter Tire?

As one of the most economically priced winter tires available on the market, many drivers question if the Firestone Winterforce is a good fit for their vehicle. Does the tire have what it takes to compete with many of the newer generation front-runners? While the tire isn't as soft as many Studless Ice & Snow tires, and therefore not as well suited for ice,...  Read More

The Most Popular Run-Flat Tire for BMW 3 Series

Earlier this year, Bridgestone introduced the DriveGuard that's designed to reshape the run-flat tire market. The tire was developed to be softer riding, longer lasting and more cost-effective than other run-flat tires currently available. DriveGuard tires are offered in many sizes and are available for many of today's popular vehicles. One of the primary...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus vs. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

Late last year, Michelin discontinued its popular Pilot Sport A/S Plus after a successful run of several years. While the tire remained a popular seller, increasing competition in the marketplace from tires such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS and Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 led to the creation of the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. A quick glance of...  Read More

Road Hazard Now Included with Most Tire Purchases

We all do a lot of driving. And, there are potholes and road debris everywhere. Chances are you could have a road hazard that leaves you with a tire in need of repair. That's why, in order to continue to provide the best service, Tire Rack now offers our Road Hazard Protection plan with the sale of most passenger tires. Under the new plan, a tire under $410...  Read More

Improve Visibility This Winter with Aquapel Glass Treatment

When it comes to safe driving this winter, don't overlook the importance a clear windshield plays. Aquapel Glass Treatment is a great way to improve safety in tough winter conditions. Costing only $9, Aquapel Glass Treatment forms a chemical bond with your car's windshield to increase water repellency, causing it to bead and easily shed off the glass. It...  Read More

Best Snow Tires for Lightweight Passenger Vehicles

Cars that struggle the most with snow traction are most commonly compact cars, lightweight coupes and small sedans that lack significant weight over their drive axles. While their traction levels may never be optimal compared to heavier vehicles or those with all-wheel drive systems, the right tire can make all the difference in making it through the tough...  Read More

Get Ready for Winter with One of This Year's Best All-Season Tires

If you live in a climate that sees occasional or frequent snowfall, but are only looking to use one set of tires year-round, your selection of an all-season tire is critical. While most tires that aren't dedicated summer performance tires perform well enough in slippery conditions to earn an "M+S" (Mud/Snow) designation, certain tires certainly work better...  Read More

Differences Between the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 and WS80

After a few very popular years, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 has been discontinued and now makes way for the updated Blizzak WS80. The WS70 was always well liked for its traction on ice and packed snow and is considered by many to be one of the most pure Studless Ice & Snow tires on the market. While its strong performance on ice and snow was tough to...  Read More

Reintroducing the Hankook Ventus R-S3 (Version 2)

Earlier this season, we saw an upgrade of Hankook's very popular Ventus R-S3 Extreme Performance Summer tire. Long liked for its competitive dry traction, the original version of the Hankook Ventus R-S3 built a loyal fan base amongst autocross competitors and weekend track enthusiasts. Two common criticisms of the tire were that it took a fair amount of...  Read More

Finding a Tire Installer Near You

After looking over our online consumer driven surveys and internal test reports, you've found the tire that's a great match for your vehicle. Now that you have placed your order, you can expect to receive your tires quickly. With seven distribution centers strategically placed across the country, most customers are rarely more than two days away from...  Read More

Why Doesn't My Car Come with a Spare Tire?

Is the spare tire becoming extinct? With a growing number of vehicles in the United States being sold without one, it could appear that way. In fact, many drivers are unaware they may not have one until they need one. New cars, trucks and SUVs seldom come with a spare tire, wheel and jack kit due to an increasing demand for fuel economy and storage space....  Read More

Low Dust Brake Pad Options

Does your vehicle have squeaking brakes or pads that produce too much dust? You may want to consider a move to a ceramic pad. Ceramic pads leave a lighter trail of dust than traditional pads with a higher metallic content and are typically very quiet. While ceramic pads do not have the necessary heat range to be used effectively in a track environment, they...  Read More

New Lightweight Track Wheel Available for Miata

There is perhaps no more popular vehicle for autocross and track use than the Mazda Miata. The Miata has been well supported in the aftermarket for years due to its light weight, great balance and playful driving spirit. While there are no shortage of 4x100 bolt pattern wheels available for the Miata, there's a new cost-effective and stylish addition to the...  Read More