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

I'm impressed: I raced automobiles, and am sensitive to everything from the engine to tires. Since I wanted the softest, quietest riding tire for the Escalade (opposite of the track), I ended up going with these. They are super quiet, reduced noise by at least 30 per cent and are very comfortable. It is even quieter than when new. Also, the guys at Tru-Line...  Read More

Yokohama's AVID Ascend Built with Orange Peels?

Yokohama introduced the AVID Ascend in a variety of popular sizes for most passenger car and minivan applications. The AVID Ascend is Yokohama's first mass-produced Grand Touring Touring All-Season tire in the United States to feature their Orange Oil technology which uses oil extracted from renewable orange peels to improve treadlife, fuel efficiency and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

After installing these tires on my wife's 2004 Toyota Sienna it felt like a new van again. The tires ride better than anything we've had on before and they're quiet. It was definately an amazing change in the automobile.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek WT M3

Spent considerable time researching best winter tire for my heavy weight ml550. The WT M3 is new and not many reviews, so it was a leap of faith based on what I did find. The tire is just plain exceptional! Grip is excellent, yet I have not experienced deep snow yet. The stability and steering response is considerably better than the OEM Conti 4x4 tires that...  Read More

General AltiMAX Arctic vs. Firestone Winterforce

Are you still researching winter / snow tires? Well, Thanksgiving has just passed us by and it's time to pare down your list and decide what tires are right for your vehicle. And to help you with your decision, take a look at two options available in the Studdable Winter/Snow category: the Firestone Winterforce and General AltiMAX Arctic. Firestone...  Read More

Value All-Season Car Tire Options

Tires in the Standard Touring All-Season category offer lower speed ratings like S (112 mph) and T (118 mph). These tires are known for longer mileage - usually greater than 50,000 miles of service life. They are not an aggressive handling group of tires due to their lower speed rating. However, you'll receive the benefit of a smoother and more comfortable...  Read More

When is The Right Time to Replace Tires?

While the legal minimum of 2/32" of remaining tread depth indicates a need to replace tires, should you buy tires even if part of Lincoln's head is covered when using a penny to measure your tire's tread depth? Take a look at "Measuring Tire Tread Depth with a Coin" to see how U.S. coins can be used in place of a tire tread depth gauge.If you live in an area...  Read More

How to improve your ride quality. Lexus IS250 and OE tires.

Tires are designed for different uses and with different features and benefits. Occasionally, I will talk to a customer with a brand new vehicle, who after driving it for a while realizes he/she isn't thrilled with the ride quality of the O.E. tires. Usually the complaint is that the ride is too harsh, especially when going over bumps.There is a post right...  Read More

Tires. Wheels. How about a package?

Planning to buy tires and wheels? Why not form them into a package? Tire Rack has automobile-specific exact fitments. It's a look optimized to your style preference. Tire and wheel packages arrive mounted and balanced, ready to be bolted right on. It couldn't be easier. Want to see how new wheels will look on your vehicle?     Read More

Under Pressure

Most vehicle owners do not check tire pressure nearly enough. An American Automobile Association (AAA) poll suggests that 85 percent of motorists do not even know how to check tire pressure.The most important job a tire has is to support the load to which it is attached. Tires are rated to handle specific loads but only at a predetermined air pressure. By...  Read More

Don't forget to break in those new tires.

Whether you purchased S2000 tires or Camaro tires, or performance SUV tires—in fact, it doesn't really matter what kind of automobile tires you buy, they'll all need to be broken in before you push the pedal to the metal.During the manufacturing process, a release lubricant is applied which prevents the tire from sticking to the mold in which it was created....  Read More

C6 Corvette Tires and Wheels (Part 1: Tires)

I was talking to one of my Corvette customers the other day and he told me that in his Corvette club most members buy their Corvette Rims and New Automobile Tires from Tire Rack. By far the most popular tires I sell for this car personally are the Firestone Auto Tires, we are also one of the largest Goodyear Tire Dealers and I often sell the Original...  Read More

Tire reviews for our new automobile tires are rolling in!

Your peers are sharing their opinions on the new automobile tires we added to our inventory. If you've been considering a set for your own vehicle, you'll want to take advantage of this first-hand information. Here's a look at what's being said. Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500"What a tire! These were the first Firestones I ever purchased and I was...  Read More

Tire Rack: A Top Stop for New Automobile Tires

At Tire Rack, we take pride in our higher standards because it means we can continually offer you new automobile tires of excellent quality.Our team of Performance Tire and Wheel Specialists is formed by individuals who are trained to provide fitment and performance advice. And by training, we mean approximately 80 hours a year in a classroom or in a test...  Read More