Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

I wanted to change from run-flats to standard tires, and at the same time, I wanted to increase the tire size and reduce the very harsh ride I was gettinging from the factory run flats. My BMW is a 2010 128i with the sport suspension and staggered 17 factory wheels(7 wide front, 7.5 wide rear). I also wanted a spare tire. So heres what I did. I went online...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 RFT

I purchased these from Tire Rack about a month ago for Cleveland OH winters. My Lexus RX400h is average to below even though its Partial AWD. With these tires in place, it is a VERY noticeable difference in performance. These tires are outstanding. Seriously, look no further. Absolutely fantastic, such a difference compared to my all seasons that were on...  Read More

Tires by Mail Order - How Does This Work?

While Tire Rack has been in business for over 30 years, the idea of ordering tires by mail order is new to many people. When looking to buy a new set of tires, there really are only four easy steps:Research - With the best trained sales specialists in the business, combined with tire test results, tire survey results and tire reviews, nobody has more...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

These are the best tires I have ever owned, have tried Pirelli, Blizzak, and others, but for the Acura RL, these have been the best. Online to purchase a new set of Dunlop Winter Sport 3D...will never change for this car...Dunlop wins for this family!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

I PURCHASED THESE TIRES AFTER MONTHS OF RESEARCHING ONLINE FOR THE BEST PRICE FOR OVERALL PERFORMANCE. LIVING IN NEW ENGLAND, WE GET WEATHER OF ALL KINDS, BUT SO FAR NO SNOW, SO I CANT RATE PERFORMANCE ON THAT. HOWEVER, THESE TIRES HAVE PERFORMED GREAT ON THE HEAVY RAIN WE HAD THIS FALL. THE NOISE IS MINIMAL AND THEY FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE THEN THE...  Read More

The 411 on Buying Tires from Tire Rack

In our 32 years of helping drivers get the right tires we've had many opportunities to build relationships with loyal enthusiasts. We thank you all for coming back and referring your friends and family. With all these referrals, we get quite a few calls and emails from drivers that are new to Tire Rack and want to know how our business works. Take a look at...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Winter's Worst Conditions

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and Continental ExtremeWinterContact tires are three of the top contenders in the Studless Ice and Snow category. The old approach to winter was that tires with aggressive tread patterns and studs were the best way to handle winter driving. It's been our experience that the advanced Studless Ice and Snow...  Read More

Wheels & Tires for the 2011-2012 VW Jetta

Despite what some automotive experts say, I really like the new Volkswagen Jetta. And, if the original Jetta tires and wheels are not to your liking, some aftermarket car rims and tires could really increase the vehicle's style. As you try to envision how a given wheel will fit on your car, keep in mind that the offset spec effects the overall look. How...  Read More

Four Winter / Snow Tires: Are They Worth It?

At Tire Rack we pride ourselves on real-world testing data that we gather through testing tires on the street and on the track. We also take over a local ice rink and test our vehicles on the ice to simulate packed snow that has become glazed over and turned to ice, as these conditions are very common at intersections during the winter months. To get...  Read More

Best Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires in 225/45R17

If you have a 2006-2011 BMW 3 Series, odds are you're considering run-flat winter / snow tires in 225/45R17. For the upcoming winter season, there are only two options left in stock: the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT and Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT Pirelli Winter 210 Sottozero Serie II RFT How Do They Compare? The...  Read More

Need Replacement Tires? Order Tires Online

Since 1996, when Tire Rack introduced the industry's most up-to-date website to the world, consumers have been able to research their performance product purchases and confidently buy online. Even as the industry continues to grow, our goals remain the same: offering quality performance products, expert advice, exceptional pricing and fast shipping. In fact,...  Read More

Looking to Purchase Tires, Wheels Online?

While our name suggests we're an online tire retailer, Tire Rack is also an online wheel store. With over 40 different brands to choose from, choosing rims and tires online at one retailer is simple.And when you choose to shop by vehicle you can be sure you are getting a wheel that is an exact fitment for your car. Through research and testing, our fitment...  Read More

Six Years Later - The General Grabber UHP is Still At the Top

With over five million miles reported on, the General Grabber UHP is still the number one-rated tire in its category. Whether you're looking to buy SUV tires for your sport utility vehicle or buy truck tires for your high performance pickup, this Street/Sport Truck Summer tire from General provides traction, handling and control in both dry and wet...  Read More

Tire Rack.com - More Than Just A Tire Website

Most race enthusiasts know if Hoosier tires are the right choice for their next competition. But what about the consumer who needs help comprehending tire speed ratings or how to make an informed purchase based on a tire comparison? Our website is filled with shopping tools that make your online experience as efficient and enjoyable as if you were talking...  Read More

Combine Your Wheel and Tire Purchase Into One

Why buy wheels from an online wheel shop and tires from a separate tires online store when you can create a Wheels & Tire Package in one stop here at Tire Rack. Packages are shipped ready to mount with all the necessary hardware, including lugs, center caps and centering rings at no additional charge. And if you're looking to save additional money on your...  Read More

Rating Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

High performance tires for the summer driving season provide drivers of sports coupes and sedans with responsive handling and crisp steering response in wet and dry conditions. With Firestone, Michelin and Bridgestone tires making up the top five tires in our Ultra High Performance Summer category survey results, there are great options from different...  Read More

Spring is Just Around the Corner

When you purchase a set of tires and wheels as a package, your tires will arrive pre-mounted to save you time and money. Tire & Wheel Packages from Tire Rack are shipped ready to mount and include the necessary hardware. Before making your selections, we suggest you take a look at the Upgrade Garage option on tirerack.com.This feature takes your vehicle's...  Read More

Purchasing Bridgestone Tires Online?

Tire Rack carries a full line of Bridgestone passenger and light truck tires including the Potenza, Turanza and Dueler series. Also see our full selection of Bridgestone Blizzak winter / snow tires. Below are a few options from the Bridgestone collection: Potenza RE-11 Summer tire developed for sports cars, sports coupes and performance sedans. Turanza...  Read More

Using PayPal to Buy Snow Tires

Using your PayPal account is a great way to buy online at Tire Rack! With the Winter Tire Decision Guide, follow these four steps to purchase your next set of winter / snow tires: 1. Start by entering your vehicle's year, make and model and answer the questions about your winter driving needs. 2. Tire Rack will confirm the tire size to use on your vehicle.3....  Read More

Lost Center Caps?

This morning I received an email from a customer who had purchased Sport Edition F2 wheels for his 2003 Ford Windstar and needed some replacement center caps. A quick search online or a phone call and Tire Rack can get you what you need. Here's how the conversation went:   QuestionI bought a set of 16-inch Sport Edition F2 wheels with Yokohama tires. The...  Read More