Shop for tires wheels online by vehicle.

Friday, April 30, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
As you consult the Tire Rack inventory for new tires and wheels, you'll notice that we continually push you to shop by vehicle. There are a number of important reasons why shopping in this way is truly the best way.

For starters, every vehicle is different. Simply searching by wheel size, offset and/or bolt pattern is not enough. To get an exact fit, it is necessary to pay attention to a series of details. So when you shop by vehicle, our systems calls upon a variety of measurements pertaining to your vehicle. All of which have been taken electronically by a series of tools. Wheels are measured similarly. After which a computer-aided design program creates a virtual drawing that allows our fitment engineers to decipher perfect matches. (Read more.)

Sounds complicated, and it is, but in the end you'll be satisfied with a fit that lacks vibration, wheel/tire interference and unbalanced handling.

When it comes to selecting the right tires, shopping by vehicle allows us to determine correct tire size information from the get-go. But size alone cannot determine an appropriate tire. The type of vehicle, where you drive it, wheel size...it all plays a role and that's where our Tire Decision Guide becomes a great resource.

And if you're in the market for both tires and wheels, we always recommend that you shop for a Tire and Wheel Package. Not only is it cost-effective, tires and wheels come premounted for easy installation. And of course–you can rest assured that it's a high quality, vehicle-specific, exact fitment.

Easy Storage Solutions for Snow Tires and Rims

Thursday, March 18, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Spring is here, and for those of you who trade out snow traction tires for summer performance rims and tires, Tire Rack has a few easy tire storage solutions you might be interested in


Let's start with the Tire Storage Rack. It holds up to 400 pounds, and beats a stack of tires in the corner of your garage or basement any day.




If the walls in your garage are consumed with racks of bikes or random pieces of yard equipment, you might have no other option but to stack your snow wheels and tires in a corner. With the Tire Garage, they'll be out of site and out of mind until the snow falls again.




The Seasonal Tire Tote is another tire storage option. They're especially great for transporting competition tires, but will protect your snow wheels and tires just the same. To create a fully enclosed tire bag, you'll want to invest in Wheel Felts, too. These industrial felt pads will close off the Tire Tote for worry-free transportation and storage.


As your tires online store, we do everything we can to give you the one-stop shopping experience. Check out our complete selection of accessories—you might find something you've always been looking for!




Come play in the Upgrade Garage.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
As an online wheel shop, Tire Rack understands the importance of "try before you buy." We do everything we can to make sure that what you see on your computer screen is, in fact, exactly what you'll get. And we've created a virtual playground so you can literally try on wheels before you buy them.

The Upgrade Garage takes your vehicle's make, model and year and creates a representation of it. In addition, we'll show you a list of wheels that fit. Pick the wheels you like and we'll virtually install them to create an accurate representation of the real thing. It's easy...

And it's informative, because the Upgrade Garage doesn't stop at wheels. You're well aware of the fact that we're an online tire retailer, so of course we'll show you tires that fit your vehicle. In fact, the Upgrade Garage introduces you to a wide variety of aftermarket products like brakes, suspension, bulbs and batteries for your vehicle, too. You just can't virtually install them on your vehicle like you can wheels.

It's one-stop shopping. And it's fun, too. Come play.

How to Buy Tire and Wheel Sets Online

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
At Tire Rack, we tend to favor purchasing car tires and wheels in a set—but not for the reason you, our customers, would immediately think. It isn't about the money, it's about the benefits. 

Car wheel and tire sets make it really easy to swap out summer for winter / snow tires, as the individual tires can stay mounted on their individual wheels. And if you're swapping out your wheels, it means your summer wheels won't have to deal with damaging ice, salt and snow. And you won't have to pay to have them installed every season. You can install a package yourself. (Read more.)

Further, when you purchase a Tire & Wheel Package from Tire Rack, you can be sure that nearly all possible wheel- and tire-related vibration is under control—we test all tire and wheel sets using the Hunter Engineering GSP9700 Vibration Control System. Sounds cool, and it is. (Read more.)

To select rims and tires online, start in the Upgrade Garage and enter your vehicle's make, model and year. "View Wheels" to see (yes, you'll actually see) what'll work on your vehicle. Once you select your favorite, you can add it to your Shopping Cart and continue by looking through the tires we've recommended. It's that easy, and it's totally worth it.

Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages are available, too!

Tire Rack: Your one-stop online wheel shop!

Friday, November 6, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
Like clothes and computers, you can buy wheels online. And at Tire Rack, we do our best to be your top choice for an online wheel shop. Our shopping tools are designed to enhance your buying process, giving you expert fitment and performance advice at every opportunity. And that's all available to you because we've spent years training on and testing the various products we sell—from brake pads and wheels, to winter tires and shock absorbers.

Our extensive collection of wheels features a number of high-quality brands that are available exclusively at Tire Rack:

Kazera
Kosei
moda
MSW
O.Z. Racing
Rial
Sport Edition
Sport Muscle
Sport Tuning
TRMotorsports
Zinik

See our complete collection including American Racing, Breyton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Enkei Performance Series and more.

Search by vehicle and enter our Upgrade Garage, which will show you all of the products—including wheels (right on your vehicle, on the screen)—that we have for your vehicle.

Online tire retailer? That...and so much more.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 by Tire Rack Team

As America's leading high performance products distributor, Tire Rack is known for being one of the best retailers on the web. Our online inventory includes some of today's top brands. Shop by vehicle, tire size, or use our Tire Decision Guide. Not sure which tire to pick? Our extensive collection of consumer reviews might help. We've also done a considerable amount of tire testing. And if you need help with your online purchase, you can always call a sales specialist at 800-461-5527. (Ask about our special offers!)

And don't forget to check out our wheels, brakes, suspension products, wipers, lighting...we're all about the accessories.