Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Purchased my 2013 2 LTZ Malibu new and all was well with the OEM Goodyear RSA tires until the first winter arrived.I was very concerned because the car was almost undriveable even in light snow.Granted this is a performance car with wide 19 inch tires but I was not expecting such poor/dangerous performance with a OEM all season spec tire.Somehow I made it...  Read More

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

12/14/13 - I just picked up my car, and with several inches of snow last night and snowing this morning, I was able to test these new tires in wet, slush, light snow, and thick snow on my drive home. These tires are unbelievablely great!!! I tested the tires from 40mph to a stop. In wet and slush conditions, I was not able to activate my ABS no matter how...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Rosso

This is the best way to get new tires on your car. The price was unbeatable. I ordered 4 new ones online. TireRack shipped them directly to my local NTB and I simply went there to have them installed. Mercedes dealer did not have these in stock so I was looking for them online. So glad I found TireRack.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

I purchased the Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2 to replace the Goodyear F1 Supercar OEM tires on my 2010 Mustang GT500. I purchased my GT500 with 15K miles on the car and put another 2K miles on the stock F1's over the past year. The original tires still had 3/32 to 4/32 tread but they just did not seem to hook up at all, especially bad when supercharger enaged...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61

When I found these tires on TireRack.com in 2011, they were rated near the top of the On-/Off-Road All Terrain survey group, and the price was a real bargain compared to the other tire models which were also rated high in that group. They also had the design and construction features that I wanted -- I always do thorough online comparison research before I...  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

How Does Ordering Tires Online Work? Find. Deliver. Install.

Here at Tire Rack, we're always thinking about tires! We make it easy to find what's right for your vehicle, get it delivered fast and we'll also help you choose an installer. Find Our test track is truth serum for tires and allows us to provide reliable data, test results and reviews. In addition to tire tests, we have maintained an independent consumer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Even with only 500 miles rolled off the tread, I can immediately tell that these tires are my new favorite. The online test result information and other reviews rate this tire far above it's price range and I concur. That is value.We have snow, ice and rain on the ground right now and the tires did better than any Michelin I normally buy. My Volvo 240 wagon...  Read More

Do Studdable Winter / Snow Tires Come Studded?

"When I purchase a set of Studdable Winter / Snow tires, will they arrive studded or unstudded?" All studdable winter tires we sell can be sent with or without studs installed. It's important to note that only new tires that have never been driven on can be studded. Tires already driven on cannot be studded nor re-studded. Studdable Winter / Snow tires without...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

First of all, I ordered these on the 15th, and received them at my front door on the 16th! Keep in mind, this was through UPS standard shipping. Completely blew my mind. Granted, I haven't put many miles on this set, but I can say that they are a definite improvement from the stock Michelins that came on the car when we bought it new from the dealer.Excellent...  Read More

What About TPMS Sensors for My Winter Wheels?

An often overlooked aspect during the Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package research process is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Starting with the 2008 model year, Federal regulations require TPMS on all passenger vehicles. Most use a direct system which attaches a pressure sensor to the vehicle's wheels. An in-vehicle receiver warns the driver if...  Read More

Tire Rack Has a Hall of Famer!

At the 2012 SEMA Show/Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan on October 29, 2012, Tire Rack's Pete Veldman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Tire Industry Association (TIA). While initially skeptical about starting a mail-order tire company, Veldman quickly saw a need for customers to acquire specialty tires easily and efficiently....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

What a difference! I had a missed matched pair of Dunlops on the front and Nittos on the back when I bought the car used a year ago. Road noise is down at least 50% although the Z51 package does not help matters which is fine with me. Straight line traction and braking is fantastic. Cornering is predictable and grip is light-years better than the junk that...  Read More

Information About Rebates and Promotions

Tire manufacturers often use rebates to help attract buyers to their brand. Tire Rack participates in these special offers when possible. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive regarding rebates and promotions:Q: Does the tire I want have a rebate available? Products that have a rebate or special offer will generally be noted right...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Bought these to replace my OE Pirelli P6 All Seasons. The new set of Kumho Ecsta 4X (+1 size) is terrific - a clear step up from the Pirelli's in nearly every regard. They're a bit of a harder ride (might be due to the +1), but the dry traction is spectacular and the steering response is exceptional. Excellent on-centre feel and great communication through...  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 Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

TIreRack has been absolutely AMAZING! I was wary to buy my tires online, but I have not been disappointed! I will only order from them from now on! And when I lost my lug adapter, a new one was sent out no questions asked! AMAZING service and I LOVE my tires!   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.┬áTake a look at...  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

Do My Winter / Snow Tires Have Another Year in Them?

The weather is getting cooler and many are thinking about removing their performance tires for winter / snow tires. However, what condition are your old snow tires in? Can you eke out one more season? Should you?┬áKeep in mind that the more tread depth the tires have, the more effective they will be in loose snow and slush. Checking your tread depth may seem...  Read More