Upgrade Your Vehicle's Performance with Brembo Brakes

Brembo is the brake component manufacturer many race teams, enthusiasts and daily drivers depend on to give their vehicle the increased braking performance they demand. To Brembo, racing is the most advanced experimental laboratory for assessing the success of its products. Teams equipped with Brembo brakes have won hundreds of automobile and motorcycle...  Read More

Who Makes the Quietest Tires?

One of the most important aspects people consider when selecting tires is how quiet they are. Drivers want to be able to enjoy conversations with the people in their vehicle or some nice tunes, not the sound of their tires.   When looking for quiet tires, take a look at the options available in the following categories: Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Highway...  Read More

Which Winter / Snow Tire is Best for You?

As much as we don't like to admit it, summer is ending and snow is just around the corner. When it comes to winter driving, traction is key and it starts with your tires. Even those vehicles with four-wheel drive, ABS or traction control still rely on their tires for maximum traction. By design, all-season tires trade a little dry and wet road traction in...  Read More

Continental's Best Tire for Your SUV is the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

With larger SUVs still in high demand, tire manufacturers continue to fine tune their lines to offer quiet and comfortable options, but now with an added improvement in fuel economy. In an effort to minimize the pain most SUV owners feel at the gas pump, Continental has integrated their EcoPlus Technology found in the ProContact passenger car tire into the popular CrossContact LX SUV and light truck model to give us the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology uses an all-season tread compound and a symmetric tread design to combine precise steering response with reduced tread noise and good ride comfort. Continental’s Traction Grooves promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow grip in wintry conditions. All these benefits combine with a focus on fuel efficiency to create a winning package! With just over one million miles reported, our customers have rated the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology near the top of the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category with a high number of favorable reviews, too. In our most recent test, the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology proved to be the best with a superior rating for handling and traction, especially in wet conditions. For a complete recap of our testing, read "Testing Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires."   Read More

What are the Quietest Tires?

Are you looking for a quiet tire? Today's tire manufacturers know many drivers want something they can drive, not hear. That's why they spend many resources designing tires that try to minimize it. Take a look at some quiet options from a few popular performance categories. Generally speaking, if a person stresses they want a tire that is quiet, I would...  Read More

In Search of the Best All-Season Tires

Everyone has their own list of important attributes when it comes to selecting the right all-season tire. For example, some drivers prefer longer treadlife, while another thinks ride quality is the most important. Also, when talking to customers about all-season tires, most put extra emphasis on the winter season component. If you prefer using one set of...  Read More

Comparing Michelin vs. Goodyear Tires

Michelin and Goodyear both make very good products and offer a large selection of tires for driver's cars, trucks and SUVs. In the Grand Touring All-Season category, Goodyear offers the Assurance ComforTred Touring while Michelin provides customers with the Primacy MXM4. As you can see below, Michelin's offering performed better in our testing. "There's...  Read More

What are the Quietest Tires Available for 2013? Find Out Here!

In a recent post, "Best Tire Brands for Long Treadwear", some of the longest wearing tires were discussed and how treadlife is one of the most important factors that consumers consider when deciding which tiresto buy. In addition to treadlife, tire noise is a major factor to most drivers when selecting a new set of tires. Who wants to listen to the drone of...  Read More

Need the Quietest Tire for Your SUV or Light Truck? Consider the Michelin LTX M/S2

Very few of the pickup trucks and SUVs on the road today will venture off-road. However, many vehicles are still designed with tough off-road suspensions and come equipped with knobby tread tires. If you want to give your truck better on-road manners, consider a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 tires. Michelin has built a reputation for providing quiet...  Read More

Trailer Tires Available at Tire Rack

While the main focus for Tire Rack remains light duty passenger vehicles, we have expanded our trailer tire selection to further cater to the enthusiast with utility trailers, boat trailers and car trailers. For trailers using 14"-16" modern metric fitments, we offer the Goodyear Marathon Radial and Power King Towmax STR in many 6, 8, and 10 ply load...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

These are great tires. In fact, they are the best all terrain tire I've ever used. They go like stink in sugar sand, as long as you air down to 18-20PSI in 4HI. They laugh at fire roads, gravel, shale, and even wet grass and offer extremely responsive steering. Broncos have short wheel bases, and these tires have transformed my truck into a corner carver....  Read More

Looking for Affordable Tires?

Here at Tire Rack, we built our business on higher performance tires for more exotic applications. The inventory expanded over the years as we also carry tires that are targeted toward regular cars used for everyday transportation, and tires for the enthusiast on a budget. Fuzion, the entry level brand from Bridgestone, often has the best-priced tires in a...  Read More

Quietest Tires Available for 2013

While I will not go over every facet of tire construction in one post, there are several traits that I look for that are more likely to lead to a pleasant and quiet driving experience. When looking for a quiet tire, I try to avoid tires that have large tread blocks with spacing far apart. This pattern, which is commonly seen in aggressive all-terrain and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

I orginally encountered these tires three years ago when I put them on my 1997 Tacoma 4X4. I used them through three New York winters and was quite happy with their performance. In May of 2012, I purchased a new Tacoma with Dunlop Grandtrek AT20s installed. After looking at the tread on these passenger tires, I was underwhelmed, but decided to give them a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

OK, Im sure you're saying why is this guy writing a review with only 470 miles on his set of tires?, I will tell you why. Totally impressed with these tires! Yes, I have just purchased them and I may still be on my honeymoon post purchase but, thus far these tires are fantastic. I drove all the miles on the highway with almost every road condition except...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

I wouldn't normally post a review until I had put more miles on a set of tires, but thought I would in case there's anyone else out there like me not wanting to spend a fortune on tires but still wanting good handling. Frankly, Firestone would have been the last brand I would normally have bought due to my perception that the company has had too many quality...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek AT20

These tires were standard equipment on my 2012 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4X4. I was skeptical when I received a 4X4 vehicle with a passenger tire on it. I decided to give them a chance and drove them for 5,000 miles. Their performance in the rain was disappointing to say the least. You end up spinning out at level intersections and on a slight hill it was...  Read More

Where Do I Find the Load Rating?

The load range branded on a tire's sidewall helps identify how much load the tire is designed to carry at its industry specified pressure. A good rule of thumb is that the Load Index of your new tires be equal to or greater than the Load Index of the Original Equipment. In most cases, passenger vehicles will use one of three different ratings: Standard Load -...  Read More

Severe Snow Rated On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires

Most often, one of the biggest concerns when replacing tires is winter weather performance. If you're the owner of a light truck or SUV and need an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire that can perform to an exceptional level in winter conditions, then choosing a tire branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol will assure you have the very best winter...  Read More

Tires for 19.5" Wheels

For the most part, Tire Rack carries tires for passenger cars and light trucks. However, we do offer some options for heavier vehicles that require 19.5" wheels. The Michelin XRV is aimed primarily at the recreational vehicle market. Featuring heavy-duty construction and a smooth, stable, straight-rib tread pattern, this tire is ideal for RVs used on the...  Read More