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

I know, with only 550 miles what can I say about these Pirellis? First some background - I purchased these tires to replace a set of Goodyears (new at the time) that came on our Saab when we bought it used. They were simply awful, the harshest and noisiest tires I'd ever experienced, and they just got worse with wear. Saab 9-5's have a reputation for some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS

Hands down this is a great tire. This is my second set of 20 inch 97AS' and I could not be more pleased with this tire's performance. They came standard on my car and I drove them hard. The first set gave me a premature wear of only 40,000 miles. But that was purely my fault; again I drive them hard.Moreover, they ride great and take small road bumps very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera SL Edition

I have driven 45000 miles on these tires from California to North Carolina and everywhere and every type of road surface. I have a 2010 Silverado that has been modified for aggressive driving, 3 5 inch drop kit, EBC brakes, Airaid Cold Air intake, 6.2L that has been tuned for performance. The truck weights 5300 pounds and these tires have taken everything...  Read More

Hawk High Performance Street 5.0 Brake Pads: The Update to an Icon

For many years, the Hawk HPS pad has been one of our best sellers. Known for its low dust levels, quiet operation and increased bite compared to most factory pads, the HPS deserves its praises. Much like we commonly see in the tire industry, even great products like the HPS must be revised from time to time to make sure they're still competitive in a fast...  Read More

Where Can I Find the Best Tire Prices? Take Advantage of Closeout Pricing on General AltiMAX RT.

When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, tires are a big part of your maintenance budget. You can't afford to overpay, but good tires are essential for safe driving. Even with the high quality brands we offer, we'll see major differences in overall performance, especially in wet traction. We've done head-to-head comparison tests where we've seen over a 4...  Read More

Lower Your Car and Keep a Great Ride with Eibach Lowering Springs

Now that fair weather is just around the corner, many drivers are starting to focus on the performance and handling capability of their sporty cars. After upgrading tires, a vehicle's suspension is the next area of improvement that yields great results for the money. For most, a set of lowering springs from Eibach may be the answer.  Benefits of lowering...  Read More

How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I put on these tires in Texas as I do quite a few road trips up north and needed something with some flexibility. These tires were excellent overall. They do have some issues with ice, as do most A/S tires but very good grip for acceleration and braking. Very good, but not great, cornering as the sidewalls are rather soft. They do however communicate very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

These are good sets of tires for those who want a good balance between comfort, performance and economy, since they are very affordable and perform quite well. However, I wouldn't recommend driving them during winter, I was stuck in a parking spot in light melting snow once during spring season and had a really hard time have traction to get out of the spot,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Summer tires are by definition a softer tire, so don't expect to get the 75,000 miles out of a summer tire like you might out of an all season tire that doesn't do anything well. For years, I was just another average person who had no concept of the difference between summer, winter and all season tires. This all changed on fateful day that I happened to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires for my son to put on his 2005 Mustang GT. Past tires have not provided near the mileage I had hoped for but these tires have lasted longer than any tire I have ever bought. To say my son drives this Mustang GT in a most spirited manor would be an understatement. However, these tires have met a most challenging environment and have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These continental Extreme contacts have about 37,800 miles on them with anywhere between 31 to 33 lbs of air in tires, rotate every 6k miles and hoping to get another 6k miles out of them. The word S is worn off the center of (DWS) indicator and they have become sleek on moderate take off from a stop on wet roads.These Contis have the nature of hard ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I bought my first set of these tires two years ago. This review is being posted now that I'm coming to the end of my second set of these. super quiet. I've heard people complain about the road noise, and yes they can be, but on old concrete like on I-5 in downtown Seattle, chip sealed roads or big joints like those on 580 in the Oakland area they get a bit...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

My IS-350 has the staggered fitment: 225-40/18 and 255-40/18. I average 17K miles annually, mostly highway with aggressive city driving. I wanted summer tire performance with better wear and I hoped that the Pilot Sport A/S 3's would deliver.I bought the car used and the dealer installed Firestone Wide Ovals on the front and Fierce Instincts on the rear. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

WOW!!! What a tire! I bought mine four years ago from TireRack already installed on steel wheels...what a great move on my part. I've driven them on my Dodge Grand Caravan (with the big motor...3.8 liters) and have lost traction while accelerating ONE TIME, and that was on glare ice. Packed snow and really cold ice are no challenge for this winter performer....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056

These tires were installed during a cold rainy day at the end of Oct. First reactions were smooth, quiet in the wet, and above average grip in both acceleration and braking. The next few days were dry and clear and still the tires performed well above my expectations. Very comfortable and quiet. Bare in mind, I changed from a Continental LX20 (not an AT...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

My car is fully tuned Stage 2+ by APR (Pushing way more HP/TQ), Coilovers w/ upgraded strut mounts and stiff rear sway bar.. I drive very spirited and these tires handle it all perfectly. I can take corners at 40-50+ MPH like its nothing, even with TC completely off (Which I always turn it off).. And take on-ramp entrances at over 60 like its nothing....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP20

The tire is OEM product that came with the brand new prius. Good well rounded performance, except for somewhat limited dry traction in emergency stops (can trigger ABS even on dry asphalt in very hard braking).Very quiet tire to the end. Excellent MPG. I went to another LRR tire and lost 15% MPG. Beware of some LRR claims. Some can be dubious. The OEM tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These Continentals are awesome performing rubber. They take all the abuse I can dish, and still perform. They are super grippy. When entering a turn, I don't even brake, I accelerate, especially off interstate clovers. I'm currently running them on 18 OZ racing rims and they are the bomb! I have made numerous performance upgrades to my CC and the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

When I purchased these tires they were not yet available to the public. My purchase was based on reviews and testing done at the Baja Fresh. I knew they were more then capable in an off road scenario and even in snow. The fear was that they would be noisy and perform just plain awful on the highway.These tires over exceeded my expectations. They look really...  Read More