Brake Rotor Differences

With so many different types of brake rotors on the market today, it can be tough to make a decision on what to buy for your vehicle. Below you will find a breakdown of different types to assist you in finding which type is right for your application. Plain, Solid or Vented Rotors Two options worth considering are the Centric Plain 120 Series and Brembo...  Read More

Putco L.E.D. Bulb Replacements

Have you ever looked at your turn signals or brake lights and wished they were brighter? I did recently, and picked up a set of Putco L.E.D. tail lights, front amber turn signals and reverse lights to replace my current bulbs. The difference was really surprising!  In the past, I've tried the 360 style L.E.D. replacement bulbs, and they worked out well....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

I have had these tire a short time, but I am really glad I bought these. I replaced the original Bridgestone Duellers on my 2011 Chevy Silverado because of the tire noise. Also the Deullers were horrible in wet and snow. These Michelins' are great. The tire noise is minimal and they are smooth and quiet. In the rain, I barely have to adjust my driving speed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

will check back after more miles put on these tires-replaced Michelin Latitudes with this tire--Latitudes were good tires and wore well. The Firestone's track well, are quiet, and brake well in wet and dry conditions. If they wear as well as the Michelin's did, I'll be a happy guy. So far so good--nice quiet, stable ride.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I have 2500 miles on tires. They are very quiet, ride very smoothly and soak up bumps well. I encounterd glare ice recently and they gripped and kept me going straight; they even gripped enough to brake without losing traction. I was impressed as considering it was so slippery that other cars were stopped on the shoulder of the road, but I had enought...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

I'm Bummed - bought a set of these 45K miles ago and have enjoyed excellent service from them and now, after picking up some debris and making a slow leak in the shoulder (non-repairable) of one tire, I need a new one and Continental is discontinuing them. These tires are excellent - good responsiveness, great traction, solid braking, quiet, and most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

These tires are awesome! I'm driving a 97 4Runner. It had Yokohama Geolanders. Bought the truck used with the Yoko's. I liked those tires and was going to replace with the same until I read the reviews on the LE2.The roads have been awful between Chicago and SW Michigan. Snow, ice, slush, smooth and everything in between. I noticed my old tires were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro HP2

I recently purchased a full set of Hankook Dynapro HP2 tires to replace the OEM Bridgestone Dueler's on our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum in 20 P235/55R20. The OEM tires lasted about 30,000 miles with regular rotation ever 7,500 miles. I was a little skeptical about the Dynapro HP2 but have to say, after driving them in the dry, rain and in some light New...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires to replace the nearly worn out Turanza EL400s that came on my used CRV. The EL400s were terrible. Hydroplaned constantly and quite noisy. These Yokahamas are fantastic! Living in the Mid-Atlantic region I've had quite a winter to test these guys! Light snow traction is excellent and deep snow traction is very good. I've been able to get...  Read More

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 Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Replaced the OEM Continetal Procontacts with these. I live in FL where an Allseason tire makes no sense. The handling, braking, and everything is so much better then even the best allseason tire. On a few corners where the car would whine and dance about doing 35-40mph in dry conditions, can now be taken at 50-55mph with no noise or fuss. Very confidence...  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

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 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I decided that I needed all season tires to replace the summer Pirelli P Zero's (which lasted all of 17,000 miles and scared the s*** out of me in a heavy rain). I don't have too many miles on the tires yet, and haven't had the opportunity to fully explore their limits, but the car rides much better and seems to be more responsive. I have had the opportunity...  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 Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

I have only had this tire for a week. My initial impression of this tire is excellent. They are quite on the highway and they provide a nice stable ride. They are a little firmer ride than the Goodyear Wrangler SRAs that I replaced which is just what the truck needed. The truck used to have a little bounce to it turning, braking and going over bumps. that is...  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 Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Just bought this tires yesterday. Replaced Bridgestone Potenza 970 AS. We live in the South Shore of MA. We got 70+ inches of snow the past 3 Weeks. In short, Bridgestone 970 AS failed miserably. Although excellent in dry and wet, it rated abysmal in Winter conditions. My wife slipped sideways and spun like 3 times that I decided it is time to move on. Got...  Read More