Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Commercial T/A Traction

I purchased a set of these for my truck back when I was still working as a contractor and needed tires that could handle snow & mud. Then, I got injured and retired, and got involved with the county fire & rescue volunteers. Now my truck is fitted out as a mobile radio command post and on call 24/7, so dependable tires are even more critical. And these tires...  Read More

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

Purchased these tires(from a local dealer) based on reviews as a replacement for Michelin MXV4. These are tough tires to properly road force balance. Ride is a bit jittery and after two attempts at balancing (values of 13 lbs. on all four tires) the ride is still disappointing. Road noise is great but will not know snow handling characteristics until this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these tires to replace the OEM Bridgestone Potenza S001 RFT, which were really noisy, not to mention I have to rush home if it ever snows to change my tires. There was a leak on my rear right tire, so I pulled the trigger and after many reviews read, decided to get the DWS.After the tires were mounted on my 19s', it was night and day. Vehicle was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I realize that this is a little soon to be rating a tire. However, I will update my review at a later time. I just wanted to complement Tire Rack on their service in the response to my questions, and their ability to deliver the tires to a local shop in an efficient manner. The tires seem quite competent so far when driving around locally. The noise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza ER300 RFT

Great set of tires. I will need to replace them in a few thousand miles. Let's say they lasted 25K which I consider successful given the performance category and my driving style. I recommend these tires for all 5'series drivers. In 22K driving, I had two flats which were easily fixed by local tire shops in less than 15 minutes costed about $30.Well done...  Read More

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

Bridgestone Turanza EL 400 came stock on 2015 Lexus GS 350 F Sport. I knew the tire had an unusually stiff sidewall and was prone to flat spots because cars on the dealer's lot had flat spots when I test drove them. I expected to replace the Bridgestones come winter but the ride was just too harsh and I decided not to wait. These Bridestone tires are not...  Read More

Winter is Coming: What Winter Tire is Best For You? Part 1

While you're enjoying your time out on the beach, playing golf and taking rides with the top down, this is probably not the best time to remind you that winter really isn't that far away. If you live in an area that gets any real accumulation of snow, a set of dedicated winter/snow tires is highly recommended. Many of us will hope for a reasonably mild...  Read More

What Does "ZR" Mean?

Tire sizes have letters in them, but they don't always have the same letters. You're probably familiar with the "P" or the "LT" that sometimes shows up at the beginning of the size, and the "R" right before the wheel size, for example P245/40R18 or LT315/70R17. But what does it mean when the tire says "P245/40ZR18"? For that, you need to know a little bit...  Read More

Go Play in the Dirt with Method Rally Series Wheels

When I attended the DirtFish rally school, I noticed that the wheels on the school's Subaru WRXs were from Method Racing. We carried Method at that time, but did not have those wheels available. Now, less than a year later, here they are. The Rally Series wheels were developed by Method in partnership with Subaru's rally team, combining wheel industry...  Read More

Sumitomo HTR A/S P02: An Improved Low Cost Tire Option

For years we sold Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 in massive quantities because it was one of the better priced tires and was available in a large number of sizes. While not the highest rated tire in the High Performance All-Season category, the tire performed well enough to satisfy consumers and make it competitive among other tires at a similar price point. This...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R the New Extreme Performance Summer Champ?

Do you love to drive? Do you have a fun car that comes out for track and autocross weekends or do you simply relish the curvy roads of your daily commute? You should consider the sticky grip and razor sharp steering response of an Extreme Performance Summer tire. Last year, the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec tested out to be the top performing tire in...  Read More

Introducing the Michelin Premier LTX

Last season Michelin introduced a new generation tire to the Grand Touring All-Season passenger car market. The new tire, named the Michelin Premier A/S has since risen to the top of our consumer driven surveys and performed well in our dry and wet track testing. Using rain grooves that expand as the tire wears, the Premier A/S is able to perform...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone DriveGuard Right For You?

Compared to conventional run-flats, the Bridgestone DriveGuard rides better, while offering better value and wear. As a tire that can also be installed on some vehicles that didn't come equipped with run-flats as Original Equipment, many could be skeptical to the idea of switching to run-flats on their vehicle. Isn't a flat when most of us notice our tires...  Read More

Best Performance Summer Tire Values

Many of us are bargain shoppers. We're always on the lookout to get the most for our dollar. This is the case when it comes to shopping for tires. We want the best tire for the best prices. Take a look at the following options when you're shopping for a new set of tires this summer. Extreme Performance Summer Hankook's Ventus R-S3 (Version 2) has proven to be...  Read More

Michelin's Premier Family is Growing

Michelin's Premier A/S is one of the top-rated tires in the Grand Touring All-Season category. It combines the smooth, quiet ride and confident handling we expect from this category, while also offering unique technology that retains better performance as the tire wears down. Traditionally, as a tire wears down some elements of the tread pattern disappear....  Read More

Five Reasons You Shouldn't Drive on Winter Tires in the Summer

Many drivers have discovered the advantages of using winter / snow tires on their vehicles during the colder months. Increased driver confidence and safety are the primary reasons buyers use winter tires. As much as winter tires can improve cold-weather driving, they reach a point when the temperatures are too warm for them to work effectively. By the time...  Read More

New Lightweight Track Wheel from MOTEGI RACING

Anyone who has spent a Saturday at an autocross event or a road course knows that lighter is better. Lighter is especially better when referring to unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is anything not supported by the suspension of your vehicle such as wheels, tires and brakes. As one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades, a set of dedicated lightweight...  Read More

Michelin's LTX M/S2 Tire Takes Top Spot in Tire Reviews and Ratings

Back in 2011, the "Michelin LTX M/S Tires Replaced by New LTX M/S2" post was introduced to let people know about the new Michelin LTX M/S2. Fast forward a few years and we can see that this great tire is the top-ranked option in our customer survey and reviews in the Highway All-Season category.   Take a look at what our customers have been saying about the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Bought in April 2010. Noise picking up around 20k mi as well as tramlining. Now at 25k. Some inner shoulder wear but that is unavoidable in the front of the sc430, even though my alignment is set up for max tread life. Have been rotated regularly. Rolling noise sound was getting bad enough that I began to wonder if the bearings were shot; instead rebalancing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Owners know the SC430 is no sports car (my prior ride was a 993, and I married this car :) . In fact it rides harshly in the city and soft on the highway, and you'd have to fundamentally modify suspension from stock to change that. So I've been trying to find the tire that makes the most of what the car is and isn't. Couple sets of runflats, horrible, got...  Read More