Having Your Cake and Eating it Too with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

The age-old problem with all-season tires has been that they tend to be a jack-of-all-trades, but master of none. A few years ago, Michelin sought to address this issue head on when they released the Pilot Sport A/S 3. The A/S 3 was intended to provide the performance of a summer tire but with the winter capabilities of an all-season. I was one of the first...  Read More

The Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Combines Performance, Price and Looks

Since it's launch, the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 has quietly become a well liked and popular performance all-season tire. By providing an extremely rare combination of price, performance and looks, the HTR A/S P02 is proving to be a fantastic choice for those looking for performance without compromise. This iteration is a significant leap forward in all aspects...  Read More

Tires for Your Daily Driver

Sometimes all we need is basic transportation - a way to get to work and then back home again. When it comes to simple driving, it is easy to forgo some features in exchange for reliability. One feature that should not be forgotten is tires. This is not to say that you need to break the bank, but arguably the most important safety feature on your vehicle is...  Read More

Porsche! Porsche! Porsche! Starke Design Wheels for Your Porsche

Starke Design Wheels are specifically engineered and constructed to work perfectly on your modern Porsche. If your Original Equipment Porsche wheels have seen better days and you're looking for a quality replacement with factory looks without the factory price, check out the options from Starke.  Alternatively, if you are one of the owners who realize just...  Read More

Goodyear's Wrangler DuraTrac a Must for Jeep Drivers

There are three different kinds of Jeep owners in the world: Those who take their rig off-road, ones who think they might someday and ones who want to look like they do. Thankfully, Goodyear has a tire solution for all three types of Jeep drivers with their Wrangler DuraTrac. Though it is the much loved leader of the On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction categor...  Read More

Continental's WinterContact SI Enters the Starting Lineup

In "Winter is Coming: What Winter Tire is Best For You? Part 1", we discussed some of the best options in the Studless Ice & Snow category. Two of the best tires in the category are offerings from Bridgestone and Michelin. No other manufacturers were really able to compete with these two juggernauts for snow and ice traction, leaving a distinct second tier....  Read More

Looks With Performance to Match

Few names in the tire industry conjure up as many images of high-performance driving like BFGoodrich. With a racing pedigree that reads like the world's coolest resume, there are few companies that understand performance better. With their most recent entry into the Ultra-High Performance All-Season category, the g-Force COMP-2 A/S, BFGoodrich engineers...  Read More

Firestone's Destination LE 2 is Tried and True

When it comes to buying tires for half-ton pickups and SUVs, we all want the best. We also want to have the best at a great price. Getting customers the best value is a very important part of our job. Few tires better illustrate this concept of value better than the Firestone Destination LE 2.   The LE 2 consistently ranks in the top five in our customer...  Read More

Flower Wheels for Your Volkswagen Beetle

By a show of hands, okay, maybe comments, who hasn't seen the Daisy wheel? It's a pretty good bet that most of us have seen this particular aftermarket wheel at one time or another, and with very good reason. Designed to fit the 1998-2010 "new" Volkswagen Beetle (among some other VW models), the Sport Edition Daisy has easily become one of our most popular...  Read More

Best Tire Choices for Your Snow Plow Truck

The winter season is upon us and soon we'll be facing snowy driveways and parking lots. After heavy snow, plow truck drivers are tasked with clearing the driveways of residents and parking lots of local businesses. Getting all of the contracted locations plowed can prove a difficult task, so the proper tire can make a significant difference in the time it...  Read More

Michelin Premier vs. Defender

Founded in 1889, Michelin has been one of the foremost names in the tire industry. Both time and technology have marched on, but Michelin's commitment to manufacturing the highest quality tires has stayed the same. In arguably the most competitive segment of the tire industry, the Touring All-Season category, Michelin offers two top performers in the Premier...  Read More

Do Snow Tires Make a Difference?

Snow tires make a difference! Not only do they make a difference, they make an enormous difference. In fact, in scenarios where inches can mean the difference between just a close call and a life threatening collision, the difference they make cannot be overstated.   When is comes to snow and ice traction, even the most capable all-season tire will pale in...  Read More

Great Choice for Year-Round Driving: Continental TrueContact

Ideally, everyone who lives in a climate with snow and ice for at least part of the year should use dedicated winter tires. The reality, however, is that not everyone has the room to store an extra set of tires or tires and wheels. Additionally,  a second set of tires just isn't always in the budget. If you're going to use an all-season tire year-round, Cont...  Read More

Winter Wheel Decision Guide

So you have already made the fantastic decision to run a set of dedicated winter wheels and tires. The question remains however, how do I select a wheel that will perform well during the winter months?    When it comes to winter wheels, you want to avoid chrome, polished and some machined accent wheels as they tend to be susceptible to damage from the weather...  Read More

Best Value Winter Tire

We often use the term "bang for your buck" here at Tire Rack when describing the best product for the money. Few options better illustrate the concept better than dedicated winter / snow tires. Though all winter tires provide a noticeable advantage over even the best all-season, there is still a marked disparity between the least capable winter tire and the...  Read More

Are Your PT Cruiser Wheels Rusted or Corroded?

When first launched in 2001, the PT Cruiser was in extremely high demand, commanding a hefty premium over invoice price. Partly due to its throwback looks, the PT Cruiser was able to develop an extremely loyal cult following. Though the demand waned over the years, the PT Cruiser helped to launch the retro styling trend followed by many manufacturers today.  ...  Read More

All Hail the King: Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2 Impresses on the Ice

With a four-wheel drive truck or SUV, you have a notable advantage accelerating in slippery conditions when compared to most passenger cars. However, even the most capable all-wheel drive vehicles shod with all-season tires will find difficulty compared to two-wheel drive passenger vehicles equipped with dedicated winter / snow tires. If you want the absolute...  Read More

Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  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 Tires are Best for Your Audi Q7?

First available for the 2007 model year, the Audi Q7 has been a popular choice in the full-size luxury SUV/CUV market. Drivers love the vehicle's style, comfort and overall luxurious performance. And you can't forget about the quattro all-wheel drive system. When it comes to replacing tires, there are four popular sizes offered by Audi. Below are some of the...  Read More