Hi, I'm Steve from The Tire Rack and welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with opinions and insight on tires and other automotive related products like aftermarket wheels, brake pads, rotors, suspension parts and other automotive related products that we offer here at the Tire Rack.From time to time I will be offering input from my...  Read More

Introducing the New Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Just in time for the 2013-14 winter season, Goodyear has introduced their new Studdable Winter / Snow tire, the Ultra Grip Winter. Ultra Grip Winter radials feature a wintercompound molded into a directional tread design that enhances cold weather flexibility and helps evacuate water on wet and slush-covered roads. Wide tread grooves help evacuate loose...  Read More

Best Tires for a VW Beetle

The Beetle is one of the world's most popular cars, at least in volume of units produced. It's been one of the most massed produced vehicles in the world with a history dating back to the 1930s. Today, the Beetle lives on and is still a favorite on US roads. The new body style is a throwback to earlier models. With thousands on the road, many are going to...  Read More

Best Toyota Avalon Tires

Toyota's full size sedan, the Avalon, has been a very popular vehicle for many years. Most owners hold on to their vehicle for a long time and eventually need replacement tires. It's difficult to go wrong with a set of Michelins. And, the best choice for the Avalon is the Primacy MXV4. This top-rated Grand Touring All-Season tire does it all. Along with...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for the Tesla Model S

Are you looking for winter options for your new Tesla Model S? We have the best selection of tires and affordable winter wheels for your vehicle. If you're looking strictly for a set of dedicated winter tires and you have the stock 19" wheels, take a look at the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 or Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D. Both of these are fantastic Performance...  Read More

New Steel Wheels for Jeeps

Since WWII, the Jeep has been an American off-road icon. In fact, it could possibly be the single most modified vehicle in the United States. Most Jeep owners want to customize their ride to their liking and needs. This almost always includes a new set of wheels. For years we have heard the demand for a basic black steel wheel. We hear you loud and clear and...  Read More

Best Studded Winter/Snow Tires

It's that time of year again. Time to get ready for the inevitable snow and ice that awaits drivers in Canada and parts of the United States. Tire Rack has several winter / snow tire options for just about any vehicle. Some drivers, however, prefer a studded tire. These tires do particularly well in rural and mountainous areas, as well as places that see...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tires for Winter

Do you own a pickup truck or large SUV and need an aggressive tire? Or possibly you're getting ready for hunting season or snow plowing and need new tires. If you're looking for an aggressive tire that can also go off-road while still performing on the streets, then look at options in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain category. Some options are branded with the...  Read More

Best Ford Focus Tires

One vehicle that has done well for Ford is their fuel efficient Focus. This car recently went through a makeover and has a very sleek design. Many owners will keep their car for thousands of miles and will need to replace their tires. Below are a few good options to consider when the time comes. Are you looking to improve your vehicle's fuel economy? One...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Winter

Believe it or not, winter's just around the corner. With the change in weather comes the change of tires. If you're a driver who faces the challenges of winter driving, you're going to want the best tire for your vehicle. A dedicated winter / snow tire will be your best route for handling the elements, but if you opt for using an all-season tire year-round,...  Read More

New Winter / Snow Tires for 2013

It's that time of year again. Winter is on the way and there are several new winter / snow tires for the 2013-14 season. Bridgestone's newest Performance Winter / Snow tire is the Blizzak LM-32. This tire will be replacing the popular Blizzak LM-60 and features a different tread design that should provide better grip in the winter elements. Another...  Read More

Advantages of a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package

Every winter, drivers are faced with the dangerous task of navigating highways and streets that are covered with ice and snow. Municipal budgets are strained and the roads aren't always plowed and cared for like they should. Choosing to go with a dedicated Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package provides several advantages. The traction capabilities of any winter...  Read More

Best Light Truck and SUV Winter / Snow Tires for 2013

This season one of the best winter / snow tires for light trucks and SUVs is the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2. It debuted last season and proved to be a solid performer. Michelin's FleX-Ice silica-based winter tread rubber compound offers firmness at higher temperatures for wet and dry road stability while it remains flexible at lower temperatures to enhance...  Read More

Best Winter / Snow Tires for 2013

Well it's that time of year again. Football is back, the leaves will be changing colors soon and snow is just around the corner. Drivers should start thinking about their tires and how they're going to safely navigate their vehicle through winter's elements. Last season our friends at Michelin introduced the X-Ice Xi3. It proved to be one of our top...  Read More

Kumho Tires Make a Great Option

So, you're in the market for a new set of tires and you've come across Kumho, a brand you may not be all that familiar with. Fair enough, they may not be as big of a household name as Goodyear or Michelin, but this Korean brand is one of the top tire manufacturers in the world. In the United States, you will find Kumho tires as Original Equipment on many...  Read More

Best Minivan Tires

In the early 1980s, Chrysler introduced the Dodge Caravan. More than thirty years later, the Caravan and many other minivan models can be found on the road shuffling families from school, to the grocery store and back home again. These vans quickly replaced the station wagon and have never looked back. Today, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota make up a large...  Read More

Best Tires for Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus has been around for many years and has come a long way since its debut in the late 1980s. Today's version is very sleek, efficient and powerful, while being popular with many drivers. The new Taurus comes with several different factory tire sizes, including 17", 18", 19" and even 20", depending on what trim level you have. If you use tire size...  Read More

Toyota RAV4 Tires

The Toyota RAV4 has come a long way since its 1996 debut. Today, its a very sporty, modern mid-size SUV that's popular with many drivers. If it's time to replace the tires on your RAV4, consider the following options. One of my favorite tires for this vehicle is the Yokohama Parada Spec-X. This Street/Sport Truck All-Season tire has a great feel. Designed to...  Read More

Best SUV Tires

Despite rising fuel costs, Americans still love their SUVs. While many SUVs may never make it off-road, they still haul families anywhere, including the grocery store, family vacations and soccer games. When it comes to keeping your precious cargo safe, nothing could be more important than the the only thing keeping your SUV in contact with the road....  Read More

Sumitomo Tires Are a Great Option

Are you looking for a good tire at a good price? Sumitomo may be the brand for you! We've been proudly selling their tires for years to many satisfied drivers. Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 is offered in both an Ultra High Performance All-Season and High Performance All-Season option. The tire is available in sizes ranging between 14" and 18". This sporty tire has...  Read More

Introducing the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

New for 2013 is Michelin's highly anticipated all-season tire, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. With the popularity of the Pilot Super Sport, Michelin is sharing some technology found in that tire with their new all-season version. Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires feature Michelin’s Helio compound made with sunflower oil combined with their Extreme Silica Technology...  Read More