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 Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Released for the 2013 season, Hankook has unveiled their new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the Ventus S1 noble2. The tire is very popular as it's offered in many sizes, ranging from 16" all the way up to 20". This asymmetric all-season tire features a UTQG rating of 500 AA A, which is excellent for this category. It's also offered with a...  Read More

Best Tires for a Lexus RX350

Lexus' mid-size SUV, the RX350, has been one of their best sellers for quite some time. It's very popular, stylish and reliable. Many have been on the road for a long time and are in need of new tires. If your RX350 is due for a new set, consider the following options. Most RX350 vehicles came equipped with the 225/65R17 size. There are many great options in...  Read More

What are the Quietest Tires at Tire Rack?

Typically, you'll find the best riding tires in the Grand Touring All-Season category. Currently, the top-rated tire in this category is the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. This tire offers a quiet, premium ride combined with great handling and outstanding all-season traction. The tire is designed to provide Bridgestone's ultimate in luxury, elegance and...  Read More

Best 10 Ply Tires

Do you need 10 ply tires? What is Load Range E? If you're not familiar with these tire terms, don't worry, we can help. Most 3/4- and 1-ton trucks are going to require a Load Range E, also known as a 10 ply tire, for proper load carrying capacity. Many drivers of half-ton trucks also prefer them while towing due to their stiffer sidewall which helps prevent...  Read More

Best Tires for the Honda Fit

Is it time to get your Honda Fit outfitted with new tires? Since 2007, the Fit has been a great choice for commuters, students and many drivers looking for dependable transportation while not breaking the bank. These fuel-efficient compact cars are very sporty, attractive and popular. Whether you've had your Honda for many years or just picked one up used,...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda Odyssey

Is it time to replace the tires on your Honda Odyssey? If so, consider the following all-season options for your minivan. My favorite tire for this vehicle continues to be the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. This tire certainly lives up to its name. It's a premium Grand Touring All-Season tire that provides excellent ride qualities, including...  Read More

Michelin Defender vs. Michelin Harmony

Recently, drivers were introduced to the Michelin Defender. This tire has been very well received and has now replaced some of Michelin's popular models, including the Harmony. What is the difference between these two tires? The Michelin Harmony is a Passenger All-Season tire suitable for minivans, family sedans and compact cars. It has good...  Read More

Best Tires for a Toyota Sienna

For over a decade, the Toyota Sienna has been a very popular minivan for American families. Toyota's dependability, comfortable ride and ample room has kept these vans on the road for years. Many owners have logged well over 100,000 miles on them and have purchased multiple sets of tires for their vehicle. Like most vans, these vehicles are charged with...  Read More

Great Chevrolet Silverado Tires

"Like a Rock." Chevy's full-size pickup keeps on trucking. The truck has evolved through the years, but one thing remains the same: dependability. Loyal owners hold on to their truck for many years, even through multiple sets of tires. Is it time to look for new tires for your Silverado? If you're in the market for a new set, It's hard to go wrong with...  Read More

General AltiMAX HP vs. RT

General is a great brand that offers terrific value and has been a subsidiary of Continental Tire for many years. Often, when I talk to customers about their products, I am asked what's the difference between General's AltiMAX HP and AltiMAX RT? The AltiMAX HP is General's flagship Grand Touring All-Season tire. This tire will offer a slightly more...  Read More

Best Tires for Fuel Economy

With high fuel prices, everyone is looking for ways to save money at the pump. The tires on your car have an impact on your fuel economy. One easy way to reduce your rolling resistance is to always maintain proper air pressure in your tires. An underinflated tire takes more energy to roll - costing you money. Today, many manufacturers have designed tires to...  Read More

New Muscle Car Wheels from Hurst and Hotchkis

Is it time for some new wheels for your Mustang, Camaro or Challenger? New for 2013, Tire Rack offers a great selection of Hurst and Hotchkis wheels for your American classic. In addition to these brands, we still offer American Racing wheels, which has always been a popular choice. Hotchkis' Y-Sport is offered in a 20" rim diameter with two finish options, m...  Read More

New Extreme Performance Summer Tires for 2013

2013 is a great year for enthusiasts of high performance cars looking for street tires that are trackable. This year we are excited to offer three new Extreme Performance Summer tires. These tires primary focus is going to be on extreme dry grip for spirited or competitive driving such as autocrossing. We can't wait to get a chance to test them at our...  Read More

Best Tires for Your Ford Focus ST

When Ford decided to bring the Focus ST to the United States, VW GTI and other hatchback owners finally had an American option. The Focus ST offers a lot of fun and performance at a very affordable price. At nearly 250 horsepower and 266 lb-ft. of torque, the ST packs quite a punch. ST owners will be looking for ways to enhance the performance and...  Read More

Great Tire Options for Your Acura TL

The Acura TL has been a very popular luxury sedan for many years. This sporty car offers great handling, horsepower and torque to go along with a comfortable ride. Many TL owners want a tire that's going to improve the performance of their vehicle. If you're looking for a great Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, I would suggest the Michelin Pilot Sport...  Read More

Great Scion tC Tires

Toyota has a hit with their Scion brand and the tC is one of their most popular models. What's not to like? This sporty little coupe has got great styling and is a lot of fun to drive for not much money. Many tC owners are pretty particular about their ride and this includes their tires and wheels. The most common sizes for the tC are 215/45R17 and 225/45R18...  Read More

Best Tires for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain

General Motor's mid-size SUVs, the Chevy Equinox and its GMC Terrain counterpart, have been one of America's best-selling sport utility vehicles over the past few years. Great looks and efficient power keeps this American family wagon rolling right along. With so many on the road, it's probably time for many owners to start considering new tires. Thankfully,...  Read More

Best Tires for a Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima has been the flagship sedan for the Japanese automaker for many years. With its good looks, powerful drivetrain and dependability, the Maxima is very popular for good reasons. If you're looking to improve the vehicle's ride quality, take a look at the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. This is an exceptional Grand Touring All-Season tire....  Read More

Firestone's Precision Tires Hit the Mark

Firestone's line of Precision tires is offered in two models: the Precision Touring and Precision Sport. Each tire is well received as the Sport is a top ten ranked tire in the High Performance All-Season category and the Touring model sits at number two in the Standard Touring All-Season category. The Precision Touring is designed to feature many...  Read More

Introducing the New Dunlop Direzza ZII

New for 2013, Dunlop has released their latest Extreme Performance Summer tire, the Direzza ZII. This tire is replacing the ever popular Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec. Testing of this tire is scheduled for spring, but from our time with the tire during our introductory track drive, we saw the tire offer better dry traction than its predecessor. From the initial...  Read More