Hub Centric vs. Lug Centric Wheel Fitments

"What are these plastic (or metal) rings that came with my wheels?" "Why didn't my wheels come with hub centric centering rings?" The terms "hub centric" and "lug centric" describe the method used to center a wheel on a vehicle's hub to prevent vibration. Most Original Equipment wheels are built with the same centerbore diameter as the hub diameter on the...  Read More

Best Tires for the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 and CX-5 are Mazda's mid-sized and full-sized crossover SUVs for the North American market. Despite their roomy interiors, these stylish crossovers have surprisingly nimble handling which makes them fun to drive. When the time comes to choose replacement all-season tires, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SU...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion SUV

The Rogue is used for a daily driver in central Minnesota. We have driven through some deep snow on the gravel roads and always make it home.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

I have driven in terrible winter conditions all across Canada (for 20 plus years) and these tires are by far the best I have ever owned (I am talking SUV driving). From heavy wet snow to hard packed snow in -30 windy conditions, to black ice, to ice....these tires have never let me down. They have been so good, I have rarely had to resort to flipping the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I would highly recommend this tire for anyone with a midsize SUV or crossover such as our GMC Acadia. The tires ride very smooth on the interstate, very quiet, they give excellent traction in most all conditions. their not as good in the snow as a dedicated snow tire but I'm not going to complain about that; for an all season tire they get plenty of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I was lucky that the new Michelin Premier LTX tires came out in June in for my 2012 Ford Explorer. This is the 3rd set of tires I have put on my car which currently is at 99,500 miles. The first set of Hankook Optimo tires were horribly unsafe and I took them off at 35,000 miles. The next set of Michelin Latitude Tour tires lasted until 98,750 miles but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My SUV came with Michelin Primacy MXM4 and my TL Type S has the same tires so I wanted to stay with Michelin. So far I could not be happier with these tires. I can't wait until we get a big snow storm to try them out in deep snow. One thing I did was buy new wheels so I can change the tires myself when the season's change.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I have had blizzaks on most cars, suv and GT cars. I love them. I have tried Nokian, Good year and others and I keep coming back to them. They are wow... My life and family's life is precious so I am not about to save $ 700 on snow tires. I go to mountains often. here in DEN they dont plow the streets often so I dont want to risk slipping or not grabbing.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

These are outstanding tires. I have had them for a year on my SUV and driven it 20000 miles. So far I have 7/10 tread remaining on all tires. At this rate I should be able to easily use these tires for another 30K miles. Road handling comfort and traction are superb. This is an excellent product. Do not hesitate to purchase.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

These are the tires that came with the new car and I will not repurchase them. Normally Michelin has a good product that lasts but I will need to replace them because half way through the tread life the do not handle well in the snow and ice. Our SUV is all over the road with these. We get lots of snow and it melts quickly in Boston's west suburbs. We also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Excellent tire in all regards-road holding, performance on very wet roads, quiet and smoothe. In terms of steering responsiveness the Pirelli Scorpion is a little better, but the Pirelli is not as quiet and is much more expensive. The Prada is the best value for money for an SUV tire and provides shockingly good performance across a broad range of road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I have only had this tire for a few months, but compared to the OEM Yokohama Geolander it replaced, it's like night and day. Living here in Colorado, we see all types of driving conditions. A couple of months ago, we got 8 inches of hail and so I really wanted to test out these tires; I couldn't make them slide, couldn't make them slip, and they stopped...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

I found this tire to be excellent in the mud and on street it corners and handles effectively. Not sure if use it for sharp rocks but it's great for basic off roading. I've spent most of my life driving sedans/trucks/SUVs not sport cars. Need to take the vehicle you are driving for what it is and this tire is definitely for truck and suv use.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

These tires replaced OEM tires for me. Got them from tirerack.com. I've noticed a huge improvement in smoothness and road noise from mile 1 with them. I have driven about 19,000 miles on them so far. In fact, these are a big step up from the OEM Goodyears in every way except one -- treadwear. That has been surprising given their rating. I got 37,000 miles on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

These were the OEM tires on my wife's 2014 Grand Cherokee. It is her daily driver but I we have taken it on several long trips including two to Florida. Unlike some of the others who do not like these tires, so far, I've been impressed. I'm not sure if it is the vehicle or the differences in use, but they seem to be holding up well. The truck always feels...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Diamaris

Bought a used 2005 X5 and needed tires within 3 months of purchased. As my first BMW and an SUV at that, I was very impressed with the handling but shocked at the price per tire ($300+) . Tire Rack has the best prices so that helped. Another shock (didn't notice at purchase was the different sizes, front to rear, so no rotating. This became my wife's car and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/S

This is a follow up to my original review a year and a half ago. 35,000 miles on the GrandTreks with dedicated snow tires utilized in the winter, so I have no experience with these in snow. They are still running very smoothly with only a barely perceptible increase in road noise. Guessing I will get 10,000 more miles out of these for a total of 45,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

The Good Year Wranglers that came from factory on my 1998 4Runner Limited only lasted 36,000 miles. They were the worst tires ever made in my opinion because they were loud, not very grippy, and wore horribly. When it was time for me to replace those tires, I went with the Bridgestone Alenza H/Ls for my truck and I have never been happier. The Bridgestone...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Original OEM Toyo tires were replaced at 38,000 miles (tread level of 3/3/5 to 4/4/5) with Firestone Destination LE tires, which still had acceptable tread (4/5/5 to 6/6/6) after 60,000 miles. Probably could have gotten another 5,000+ miles out of these tires but planning a long road trip and wanted some safety reassurance, plus Firestone had an attractive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

My 2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite came with Michelin Primacy MXV4s. I've been a long time Michelin fan and have had experience with these tires on my old Accord. They are great passenger touring tires, and I can see why Honda would put them on their top of the line van. The MXV4s are very smooth and nice riding touring tires for cars. On a heavy Van/SUV...  Read More