Make Winter Driving Easy for Your 2015 Porsche Macan

Many purists called foul when Porsche introduced its first SUV, the 2003 Cayenne S. Ultimately, the Cayenne brought new drivers to the market. Have you always liked the Cayenne but wished it was smaller? Say hello to the 2015 Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo. The 2015 Porsche Macan has it all with speed, handling and utility - but how does it perform in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Hankook Optimo H727 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18     2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL TdiMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 40,000 Location: Chi...  Read More

Is the Best Brake Pad the Hawk High Performance Street 5.0?

Hawk is a top supplier of high performance and heavy-duty brake pads. We've had outstanding experiences and customer feedback on their products since we began selling them over ten years ago.   The Hawk HPS Street Brake Pads offer great braking performance with low noise and low dust, making it a great choice for most enthusiasts' street cars. If you're...  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More

Why Doesn't My Car Come with a Spare Tire?

Is the spare tire becoming extinct? With a growing number of vehicles in the United States being sold without one, it could appear that way. In fact, many drivers are unaware they may not have one until they need one. New cars, trucks and SUVs seldom come with a spare tire, wheel and jack kit due to an increasing demand for fuel economy and storage space....  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many...  Read More

Introducing the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

Within the past year, many consumers were disappointed to learn that the popular Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor they had grown to love had been discontinued. Always well liked for its good road manners and capable all- terrain abilities, many feared the replacement would not live up to its predecessor. Goodyear erased those worries with the introduction of...  Read More

MOTO METAL Wheels Now Available at Tire Rack

At the request of many drivers, we now offer the MOTO METAL line of wheels for popular late-model trucks and SUVs. Launching the line at Tire Rack with seven styles, MOTO METAL wheels feature a variety of finishes that include black painted, chrome and black with milled accents. Drawing inspiration from Southern California's motocross community, MOTO METAL...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I have used three brands of snows, Pirelli, Blizzaks and these Michelins. I have these on a corporate Malibu. I drive a LOT of city and through the Colorado Rockies and across prairie. I need a tire that will handle in most every temperature and condition and give me good stopping and handling in the city. These tires get worked very hard, especially in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

It's true that these tires can suffer from being out of round. When I first had these mounted and balanced, I got the dreaded hobble. BUT I took them back to my installer and they road forced them, dismounted them, turned them on the wheel, rebalanced them, and they're about as perfect as you can get now. I saw the numbers on the balancer myself because my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.89     2011 Volvo C70 T5More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 200 Location: Glen Mills, PA Driv...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Firestone Winterforce Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62     1986 BMW 735iMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 250 Location: Wayne, NJ Driving...  Read More

All-Season Tires for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

With sophisticated all-wheel drive, traction control and weighing 5,622 pounds, you'd expect the 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG to dominate in the snow. Surprisingly, this isn't the case because there are no all-season or winter tire choices made in the vehicle's 275/50R20 Original Equipment size.  Do you own one of these amazing SUVs, but a few inches of...  Read More

Hard-to-Find Tires for the Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, Dodge Journey and MINI Cooper

Many new SUVs and CUVs are coming equipped with hard-to-find tire sizes. Therefore, when the time comes for replacements, there are often few options to choose from. In almost every case, we work hard to stock these unique Original Equipment sizes (like the 19" and 20" options for the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave). If you're looking for alternative tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I drive a 2011 Rav4 all wheel/4wheel drive compact SUV. I had 2 year old all season tires that failed terribly in even the smallest of snowfalls. So after a lot of research I chose these and I am so happy I did. Where I had trouble before, now I don't. Slush to me is worse than ice, and now it's no problem, along with deep snow. It just snowed here 12" and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I purchased these tires for my mother's car mostly with winter weather driving being my main concern, as I tend to use it for commuting to work in snowy bad weather. This car, with the right tires, is a TANK in the snow. It'll go and stop in anything! After prior bad experience with Good Year tires, I knew I wanted a quality tire from Pirelli or Michelin, so...  Read More

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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.44     2009 Mazda Mazda6 Sport SedanMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on...  Read More

Big Improvements in Snow Traction for Your 2014 Porsche Cayenne GTS

Our test BMWs are fun, but I have really enjoyed our Porsche Cayennes. For a large SUV, the Cayenne can really move. It's a Porsche, so the power is to be expected, but the cornering stability at this size and with this weight is a pleasant surprise. If you've recently picked up a 2014 Porsche Cayenne GTS (Turbo S model is pictured), I'm sure you've also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I've run Blizzaks as winter tires for years, but I have not been happy with the high noise and poor performance on dry pavement. So after seeing the positive reviews on tirerack for Altimax Arctics, I decided to buy a set.I am so glad I did. These winter tires are as quiet as my summer tires. During hard stops on dry pavement, the Altimax tires grip where...  Read More

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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4     1999 Toyota RAV4 4-door 2wdMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 3,900 L...  Read More