Top All-Season Tires for the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic in 205/55R16 Size

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic are very popular compact sedans (and coupes in the case of the Honda Civic Coupe) due to their combination of sporty handling, reliability, fuel economy, features and fun-to-drive factor. With such a broad appeal comes a large selection of tires catering to the popular 205/55R16 size that's commonly used on these cars in the most...  Read More

New Wheels for the 2016 Honda HR-V

Do you like the Honda CR-V but wish it were a little smaller? Your wish has been granted - say hello to the 2016 Honda HR-V! Legendary Honda reliability, a great combination of performance and efficiency, tons of cargo and passenger room, what more could you want? Hoping to add a bit of style and individuality to your HR-V before it gets lost in the herd? We...  Read More

KONI's FSD Damper Set Can Do It All

When customers call in to Tire Rack for advice on parts, we always ask qualifying questions to focus our suggestions on the customer's wants and needs. For example, when selling tires, we will ask the customer what characteristics are most important to them, i.e. ride comfort, steering response, dry traction, longevity, etc. Very often, the initial response...  Read More

The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

Brake Rotor Differences

With so many different types of brake rotors on the market today, it can be tough to make a decision on what to buy for your vehicle. Below you will find a breakdown of different types to assist you in finding which type is right for your application. Plain, Solid or Vented Rotors Two options worth considering are the Centric Plain 120 Series and Brembo...  Read More

Sumitomo HTR A/S P02: An Improved Low Cost Tire Option

For years we sold Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 in massive quantities because it was one of the better priced tires and was available in a large number of sizes. While not the highest rated tire in the High Performance All-Season category, the tire performed well enough to satisfy consumers and make it competitive among other tires at a similar price point. This...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R the New Extreme Performance Summer Champ?

Do you love to drive? Do you have a fun car that comes out for track and autocross weekends or do you simply relish the curvy roads of your daily commute? You should consider the sticky grip and razor sharp steering response of an Extreme Performance Summer tire. Last year, the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec tested out to be the top performing tire in...  Read More

Eibach Pro-Kit Spring Set vs. Sportline Spring Set

Heinrich Eibach began producing high quality automotive springs in the German town of Finnetrop about fifty years ago. Along with skilled craftsman who shared his passion for quality, Heinrich helped grow Eibach Springs into a global, highly respected suspension manufacturer with an emphasis on engineering outstanding suspension products.   For drivers...  Read More

Great Savings for Your 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Sport Package

Love your 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Sport Package but looking for a more cost-effective tire option?   Check your tire sidewalls to verify size, but the 2009-2015 Mercedes E350 4Matic w/Sport Package typically came with 245/40R18 tires. 245/40R18 is usually a more expensive size, but we've just received 245/40R18 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tir...  Read More

Rebates for Summer 2015

Looking for a good deal on new tires this summer? Kumho and Firestone have you covered! When you buy a set of four of the following Kumho tires between now and August 31st, you'll get up to $120 back on your purchase in the form of a mail-in rebate*. Kumho's new Road Venture AT51 is available for a $120 rebate! This new addition to the Kumho family is an...  Read More

The New Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

Bridgestone has maintained a strong foothold in the Extreme Performance Summer category for the past few years with the Potenza RE-11 and RE-11A. Both options provide very good dry and wet grip and maintain one of the quieter and more comfortable rides in the category, making it the perfect choice for spirited street driving.   While very good all-around...  Read More

Michelin Premier LTX Joins the Family of Premier Tires

Michelin has been a top choice of passenger car tires for decades by discerning drivers who seek out the very best tires for their vehicles. They spend a great deal of time, money and effort on research and development. As a result, their tires are often at the cutting edge of tire technology.   From the first radial tires in the 1940s to the...  Read More

Introducing the Michelin Premier LTX

Last season Michelin introduced a new generation tire to the Grand Touring All-Season passenger car market. The new tire, named the Michelin Premier A/S has since risen to the top of our consumer driven surveys and performed well in our dry and wet track testing. Using rain grooves that expand as the tire wears, the Premier A/S is able to perform...  Read More

My First Car

That feeling when mom and dad no longer need to take you where you want to go and you drive yourself in your car. What a feeling! My #FirsCarMoment not technically with my car, however it was my parent's 1985 Volvo 240 DL. With its cutting edge shoebox inspired styling, finished in a particularly glamorous brown, and powered by a fearsome inline four making...  Read More

My #FirstCarMoment with the 1993 Nissan Maxima SE

When Michelin rolled out the #FirstCarMoment campaign, it immediately got me thinking about my first car, a 1993 Nissan Maxima SE. To my eyes, this car now looks boxy and ancient, but in the early 1990s this car was the four-door sports car (complete with 4DSC stickers on each rear window). In its day, the three-liter 190 HP engine was impressive and could...  Read More

Is the Bridgestone DriveGuard Right For You?

Compared to conventional run-flats, the Bridgestone DriveGuard rides better, while offering better value and wear. As a tire that can also be installed on some vehicles that didn't come equipped with run-flats as Original Equipment, many could be skeptical to the idea of switching to run-flats on their vehicle. Isn't a flat when most of us notice our tires...  Read More

The 1968 Chevrolet Rally Sport Camaro Was My #FirstCarMoment

Most everyone views their first car through rose colored glasses. No matter the mechanical gremlins or dents and dings, we still have a soft spot for our first ride. I am no different and loved my #FirstCarMoment. In fact, I am lucky enough to still own it to this day.   Growing up, I had dreams of a big V-8, loud exhaust and manual transmission, however my...  Read More

My #FirstCarMoment

Michelin's new campaign has us going down memory lane to the time we got our first car. Whether it was handed down to you by your parents, or you worked a few jobs to earn it, none of us will forget the feeling of owning our first car. I got my first Jeep as a Christmas present back when I was in college and home visiting my parents. It was Christmas morning...  Read More

What to Buy When the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is Backordered

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport is an outstanding tire. It combines top-tier wet and dry traction with responsive handling, making it a benchmark in the Max Performance Summer category. Unfortunately, it has been out of stock in many sizes this summer. So what do you do if the Super Sport has an indefinite backorder in your size? It depends on why you wanted...  Read More

Introductory Test Report and Review: BFGoodrich Sport COMP-2 A/S

For the past two years, BFGoodrich has seen tremendous success with their Ultra High Performance Summer tire, the g-Force Sport COMP-2. New for this spring, BFGoodrich has expanded their line-up to include a new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire that they hope will find similar favor with consumers. The BFGoodrich Sport COMP-2 A/S aims to provide...  Read More