Meet You at the Starting Line

The Tire Rack SCCA Starting Line school kicked off its 2015 season in Los Angeles, California recently. A partnership between the Sports Car Club of America and Tire Rack, the school allows enthusiasts a professional, all-inclusive entry into the world of performance driving. While at the school, you’ll develop key concepts of all forms of motorsports while...  Read More

New Year. New Tires.

New tires part of your new year’s resolution? If your plan is to make your life better in any number of ways, add new tires to that list as you resolve to drive more safely. (Gotta like that perfect segue.) A driver’s ability to control their vehicle depends on the traction between their tires and the road. Whether you live in Minnesota and experience rough...  Read More

Tire Rack and the White House Raise Awareness About Tire Safety

Earlier this month, the White House announced a new tire safety and efficiency program — TireWise. We are proud to partner with the White House to help raise awareness about tire safety and take action to cut carbon pollution and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Most importantly, we’d aim to help consumers become more educated on the role tires play in...  Read More

Tire Rack Now Publishes Run-Flat Tire Survey Results

First-generation run-flat tires left many drivers wanting more from their tires. The harsh ride associated with run-flats caused many to look for replacements as quickly as they could. For those who decided to stay with the tires, they did so only for the peace of mind they provided in case of a flat. Run-flat tires are praised, though, because they...  Read More

Tire Rack and Bridgestone Invaded the Pepsi Center to Showcase the Blizzak WS80

Tire Rack and Bridgestone teamed up to introduce the Blizzak WS80 to a group of drivers who have never experienced driving on winter tires, as well as a team of car enthusiasts who wanted to view the new tire first-hand. We invited the teams to Denver and set-up the event at the Pepsi Center, home of the N.B.A.’s Denver Nuggets and N.H.L.’s Colorado...  Read More

Tire Rack's Partnership with Notre Dame Athletics

“Here come the Irish of Notre Dame!” For those of us employed at Tire Rack's South Bend, IN headquarters, autumn Saturdays revolve around the local college football team. Notre Dame home games are a great time to meet up with friends, co-workers and family and cheer on the Irish. For many of us, it’s exciting to announce our partnership with many Notre Dame...  Read More

On Our Way to the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships

It’s an annual tradition for a few Tire Rack employees to make the trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete in the Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Finale beginning this weekend. Chris "Trent" Harvey, John "Woody" Rogers and William "Bill" Loring each compete in different classes and are seasoned veterans. In fact, Trent has brought a...  Read More

Buying Winter Tires in August?

During the dog days of summer, you're not thinking about purchasing winter / snow tires. You’re focused on getting to the lake this weekend for water skiing, not how to prevent sliding across snow-covered roads. Well, maybe you should be, as now is a great time to prepare yourself for winter while saving money at the same time during our "Get Ready. Get...  Read More

Young African Leaders Visit Tire Rack

We recently welcomed over 20 young African leaders from 17 countries as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative program hosted by the University of Notre Dame to our headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Students listened as Matt Edmonds, vice president, told the Tire Rack story and were given a tour of our facility. As part of the program, the students...  Read More

Marketer Becomes Tire Tester

After three-and-a-half years on the job, I finally got the call I was waiting for: a chance to be a Tire Rack tire tester! Along with other members of the Tire Rack marketing team, this was OUR opportunity to get behind the wheel of our test BMWs and develop our own opinions on tire performance and truly understand what it takes to get our findings out to...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Building a Lasting Legacy?

This past weekend the sports world saw two champions add to their legacy. The new U.S. Open champion added another major title to his resume, and the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth N.B.A. title since 1999. There’s something to be said about consistently being on top – a place that’s familiar to the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2. Since its premiere in...  Read More

Love is...Autocrossing. And Tire Rack.

A happy couple, fun with cars and Tire Rack. A perfect marriage in our book. Angie and Woody Rogers, both Tire Rack employees, placed their first Tire Rack orders back in 1990 before even knowing each other. Later they met and the rest is (autocross) history. Woody, who began autocrossing in 1989, convinced Angie to come to an event for their first date. It...  Read More

2014 One Lap of America Winners Trust Michelin

Catesby Jones’ and William Taylor’s 2010 Nissan GT-R came up a little short in the 2012 and 2013 One Lap of America, but this year was a different story as they won their first overall victory. Not only did they have the best vehicle, they were again this year driving on the top-rated tire from our Max Performance Summer category – the Michelin Pilot Super...  Read More

Is There Air in the Spare for Your Trip Over the Hill and Through the Woods?

It’s time for families to come together for the Holidays, and that often means loading the car for extended highway travel. However, before you load the trunk and begin your trip, make sure you check the air pressure of all your vehicle’s tires, including the spare. Many spare tires are packaged at the bottom of a car’s trunk or under the bed of a crossover,...  Read More

Tire Rack Has a Hall of Famer!

At the 2012 SEMA Show/Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan on October 29, 2012, Tire Rack's Pete Veldman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Tire Industry Association (TIA). While initially skeptical about starting a mail-order tire company, Veldman quickly saw a need for customers to acquire specialty tires easily and efficiently....  Read More

Bring the Tire Rack Street Survival Program to Your Community

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in America, depleting our most precious resource and hopes for the future. Each year more than 5,000 youths age 15-20 are involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes and 196,000 are injured nationwide, mainly because of driver error. To reduce that number, the national non-profit Tire Rack Street Survival® driver...  Read More

Winter Reminders from Tire Rack

Don't tailgate. Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you. Check your tire tread depth and pressure.Every year we're reminded how to drive during winter, yet every year we see drivers on the road who behave like it's summer. To help you stay safe behind the wheel and make this winter as safe as possible, these are the things you truly need to...  Read More

New Winter Tires and Wheels Will Save You Money

While replacing your summer or all-season tires with a dedicated set of winter / snow tires is highly recommended, having a set of wheels to install these tires on for the colder months will save you money over time. Tire and Wheel Packages not only eliminate the hassle of changing your tires twice a year, but also mean you'll never have to pay for mounting...  Read More

We Compare Bridgestone Tires on the Ice

Do all-season tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle perform the same as a set of performance winter tires? To find out, we compared a set of Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 (Standard Touring All-Season) tires with the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 (Studless Ice and Snow) tires on one of the American market's most popular front-wheel drive cars, the 2012 Honda Civic.As...  Read More

Buy Winter Tires for Safe Winter Driving

Severe winter weather makes driving treacherous. But snow tires and wheels, planning and a little training can make this winter less difficult and dangerous.No one wants to get stuck in the snow in the winter. Our recommendation? Buy snow tires. They're designed to excel in the colder temperatures, slush, snow and ice that many parts of the country...  Read More