Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just purchased these tires last week for use on my moderately modified 2002 Mazda Protege. These tires are incredibly quiet for a snow tire and they roll beautifully. In fact, they feel very similar to the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires that I use on one of my other cars, a Toyota Prius. The X-ice Xi3 is the BEST overall snow tire in the heavy snow/ice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Been buying tires for 30+ years now and this is the best all season tire I've ever owned. The Primacy MXM4 isn't perfect nor even best in class in any single category, but is a standout because it excels in all (disclaimer: I don't live in the snow belt and haven't driven them in snow). The tire provides a superb balance between ride comfort and control......  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I installed these on my 2014 Ford Explorer Sport and upgraded the size from 255/50/20 to 265/50/20. The original Hankook Optimo H426's were terrible tires. Road like rocks and were scary in the rain. SCARY. Not safe.I had these installed yesterday and immediately noticed how quiet they are. I didn't think my old tires were loud, but these are incredibly...  Read More

Looking For Closeouts and Specials? We've Got Them!

Since we stock a large amount of tires, we're uniquely positioned to take advantage of buying opportunities to bring you some amazing closeouts and specials. Let's take a look at a few offers our customers can find: 205/60R16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires are on special for $58.23. This tire is an Original Equipment tire used on the 2016 Mazda 3....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Although I love to drive, I no longer participate in competitive driving as I approach 70 years of age. I tried Continental DWSs, having switched from Yokahamas about 10 years ago. The stiffened inner tread pattern offers excellent cornering response, yet produces very little noise under normal driving conditions. Hydroplaning just doesn't happen. Tread wear...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Purchased these tires because I wanted a great all around tire for the Northwest where we get a lot of rain and a little snow. I wanted a quiet tire that performed well. I previously had the Goodyear Tripletreds and they provided amazing traction but were a pretty noisy. After reading reviews I went with the General Altimax rt43 which was made in America for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I thought these times had a cool look to them and fie the price I was a bit skeptical myself but I will probably buy these times again when the time comes, they hold up great, mostly I just drive sesponsibly and they to stay away from getting anymore tickets... Lol.... But when I want to I drive the -------- out my car and they are great, I think they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

First impression: nothing special on dry/wet. Can not comment on stability - got this 2 sizes narrower one size smaller rim and one size taller side wall than standard... Light snow ... nothing special, better breaking than forward tractionHeavy snow: Holly...! yesterday we got several inches, but it was impressive when, without any shoveling, i got out from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Not Michelin Pilot Sports or Pilot Sport All Seasons by any means, but a good, quiet, nice handling tire. So far so good, but next time I'll go back to Michelins. I'd buy Michelin Latitudes if they had them in this size, but these are a good compromise if you don't want the pounding and road noise of Pilot Sports.   Read More

Different Sizes Within a Size?

Did you know that some tires can vary in dimensions slightly, even if they have the same nominal size? 99.9% of the time, the differences won't cause any problems (assuming you're buying a set of four tires), but it is good to know that these differences exist in some rare situations. Take, for example, the following three tires in the size 285/75R16: Dick...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Have this tire replace the oem P zero nero at 14000 miles, which is very noise! This Kumho is much better on noise level as well as performance compare to these OEM. I go for a plus size 215/40-17 instead of the stock size. On Tire Rack, these tire will not fit the Fiat Abarth or any other 500. But they do fit without rubbing on a stock rim. These tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Wow! After reading all of the reviews and spending hours researching, I went with these Continentals. After 8 years in my Crossfire and only 20,000 miles on the odometer, you could say she was kind of a garage queen. Why? Because the ride was so rough and jittery, my wife never wanted to go more than 10 miles away from the house in that thing. After putting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

UPDATE to April 2010 rating from Colorado Springs, CO. These tires have been great. Now that I have some miles on them have noticed the following observations. Increased mileage and quiter ride over the Yokohamas. Looking forward to see how they wear and live up to their 80K treadware warranty. I would purchase them again and will put them on my other...  Read More

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

I have a fairly modified grand cherokee including axle swap from olen diff laredo to elsd converted to locker axles out of a limited hemi. Its lifted 4 and i admin an offroad group. We wheel frequently and hard. Ive chopped them up a bit from tucking them into a body pinch weld and chunked a little from slicing them and on sharp rocks. They hold up to both...  Read More

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

I have a fairly modified grand cherokee including axle swap from olen diff laredo to elsd converted to locker axles out of a limited hemi. Its lifted 4 and i admin an offroad group. We wheel frequently and hard. Ive chopped them up a bit from tucking them into a body pinch weld and chunked a little from slicing them and on sharp rocks. They hold up to both...  Read More

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

I purchased Goodyear Wrangle Fortitude H/t 265-70-16. I had these tires balanced twice with in a 2 day period and on the 4 day return them for a refund what a terrible ride. The $60.00 rebate is a selling point to ignore. less than 100 miles on them. Now I'm enjoying a smooth ride with the Bridgestone tires what differ-ants. Its a lot of work returning...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

An update sooner than intended... '13 Mustang GT Convertible, Brembo package, Bilstein shocks/struts, 40 psi cold front, 38 psi cold... of course when they warm up the pressure increases 2-3 PSI.Took a 50 mile long backroad home today around one of my favorite roads...128 on the south side of Lake Berryessa, then into Fairfield. 55 mph speed limit, 20 mph to...  Read More

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

I purchased this tire in a larger size to help with the stability of the car tracking. The original tires were a lot to handle crossing metal bridge grating which I do quite often. It has been a chore getting the new ones balanced and aligned properly - many trips to the shop. I will update later on how they are holding up.   Read More