Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Recently, there's been a push for consumers to better understand their vehicles both for safety and efficiency. We now have oil life monitors, tire rotation reminders, monitors that will tell us if we have a light bulb out and since the mandate was introduced in 2007 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tire Pressure Monitor Systems...  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

Don't Let the Fun Stop: Winter/Snow Tires for 2015 BMW M3 and BMW M4

My brother Tom was pretty happy with his E92 M3 until I went to South Carolina to drive the 2015 M3 and 2015 M4. Once he heard me rave about the F82 M4, he jumped on BMW's website to build his new 2015 M4. He'll soon need snow tires for his new vehicle. Winter / Snow Tire Category As discussed in our snow tire overview, you need to find the optimal snow...  Read More

Stationed Overseas and Need Tires?

#thinkingabouttires, but stationed overseas? We can help! Having been stationed overseas myself, USMC, Okinawa, Japan (2005-2008), I understand the challenges when trying to purchase items from the United States. Here at Tire Rack, we can ship tires, wheels, brakes, suspension and other accessories to our service members and Department of Defense contractors...  Read More

A Simple Guide to UTQG

Often times, customers ask about the UTQG rating on tires. The UTQG ratings were designed to provide consumers with useful information to help them purchase tires based on their relative treadwear, traction and temperature capabilities. Treadwear is a rating on how long the tire should last; the higher the number, the longer the life of the tire in...  Read More

Custom Wheel Fitments

Do you have a classic vehicle but don't see any aftermarket wheel fitments for it on our website? Looking for aftermarket rims that you know we carry, but they aren't listed for your vehicle? We get calls all the time from people who are trying to fit a wheel to their vehicle for which we don't have fitment data. However, you're not out of luck! You always...  Read More

Wheels and Tires Made in the USA!

When choosing the right tire or wheel, a very important part of the selection process for some consumers is finding out where the product is made. The following products are a few of our most popular that are exclusively made in the United States. When looking for tires for your truck, take a look at the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac or Dick Cepek Fun Country....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 600

These tires had a better treadlife for being strictly a summer tire. I have had all season tires not last as long. However these tires are prone to cupping. The wet traction was sub par. I dont know how the manufacturer even can say that they evacuate water well. If it rains stay home! These tires will not be good for you nor comfortable even in the lightest...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

NOISY, NOISY TIRES! HORRIBLE, STIFF RIDE. These tires cause my BMW 325i to feel like a barn wagon and to have a loud humming noise that sounds like a prop airplane engine. This car WAS fun to drive BEFORE I put these tires on it, but now with these tires, I have to blast the radio to compete with the noise from these tires on the highway. Please note that I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I bought these tires a couple months ago, based on the test ratings on this website. As usual, the Tire Rack ratings were dead on! I drive (on average) about 2,000 miles per week, and live in west Michigan. Due to the unpredictable nature of Michigan weather, I needed a tire that performed well in all weather conditions. These tires do everything they say...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I could not believe the handling in the snow & ice with these tires. I have been able to maintain pretty good control while driving the local roads which were not plowed real well. Also, taking it slowly, the tires performed rather well on ice covered roads. Stopping in the snow was not an issue either so far. They seem to grip as I am cornering as well. I...  Read More

Stop Slipping in the Snow! The Optimal Snow Tire Solution for the 2014 Audi SQ5

Did you get a 2014 Audi SQ5 to fill your need for compact crossover speed? With 354 hp and 346 ft-lbs of torque channeled through Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive, you've got the power to haul. All good fun until the weatherman calls for some snow. Now, you find your SQ5 slipping and sliding instead of stopping on a dime. You have stressfully discovered that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I purchased a rear wheel drive Mercedes Benz E320 CDI this fall and was concerned with handling this winter. Living in Michigan we see all types of winter driving conditions.I went online to the Tire Rack website and researched tires for winter driving and with their customer service support selected the Bridgstone Blizzak 225/55R16 WS60 tires. I am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These are the best ---- tires I have ever used hands down! I never buy tires from a shop because i like to research and collect info before i shell out hundreds of dollars. People tend to not realize the difference a tire makes. I DO!! IF they ever discontinue this tire the buying public will be in big trouble. There's a reason this tire convincing won the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Great tire for the price most likely buy them again, great handlng in snow and ice condition that was my main concern in buy them was recommended buy a friend to purchase them also checked the ratings on consumer reports article. This past year I purchased a set of dedicated wheels from your website and had them shipped to one off your installer locations...  Read More

Shopping for Staggered Tires

When you have standard or optional tire sizes on your vehicle, shopping for tires in your size is easy. Just shop by vehicle, and choose the appropriate option. You should always check your tire size to confirm that the tires on your car match what the computer thinks you should have, just to avoid any possible mistakes. What if your vehicle is not in our...  Read More

Show Off Your Wheels: Upload Photos to Tire Rack's Photo Gallery

We have recently added a feature to our website that allows our customers to upload photos to show off their upgraded vehicles with Tire Rack products, including wheels. When you're shopping for wheels, you will be able to access any customer photos available of the style that you are viewing. You can also view our master photo gallery of both Tire Rack...  Read More

I Have a Staggered Vehicle, Can I Go Back to a Square Set-Up?

The industry's trend of offering vehicles with different size tires in the front and rear (staggered) continues. This can be a frustration point for some unsuspecting consumers. First, tire choices can be fewer than hoped when trying to find two different sizes that match in the same brand. Second, prices on the larger rear pair can be more than expected....  Read More

New Wheels for Your Vehicle

It's midsummer and there's still plenty of time to upgrade the appearance of your vehicle with new wheels. Changing wheels is one of the easiest ways to make a big impact on the appearance of your vehicle. Compare the Audi below with factory wheels (top) to one equipped with Verde's Parallax in a 19" size (bottom). Upsizing and changing the style really...  Read More

How to Find the Best Tires for Your MAZDA3

The MAZDA3 came to the market in 2004 as a replacement for the Protege. It was later redesigned in 2010. With a number of configurations and trim levels offered, there are various tire size options in play. The first step will be using our shop by vehicle feature and verifying the size of tire that's on your vehicle. The following tires are some of the more...  Read More