Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX Sport

These were OEM for a 2015 Volvo XC 70 T6 AWD. Initially, they seemed to be very responsive. I did have an number of nail punctures, requiring repairs (I chalked this off to construction projects down the street), as there is no road hazard included with these OEM's. Did rotation every ~ 6 - 7,000 miles. Wear has been very good over the past 2 years (sizeable...  Read More

Say Goodbye to Boring Wheels for Your Truck or SUV

Classic wheel styles are nice but wouldn't it be cool to have something a little different? Here are some brand new 2016 styles that add another dimension of personality to your truck, Jeep or SUV.   Do see a wheel that catches your eye? Click on the above picture and you'll be directed to additional information on the wheel. You'll also see a place to input...  Read More

Affordable Aftermarket Wheels

Whether you're looking to improve performance, update the look of your vehicle, or both, there's no better way to start than to install a set of new wheels. For the everyday commuter, they enhance the overall aesthetics of the car. For the weekend track warrior, the correct wheel may help shave those important milliseconds off your lap times. Choosing the...  Read More

Loving Your New Jeep Renegade? Don't Let a Little Snow Ruin Your Fun!

Love your Jeep Renegade but concerned about how it will do in the snow? No worries, we've got your back with Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages that will keep your Renegade rolling.  Winter / Snow Tire Category Given the Jeep Renegade's emphasis on go-anywhere traction as opposed to go-as-fast-as-you-can on asphalt emphasis, most Renegade drivers would be...  Read More

Fun in the Snow: Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your 2015+ Subaru WRX

Speed or practicality? With the Subaru WRX you don't have to choose just one, you get both. However, if you live in the snowbelt, you'll need a set of dedicated winter tires to get your WRX ready to handle winter's toughest conditions. Winter / Snow Tire Category As covered in "Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?", tire engineers are challenged...  Read More

Tire Rack Fender Lip Roller Now On Sale

Tire Rack is known for providing tire and wheel set-ups that are guaranteed to fit. Nearly all of the wheel and tire options on our website allow you to select a fit without any type of modification. In rare cases, special fitment notes may exist on Tire & Wheel Packages that push the envelope of allowable width or offset. In these cases, a fender lip roll...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Bought these tires to replace other Continental tires I had on my car which lasted 40,000 miles. Was pretty satisfied with them so after speaking with a Tire Rack sales associate, decided to stick with what works for my car. Associate and I agreed on Conti PureContact w/eco plus tech. Love the convenience now of website offering local dealers where tires can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

I spent way too long looking at winter tire options, and tireracks' website was by far the most useful.Regarding the Winter Maxx, I liked the reports of good tread wear and general all-round high marks for this tire, combined with the price. (There was a rebate going on.) I purchased the tires with new black steel wheels and had them mounted/balanced by...  Read More

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

I live in Chicago. I drive a 6 cylinder front-wheel drive pontiac. I drive the car very hard. I bought these tires after hours of research. I could not decide between a set of winter tires or good soft all season tires. I went with these because they are the highest rated all season tires on this website. I am very happy with them. I cannot say enough about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I researched many websites regarding winter tires and the Michelin X-Ice Xi3 came out on top, so I purchased them. I have owned Blizzaks which were great, but I was looking for a tire where the winter compound is throughout the entire tire not just the first 55% of the tire, so I went with the Michelin's. The tires has been amazing, extremely quite,...  Read More

How to Tell if a Recommended Installer Does Road Force Balancing

For some vehicles, anything less than perfect balancing of wheels and tires can result in unpleasant vibration at certain speeds. One of the best tools for getting rid of this vibration is Road Force balancing. This advanced balancing spins the tire against a roller to account for any variation in stiffness of the tire's sidewall. It's common for there to be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I waited until the recent snow to write this. Pleased to say I've had excellent traction in the rain and snow, both in compacted snow/ice and deep snow. I'd say these tires are overall superior to the OEM Kumho tires that I got 60k miles out of. Overall this is a very good value (price for performance). The tires are quiet on the highway and responsive on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

These are the Hankook tires that came as original equipment on the 2012 Elentra. At 19,876 miles they are worn to the tread ear indicators. The Hankook website says these tires should have a lifetime of 60,000 miles but as they are original equipment tires they won't adjust them. I wouldn't buy anything from Hankook.   Read More

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