Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have tried the (oxymoronically named) ultra high performance all season tires from the following major brands: Bridgestone, Michelin, and Pirelli--before trying the Hankooks. The Hankooks are understated in their abilities, but come through when called upon to respond to diverse conditions.Yesterday, when a ladder fell off a truck on the highway in...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

This is the tire the truck came with from the factory. I am the only diver of this vehicle. I usually drive for maximum fuel economy; accelerate and brake slow and drive faster than most when cornering but am not driving so fast that I squeal the tires in corners. It occasionally pulls a lightweight aluminum fishing boat and occasionally hauls heavy loads in...  Read More

Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c vs Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

We've been testing and selling Yokohama performance tires, all-seasons and light truck/SUV tires for over twenty years. This season, we now offer their winter / snow tires for the first time in over a decade. Since it had been awhile since we carried the iceGUARD line of Yokohama tires, we decided to familiarize ourselves with their winter traction by...  Read More

Introducing Hawk's High Performance Street 5.0 Brake Pads

Looking for high performance brake pads for your high performance vehicle? Look no further, Hawk offers their new High Performance Street 5.0 Brake Pads that will stop you in your tracks!This pad is an improvement over the HPS, especially for heavier and more powerful cars. If your car weighs over 2,800 lbs. and has over 180HP, you should consider these...  Read More

Is the Best Brake Pad the Hawk High Performance Street 5.0?

Hawk is a top supplier of high performance and heavy-duty brake pads. We've had outstanding experiences and customer feedback on their products since we began selling them over ten years ago. ¬† The Hawk HPS Street Brake Pads offer great braking performance with low noise and low dust, making it a great choice for most enthusiasts' street cars. If you're...  Read More

Sneak Peek of New Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Since the original Bridgestone¬†Blizzak tire was introduced in 1993, Bridgestone has all but dominated the Studless Ice & Snow performance category with their Blizzak line of winter / snow tires. Their multicell winter tread compound dramatically increases winter traction in slippery conditions so much, that it changed perception of what a snow tire can do....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

In the winter months I take my little fwd, six cylinder camry up to the ski hill in some pretty gnarly conditions that some people wouldn't drive in. One time we had a good snow dump and the plow trucks had plowed earlier that morning, but when I decided to travel up the fairly steep road, it had about an inch of snow on it with a fairly slippery/ shiny...  Read More

Big Savings on Closeout 265/75R16 Load Range E 10-Ply Rated Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Are you shopping for Load Range E (10-Ply Rated) tires for your 3/4- or 1-ton truck? Take advantage of the amazing deal on 265/75R16 Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires marked down to $140*! These closeout Scorpion ATR tires are more than just a great deal, they're also a very capable tire. They feature a versatile milder all-terrain tread design capable of light...  Read More

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

I love these tyres, mud tyres that can do anything and tuff as nails as well. These tyres have been fitted to my daily driver work truck for 3 years now. So weekdays I drive the stop start of the city traffic carring a reasonable load as a tradesperson. On the weekends we go 4x4ing and often run them at 22psi over all sorts of terrain. On holidays to list...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

PRO's these are probably the best highway tire I have ever had. I've made several 600+ mile trips and am impressed with the highway manners of these tires. They are quite on all road surfaces, the wet traction is excellent (starting, stopping & turning) and these tires will go straight on the highway regardless of the crown. This past weekend we were driving...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A

i had these tires on my ranger and they transformed the truck from a something that i hated driving to something that handled great, rode nice and had almost no tire noise unless i was above 75 mph. they held up to the occasional power braking really well and made the truck fun to drive. there definitely going on my new ranger they were oversize for the...  Read More

Is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology the Best Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tire? Our Customers Think So!

The main concern of many crossover and SUV customers is traction, treadlife and road noise, not always in that order. Continental's CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is a tire that rates highly in all of these key areas. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, currently ranked first in our survey results, is Continental's ecologically...  Read More

Upgrade Your Vehicle's Performance with Brembo Brakes

Brembo is the brake component manufacturer many race teams, enthusiasts and daily drivers depend on to give their vehicle the increased braking performance they demand. To Brembo, racing is the most advanced experimental laboratory for assessing the success of its products. Teams equipped with Brembo brakes have won hundreds of automobile and motorcycle...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I Just went through first snowstorm with theses tires and these FREAKING TIRES ARE AWESOME!!! I never even had the need to put my F-150 in 4X4. I tried hard acceleration with virtually no spin. Tried several hard brake applications and truck stopped straight and true with no sliding. Best tire I ever had !!! You won't go wrong with these.   Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Winter

Believe it or not, winter's just around the corner. With the change in weather comes the change of tires. If you're a driver who faces the challenges of winter driving, you're going to want the best tire for your vehicle. A dedicated winter / snow tire will be your best route for handling the elements, but if you opt for using an all-season tire year-round,...  Read More

Best Brake Rotors for Import Cars

For many drivers, a vehicle's braking system is not something they think about much until the vehicle starts to have problems. The most common problems with brakes are typically brake pad noise and brake pedal vibration. Both of these issues can be linked to worn out brake pads or brake rotors. For recommendations on new brake brake pads, read "Picking the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These tires are great in the snow. The ABS rarely activated under normal braking, and there was sufficient traction to keep up with 4x4 trucks from a stop. I took the Jetta for a 2 hour drive in 9 of snow and honestly had no problems starting or stopping. My wife even noticed a difference and said she never wanted all-season tires for winter again. I had the...  Read More

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

Deep snow In 4WD mode: Good traction for take off, cornering and braking are not as good as take off. To be fair braking and cornering are far better than the other traffic on the road in deep snow, it's easy to accelerate past other traffic and to stop and turn. It's just the traction afforded during take off doesn't match the cornering and stopping...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T D695

OEM tires- great on the hwy, great ride comfort, low noise, very good in the rain and excellent braking, not so good in mud duh it's not a off road tire! The only weakness is tread wear replaced at 22,000. On a lighter truck with less power-as rear tires wear faster on the 5.7 ltr engine, though my sister has the same tire on her 4x4 Tundra short cab, 5 ltr...  Read More