Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

We live in MN, so lots of cold months to test winter tires. I keep telling people that its not about 2WD/AWD/4WD - its about the tires. the GTI is a quick and nimble car and with winter tires on, I have seen it work better than all wheel drive, we also have a new Honda CRV which has AWD but has All season tires, on a snowy and icy day, I insist we take the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

These tires came on my truck I had purchased. From first glance I didn't give them any credibility and anticipated replacing them soon. After a winter of driving on them I must say these tires exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for an all around tire excluding extreme off roading, these are an excellent chioce.I drove through my snow covered field...  Read More

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac: An All-Around Winner

In the tire business, there are trade-offs for everything! Whether you have to trade performance handling for snow and ice grip, or trade comfort for performance handling, balancing these trade-offs can be tough. The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac is a tire that balances many of the trade-offs that drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles desire. Most often,...  Read More

Staggered Tires: Why or Why Not

I had a question from a customer that surprised me the other day. After doing this for as many years as I have, I tend to think that I've heard it all. We were talking about an older BMW, and he asked me if the original tire sizes were staggered. I replied that they were not. His follow-up question was, "Well, why not? It's not like the car is all-wheel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

I live in a small town with horrible streets, pot holes, uneven roads ect. I was amazed by the difference in my vehicle the moment on drove on these tires. It was like driving on a cloud. I had Michelin's Cross Terrain on before these tires. It was a decent ride but nothing like these tires. Anyone who says they are noisey or are rough on the road, in my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Transforce AT

I can't believe all these negative reports. Perhaps there problems with this tire is due to operator malfunctions. I believe the Firestone Transforce AT is one of the very best tires on the market. for the past 8 years I have had those tires on my 1 ton dually 2 wheel drive truck, and I plow snow with that truck. Tjose tires gove excellent traction in mud,...  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

Introducing the Eibach All-Terrain Lift Kit for Jeep Wranglers

The new All-Terrain Lift Kit from Eibach offers suspension lift options for two-door and four-door Jeep Wranglers that are looking to improve off-road capability and make room under the Jeep JK for larger tires and wheels. This lift kit will raise the front between 2.5" and 3.5" and raise the rear approximately 2" to 3" so you have room to fit 35" tires on...  Read More

How Tough is the New BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2?

Tough enough to drop from an airplane! To demonstrate the enhanced toughness of their new All-Terrain T/A KO2, BFGoodrich mounted them on wheels and dropped them from the sky. With the majority of all-terrain tires' punctures happening in the sidewall area, BFGoodrich paid special attention to reinforcing the sidewalls with technology from their off-road...  Read More

Introducing the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich has been a leader in all-terrain technology for many years. When they introduced the All-Terrain T/A KO back in 1997, they upturned the all-terrain category with a tire that provided awesome traction, a clean look, a nice ride and iron-like wear. Sounds tough to beat, right? It was, until BFGoodrich had an ace up their sleeves with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Hankook Optimo H727 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18     2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL TdiMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 40,000 Location: Chi...  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

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

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.93     2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMaxMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 35,000 Location...  Read More

Why Doesn't My Car Come with a Spare Tire?

Is the spare tire becoming extinct? With a growing number of vehicles in the United States being sold without one, it could appear that way. In fact, many drivers are unaware they may not have one until they need one. New cars, trucks and SUVs seldom come with a spare tire, wheel and jack kit due to an increasing demand for fuel economy and storage space....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5     2010 Audi A5 2.0TMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 39,000 Location: Wilm...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tire Choices for 275/55R20 Size

Not too long ago, 20-inch tires were rare, exotic and mostly reserved for high-end European SUVs or show vehicles gracing the cover of automobile magazines. Those that were available were ultra high performance tires, often with little to no all-season traction and wore very quickly. This is not the case today. In fact, 20" tires are an option on many...  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

Introducing the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

Within the past year, many consumers were disappointed to learn that the popular Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor they had grown to love had been discontinued. Always well liked for its good road manners and capable all- terrain abilities, many feared the replacement would not live up to its predecessor. Goodyear erased those worries with the introduction of...  Read More