Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

These Goodyears came standard on my new VW Touareg - these tires have near zero traction on icy roads - so bad, in fact, that I would not drive my Touareg if there was any snow or ice present - I have yet to have Goodyear tires that are round and this set held up that reputation - one tire had a flat spot so bad that it shook the whole vehicle at 70MPH - the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I've seen good and bad reviews on these tires, but after 18,000-plus miles, I have nothing but good things to say about these tires. I had purchased this vehicle with four Yokohama W4S tires that were probably about 75% worn, and the difference was unbelievable. I didn't even realize how loud the Yokohamas were until the first time I drove with the...  Read More

General AltiMAX Arctic vs. Firestone Winterforce

Are you still researching winter / snow tires? Well, Thanksgiving has just passed us by and it's time to pare down your list and decide what tires are right for your vehicle. And to help you with your decision, take a look at two options available in the Studdable Winter/Snow category: the Firestone Winterforce and General AltiMAX Arctic. Firestone...  Read More

Steel Wheels Available at Tire Rack

Recently, an early snowstorm in the Rockies and Northeast reminded us that winter is fast approaching. If you haven't already, now is the time to order your Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package. Tire Rack offers alloy wheels for a wide variety of makes and models that work well in winter conditions. For an even lower cost option, some vehicle applications...  Read More

Wheels & Tires for the 2011-2012 VW Jetta

Despite what some automotive experts say, I really like the new Volkswagen Jetta. And, if the original Jetta tires and wheels are not to your liking, some aftermarket car rims and tires could really increase the vehicle's style. As you try to envision how a given wheel will fit on your car, keep in mind that the offset spec effects the overall look. How...  Read More

It's Not Too Late for the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec!

With summer over and most of the U.S. feeling their first cool temperatures of fall, many are mourning the loss of another autocross season. For a lucky few however, ambient temperatures will stay warm enough to allow for "spirited driving" for some time to come. Based on our testing and customer feedback, the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec continues...  Read More

Got Fahrvergnügen?

Working at Tire Rack, I have the opportunity to talk to many customers and fellow drivers, including Volkswagen owners. With two VWs sitting in my garage, I share their enthusiasm for this particular brand. On a recent call with Paul from Baltimore, we were talking about the 16x7.5 ASA GT1 (Bright Silver Paint) wheels and 215/55ZR16 Continental...  Read More

PVD For Spring!

While helping a customer decide on a Tire & Wheel Package for his navy blue 2009 Volkswagen GTI, we decided a great wheel option was the new Bremmer Kraft BR05 Bright PVD.This wheel provides a highly durable metallic finish that would look outstanding on an Audi, BMW or Volkswagen. Lose a center cap for your BMW? The BMW original center cap is also...  Read More

New Wheels from Helo

Tire Rack is excited to announce new wheel options from Helo. Helo wheels are available in unique styles that define the look of stock, lowered or lifted trucks and most passenger cars. Helo is a car and light truck custom wheel (rim) line offered in 20 different styles with sizes ranging between 16"-24". Some popular applications include: Cadillac Escalade,...  Read More

Self-Adjusting Suspension: the Best of Both Worlds

Want a sportier ride from your car's suspension system without giving up ride comfort? Or better handling to go along with your new custom wheels and tires? KONI offers a unique and affordable solution. The KONI FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) is available for many Euorpean, domestic, and Asian vehicles such as Volkswagen, BMW, Mini, Audi, Mazda,...  Read More

Get Steel Wheels for this Winter Season!

Almost sold on buying a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, but the idea of paying a lot of money for a separate set of wheels is holding you back?  The solution?  Steel wheels!  While there are advantages to stepping up to an aluminum alloy wheel for winter use, the lowest cost option is often a steel wheel. They aren't pretty, but steel wheels are...  Read More

VW Eurovan Tires

It seems recently I've been getting an increase in phone calls for tires for the Volkswagen Eurovan. And they all start the same way: "Where can I find tires???" Well, I'm here to tell you that there is hope. The issue with finding tires for this vehicle is that the tires need to have at least a 102 load range in order to carry the weight of the vehicle....  Read More

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric: Reviews

As your Goodyear tire dealers, Tire Rack consistently offers Goodyear tires that exceed expectations on a wide variety of vehicles. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric is no exception. Take a look at what our previous customers are saying about this tire:"I have to say, these are by far the best tires I have ever driven on. I thought it would be tough to...  Read More

Featured wheels!

Winter's harsh salt and ice hinders our interest in new aftermarket wheels, but in the summer—a season full of bright sun and clear, usually dry roads—we're all about it. So as we enter into summer, let's take a look at a few of Tire Rack's featured aftermarket wheels. The Granite Alloy GA13 is an alloy wheel with a painted black finish. The center cap...  Read More

XL Load Tires

Have you seen this message when searching for tires on our website? The following tire you have selected has a higher load rating than the vehicle's Original Equipment (O.E.) tires. This typically results in increased ride harshness, which some customers may find undesirable.                                                                                     ...  Read More

Tires As Shoes: Part Two -- What Is the Purpose?

As stated in a previous post, I recently purchased a 2010 Volkswagen GTI.  What GTI tires, or what shoes for that matter, should I get?  If I were to be the weekend warrior with my local SCCA it would be to my benefit to consider an Extreme Performance Summer tire, or even a track and competition, R-compound tire with a nice set of lightweight racing wheels....  Read More

VW Beetle Flower/Daisy Wheels

You've seen them in the parking lot and wondered where do people find those pretty daisy wheels for the new generation Volkswagen Beetle. (1998-newer) Well you can find them here at Tire Rack. We've been offering these rims for many years and they are exclusively made for the Beetle. They are only available in 16-inch and will accept your Original Equipment...  Read More

Best GTI Tires Available at Tire Rack

Looking to put new tires on your Volkswagen GTI?  Check out the Tire Rack to get the performance tires you need for your VW.   Check out some of the tire reviews on the GtI Tires to see the ones that work the best. Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec  Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS Pole Position Sumitomo HTR Z III Kumho Ecsta ASX   Read More

Bremmer Kraft wheels look especially great on German vehicles.

If you're looking for BMW rims, maybe Mercedes rims, or if you drive a Volkswagen or Audi, you might want to look at Bremmer Kraft wheels as an aftermarket upgrade.Bremmer Kraft wheels are manufactured with strict quality control standards to produce a very reliable wheel. And as your online wheels and tires store, we feel completely comfortable...  Read More

Have you seen the new OZ wheels?

They're pretty sleek, if we do say so ourselves. O.Z. Racing has always been a leader in the light alloy wheel industry, and their newest creations keep up the good work. Check out this Volkswagen GTI, which we've dressed up with the new O.Z. Racing Superturismo LM. At Tire Rack, we're all about performance — but we get style, too, and the matte graphite...  Read More