The New Winter Contender From Continental

Since its initial release, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 has stood above all others in our testing and customer surveys for ice and snow grip. This year, Continental brought their "A game" with the new WinterContact SI to challenge the top tires in the Studless Ice & Snow category. The tire features a new directional tread pattern and updated tread compound...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2005-2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE

A few months ago I got to spend a few days behind the wheel of my neighbor's 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE. I'm used to smaller cars like my BRZ, so I wasn't expecting much out of the big SUV. However, I was really impressed with how the Range Rover Sport handled. Are you a Snowbelt driver that's happy with his or her Range Rover Sport but concerned...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on Newer Volkswagens

With the requirement put in place in 2007 for every vehicle to be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, the standard method involved having a transmitter on each wheel. This transmitter emits a wireless signal that the vehicle computer receives and processes. At a minimum, this transmission contains the tire pressure and an ID code. This ID code...  Read More

Firsthand Product Review: Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Earlier this year, my wife an I set out to purchase a SUV. After driving several different models we decided on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Having driven on Bridgestone Blizzak tires for years on smaller passenger cars and having tested them multiple seasons during our yearly ice rink tests, I was curious to try out the new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2....  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2016 Honda HR-V AWD

Do you love your new 2016 Honda HR-V but worried how it will do in the snow? Even a Honda can still use a little help dealing with Mother Nature.  Use our winter tire overview to decide whether you need a Studless Ice & Snow or Performance Winter / Snow tire. Given the HR-V's emphasis on ride compliance over razor-sharp handling, most HR-V drivers will be...  Read More

Starke Design Wheels: A Great Choice for Porsche Winter Packages

If you own a late-model Porsche and are looking to drive your car or SUV throughout the winter season, this means shedding the dedicated summer tires that these vehicles come with. Should you decide to use a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package as opposed to swapping tires onto your factory wheels, take a look at the Starke Design wheel brand. Designed to...  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

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  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 Firestone Winterforce

WOW!, You guys are freak'n awesome. Everything I needed was right here and priced accordingly. For the money I could not have matched the price on this winter wheel and tire package, especially when one factors in mounting and balancing. What really blew my mind was the fact that my order was put together, shipped, and at my door in a little over 24 hours....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I care about traction more than tread wear, and these tires are it. There are no better tires in the snow, ice and wet, and they do well in warm dry weather as well. The trade off is tread wear, but I'm okay with that. They came as original equipment for the premium package of the Audi Avant, and at first I was hesitant to replace them, but they did so well...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I now have more significant experience with theae tires in snow, sleet, freezing rain & slush and all I can say is wow! These tire transform the Tiguan with 4 Motion into a snowmobile in the snow, I am glued to the road! great tire and wheel package from Tire Rack. This car is the one my son uses and I have no worries about him driving in the snow now!   Read More

The All-New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Tested on Our Track

As a longtime owner of a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, I have been very excited about the upcoming 2016 model. The new 2016 MX-5 is often referred to by its production code "ND" in the automotive community as opposed to the previous generation 2006-2015 model's production code of "NC". The design of the new generation MX-5 has been impressing drivers...  Read More

More Grip for Your 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Performance Pack

As we saw for ourselves at Willow Springs, Ford has done an awewsome job with brand new S550 2015 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack! As you can see in the video, the driver had a great lap, but even the best cars can desire more grip. How about swapping on some custom fit closeout matte graphite 20x10 ET40 Hotckis Y-Sports on Extreme Performance Summer...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 vs Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you were to check out customer survey results for the top two tires in the Max Performance Summer category, you would find that the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is currently ranked number one. I've used a set on my own vehicle and you can learn about my experience by taking a look at "Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires Installed on My Car." The second...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I drove from Durham NH back to central Maine during the snowstorm last wed afternoon and had no problems with loss of traction on either interstate or secondary roads. I purchased the Tirerack recommended tire/wheel package and am completely satisfied. I had to pass many vehicles which came to complete stops on small hills(about 0.5mi long),probably using...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Got these tires with a wheel package (18x8 Enkei Performance M52 Hyper black). Awesome combo. The wheels are very high quality and really bump up the appearance of an already great looking vehicle (my opinion of course).The stock Goodyear RS-A's were great tires. I was going to get them again, but upon reviews I splurged for what reviews said were an even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Selected a 18 wheel and tire package from Tire Rack. A must for a high horsepower rear wheel drive car. Had a rough winter in NE Ohio this year and had no issues getting around. Deep Snow and Ice traction was excellent. With the narrow tire profile I never felt the front of the car plow when turning.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

GREAT winter tires! I went with the Tire Rack Winter tire and steel wheel package. One thing about going with this package is if you get hubcaps MAKE SURE you zip tie them on or they will be gone within 48 hours as mine were. They barely stayed on the rims but I thought it was good enough. Now on to these great snow tires, my wife drives a RAV all wheel...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  Read More