Don't let frustration take the air out of your tire search.

Hello,    My name is Neal and hopefully my feedback will help make your tire buying experience easier. I've been with Tire Rack since 2002 and have participated in numerous tire testing events, toured suspension/tire plants, owned and used numerous items we carry on a variety of my own vehicles, and participated in track events on products we carry. I've...  Read More

Caring for and Getting to Know Your Bridgestone Blizzaks

Once a winter / snow tire has been installed, you should know that the handling traits and personality of your car will feel different compared to the tires you took off. Fresh winter tires start life with deeper tread depths, a more open design and much softer compounds than your alternate set. These features help create great deep snow and ice traction,...  Read More

What Type of Wheel Should You Buy for Winter?

When purchasing a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, choosing a wheel can be a challenge for some. We offer aluminum alloy wheels for almost every vehicle and steel wheels for select vehicles. Are you having trouble deciding on what wheel to pick? Take a look at the tips below to help you decide which type of wheel suits your winter driving needs. Aluminum...  Read More

Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Are you looking for a gift for the car enthusiast in your life? The following items would make a perfect stocking stuffer for them and be a great addition to their garage or vehicle. Accutire's Excursion Road Kit includes a variety of items that a driver will need in case of a roadside emergency. It can easily be stored in your trunk, and the soft sided bag...  Read More

Top Dedicated Winter Performers to Consider

Do you live in an area that sees low to moderate snowfall? Are the roads you experience in the winter typically plowed, but you still need traction in the snow? If this sounds like what winter driving is like in your region, then consider a winter tire in the Performance Winter / Snow category. A few popular tires to consider within the category include the B...  Read More

Gift Certificates for the Holiday Season

Not sure what to give that special car enthusiast this holiday season? A Tire Rack Gift Certificate is the perfect solution! Gift Certificates are available in any amount, can be delivered by mail as a paper certificate, or as an email which can be sent directly to the recipient in minutes! Want to apply the remaining balance of your Gift Certificate to a...  Read More

Alternative Options to Tire Chains

Depending on where you live, you may be familiar with how to use tire chains. Quite a while ago, government agencies that oversaw roads cutting through mountain regions required vehicles to use tire chains before proceeding through a mountain pass. Although they increased traction for the type of tire technology at the time, they were cumbersome and...  Read More

Get the Most Life Out of Your Studdable Winter / Snow Tires

Studdable Winter / Snow tires are used by many who experience harsher than average winters in far north climates or higher altitudes. Introduced in the 1960s, studs help enhance winter traction on ice-covered roads. They chip the icy surface through vehicle weight and centrifugal forces while driving. Studs consist of two primary parts. A tungsten carbide...  Read More

Make Sure Your Spare is Ready for Winter

We all know the importance of making sure the tires on our car have the proper inflation pressure. But what about your vehicle's fifth tire? Spare tires are often forgotten about or overlooked when it comes to maintenance. With your everyday tires being tested by summer's heat and your winter / snow tires battling harsh road conditions in the colder months,...  Read More

Choosing the Right Wheel for Your Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package

If you're looking at a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, below are some tips to remember when selecting new wheels. We offer aluminum options for most every vehicle listed in our database, as well as steel options for select vehicles. Steel wheels are the most economical option for most, but is not as visually appealing as a styled aluminum wheel. Sizes...  Read More

Are Four Dedicated Winter / Snows Tires the Only Way To Go?

A commonly asked question this time of year is, "Can I install just two winter / snow tires on my vehicle?" To keep the most balanced, predictable and controlled handling possible in all winter driving conditions, it's very important to install four dedicated snow tires on a vehicle. If you were to put snow tireson just the front or rear of your vehicle, the...  Read More

Commonly Asked Winter / Snow Tire Questions

This time of year I get calls from potential first time winter / snow tire owners curious if a dedicated winter / snow tire fits their needs. It only took my first set of snow tires eleven years ago to convince me how different they truly are compared to an all-season tire. Since then, I've installed winter / snow tires on every one of my vehicles during the...  Read More

Which Winter / Snow Tire is Best for You?

As much as we don't like to admit it, summer is ending and snow is just around the corner. When it comes to winter driving, traction is key and it starts with your tires. Even those vehicles with four-wheel drive, ABS or traction control still rely on their tires for maximum traction. By design, all-season tires trade a little dry and wet road traction in...  Read More

Performance Engine Upgrades for Your Car, SUV and Pickup

Not only do we offer the best performance wheels, tires and suspension selection for your vehicle, but we also offer performance engine upgrades. I receive many calls from enthusiasts who are overall quite happy with their vehicle, however are looking for a little more power. Hypertech Power Programmers and AIRAID air intake systems are a great addition...  Read More

What is Offset and How Do I Measure It?

Many customers call to ask what their Original Equipment wheel offset is or how they can measure it. The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. There are three different types of offset: Zero offset - When the hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel. Positive offset - When the hub...  Read More

Which Yokohama Family Suits You Best?

Yokohama tires were introduced to the United States in 1969, but have been produced since 1917. Personally, I've been using their products since 1998. There are three basic families of Yokohama tires: ADVAN, AVID and Geolanders. ADVAN The ADVAN line was introduced to the U.S. market in 2005 and has been widely popular and successful in the performance world....  Read More

Yokohama AVID ENVigor

The Yokohama AVID ENVigor continues to be one of the top High Performance All-Season tires on the market.The tire is designed for serious sports car and coupe enthusiasts looking to satisfy their year-round driving needs. By providing traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, the tire is a favorite amongst drivers of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Honda Civic...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

The Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S continues to be one of the top High Performance All-Season tires on the market. The tire is designed for serious sports car and coupe enthusiasts looking to satisfy their year-round driving needs. By providing traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, the tire is a favorite amongst drivers of the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Honda...  Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S

The BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S continues to be one of the top Ultra High Performance All-Season tires on the market. The tire is designed for serious sports car and coupe enthusiasts looking to satisfy their year-round driving needs. By providing traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, the tire is a favorite amongst drivers of the Audi A4, BMW 3...  Read More

Kumho Ecsta ASX

The Kumho Ecsta ASX continues to be one of the top Ultra High Performance All-Season tires on the market. It is designed for serious sports car and sports coupe enthusiasts looking to satisfy their year-round driving needs by blending dry and wet road performance with light snow and slush traction. This tire is a favorite amongst the drivers of cars like the...  Read More

Goodyear Eagle GT

The Goodyear Eagle GT continues to be one of the top Ultra High Performance All-Season tires on the market. It is designed for serious sports car and sports coupe enthusiasts looking to satisfy their year-round driving needs by blending dry and wet road performance with light snow and slush traction. This tire is a favorite amongst the drivers of cars like...  Read More