New Miata Track Wheels and Fitments

Whether you're a weekend warrior or haul your car to the track occasionally, there are new wheels and great fitments available for the Mazda Miata. Many enthusiasts have been asking for wide wheels with low offsets for their Miata and several manufactures have responded to those requests. Kosei recently released two new wheels, the K5R and K8R. These new...  Read More

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More

All-Season and Winter Tire Options for the Chevy SS Sports Sedan

Chevy's new SS sports sedan is awesome! This machine offers 415 horsepower, Brembo brakes, state-of-the-art suspension, forged wheels and room to haul the family and golf clubs. What more could an SS owner possibly want?  A performance vehicle like the SS sports sedan comes equipped with summer performance tires. Summer tires aren't to be used...  Read More

Review of Winter Tires for a Honda Civic

In "Best Winter Tires for Honda Civic" I discussed outfitting my 2014 Honda Civic Si with Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 winter tires and Sparco Terra wheels in preparation for the upcoming winter months. After our initial blast of winter in October and November, I really haven't had a chance to try this tire in a real-world winter environment, outside of our in-...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Recently, there's been a push for consumers to better understand their vehicles both for safety and efficiency. We now have oil life monitors, tire rotation reminders, monitors that will tell us if we have a light bulb out and since the mandate was introduced in 2007 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tire Pressure Monitor Systems...  Read More

Tires Make an Impact

As part of the TireWise campaign, the White House released a fact sheet regarding tires and how they impact travel safety and the environment. In this fact sheet, it statesthat every year there are roughly 11,000 tire-related vehicle crashes. In one day last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation assisted in 22 drivers that spun out and...  Read More

Fuel Efficiency and Your Vehicle

As part of the TireWise program, the Department of Transportation will finalize a rule to establish a tire fuel efficiency information program so drivers can identify the most energy-efficient tires. To help you better understand fuel efficiency and how a low rolling resistance tire can help, take a look at "Low Rolling Resistance Tires." A key way to increase...  Read More

Low Rolling Resistance Tires

Tire Rack, tire retail partners and several manufacturers recently teamed up with the White House and Department of Transportation (DOT) to introduce a new tire safety and efficiency program, TireWise. As part of the program, the DOT will finalize a rule to establish a tire fuel efficiency program so consumers can identify the most energy-efficient tires. The...  Read More

Best Tires for Your Honda Accord

There is no doubt that the Honda Accord is very popular with North American drivers. As there are many Accords on the road, drivers will need to replace their vehicle's tires. But, which one is best for this application? Continental's PureContact with EcoPlus Technology has been a favorite with drivers for over a year. Our customer feedback surveys and...  Read More

O.Z. Racing's Newest Wheels

While the calendar may not say it's officially winter, winter conditions have arrived. For many of us, that means one thing: summer is already on our mind! You're probably dreaming about what summer tires and wheels to put on your vehicle. Take a look at the new offerings from O.Z. Racing as they've really set the bar high and will compliment your vehicle...  Read More

Best Tires for Subaru Outback

When driving on today's roads, it's only a matter of time before you see a Subaru Outback. The Outback is definitely becoming one of the more popular vehicles available. With winter coming soon, or already here for most of the country, the right winter tires will let you take your Outback almost anywhere you want to go. When you search for tires by year, make...  Read More

When to Put on Winter Tires

Winter is coming! You already purchased your Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package and had your vehicle maintenance reviewed by a recommended installer. However, you still want to know when's the perfect time to install your winter tires. Ideally, the best time to put your winter wheels and tires on is when the temperatures during your commute are regularly...  Read More

Stationed Overseas and Need Tires?

#thinkingabouttires, but stationed overseas? We can help! Having been stationed overseas myself, USMC, Okinawa, Japan (2005-2008), I understand the challenges when trying to purchase items from the United States. Here at Tire Rack, we can ship tires, wheels, brakes, suspension and other accessories to our service members and Department of Defense contractors...  Read More

Gift Shopping at Tire Rack

Do you plan to partake in gift giving this holiday season? Is that someone #alwaysthinkingabouttires like we are at Tire Rack? Take a look at these gift ideas for the car enthusiast in your life. The Accutire ABS Coated Air Gauge makes a great stocking stuffer. This air gauge's light makes it easy to read pressure numbers even in the dark and operates on a...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Honda Civic

One might wonder how a Tire Rack sales specialist searches for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for their own vehicle. I drive a 2014 Honda Civic Si and will be putting new tires and wheels on it this winter. Deciding on what to purchase is tough, even for someone who is always #thinkingabouttires.   The first thing to do is to search by your vehicle's year...  Read More

How Good are Sumitomo Tires?

Sumitomo is a Japanese manufacturer of many things and tires happen to be one of them.  The reason you don't hear about them much is you will not see "Sumitomo" on the side of a race car or notice them sponsoring a team. They also do not run any television commercials. Are they good tires? They offer many tires that provide a great value for the dollar. Sumitom...  Read More

Winter: Get Ready and Be Prepared

As we approach the winter months, it's critical to understand how the changing temperatures can have an affect on your tires.  For every ten degrees in temperature change, you can gain or lose one psi of tire pressure. This can be a significant impact in tire pressure if not closely monitored. Do not rely on your Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) to alert...  Read More

Tire Offerings for Subaru Vehicles

Subaru vehicles like the Outback, Forester, Crosstrek and Impreza are fantastic. They offer amazing capabilities with their race-inspired Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, while also achieving great fuel economy. These two items are critical when choosing a tire option for your Subaru.  One of the current top tires for the Outback, Forester and Crosstrek is...  Read More

Introducing Yokohama's Winter / Snow Tires

For the 2014-15 winter season, we're proud to announce we will be offering winter tires from Yokohama. Each of their options will be found in the Studless Ice & Snow performance category. iceGUARD iG20 iceGUARD iG52c Geolandar I/T G072 iceGUARD iG51v The iceGUARD line of winter tires feature Yokohama's shelled microbubble tread compound that acts like a...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Winter

For some, a good all-season tire is more suitable for their climate as they may only see light snow a few times a year. While an all-season tire performs well in some winter conditions, there are no all-season options that perform to the level of a winter tire during the colder months.  The Continental tires perform very well in wet and winter conditions....  Read More