Best Tires for the Toyota Camry

Most Camry owners are looking for a quiet and smooth tire that provides all-season traction. Typically, with all-season capability comes longer mileage. The following three Grand Touring All-Season tires are best sellers for the Toyota Camry. General AltiMAX HP The General AltiMAX HP was developed to be a smarter tire for smarter drivers by addressing many of...  Read More

Volvo Tires for my 2004 XC70

My personal vehicle is a 2004 Volvo XC70. Living to the southeast of Lake Michigan, I must drive in an area that receives a large amount of lake effect snow. This is why I install Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 tires on my factory wheels in the winter. The XC70 has excellent acceleration and traction capability with its Haldex four-wheel drive system. With the...  Read More

Great Reviews on Sumitomo Tires!

Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 is a great value all-season tire. In our test, "Testing New High Performance All-Season Tires"  the tire came in first when compared to options from Firestone, Michelin and Yokohama. The tire provides solid dry grip and isn't recommended for heavy snow conditions.  There are two versions available of the HTR A/S P01: H- or V-Speed Rated an...  Read More

Looking for Value-Priced Max Performance Summer Tires? Sumitomo and Kumho to the Rescue!

Max Performance Summer tires bring the highest level of grip in wet and dry conditions. This makes them a great choice for aggressive drivers. Due to its four-wheel drive capabilities and overall weight, my vehicle is very hard on tires. Since I need to replace my tires every 10,000-12,000 miles, I look for options that fit my value-minded budget. The...  Read More

Destination LE 2: Firestone Took a Good Tire and Made it Better

Firestone had a high degree of success with their popular Destination LE. This tire is an excellent value-oriented Highway All-Season option that offers capable water traction, respectable snow traction and a quiet ride. I was so impressed with the tire that I ran it on my Blazer for several years. When it came time to create a newer model of this...  Read More

Michelin Defender: Long Miles, Good Fuel Economy and Excellent Reviews

During our recent test of the Michelin Defender, I came away impressed with how the tire performed. Driving in wet conditions on our test track, I found the steering and cornering response to be very crisp. The IntelliSipe Technology helps provide a connected feel to the road and also the additional biting edges enhance all-season traction in rain and light...  Read More

BBS Quality Alloy Wheels

BBS is a long-standing motorsport legend in wheel production. Since 1972, they've been one of the industry leaders in style and are very innovative in the aluminum wheel construction process. Some of their most notable motorsport victories include the 1979 24 Hours of LeMans, which they went on to win multiple times. They also won the 24 Hours of Daytona,...  Read More

Tire Storage for Summer

One of the most convenient ways to store your winter / snow tires in the summer is with the Tire Rack Tire Storage Rack. I have two of these mounted on the back wall of my garage. This allows me to store my second set of tires, as well as my wife's set in the off-season. We both run Blizzaks in the winter due to the lake-effect snow we receive here in South...  Read More

Light and Strong: Enkei Racing Series Offers Excellent Wheels for the Track and Autocross

Enkei Racing Series custom wheels feature the latest designs, composite alloy technology and casting and forging processes. Enkei's quality testing surpasses stringent JGTC standards. This dedication to perfection helps them deliver the best in modern alloy wheels.Creating the unique styles for today's market, Enkei Racing Series wheels are manufactured...  Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Provides Great Improvements

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of driving on the new BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2. The tire was a welcomed improvement over its predecessor, the g-Force Sport. BFGoodrich has certainly pushed the lateral grip traction that allows for a more planted feel. During our drives, we were able to note increases in grip levels, including a big improvement in...  Read More

Best All-Terrain Tires for the Money

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires combine rugged off-road looks with reasonable on-road performance. These tires tend to make a little more tread noise than their highway or street tire counterparts. On top of the aggressive look, all-terrain tires also extend handling in off-pavement conditions. The Firestone Destination A/T is known for its wet traction and...  Read More

Toyo Motorsport Tires Available at Tire Rack

Tire Rack is very excited to further supplement our competitive autocross and road race tire selection with the Toyo brand. Toyo, an industry leader with over 60 years experience, believes in innovation through competition. This is showcased in their motorsport tires that are used in several NASA Spec racing series events. They actively participate in the...  Read More

Trailer Tires Going Flat? Catch a Problem Before it Happens.

The most common complaint I receive with any brand of trailer tire is when a customer gets a flat. One of the main reasons a tire fails is because proper inflation pressure was not maintained. Since many drivers do not use their trailer every day, I'd venture to say that the tire pressure isn't checked as often. On average, a tire's inflation pressure will...  Read More

Coil-Over Suspension: Look Good and Stay in Control on the Street and Track

Looking for a coil-over system for your daily driver, but also want it to perform at the track? One of the most attractive features of the following options is their ride height adjustability. They feature an adjustable spring perch and a threaded shock body. You can thread the perch up and down, allowing you to customize how much lowering you prefer for...  Read More

Mud Tires: It's the Season

With the temperature getting warmer, it's time to get your rig ready and hit the trails! The following tires are a few of our best sellers and would be a great fit for this year's mud season.   BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Firestone Destination M/T Yokohama Geolandar M/T Plus   The Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 is inspired by BFGoodrich's extremely competitive T/A...  Read More

More Miles from Summer Tires

Looking for a summer tire that offers longer mileage? Most summer tires make the trade-off of a longer life for higher grip. Many customers consider using Ultra High Performance All-Season tires to gain longer wear. The following options are two of the top tires in their performance category:   Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Michelin Pilot Sport...  Read More

Keep Accurate Tire Pressure

Many people don't consider the role tires play on their vehicle. Your tires make contact with the road and the total contact area is about the size of a sheet of paper. Tire sidewalls are extremely pliable and soft; the entire load of your vehicle is carried by the air that fills the tires.For every 10-degree Fahrenheit shift in ambient air temperature, you...  Read More

Great Handling and Fun-to-Drive All-Season Tires

When most of the grip of a summer tire is enough and you'd like to have aggressive handling for on ramps and back roads, a good all-season option is for you. Offering light snow capability and sporty handling characteristics, these tires are longer lasting than their summer counterparts. Many drivers in the northern climates run Ultra High Performance...  Read More

Looking for the Best Value in a Street and Road Tire for Your Truck or SUV?

Most truck owners never intend to take their vehicles off-road. Highway All-Season tires offer the benefits of a quiet, smooth ride. They provide excellent mileage and good grip in water and light snow conditions. These tires are built essentially for crossover and sport utility vehicles, as well as pick-up trucks and full-size vans. The following tires are...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Super Sport: Best Handling Max Performance Summer Tire?

High performance tires derive their technology directly from the manufactures' motorsports activities. The tire technology is a game of leap frog and Michelin has set the bar impressively high with the Pilot Super Sport.   The steering response I felt was very confidence-inspiring. It felt as if the car was on rails, specifically through the slalom section of...  Read More