Snow Tires: Two vs. Four and Why Four is the Only Way to Go!

There is a great difference in traction capabilities between winter / snow tires and all-season or high performance tires (especially on ice). You can imagine there is the potential for a loss of control when one end of the car performs very well and the other end just seems to have a mind of its own. Our tests have proven that again and again.Consider the...  Read More

O.Z. Racing Ultraleggera HLT Centerlock Now Available for Ordering

Since creating its first wheels in 1971, O.Z. Racing has established itself as a leader in the world's light alloy wheel industry. O.Z. Racing produces standard equipment wheels for some of the most exclusive automobiles in the world including Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin and Lotus.Tire Rack is proud to announce the addition of the...  Read More

How to improve your ride quality. Lexus IS250 and OE tires.

Tires are designed for different uses and with different features and benefits. Occasionally, I will talk to a customer with a brand new vehicle, who after driving it for a while realizes he/she isn't thrilled with the ride quality of the O.E. tires. Usually the complaint is that the ride is too harsh, especially when going over bumps.There is a post right...  Read More

Street Survival needs your help!

Tire Rack Street Survival is up for a significant grant from the Pepsi Foundation as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project! Your vote puts Street Survival in the running for one of ten grants worth $25,000—so please click here to help support this wonderful program.Tire Rack and BMW CCA Foundation, a non-profit organization, joined forces to create the Tire...  Read More

Safety First

Parents always ask me, "What tire is the safest? Michelin, Goodyear, or some other brand?" That depends on what you’re going to do with it. But there are no safe tires, only safe drivers. You could equip your car with the stickiest racing slicks known to NASCAR, but sometimes, those guys still end up on their roof!So please make "safe" your responsibility as...  Read More

Tires. Wheels. How about a package?

Planning to buy tires and wheels? Why not form them into a package? Tire Rack has automobile-specific exact fitments. It's a look optimized to your style preference. Tire and wheel packages arrive mounted and balanced, ready to be bolted right on. It couldn't be easier. Want to see how new wheels will look on your vehicle?     Read More

Where have all the classic cars gone?

I am often approached with the question: "Why can't I find more fitments for my muscle car or vintage automobile?"The goal of Tire Rack is to provide products for all vehicle makes and models. However, due to the availability of the "classic" automobile/truck and the desired range of looks from vintage to heavily modified street machines, it is not feasible...  Read More

Under Pressure

Most vehicle owners do not check tire pressure nearly enough. An American Automobile Association (AAA) poll suggests that 85 percent of motorists do not even know how to check tire pressure.The most important job a tire has is to support the load to which it is attached. Tires are rated to handle specific loads but only at a predetermined air pressure. By...  Read More

Don't forget to break in those new tires.

Whether you purchased S2000 tires or Camaro tires, or performance SUV tires—in fact, it doesn't really matter what kind of automobile tires you buy, they'll all need to be broken in before you push the pedal to the metal.During the manufacturing process, a release lubricant is applied which prevents the tire from sticking to the mold in which it was created....  Read More

C6 Corvette Tires and Wheels (Part 1: Tires)

I was talking to one of my Corvette customers the other day and he told me that in his Corvette club most members buy their Corvette Rims and New Automobile Tires from Tire Rack. By far the most popular tires I sell for this car personally are the Firestone Auto Tires, we are also one of the largest Goodyear Tire Dealers and I often sell the Original...  Read More

Tire reviews for our new automobile tires are rolling in!

Your peers are sharing their opinions on the new automobile tires we added to our inventory. If you've been considering a set for your own vehicle, you'll want to take advantage of this first-hand information. Here's a look at what's being said. Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500"What a tire! These were the first Firestones I ever purchased and I was...  Read More

Lower Rollling Resistant Tires Help Save Gas

What better day than April 22nd, Earth Day, to talk about lower rolling resistant tires. In the past, the typical trade off with lower rolling resistant tires was decreased wet traction. Science has caught up to practicality. Now low rolling resistant tires are starting to catch on. They offer better traction in wet conditions and are even available as...  Read More

OZ Rims Span the Spectrum

From polished silver finishes to red, blue and orange accents—there is, quite literally, a colorful span of O.Z. rims to choose from. And that's only part of the reason O.Z. Racing wheels stand out.O.Z. Racing wheels have always been prominent in the light alloy wheel industry due, in part, to their strength and their beauty. A number of prestigious auto...  Read More

Tire Rack: A Top Stop for New Automobile Tires

At Tire Rack, we take pride in our higher standards because it means we can continually offer you new automobile tires of excellent quality.Our team of Performance Tire and Wheel Specialists is formed by individuals who are trained to provide fitment and performance advice. And by training, we mean approximately 80 hours a year in a classroom or in a test...  Read More