Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

On a trip to northern Michigan this past weekend, I had the opportunity to drive a new AWD SUV with Goodyear Fortera HL Edition tires. This was my chance to test the tires for an extended period of time, as I covered over 500 miles of interstate, state and local roads. As I learned this weekend and as our tire survey results indicate, the Goodyear Fortera HL ...  Read More

Performance All-Season Eagle GT (V) by Goodyear

The Goodyear Eagle GT (V) is designed for drivers of sports cars, coupes and performance sedans looking for style, handling and all-season capabilities. The Eagle GT (V) features a performance tread design that delivers all-season versatility in dry and wet conditions, even in light snow.The large outboard performance zone (towards the outside of...  Read More

Refresh Your Ride With New Shocks

If you notice you are bouncing up and down more compared to other cars going over bumps in the road, you may want to consider new dampers (shocks or struts.)  Here are a few options to replace your Original Equipment shocks: I would recommend the KYB GR-2 or the KONI Special (KONI Reds) to recoup that O.E. feel. Take a look to see which suspension products...  Read More

LED Tail Light Kits for Pickup Trucks

In addition to carrying Hella light bulbs, Tire Rack offers LED tail light kits for select pickup truck models. If you do not find your model listed below, take a look at our other options.F-150 LED Tail Light/Third Brake Light Kit                                                                                  2003-2006 Chevy Silverado 2007+ Silverado LED...  Read More

Chevy Volt's Tires

Looking to get the same low rolling resistance tires as the Chevy Volt? Then take a look at the Assurance Fuel Max from Goodyear. By optimizing the tire's weight, internal structure, tread design and tread compound, low rolling resistance tires help reduce the vehicle's fuel consumption and consequently lower greenhouse gas emissions.You may only be able to...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Video

After the wildly successful Pilot Sport PS2 debuted in 2004, Michelin improved their designs and created the Pilot Super Sport. This new tire will offer the good road manners and fuel efficiency of the Pilot Sport PS2, but shows improvements in handling and braking during dry and wet conditions. With Ferrari equipping the 599 GTO from the factory with...  Read More

Aftermarket Wheels and O.E. Center Caps

Aftermarket wheels designed to use the Original Equipment center cap are available at Tire Rack. Let the wheels from Bremmer Kraft, Breyton, ASA and O.Z. Racing give your vehicle that custom look while maintaining the factory edge. Take a look at a few options that will set your car apart from the rest:     Bremmer Kraft BR05   ASA Type 8 Mercedes-Benz   Mercedes-B...  Read More

Tools at Tire Rack

To avoid damage during installation of your aftermarket wheels, it is best to consider thin wall sockets. Using your old tire iron can cause damage to your wheel when removing the newer lugs. Consider the following options to make certain there will be no harm to your wheels. Gorilla Extendable Power Wrench 1/2" drive Compact storage with telescoping handle...  Read More

Winter Tires Worth Their Weight in Gold

With winter only halfway over and another record-breaking snowfall on the way, winter tires have made my daily commute safer and more enjoyable. They have paid for themselves a few times this year, as I am able to navigate icy roads in my Impala with no problem. Wishing you would have purchased a set before winter started? Tire Rack has many options...  Read More

Best Fuel Economy for SUV Tires Tested

With data collected from last season's test results let's look at fuel economy information from our SUV test vehicles. First Up: Crossover/SUV All-Season Tires These tires combine a sophisticated appearance with all-season traction to upscale crossovers, sport utility vehicles and luxury pickups.Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires MPG Kumho Solus KL21 18.3 Mi...  Read More

MSW Rims

MSW Rims are engineered and designed by O.Z. Racing to the top standards of modern production. Their wheels meet official regulations for the U.S. DOT and also the more stringent rules set by Germany's T.U.V (Technical Inspection Association).MSW has added a new wheel to their line this year. The Type 23 is truly a unique design that puts a new spin on the...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Trucks

Listed below are some of the best all-season tires Tire Rack has for light trucks and certain SUVs. With nearly 60 tires in the category and millions of miles of tire survey results collected, the following tires are currently the top-rated within the Highway All-Season category. Highway All-Season Tires:Michelin LTX M/S2 Consumer Buy Again Rating: 8.9 out of...  Read More

Run-Flat Tires or Go-Flat Tires?

Can I put non-run-flat tires on my vehicle, even if it came with run-flat tires? Yes, you can put non-run-flats (or as some like to call them, go-flats) on your vehicle. The main benefit of the run-flat tire is you can drive on them with no air in the tire for 50 miles at 50 MPH. However, they cannot be repaired and need to be replaced within 50 miles of the...  Read More

Hypertech Programmers Offer More Than Just Horsepower

Use the Hypertech Max Energy Power Programmer for more than just more power.  For example, if the speed shown on your vehicle's speedometer differs from the speed shown on your GPS because you have a larger size tire on your vehicle in place of the smaller O.E. tire size, you can use Hypertech's Max Energy Power Programmer to re-calibrate your factory...  Read More

New BBS Wheels

BBS has introduced a new wheel that's now available at Tire Rack and maintains the high quality and build processes associated with the BBS wheels line.  BBS CF Available Sizes: 17, 18, 19 Center Cap: Included at No Charge Finish: Bright Silver or Machined with Anthracite Accent Check to see if these new BBS wheels will fit your vehicle. See all BBS wheels....  Read More

New Kumho Performance Tire Quieter than the Rest!

Check out Kumho's new Max Performance Summer Tire. Last summer, Tire Rack put the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport up against the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric and Continental ExtremeContact DW. Some pretty heavy hitters if you ask me. Even though Kumho finished fourth in our overall tire test, it was extremely comparable on ride comfort and...  Read More

Stop Easier with Hawk Disc Brake Pads

Not stopping as well as you would like? Hawk Performance Brakes has a brake pad to help improve your braking performance. Hawk makes disc brake pads for sedans, SUVs, light trucks and sports cars. Let's take a look and see which of the Hawk brakes may work best for you.HPS Street Brake PadsDesigned for high speed driving or repetitive heavy...  Read More

Which type of tire has the best fuel economy?

Take a look at some of the results collected from the Real World Road Rides -- a test drive on a circuit of highways and county roads near our corporate headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Our evaluation used Linear Logic ScanGauge II automotive computers to record fuel consumption and Race Technology DL1 data loggers to record true distance traveled.The...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels at Tire Rack

Typically, a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package lasts about 3-4 seasons and the wheels pay for themselves by the third year vs. paying the fees to have your tires mounted and rebalanced seasonally.Tire Rack's packages make changing to winter tires easy and efficient. With winter tires mounted on their own wheels, you can install a seasonal package yourself....  Read More

Michelin LTX Tires Designed to Meet Various Conditions

Michelin's LTX tires can handle it all! Take a look at all four of the modern Michelin LTX tires for highway use, all-terrain use, and winter use in snow. Michelin LTX A/S (Highway All-Season)Durable, highway all-season designed to meet the requirements for new vehicle Original Equipment applications Michelin LTX M/S 2 (Highway All-Season)Designed to offer a...  Read More