All New Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 3 All Terrain Truck Tire introduces Traction Claw Technology

It has been over ten years since the introduction of the highly rated Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO 2.  For much of that time, it was among the very best On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires for light trucks and SUV's.  It was praised for its combination of all weather capability, ride quality, and light off-road traction.  However, a decade is a long time in the...  Read More

Is the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S the New King of the Hill for Max Performance Summer Tires?

Since 2011, Michelin's Pilot Super Sport all but dominated the competition in the Max performance summer tire category.  It has been the benchmark in the category, a favorite of consumers, and has won many comparison tests.  I've even expressed my own personal praise for the Pilot Super Sport tires after installing them on my own car in my blog...  Read More

Transform your truck into a lifted truck with ReadyLIFT leveling kits and lift kits. No drilling required!

If you're looking into lifting your Ford F150, RAM, Silverado or other truck or SUV, be sure to check out ReadyLIFT.   They have been designing and producing premium suspension kits for trucks and full-sized SUVs since 2006.   The team at ReadyLIFT understands that that many drivers want to lift their trucks in a way that doesn't compromise factory ride...  Read More

Looking for trailer wheels? Check out these new styles by Ultra Trailer Wheels.

If you've ever shopped for truck wheels, there is a good chance you've come across Ultra wheels.  They've been in the wheel business for over 30 years and bring those decades of experience to the table to produce high quality wheels.  With a large selection of affordable styles of wheels in different a variety of attractive finishes, Ultra has something to...  Read More

Continental Extreme Contact DW versus Continental Extreme Sport. Here is how they compare.

The Continental ExtremeContact DW was originally released in mid-2009 as Continentals flagship performance summer tire.  This tire competed quite well against other max performance summer tires like the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position and Michelin Pilot Super Sport in's testing and consumer reviews.  After the initial test of tire...  Read More

Should You Buy a Tire and Wheel Package or Just Replace Your Tires?

If it is time for you to start shopping for new tires, should you also be considering new wheels as well? A set of mounted tires and wheels, called a  tire and wheel package, can often make more sense than simply replacing the tires on your current wheels.  Many drivers find that the benefits of owning two tire and wheel packages for their vehicles outweigh...  Read More

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 SUV Crossover Winter Snow Tires - Third Season Update.

Since we live in a snowy area that sees quite a bit of lake effect snowfall, I have driven on many different winter snow tires over the years.  I've also had the opportunity to test dozens of different winter snow tires as a test driver in's tire testing program.  I've been impressed with a few models of tires over the years, but I keep coming...  Read More

Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  Read More

Dinan Performance Parts are Now Available at Tire Rack

Dinan's beginnings as a BMW tuner trace back to when Steve Dinan was a weekend racing enthusiast. His successful modifications to his own cars drew the curiosity of his fellow racers and he soon began selling performance parts out of his garage. His business grew into a full scale design, engineering and manufacturing company with a focus on producing...  Read More

Bridgestone Driveguard Run-Flat Tires Installed on My BMW (First Impressions)

Since 2007, most BMW vehicles began rolling off the assembly line without a spare tire and instead came equipped with run-flat tires. What are run-flat tires? Run-flats tires look and function like standard tires, except that they are designed to allow a driver to continue to drive on them even after losing all air pressure. This means that in most...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, "Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 1)", the Honda CR-V has grown from a relatively small SUV when it was first introduced to the civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheel size.  In this follow-up post, I will cover recommended tires for the third-, fourth- and...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Is the Michelin Defender LTX M/S the Best Tire for Ford Transit Connect?

The Ford Transit Connect is a panel van (or wagon depending on the configuration) that was first introduced to the North American market in 2009. It is easy to drive and maneuver, but it also has a large cargo carrying capacity despite its relatively modest size. This versatility has made it popular amongst many drivers who may have previously needed a...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Versus the New Pirelli Pzero Nero A/S Plus

Since its launch in early 2016, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ has been a popular choice in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category. Its crisp steering response, generous wet and dry grip and excellent hydroplaning resistance makes it a top choice for drivers wanting sporty handling that bests many summer-only performance tires. During a pre-launch...  Read More

Truck Tires: Off-Road Tires and Mud Tires / Mudding Tires Versus All-Terrain Tires

If you have a truck or rugged SUV that you often drive off of the beaten path, then you should consider using tires that are more aggressive than standard Highway All-Season tires or Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires. How much more aggressive do should you consider? That depends on how much off-road driving you'll be doing and how severe your...  Read More

All-New Goodyear Endurance Trailer Tires are Made in the USA

Another winter season is behind us and temperatures are rising enough that many enthusiasts are getting their warm-weather toys out for summertime fun. Whether you own a boat, jet skis, ATVs, race cars or dirt bikes, you probably own a trailer that you use to transport these vehicles.   While checking the condition of your trailer, be sure to take some time...  Read More

Why You Should Choose O.Z. Racing Wheels from Tire Rack

The invention of the wheel is one of the earliest and most useful creations of mankind. Throughout the centuries, the wheel has evolved to become more technologically advanced, lighter and stronger. Since its founding in 1971, O.Z. Racing has continued to push the envelope in wheel technology to new levels while designing and producing some of the best...  Read More

Aftermarket Parts That Increase Your Car's Performance

Are you the kind of driver who likes driving your vehicle a little harder than most other people? Perhaps you're a weekend warrior auto cross racer, or a member of your local SCCA chapter. Or, you could just be a driver who wants some extra performance out of your car for no practical reason other than it makes your commute more fun. Regardless of your...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Tire Size 265 70R17 Versus 285 70R17: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer...  Read More