Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

I own a rear wheel drive 2006 Mercedes E320 CDI and I purchased the Blizzak tires for winter driving in Michigan. I have been very satisfied with their performace on snow and slippery roads. I would not hesitate to purchase them again. The Tire Rack team was very helpful in my purchase. Thanks   Read More

Dunlop Sport Maxx Race: DOT-Legal Track Tire Expands Size Lineup

The Dunlop Sport Maxx Race is a racing tire that is street legal. Unlike some other race tires that are DOT-legal but not intended for road use, the Sport Maxx Race is able to be driven to and from the track. This tire performs excellently on dry roads and was introduced as the stock tire for the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series. Dunlop has recently...  Read More

Excellent Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your E-Series Mercedes-Benz E350, E550 and E63

BMW 5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class? Both options are excellent vehicles, but we've seen a spike in drivers going the E-Class route. Have you just picked up an E-Class Sedan, Coupe or Cabriolet? If so, and you live in the Snowbelt region, your E-Class is going to need to be equipped with a set of dedicated winter / snow tires. Given the wide variety of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These tires most assuredly saved me from an accident. While driving at about 40mph at an intersection, a drunk driver ran his stop light and T-Boned the car immediately in front of me. Had I hit the brakes I know I would have hit the offending driver. I turned the wheel hard right and although the tires were screeching and screaming their protest, I made the...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for BMW M3 Competition Package

The Competition Package (ZCP) for the BMW M3 includes 19" wheels that are a half-inch wider than the standard options. We commonly recommend 235/35R19 on the front and 255/35R19 on the rear for a typical M3 Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, but those sizes will give a stretched look on the ZCP wheels. While the 9" and 10" wide wheels are technically within...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Don't get me started talking about how amazing these tires are. I tell people to go to Tirerack and read the reviews for themselves. It is the most amazing and important transformation I've ever made to a vehicle. I was about to buy a cheap super old Jeep Cherokee off Craigslist just to drive in winter. My rear wheel drive Mercedes with the then 18 inch...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2 RunOnFlat

Will probably get 40,000 miles out of these tires. They have been good overall but very hard over bumps and a little noisy. On a Mercedes, they do not give that Mercedes ride, although on smooth pavement they are fine. I would not get them again only because of the hard ride over bumps, ruts and harsh pavement and noise. I have had no problems with sidewall...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

My C300 Mercedes is a very quiet car and the tires seem fine in this regard. Handling is also fine. BUT - in the summer, when the tires are hot, they make a very pronounced rolling noise that is only apparent when the windows are open. I had the top trouble-shooter at Mercedes here in Toronto check out the car. I though there was a problem with balancing, or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I am the service manager at a small high-end import shop, and after a short conversation with Jerry my Tire Rack Rep. I reluctantly tried a set of the LX Platinum for a customer with very picky taste but wanted to try a cheaper alternative he was a regular so I obliged him. He still stops by at least once a week on his lunch break to thank us for turning him...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Replaced a set of Conti Pro Contact Continental's (Mercedes should be ashamed of putting this JUNK on a new car. I have two sets of wheel and tires for this car. Winter tires Blizzak WS 60's and Sport wheels for summer. About 20000 miles on the Conti's and they where shot. When we changed them out one front tire was coming apart inside. Never run low,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have purchased six tires for my Mercedes. The first two sets went on the rear wheels and there was no notice of Noise from the tires. I was surprised when I had all four tires on my E350, (the new ones on the front) that the tires were noisy when driving starting at 60 miles per hour. On the highway the tires performed well and they provide a confidence...  Read More

Enkei Racing PF01 Wheels. Thanks to MAT!

Last April, I discussed putting new wheels on my vehicle. After making my decision and driving the new setup for some time, I'm quite pleased with my selection.  I went with the Enkei Racing PF01 for several reasons. First, is the brand's reputation. Several F1 teams, including the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team use them. For many SCCA and NASA members,...  Read More

Limited Inventory of Winter / Snow Tires

It happens every year, customers put off buying their winter / snow tires until it's too late. Winter / snow tires aren't made throughout the year, therefore when inventory is depleted, it's likely they will not be available until the following fall or winter. The winter of 2011-12 promises to be worse than previous years due to a shortage of raw materials...  Read More

Bring Back Style to Your Mercedes-Benz with ASA Type 8 Wheels

Although black, gray and machined finish have become popular wheel colors, they may not be the ideal match for your Mercedes-Benz. Chrome, especially on a black, navy blue or white Mercedes has a very proper look.While Mercedes' cars are built to last, even a meticulously maintained and detailed Benz may be lacking because of its pitted, scratched or peeling...  Read More

What Are My Options with Run-Flat Tires?

Many drivers who have run-flat tires on their vehicle want to know if they can switch to a regular tire? While technically there is nothing preventing a non-run-flat tire from being mounted on the wheel, there is one thing you must consider before making the change. Most run-flat equipped vehicles do not have a spare tire. I highly recommend giving some...  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

We Drive Michelin's New Pilot Super Sport Max Performance Summer Tire

Some three years in development, the new Michelin Pilot Super Sport is the long-awaited replacement for the class-leading Pilot Sport PS2 that has been a popular Max Performance Summer tire option for enthusiasts since 2004.Michelin’s target for the Pilot Super Sport is to maintain the PS2’s good level of road manners and fuel efficiency, improve handling...  Read More

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

Winter Wheels and Tires for Your BMW

Winter / snow tires offer a dramatic improvement in safety and performance in snowy and ice conditions. This improvement is especially important for rear-wheel drive vehicles like most BMW models. We offer many custom Winter Tire & Wheel Packages for 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, and 7 Series BMWs. Some winter tires are more appropriate for the...  Read More

Winter Wheels and Tires for Your Mercedes-Benz

Winter tires offer a dramatic improvement in safety and performance in snow and ice conditions. This improvement is especially important for rear-wheel drive vehicles such as most Mercedes-Benz models. We offer many winter wheel and tire packages for your Mercedes-Benz CLS, C, CL, ML, GL, E, or SL model. Some winter tires are more appropriate for the most...  Read More