Which Winter Performance Category Is Right for You?

Are you in the blue? Then it's time to find the winter / snow tire that works best for your vehicle. In order to purchase the correct snow tire, you should decide which performance category works best for your driving style and the winter weather you experience. There are three winter performance categories: Studless Ice & Snow, Studdable Winter / Snow and...  Read More

Are Your Chrome Wheels Leaking? Replace Them with Affordable Custom Wheels

Buy your vehicle and hold onto it for as long as possible. That's typically the best way to get the most out of your car and budget. Obviously, you'll need to maintain and take care of it as best you can. If your vehicle originally came with chrome wheels and you live in snow country, one challenge you'll probably face is peeling chrome. Eventually this...  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

Sport Edition Wheels at Tire Rack

Sport Edition wheels feature a wide range of styles and sizes to fit a variety of vehicle types. As one of our house brands, these wheels are designed to provide low-cost wheel options and often times offer wheel fitments where there otherwise would be none. Due to their pricing, Sport Edition wheels are a common choice for customers creating a Winter / Snow...  Read More

Bling on a Budget: 19x9.5 Chrome Sport Edition ST5 Marked Down to $79 for Your S6

One vehicle that really stood out to me at the Detroit Auto Show was an ibis white Audi with traditional chrome wheels. It's hard to find the right finish for a white car. Silver tends to blend too much with the body color. While a grey or black finish might contrast too much. I tend to believe chrome stands out on a larger white luxury car without...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge

Initial impression, which I will update... The tire, as other WRX owners have said, a noticeable difference in handling! However, it is a winter tire with lots of siping for hard snow/ice grip..it can't be as stiff as the original Dunlops. I also can't wait for my snow test! The ride is quiet..I'm running them at 42 PSI front, 40 PSI rear....seems like at...  Read More

Keep Your Fusion Moving Even When It's Freezing: Winter / Snow Tires for the New Ford Fusion

Although it's no DB5, the new 2013 Ford Fusion sure has a luxury vibe. Initial reports from the automotive press indicate this vehicle performs as well as it looks. Have you just picked up a 2013 Ford Fusion? In addition to its styling and performance, I'm sure you're impressed with the Fusion's safety features. In a collision, your Fusion protects...  Read More

Steel Rims vs. Alloy Wheels for Winter Use

If you're shopping for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, you'll notice that steel wheelsare offered for many vehicles and are more economical than aluminum alloy wheels. Keep in mind that price only tells part of the story. While they may be the right choice for you, be sure to consider the advantages and disadvantages of using steel wheels versus...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

These were installed on a new, stock Corolla LE, on Sport Edition alloys, purchased mounted and balanced from Tire Rack. They were Plus 1 size vs. the OE tires and steel wheels. This size is an option on the Corolla. The difference between these Continentals and the OE Continental all-season touring tires is unbelievable. Yes, they are a bit more harsh, and...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 is one of the most sophisticated and fun to drive vehicles on the road today. Many passionate drivers can't imagine putting their 911 in the garage for the winter and with the right equipment the thrill of the Porsche 911 doesn't need to end just because winter has arrived. Tire Rack offers a wide array of products tailored to the Porsche...  Read More

Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

In order to purchase the correct winter / snow tire, you should decide which performance category works best for your driving style and the winter weather you experience. The three major categories are: Studless Ice & Snow, Studdable Winter / Snow and Performance Winter / Snow.Studless Ice & Snow tires give you optimum ice and packed snow grip, but are less...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires and Wheels for Your New BMW F30 3 Series

BMW has rolled out its latest F30 3 Series platform and there are many changes from the previous E90 3 Series. The winter / snow tires and wheels from your BMW E90 can't be directly transferred to your new F30. Major items that make the swap incompatible are the much larger diameter tires and different TPMS hardware. Now may be the time to think about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Graspic DS-3

I placed an order on a friday for a set of these tires and a set of sport edition F2 wheels, mounted and balanced. I live in Alaska and shipping usually takes forever, my EST delivery date was 11 days. I got them in 5 days. Great shipping time, great look, and great service. Thank you for a great product and a great service.   Read More

Keep Cruising in Your Toyota FJ Cruiser

Doesn't this FJ Cruiser look like it's ready to go anywhere? Well, with the right winter / snow tires, it can. Your FJ Cruiser will be ready to race anywhere this winter with the proper set-up.Winter / Snow Tire SizeUnless your FJ Cruiser has the unusual 18" or 20" optional wheels, you either have an Original Equipment size of 265/70-17 (31.6" overall...  Read More

Don't Hibernate Your Camaro

The Camaro is definitely one of those cars that everybody seems to love. If you're a Camaro driver who lives up north, you'll need winter / snow tires to keep your vehicle safe. Given the wide variety of Camaro trim levels and drivers' needs, both the Studless Ice and Snow and Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow tire options should be considered.Winter...  Read More

Studless Ice and Snow Tires for Your E90 xDrive 3 Series

Like all 3 Series E90 BMWs, xDrives come with run-flat tires and no spare. It's difficult to engineer a winter tire with good ice grip and the ability to handle the duress of running 50 miles with 0 lbs. of air pressure. Therefore, there are no compatible run-flat winter tires for the xDrive with the ice grip of a Studless Ice and Snow winter / snow tire.Win...  Read More

Winter Wheel Fitment for Brembo-Equipped Ford Mustang GTs and GT500s

Recently, a wheel has been added to our fitment arsenal that allows for additional winter options on Brembo-equipped 2011-12 Ford Mustang GTs and 2007+ GT500s. These cars, equipped with 14" front brakes and four-piston calipers have until now been very difficult to cost-effectively outfit for the winter.Having a design that focuses on spoke clearance as well...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Replaced stock Bridgestone Turanza with 195/60R-15 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 on 15x6.5 Sport Edition F2 Silver wheels for winter. Love the performance in snow/ice/slush in northeast Ohio. Have driven to New York skiing and friends were impressed with the great performance under winter conditions. Tested panic stops and hard turning on ice/snow during daylight...  Read More

BMW Wheels Now Available in Black

Finding 17" wheels that fit the 2007-2012 BMW 335i isn't easy due to the large brakes on the car. While many feel that the Rial Salerno is a perfect balance of cost, appearance and quality for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package setup, others like the Sport Edition A7 as a lower-cost alternative. New for this winter season, the affordable and popular...  Read More

Keep Your FIAT 500 Moving This Winter

Once upon on a time, the Alfa Romeo 164, FIAT Spider, Peugeot 505 and Renault Fuego roamed the American streets with their French and Italian charms. Then FIAT said "arrivederci" in 1983, Renault bid us "adieu" in 1987, Peugeot was no longer available in America starting in 1991 and Alfa said "ciao" in 1995. Blandness had apparently won.Well, FIAT has brought...  Read More