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Hi, I'm Steve from The Tire Rack and welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to provide you with opinions and insight on tires and other automotive related products like aftermarket wheels, brake pads, rotors, suspension parts and other automotive related products that we offer here at the Tire Rack.From time to time I will be offering input from my...  Read More

Tire Rack's Best Max Performance Summer Tires

Are you looking for the ultimate performance street tire? Do you need to get as much grip as you can to handle all the horsepower and torque your vehicle puts out? Are you the driver that'll take nothing but the best for your sports car? Here at Tire Rack we know what serious drivers demand out of their tires and know what they want - and that includes Max...  Read More

What's the Best Mud-Terrain Tire for Your Vehicle?

Looking for an aggressive tire? Do your off-road challenges include deep mud, loose soil, slippery rocks and tough trails? If so, take a look at the options available in the Off-Road Maximum Tractioncategory. These tires are super aggressive, with deep and open lug patterns. They are designed primarily for extreme off-road use, capable of ripping through the...  Read More

A Few of Tire Rack's Best On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires

Are you looking to get a little mud on the tires? Want to take your truck off-road? Do you need some better traction on those trails? Or maybe you just want a more aggressive looking tire. If any of these scenarios sound like something you've been looking for, Tire Rack has you covered with a wide range of On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires. First and foremost,...  Read More

Looking for The Best Tires for Your Toyota Camry?

The Toyota Camry has been one of America's best-selling sedans for many years. It's very practical, fuel efficient and dependable. Many owners keep them for a long period of time, thus requiring them to likely have to replace the tires at some point. If you're looking for the best all-season tires, two that'll last long and provide a smooth and comfortable...  Read More

Dodge Dart Tires and Wheels

The Dodge Dart is back! In the 60s and 70s, this vehicle was Dodge's pocket rocket. It was also very fun and sporty. How do I know? I used to own one! Dodge has been missing a car like this in its lineup for several years and the new version has been well received and is very popular, too.  Just in time for winter, Tire Rack has completed fitment testing for W...  Read More

Looking for the Best Tires for Your Ford F-150? We've Got You Covered!

America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, deserves Tire Rack's best-selling tires. Many F-150 owners are passionate about their truck and hold on to them for a long period of time. Most owners even go through multiple sets of tires, due to the truck's long-lasting dependability. With that in mind, Ford truck owners want nothing but the best for...  Read More

Tire Rack Offers Steel Wheels

Are you looking for steel wheels? Something economical to get the job done this winter? Tire Rack has you covered as we offer steel wheels for a variety of different applications. Currently, we provide options in 14", 15" and 16" sizes. Steel wheels aren't available for all vehicles, so be sure to create a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package to see if we have...  Read More

Best Tire Options for Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades

General Motors' best-selling full-size SUVs are all based from the same platform. These vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade. There are many basic similarities between these three vehicles, including tires. The current generation of these three SUVs either came with a 17", 18" or 20" tire. Given the popularity of these...  Read More

All-Season Options When Replacing Your Camaro's Summer Tires

The muscle car lives and the new Camaro is proof. Since 2010, these pony cars have been prowling the streets of America and can be seen almost anywhere. By now, the time to start looking at replacing the tires for many has come. If your Camaro came equipped with 20s, they came stock with the Pirelli P Zero. While this is a fantastic Max Performance Summer...  Read More

Great Offer on the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Last winter, Goodyear unveiled a new Studless Ice & Snow tire, the Ultra Grip Ice WRT. Developed for passenger-carrying coupes, sedans, minivans and crossover vehicles, the tire meets the industry's severe snow service requirements and is branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol. Goodyear's Winter Reactive Technology combines innovative features working...  Read More

Run-Flat and Non-Run-Flat Tires for Your MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper has been an extremely popular car since it was reintroduced about ten years ago. Now with the price of fuel sky high, smaller and more fuel efficient cars like the MINI are a great vehicle to own. Many Coopers come originally equipped with a run-flat tire. I talk to many customers who would prefer to replace the run-flat tires with a...  Read More

Best Tires for Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ

The new Scion FR-S and its twin the Subaru BRZ have made a big splash in the rear-wheel drive coupe market. These vehicles offer fun at an affordable price to go along with modern styling. Both of these vehicles come equipped with the Grand Touring Summer Michelin Primacy HP. While this tire does great during the warm summer months, it's not designed...  Read More

Check Out the New Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Michelin has done it again! All new for the 2012-13 winter season, Michelin has introduced their latest winter / snow tire, the X-Ice Xi3. This is the third-generation of the X-Ice tire and it has a slightly more aggressive tread design over its predecessor, the X-Ice Xi2. According to Michelin, the tire stops 10% shorter on ice and lasts up to two times...  Read More

1984-88 Corvette Tires

If you're the proud owner of a C4 Corvette, particularly between the years of 1984 and 1988, you are well aware of the scarcity of 255/50R16 tires for your car. This is the only vehicle that uses this size and therefore, there aren't many manufacturers who make a tire in this size. Today, the only street tire Tire Rack carries in this size is the new BFGoodric...  Read More

Improve Your Driving Visibility with PIAA and Hella Bulbs

Winter is just around the corner and that means shorter days and longer nights. Many of us will be driving back and forth to work in the dark. The only thing between you and the unknown in front of your vehicle are your headlamps. So don't be the person who neglects them and drives down the road with only one working bulb. If your bulbs need replaced,...  Read More

Best Tires for a Toyota Prius

Given today's record-setting gas prices, the Toyota Prius has become the standard in hybrid vehicles. They're dependable, sporty and most drivers hold on to them for many years. Choosing the right tire will help keep your Prius rolling for miles to come. What's the best tire for you? Well that all depends on what you're looking for. The following options are...  Read More

Looking for the Best Winter / Snow Tires?

It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school, football season has started and winter weather will be here before we know it. With that in mind, it is really never too early to get your vehicle ready for the inevitable snow and ice that's on the way. Fortunately, there's never been a better time to consider winter / snow tires. The technology and...  Read More

Go Platinum with the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

One of Kumho's Grand Touring All-Season tires has gone platinum, well in name at least. The Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum has proven to be one of Tire Rack's best sellers and performers over the past few years. On our test, "Is Platinum the New Gold Standard in Grand Touring All-Season Tires?" the tire it held its own against the options from Michelin and...  Read More

New Fuzion Tires Offer Exceptional Value

Fuzion tires are part of a division of Bridgestone/Firestone, so you know they're from a name you can trust. Recently, they introduced their new line-up and so far they have received very positive reviews and feedback. The Fuzion Touring is a very nice Grand Touring All-Season tire that's offered with either a 55,000- or 40,000-mile treadlife warranty,...  Read More

Do You Need TPMS Sensors?

Since 2007, all new vehicles sold in the United States are required to come equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. A majority of the vehicles come with a battery powered sensor attached to the wheel on the opposite side of the valve stem. Now that the law has been in effect for five years, we're starting to see some of the systems in need of...  Read More