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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

Best All-Season Run-Flat Tires for the MINI Cooper

Many MINI owners are not happy with the run-flat tires that came as Original Equipment on their vehicle. Fortunately, there's been some advances in run-flat technology and we offer some much improved models. The new Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT has proven to be one of our best sellers and a great performer since it was introduced last year....  Read More

Kumho Ecsta LE Sport Offers Incredible Value

A little more than a year ago, Kumho introduced their new Max Performance Summer tire, the Ecsta LE Sport. When we tested this tire it performed fairly well. To review our test results, read "Testing Value-Priced Max Performance Summer Tires." Now that some time has passed our customers have really taking a liking to it. In our Tire Survey Results, the Ecsta...  Read More

Update on the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the features and benefits of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2. After getting the opportunity to test the tire, I wanted to express my thoughts on the tire. Please note that this is my personal opinion and our test results will be published soon.When driving on our test track it was covered in several inches of water. Since...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Receiving Rave Reviews

By now you've probably heard all the hype about the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. Well, you can believe it. After about a year on the market, it didn't take long for the tire to simply dominate the Max Performance Summer category. I have to give credit where credit is due and say that this may be the best tire Michelin has ever produced. Recently, during a...  Read More

Ford Racing Wheels for the Mustang

Are you looking to upgrade the wheels on your Ford Mustang? Why not "keep it stock" and go with a set of original Ford Racing wheels. Tire Rack is an exclusive distributor of Ford Racing and SVT wheels. We offer the exact wheels that come on the new GT, Boss 302 and more. These will make your base model V6 look like a GT or your GT look like a Boss 302.Availa...  Read More

New Dodge Tires: Yokohama Parada Spec-X

As many readers of this blog know, my daily driver is a 2007 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L V6. I bought it off a lot and it came equipped with the 215/65-17 Dunlop Signature. In my opinion, the tire's performance was average. In light snow conditions the tire lacks the grip I was looking for and I tended to notice a little bit of tread noise. Looking to improve my...  Read More

Tire Rack's Best Tires for a Ford Taurus

For the past few years. the return of the Ford Taurus has steadily gained in popularity. This American sedan has come a long way since its debut in 1986. Today it features good fuel economy, ample room and comfort for the family with a sleek, modern style. In previous posts, you'll notice that I consistently like to recommend the Goodyear...  Read More

American Racing Torq-Thrust Wheels Offer Many Options

Are you wanting to restore an old muscle car or just give it a new look? Look no further than an American icon, the American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels. These wheels are part of the company's Authentic Hot Rod Wheel Collection. In the late fifties, American Racing introduced the original magnesium five-spoke Torq Thrust. With its unique, tapered parabolic...  Read More

Tire Rack's Best Tires for the Honda Odyssey

For over a decade, the Honda Odyssey has been one of America's top selling minivans. With its good looks, spacious interior and Honda's reliability, the Odyssey has logged millions of miles on U.S. roads. Along for the ride are some very good choices of tires, including the most common size of 235/65R16.   Having spoken with hundreds of Odyssey owners and...  Read More

More Hankook Ventus R-S3 Sizes are Coming

It's been a long time coming but additional sizes for the Hankook Ventus R-S3 are on their way, just in time for the 2012 autocross season. With a few new sizes already in stock, we expect to have more available in the coming weeks. You can always pre-order a set and reserve your spot in line and we'll ship once your size is available.   This Extreme...  Read More

Tire Rack Power Pack Intake/Tuner Combo

Are you looking to increase horsepower and improve your vehicle's fuel economy? This spring, I followed that mod by tuning the engine with the Hypertech Max Energy Power Programmer. This tune really woke up my car. My first impression was a noticeable improvement in torque, throttle response and power. According to Hypertech, it gave me an increase of 7HP. ...  Read More

Tire Rack's Best Tires for Fuel Economy

With the increasing costs of gasoline, more and more drivers are looking for ways to improve their fuel economy. Fortunately, tire manufacturers have recognized this need and how tires affect fuel efficiency.   Tire rolling resistance has an impact on vehicle fuel consumption estimated to range from about 4% during urban driving to 7% during highway driving....  Read More

Introducing the Michelin Defender

Recently, Michelin introduced the Defender, a new Standard Touring All-Season tire. From what we have experienced in the past from Michelin, we expect this tire to be an excellent option for many drivers. This tire is replacing their HydroEdge with Green X and Harmony tires.   Michelin says this tire will help defend you from the effects of high fuel costs,...  Read More

New Firestone Destination LE 2

Introducing the all-new Firestone Destination LE 2. The Destination models are by far the most popular tires Firestone offers. The previous model, the Firestone Destination LE, has been one of our best selling Highway All-Season tires for many years. The new Destination LE 2 has a new and refreshed sporty tread design. The stylish sidewall is very clean and...  Read More

New BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

Brand new for 2012, BFGoodrich has reintroduced a new and improved Ultra High Performance Summer tire. The g-Force Sport COMP-2 is designed for high performance sports cars and modern muscle. It's engineered to accelerate faster, corner harder and brake in a shorter amount of distance. At first glance, it looks similar to its predecessor, the BFGoodrich...  Read More

Ride Like a Rockstar!

You've seen them all over the place and now you want to know where you can get a set of Rockstar rims from KMC XD Series? Tire Rack has you covered. These wheels are one of our best sellers. The KMC XD Series Rockstar comes in three coveted finishes: machined with black accent, chrome and black. They're even available for your heavy duty dually. Go big or go...  Read More

Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Getting Rave Reviews and Awards!

In 2011, Continental introduced their new Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology.   The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is an ecologically friendly option developed to help crossovers, sport utility vehicles and light-duty pickup trucks perform on the highway and in mild off-road conditions....  Read More

255/65R18 and 255/60R19 Tires

Do you have one of these sizes? If so, you must own a GM vehicle. It appears these sizes were made by GM for the Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook. That being said, there aren't many options available in this size, however there are more options now than a year ago.   SUVs with the O.E. size of 255/65R-18 came with the Goodyear...  Read More

What are Some of the Best MAZDA3 All-Season Tires?

Is it time to put some "Zoom-Zoom" back into your MAZDA3? Installing a new set of tires can certainly help. The MAZDA3 has been an extremely popular compact car that gets great gas mileage to go along with good looks. With so many MAZDA3s on the road the past few years, many are bound to need new tires. If this sounds like you, take a look at a...  Read More

Tire Rack Offers Trailer Service Tires

Looking for tires for your bass boat, snowmobile trailer, pop-up camper or trailer? Tire Rack offers two Trailer Service tire options to fit your needs with sizes ranging between 13" and 16".  Goodyear Marathon Radial Kumho Radial 857 Trailers are more stable and pull better on tires designed specifically for trailer use. Since Trailer Service tires...  Read More