Where in the world?

A lot of talk about tire tariffs lately and the Tire Rack team is fielding lots of calls about this issue. All of the major tire manufacturers -- Goodyear, Bridgestone, Michelin, etc. -- are using a global market strategy for manufacturing. This means tires are being manufactured all over the world in places like Portugual, Brazil, Korea and China.Since...  Read More

My Review of Dunlop Winter Sport 3D

I would like to share my thoughts on a tire I have now enjoyed for a couple of years. Are you looking for a winter solution for your sports coupe or sedan? Then I believe this Dunlop Winter tire is worth serious consideration. Additonal Information and Test ResultsI expected this tire to be good in the snow which it is. My vehicle feels very stable in 4-5...  Read More

SUV tires? Try Yokohama.

If you're looking for Yokohama SUV tires, we've got at least 30 for you to consider. The Yokohama Geolandar comes in a number of Original Equipment options to assure the perfect fit. It's an excellent Yokohama truck tire, too."I am very satisfied with this Tire. It has lasted me 4 years with a lot of miles in between. My brother just bought them for his...  Read More

Online tire retailer? That...and so much more.

As America's leading high performance products distributor, Tire Rack is known for being one of the best retailers on the web. Our online inventory includes some of today's top brands. Shop by vehicle, tire size, or use our Tire Decision Guide. Not sure which tire to pick? Our extensive collection of consumer reviews might help. We've also done a...  Read More

Treading on Thin Ice

Today I tested the following tires at our local ice rink: Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60           Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 Continental ExtremeWinterContact         Dunlop Graspic DS-3 As I expected, the LM-60 did not provide the same level of stopping, starting and cornering traction as the others.  Since it is a performance snow tire it gives up some ice and...  Read More

Infiniti G35 Coupe Tires - 18" and 19" Wheel Options.

The Infiniti G35 Coupe comes from the factory equipped with either 17", 18" or 19" wheels, depending on the trimline. I've noticed that many G35 owners have trouble finding the right tires for their cars in the 18" and 19" sizes where the selection is more limited. I've listed some of the best tires available for the G35 for summer, all-season or winter use. ...  Read More

Fuzion Tires: A Quick Review

"The partnership between the 215/55VR-17 Fuzion VRi and my Infiniti G35X was an instant success. Be it on the highway or treading through winter snow, the performance was better than I had expected. In my opinion, the best cost-performance tire I have ever owned." -Tire Rack Consumer ReviewConsumer reviews can be very helpful when buying tires...  Read More

Speaking comparatively, it's all about Bridgestone performance tires.

If you're looking for a way to compare Bridgestone tires, Tire Rack is your one-stop spot for all the right information. We've been strong supporters of the brand for years, which is why we carry a full line of Bridgestone passenger and light truck tires. Even Blizzak snow tires for those colder, ice-filled months.Almost every tire on our site features a...  Read More

BMW Driving School: what a blast!

Just got back from a great day in South Carolina at the BMW Performance Driving center. I have to say that after getting behind the wheel of the 135i, 335i and amazing M3, I am impressed beyond belief! The driving school featured the (relatively) new Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec, and even the instructors were impressed by the amount of grip they provided...  Read More

New LM60 Bridgestone Blizzak Snow tires

Don't let this happen to you :Avoid this situation by using Bridgestone Winter tires.  Whats new? The popular Bridgestone Blizzak LM25 is being replaced with the new Blizzak LM60 .    What has changed?  While the old Blizzak LM25 was a great snow tire, the the redesigned LM60 is moving the balance closer to the snow traction side of the equation by using...  Read More

Let's Review: Shock Absorbers, Tires and More

At Tire Rack—we love a good review. Even if it's bad. Our consumer survey results give you great product information. From shock absorber reviews to snow tire ratings, every comment our previous customers provide helps you, in turn, make an educated purchase. And it also helps us determine which products are right for you, too.Search by vehicle. We'll...  Read More

So smooth, it's shocking.

At Tire Rack, we make it really easy to buy shocks online. Search by vehicle, and we'll recommend the best suspension options for your car, light truck or suv. We've done the research, comparisons and testing. From Bilstein to KYB, KONI and more— every brand we offer is an industry leader that meets our strictest standards. Shocks are an integral part of...  Read More

I Leased my Car Should I buy Snow Tires or Snow Tires and Wheels?

I answer this question often and see clients struggling on what to do with the snow package.  "Should I use a winter tire and wheel package or use my stock wheels and remount my summer and winter tires each season?" This is the conversion summary on a winter package I helped a client with this week.  He had leased a 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX for three years. ...  Read More

Michelin LTX M/S, Mud and Snow Something I Know...

What does the M/S really stand for on the Michelin LTX M/S.  Technically it's a rating a tire can achieve by meeting certain criteria.  Putting words together in elementary grammar was not my favorite subject and they do say a picture is worth a thousand words....  THE MUD The Michelin LTX M/S is considered a Highway All-Season tire.  Which is where I spent...  Read More

Blizzak LM-25's Make Winter Driving Enjoyable!

When you purchase a great product you always want to tell someoneabout it.  Like wise when you purchase a not so good product you also tell others about it.  I would like to highlight some feedback from a few of the 339 other consumers to-date with 9 out of 10 saying "Yes" they would purchase again.  This tire also ranks in the top 97% compared to the best...  Read More

Blizzak Snow Tires Brought Me Through Again

As the Tire Rack is currently conducting road rides and also testing winter tires at a local ice ring.  I remember a trip into work last December on my snow tires the Bridgestone Blizzak WS 60.  The weather had been cold with lots of snow, then turned warm with lots of freezing rain and black ice.  Of course any time the weather gets really bad it seems to...  Read More

Shock Absorbers: Buying Made Easy

It's true, some find it hard. And that's understandable, given the amount of suspension products on the market. If one isn't familiar with suspension systems, and shocks are a pretty valuable part of them, it could complicate the decision-making process.At Tire Rack, we appreciate the learning curve. We do our homework, testing products and compiling...  Read More

Highest Rated 350Z tires

Now that there are some real options in the right sizes for the 350Z, it is interesting to see which 350Z tires get the highest ratings from our consumer Tire Reviews. In the 225/45-18 and 245/45-18 size combination, the top non-winter tires (a couple winter tires actually achieve the highest ratings) are the Bridgestone RE960AS Pole Position and the Micheli...  Read More

Testing Winters Tires in the Summer?!

I recently tested the following winter tires:   Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 Continental ExtremeWinterContact Dunlop Graspic DS-3   The fact we were testing snows at this time of year seemed odd at first considering it was sunny and warm.  I know that people often do drive their snow tires when it is dry and warm as well as when it is...  Read More

350Z Tire Options

The Nissan 350Z came in quite a few configurations:  Base, Enthusiast, Gran Touring, NISMO, Touring and Track (not to mention Coupe or Convertible in several of these configurations. The Base, Enthusiast, and Touring models came with a 225/45-18 Front tire and 245/45-18 rear tire.  In 2003, these were quite unique sizes and there weren't many tire options...  Read More