Alex@tirerack.com: Tire testing makes for great tire recomendation!

Tire testing: The best part of my job.  I relocated in 2001 to South Bend Indiana to work for the Tire Rack.  Years of autoX with Windy City BMW club, in my 1976 BMW 2002. I knew about the Rack, but I had no idea how much fun I'd have.Lets take the company's sedans and SUVs out on the test track both in wet and dry conditions, and test many of the tires we...  Read More

Winter Tires

    I know it's early but now is the time to start thinking about winter tires for your passenger car.  Winter tires are only made in the summer and then released late summer early fall and the inventory goes quickly. So if you are a person who needs winter tires I would like to tell you a little about the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60. If you have driven on...  Read More

Tire Test in Car and Driver leaves out my favorite value performance tire.

Car and Driver recently performed a test of lower cost performance summer tires using the much more expensive Michelin PS2 as a benchmark.   Great idea.  Several brands were in the test including Kumho, Bridgestone, and Dunlop, but were was the Sumitomo HTRZIII?  In our own testing this tire was simply outstanding and may have won the Car and Driver...  Read More

Drop it like it's hot. Infiniti G35.

    A while back I picked up a 2003 Infiniti G35 6MT with 8k miles on it. Like many car enthusiasts I couldn't' t wait to bolt on any performance modifications I could. Wheels, tires, cold air intake, etc. While that was all good, it lacked some handling. So I turned to our friends at Eibach for some suspension help.    As you can see, she needed a bit of...  Read More

BBS Limited Edition LM for Nissan GT-R

The Tire Rack currently has available a limited edition BBS LM made specifically for the new Nissan GT-R.   The LM wheels were forged in Japan for a limited run production.  Until now, they were only available in the Japanese Domestic Market, but we were able to have some imported for the US market.  The specifications are as follows:Front:    20x9.5   ET40  ...  Read More

When should I replace my tires?

When should I replace my tires? Have you ever felt that your tires weren't working as well as they did before, but once you look at them they appear to have tread on them? Tire change during their in service life. The two main factors that contribute to a tire's aging performance - Tread depth - Legal minimum tread depth is 2/32". In our in-house testing,  I...  Read More

Henry's bio post

I have been a sales rep at The Tire Rack since 1997 and have seen many improvements in tire technology since then.  I get to test tires on the highway and then push them to theirlimits on our test track.  Which is a great way to really feel how the tires handle and then rely this knowledge to our customers to help them  select the best tire for their style...  Read More

Affordable Tires from Kumho

Do I dare use the dreaded words....."cheap tires"?  Why settle for "cheap" when you can select a quality tire that can be well suited for your vehicle.  Sure, there is always going to be some of what we call "get what you pay for" in selecting tires.  However, while you may want the premium brands for your vehicle to get the very "best of the best", there...  Read More

Fuel Efficient Tires

With today's tough economy and the high price of fuel consumers are always looking for a way to save money at the pump. Goodyear and Michelin have also noticed this and have decided to help make a change when it comes to saving money at the pump. They have designed tires that are geared toward providing the least amount of rolling resistance to improve you...  Read More