Introducing the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 has been a top performer in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category for wet and dry traction and handling. However, it fell a bit short on the winter side of the all-season equation. With Continental's new ExtremeContact DWS06 now competing with the Pilot Sport A/S 3 in wet and dry, Michelin needed to re-tune their offering...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Honda Pilot

The Pilot is Honda's largest SUV. While sharing platforms with the Odyssey minivan, it broadens appeal to the group of families that just don't want a minivan, but still need the room and flexibility. The current model has been on the road since 2009 and is viewed as a success both critically and commercially. The 245/65R17 size in extremely popular, but...  Read More

Testing the New Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Not long ago, Michelin introduced the Pilot Sport A/S 3 Ultra High Performance All-Season tire as a direct replacement for the popular Pilot Sport A/S Plus. We wrote about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus in our post, "Which Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires Should I Buy?" Like its predecessor, the Pilot Sport A/S 3 had a noticeable advantage in...  Read More

Taking the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 and Making It Better

If you're a runner in the Midwest, spring means finally getting off the treadmill and onto the roads. Will your treadmill pace directly carry over?  No, running on a treadmill and running outside just isn't the same. Tire engineers have to deal with a similar issue as a tire moves from the design phase to real-world use. When a tire engineer works on an...  Read More

Best Bang-for-the-Buck All-Terrain Tires

The snow is finally melting, which can only mean one thing - time to go mudding. With the numerous options available, choosing the correct tire for your light truck or SUV can be overwhelming. Should you choose a tire that focuses more on highway driving with some light off-roading, or vice-versa? For starters, what will fit your truck will depend on the...  Read More

New Colored Wheels from Sparco for Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is one of the most iconic vehicles in the automotive industry, with tens of millions sold since its inception back in the early 1970s. The combination of reliability, good fuel economy, reasonable price and good style have made this car very popular. Sparcowheels have been a big hit with Tire Rack in tuner-style fitments, and for 2016, we have...  Read More

The Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Combines Performance, Price and Looks

Since it's launch, the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 has quietly become a well liked and popular performance all-season tire. By providing an extremely rare combination of price, performance and looks, the HTR A/S P02 is proving to be a fantastic choice for those looking for performance without compromise. This iteration is a significant leap forward in all aspects...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Mazda CX-7

The CX-7 was introduced in 2007 as Mazda's mid-size SUV. After a five-year run, it was replaced by the CX-5. Being larger than a compact SUV, and yet smaller than the mid-size offerings, it hoped to find the sweet spot in between. With only a mild update in 2010, we most commonly see tire size 235/60R18 outfitted on the Mazda CX-7.  Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Pirell...  Read More

The Highway All-Season Category Belongs to Michelin

The Defender LTX M/S, which replaces Michelin’s LTX M/S2, takes over its predecessor’s spot in first place in the Highway All-Season category. Building upon a winning formula, the tire retains the LTX M/S2’s effective tread pattern and proven internal construction. But the Defender LTX M/S tires utilize a new, more durable tread compound to address...  Read More

Savings on the 215/45R17 Michelin Primacy MXM4

When Michelin approached us with an amazing deal on 215/45R17 Grand Touring All-Season Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires, we jumped at the deal.  215/45R17 Michelin Primacy MXM4's are normally on sale for $120.21, but they're now on special for only $77.10*. In our comprehensive comparison, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 demonstrated very good wet grip and good overall...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Ford F150

According to Ford, the F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the United States for 35 straight years. That is an impressive run! From work truck to lap of luxury, the F-150 has a model for you. The popular four-wheel drive model is typically equipped with a tire size of 265/70R17. However, with upwards of 750,000 vehicles made each year, there are many...  Read More

General Grabber HTS 60 Impresses

How do you improve upon a tire that already had so much going for it in dry, wet and wintry conditions? The General Grabber HTS was, for many years, one of the best performers in the Highway All-Season category, offering impressive ride quality, road manners and excellent wet traction. As time went by, however, the competition stepped up their game to catch...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a top-selling workhorse vehicle in the United States. Appealing to contractors, tradesmen and families alike, there is a Silverado out there for almost anyone. Based on my unscientific sampling of people I talk to as a member of our sales team, the half-ton, four-wheel drive model is the most popular model. Since at least 2007...  Read More

Tires for Your Daily Driver

Sometimes all we need is basic transportation - a way to get to work and then back home again. When it comes to simple driving, it is easy to forgo some features in exchange for reliability. One feature that should not be forgotten is tires. This is not to say that you need to break the bank, but arguably the most important safety feature on your vehicle is...  Read More

Why Mixing Tires is Never a Good Idea

It's never a good idea to mix tires of different types! Different tires have different personalities and will perform differently in similar situations. Certain all-season tires are more adapt to driving in dry conditions, others excel in wet. Even the old adage that a tire that performs well in the rain will more than likely perform well in snow is being...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for 20" Equipped Suburbans and Escalades

The Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT define the large SUV category. Power, room and luxury are found in varying degrees across the various trim levels of this half-ton chassis. An early adopter of large wheels on an SUV, the aftermarket tire manufacturers have brought their A-list tires to the popular 275/55R20 found on many these SUVs. Bridgeston...  Read More

New Kosei K8R Lightweight Wheels

The beginning of spring racing season will be here before you know it! If your wheels are in poor shape, or you're just looking for lighter replacement wheels, be sure to check out the offerings from Kosei. In years past, their popular K1 Racing design has been extremely popular due to its strong, lightweight design and modest price point. While that design...  Read More

Affordable Aftermarket Wheels

Whether you're looking to improve performance, update the look of your vehicle, or both, there's no better way to start than to install a set of new wheels. For the everyday commuter, they enhance the overall aesthetics of the car. For the weekend track warrior, the correct wheel may help shave those important milliseconds off your lap times. Choosing the...  Read More

Best Tires for the Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander continues to be a popular luxury SUV/CUV, especially since the introduction of the new, more stylish 2014 model. Starting with this new generation of Highlander, Pirelli and Bridgestone both offer great replacement tires for this vehicle. 2014-2017 Toyota Highlander Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Th...  Read More

General’s AltiMAX Arctic Has Marched to the Top and Never Left

The General AltiMAX Arctic has been at the top of our Studdable Winter / Snow performance category consumer ratings and reviews for quite some time. With high rankings in deep and light snow traction, ride comfort and treadwear, it’s easy to see why. AltiMAX Arctic tires are pinned to accept optional TSMI #12 silver-colored metallic winter studs, however...  Read More