NEW TIRE: Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

The Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire category has a new member! Tire Rack is pleased to present the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia, a tire that's perfect for hybrid drivers who want year-round traction and excellent ride comfort without having to sacrifice fuel efficiency.Thanks to Bridgestone's all-season tread compound featuring NanoPro-Tech...  Read More

We're focusing on fuel efficiency.

The price of gas doesn't seem to be getting any less expensive, which is why your Tire Rack team is doing everything we can to help you choose tires that enhance fuel efficiency. All fuel-efficient tires are clearly identified on the Tire Rack website. A move that hopefully makes it easier for you to identify eco-friendly choices as you browse through...  Read More

Visit our Video Center for in-depth tire test coverage.

At this time of year, Tire Rack is usually fairly busy with real world road rides and on-track tire testing. And we've already completed of few of them, the reports on which you can read in our library of tire test results. Or, you can visit our Video Center where we've posted summaries of those same tire tests. See our team in action, hear us describe what...  Read More

Consider KMC aftermarket wheels for your Ford Mustang.

If you're looking to spice up a Ford Mustang with some aftermarket wheels, consider KMC wheels—they're "like no other." Point proven in the image at right, where we've chosen to install the Nova style. They feature a machined finish with black accents, and they're mounted on a set of Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 tires. These Ultra High...  Read More

Search by vehicle or tire size—which is best?

When it comes to picking out new tires, you can't venture a guess. The purchase must be educated, and it must make sense. Your safety on the road, after all, depends on it. So at Tire Rack, we offer a few different ways to reach a purchase decision. The easiest of which is to shop by vehicle.When you enter your vehicle's make, model and year into our...  Read More

Take advantage of our tire research!

You can't just pick out any tire and expect it to work well on your vehicle. Purchasing new tires is a decision that takes some thought. At Tire Rack, we're here to help you think it through so that it doesn't become a long, drawn out process. Because really, it's not that hard to pick the right tires. Trust us, we've done the research.Literally. Performance...  Read More

Shop for tires by vehicle or size—which is best?

When it comes to picking out new tires, you can't voucher a guess. The purchase must be educated, and it must make sense. Your safety on the road, after all, depends on it. So at Tire Rack, we offer a few different ways to reach a purchase decision. The easiest of which is to shop according to vehicle.When you enter your vehicle's specifications into our...  Read More

So many brake options—which brand is right for your vehicle?

Just like tires, brakes come in a variety of performance categories. From Premium to Autocross/Track to brakes made specifically for light trucks and SUVs—your vehicle fits into a brake category, and that category offers a few different options. So really, how do you choose? We try to make it as easy as possible by giving you the option to searchaccording...  Read More

Make sure your run-flat tires are correctly mounted.

Whether you're doing it yourself or seeking assistance from an installer, there are a few things you need to know about mounting run-flat tires. And about servicing tire pressure monitoring systems when run-flat tires are involved. You can read more about that here, as we'll focus primarily on the mounting issues.For starters, choose an installer that's...  Read More

Villian Wheels from American Racing

American Racing wheels were made for modern muscle cars, especially the Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe. It's a sleek, yet nostalgic vehicle that calls for an equally sleek wheel. One that looks modern, but fits its old-school attitude. In fact, American Racing defines today's muscle cars as "modern performance cars with attitude." And they create wheels based on...  Read More

TEST RESULTS: Street/Sport Truck All-Season Tires

We've been conducting our fair share of tire tests! Recently, we compared three Street/Sport Truck All-Season tires—the Firestone Destination ST, Kumho Ecsta STX KL12, and the Pirelli Scorpion Zero. Each set was installed on a 2009 Porsche Cayenne V6, and then we drove them on area roads and our test track to help determine which were the favorites.As...  Read More

TEST RESULTS: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

We like to play with our tires. Not only does it make our job fun, it gives us the ability to really get to know a tire. And the more we know an individual tire, the easier it is for us to help you find the perfect set. We recently tested four Ultra High Performance Summer tires—the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport, Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500, Kumho...  Read More

COMING SOON: New O.Z. Racing Wheels for the Porsche GT3!

Back in 1971, O.Z. Racing became a leader in the light alloy, aftermarket wheel industry—and that's a position they have yet to give up. New O.Z. wheels continue to impress us at Tire Rack, the newest of which is without exception.O.Z. has unveiled their Superforgiata wheel, shown at right, which will take its place in our inventory later this year. It's a...  Read More

Can changes in altitude affect your tire pressure?

Yes, actually. Altitude changes can affect the pressure in your tires, though admittedly the change is minimal. Still, any change in tire pressure is a change worth noting because it's the tire pressure itself that carries the weight of your vehicle. So if you live in a mountainous area, or if you plan to drive through one soon, you'll want to pay...  Read More

Outfit your Sonata with some slick Enkei wheels.

Aftermarket wheels can add a number of performance improvements to your vehicle, like reducing your vehicle's overall weight to make driving more efficient. But most importantly, aftermarket wheels change your vehicle's aesthetic, often giving it a sleek, impressive appearance that's unique to you and your individual tastes. In other words, they just look...  Read More

Drive like a "rockstar" with these KMC Wheels.

The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe at right is a sleek and powerful vehicle. But when you add an equally impressive set of aftermarket Mustang rims, it's hard to believe, but the vehicle manages to look even sleeker. The particular wheels you see at right are Rockstar Car wheels from KMC, so named because the brand gets its inspiration from an elite group of...  Read More

Why does every tire have a DOT identification number?

The answer is simple: a DOT Identification Number Number is required by the federal law. It represents standardized information about the tire like specific characteristics, capacities and construction. It is also the number the government uses to represent safety standard certification.A tire's DOT Identification Number is not a tire’s serial number. The...  Read More

Continental seals the deal with their ContiComfortKit.

Continental tires are some of the best tires on the market. And as your Continental tire dealer, Tire Rack can say for certain that they're worthy of your trust. But, unfortunately, there isn't a tire out there that's completely infallible. Sometimes, even the best tires don't stand a chance against a piece of glass, a nail or an obnoxious pothole. Yes,...  Read More

Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 RunOnFlat Preview

Tire Rack recently journeyed to the Bondurant Racing School of High Performance Driving to preview the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G: 2 RunOnFlat Extreme Performance Summer tire. The tire was run on a 2008 Corvette Z06 and was compared to the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT—the Z06's Original Equipment tire since 2005. Since the new G: 2 was chosen as...  Read More

Fight hydroplaning with good tires.

If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain or if your current tires just don't move through water, you may want to consider a new tire that resists hydroplaning.What is hydroplaning? It occurs when one or more of your tires are lifted from the road by the water trapped beneath it. If you drive through a big puddle, you might notice a splash of water...  Read More