A Platinum Review for Kumho!

It's time to Invest in Platinum! The Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum to be exact! The tire is designed to blend responsive handling, long wear and a quiet ride with year-round traction to meet the needs of sporty coupe and luxury performance sedan drivers. Here's what one of our customers had to say about the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum:"I bought these tires to...  Read More

Beef up for Summer Mudding!

Looking to get the truck a little dirty this summer? The Firestone Destination M/T is designed to meet the needs of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles that desire the look and performance associated with rugged, off-road driving. This Off-Road Maximum Traction tire merges a comprehensive design method with innovative manufacturing features to improve...  Read More

Chrome Rims for A Camaro

Looking for chrome rims for your new Camaro? Take a look at the the following options from Sport Muscle, American Racing Authentic Hot Rod and Ultra: Sport Muscle Tach American Racing Authentic Hot Rod Torq-Thrust M Ultra Hustler Shop by vehicle or contact one of our sales specialists for fitment options and pricing.  Read More

Wheels with Red Stripes

Looking for a way to stand out at track events or on the street? Separate your vehicle from the rest with wheels that have red stripes.     Enkei Performance KLAMP (Black w/Red Stripe)         Motegi Racing MR 116 (Black w/Red Stripe) Motegi Racing MR 117 (Black w/Red Stripe) To see which wheel will fit your vehicle, shop by vehicleRead More

Cure for the Winter Blues!

It's time to start thinking about racing season! Whether it's the short, quick bursts of autocross, or the endurance of a road race, Tire Rack has the racing tires you need from Hoosier. The A6 is developed for competition in autocross, time trial and hillclimb events in dry conditions where responsiveness and high levels of grip at lower operating...  Read More

I have seen the light!

If you are like me and have trouble driving at night, consider upgrading your vehicle's light bulbs. Recently, I decided to help myself out and changed to the PIAA 9004 Xtreme White Plus replacement bulbs.The PIAA bulbs project a brilliant cool white light that comes very close to the color of expensive High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting systems....  Read More

Replacing One Tire on an All-Wheel Drive Vehicle

With an all-wheel drive vehicle, it is important to keep all four tires the same model, brand and tread depth.The ability of an all-wheel drive vehicle to divide the engine's horsepower between its four tires is especially useful on loose or slippery surfaces. However, it is important to remember that in order to transfer the power, the all-wheel drive...  Read More

Rip Through Mud with BFGoodrich

The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 is currently the top-ranked tire in our Off-Road Maximum Traction category. Consumers like the beefy look and large tread blocks that throw mud from the tire tread. This tire is also being praised for its driveability on highways: "Prior to installing the KM2s I thought that the old KMs were great, I was wrong...the KM2s...  Read More

It's Coming!!

The long awaited replacement for the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 will be here before you know it! If preliminary testing is any indication, the Pilot Super Sport is going to contend for the crown in the Max Performance Summer tires category. As of right now, the Pilot Super Sport is exclusive to the limited edition Ferrari 599 GTO, Ferrari's fastest road car...  Read More

New Z06 Tires

Looking to replace your Corvette's Z06 tires this spring? Check out the brand new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G: 2 ROF!The Eagle F1 Supercar G: 2 (Generation 2) ROF (Run On Flat) features a race-inspired tread compound molded into a unique asymmetric and directional tread design that rewards the driver with a blend of dry road traction combined with wet road...  Read More

The $64,000 Treadlife Question

How many thousand mile tire is that? What's the treadlife guarantee? I want a 60,000 mile tire. These are common questions that people ask about treadlife on tires. If you're buying a tire, obviously you'd want to know how long it's supposed to last, right? Unfortunately, treadlife warranties aren't as simple as they seem.Let's first start with tires that...  Read More

The snow keeps falling!

And there is still time to buy winter / snow tires! Granted, the selection isn't what it was a month ago, or even a week ago for that matter.Here's a little secret not a whole lot of people know about snow tires: they're actually manufactured during the spring! The tire manufacturers come up with a number of tires to produce based on many different factors...  Read More

Color Coordinate your BMW!

The ASA AR9 rim comes with colored spoke and carbon fiber inserts. Shown here is a 2009 BMW M3 with the carbon fiber inserts. These wheels also come with red and chrome inserts, so you can change the look of your car with ease! Now is a great time to think about upgrading your ride for 2011 with some new rims from Tire Rack!  Read More

Shop for the Holidays!

Shopping for a loved one just got a little easier!If you live in the snow belt and are getting hammered with the white stuff, consider the Michelin X-Ice Xi2. Michelin's FleX-Ice silica-based winter tread rubber compound is molded into a directional tread design that helps evacuate water and slush to improve hydroplaning resistance. The tire also did well in...  Read More

Unsolicited Feedback...Sort Of!

Along with most of the country, here in South Bend, Indiana we are getting hit with a bunch of snow. It's that time of year. We get it around the same time every year, and most people are prepared for it. Most people except my mom, that is. She drives a '98 Chevy Monte Carlo and the tires that she had on the vehicle were horrendous! And she knew it!So, of...  Read More

Think About Your Summer Tires in the Winter

While a good portion of the country is getting prepped for snow and ice, it's never too early to start thinking about next summer and eventually logging some track time. One of the best tires for the track is the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec.The Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec is a great combination of streetable performance and grip on the track. If you're...  Read More

Do It Yourself!

You just bought an awesome Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package from Tire Rack. Everything showed up at your door and you're ready to tackle Mother Nature for another season of cold white stuff. But why pay someone twice each year to switch your tires and wheels out for you? Do it yourself! Tire Rack's Aluminum Service Jack and Jack Stand Set is a perfect...  Read More

Easy Winter Wheel Options

When selecting winter wheels and tires, whether it's for a BMW or an Accord, the same principles hold true regarding wheel finish. Painted finished are the most durable and any machined surfaces need to be covered in a clear coat for winter driving. Chrome and polished wheels are not recommended.Sport Edition, MSW wheels are all great brands and most...  Read More

Another Great Michelin Tire

There couldn't be a better time to buy than now, right before the snow starts to fly. Michelin has two fantastic options for winter / snow tires in the X-Ice Xi2 and the Pilot Alpin PA3.The X-Ice Xi2 is a Studdless Ice and Snow tire. This category of tire is characterized by being the best for deep snow and ice, and the Michelin is no exception. The...  Read More

If it were your car, what would you put on it?

Deciding on a tire can sometimes be very difficult. With some tires, there's a small margin in survey results, or a small price difference, and it's not easy to tell which is the better value. At Tire Rack, we present a lot of facts based on survey results, our own tire tests, or first hand experience with tires. I am often asked this:If it were your car,...  Read More