Michelin North America has issued a recall on 1.2 million tires in the U.S., some of which were used as original equipment on Ford‘s full-sized vans.
Air typically features about 78 percent nitrogen, so why should you pay more to fill your car’s tires with pure nitrogen? Is there a tangible reason to spend more on this or are dealerships and auto shops just blowing hot air?
Winter-tire technology is advancing at a rapid rate. Today’s winter rubber is so superior to snow tires of yesteryear that the two can’t even be compared. This is great news for those who live in regions with nasty winter weather as more and more passenger vehicles are rolling off of showroom floors with summer tires…
Modern vehicles are expensive, and it’s not just the gigantic figure on the window sticker that hurts. You have to consider the price of everything else involved with automobile ownership.
Though the car hasn’t been produced since 2006, Porsche has teamed up with Michelin to produce a new set of tires for the German automaker’s Carrera GT.
A spare tire is a helpful safety net, but most are not meant to replace your flat tire indefinitely.
One of the largest U.S.-based tire manufacturers, Cooper Tires, is set to merge with India-based Apollo Tyres in a $2.5-billion deal.
There’s a growing segment in the tire world: ultra high-performance (UHP) all season tires.
Cooper Tires has announced the newest addition to its portfolio with an innovative mid-range option called the CS3 Touring.
We’ve attended a lot of tire events over the years. It’s always the same old thing when a manufacturer wants to show off the latest and greatest rubber. Three things are guaranteed at an event like this. First, there is a presentation highlighting the advanced design and technology of the new tire. Second, there will…
Yokohama Advan has announced its two newest ultra high-performance tires, the Sport V105 and Neova AD08 R, both of which are available in the U.S.
Rent-a-tire companies throughout the country are seeing a boom in business, as tire prices continue to rise and consumers look to a monthly payment alternative.
Tire engineering is like rocket science. Ok, it might not be quite that complex, but its close. The technology used to create a modern, class leading tire is incredible. Aspects of a tires design, like sidewall chaffing caused near the tire bead, are things most consumers will never think about while flying down the freeway…
Nitto Tire has released its new NT421Q CUV and SUV tire line, bringing a new all-season ultra high-performance tire to the market.
The name Cooper might not bring up mental pictures of high-speed racing like Formula One or NASCAR, but the company certainly knows what it’s doing when it comes to a high-performance street tire.
“The car just comes alive with a nice set of tires.” Those are the words of Toyota VP Bob Carter, which were ringing in my ear after a chat I had with him at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
A five minute test drive isn’t going to tell you much about a car. Likewise, a quick spin through a snow-covered slalom course isn’t going to reveal all the advantages (or disadvantages) of a winter tire.
Michelin came out on top in three of four categories in J.D. Power’s 2013 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study.
Nitto Tires makes its presence known in the enthusiast community, interacting with motorsport fans and weekend warriors. However, the company now feels it’s time to break ground with consumers by offering more mainstream products. Working closely with its enthusiast base, Nitto has managed to deliver a pair of new tires, the first designed to be…
Winter is something the Finns do well. Apparently, they also do it fast.
In the warm weather there’s no doubt that the Scion FR-S is a great daily driver, but now in the colder winter, is that fact still true? Will the car be as fun in the snow? Or will it be too much fun; a dangerous handful with little-to-no control in slippery conditions? With the snow…
The winter season is underway, and many drivers still aren’t sure which tires are right for them. Fortunately, Consumer Reports has gone and tested just about every winter-tire available, and have ranked them from best to worst.
This winter season, are you worried about the driving habits of other drivers, or the weather affecting your car’s driving characteristics?
Snow and ice on the road can make for a slippery drive home, and the snowflakes falling from the sky can limit your visibility, so it’s no wonder that there’s a definite increase in insurance claims once winter starts.