Aftermarket Tires

BFGoodrich HD-Terrain T/A KT Tire Review

The BFGoodrich HD-Terrain T/A KT tire is designed to be a durable tire for towing/hauling not just on the road but in off-road conditions as well. Dual purpose commercial type tires like these have been around for years from various companies, Toyo, Firestone and Bridgestone to name a few. To see how the BFGoodrich HD-Terrain T/A KT tires stack up, I was sent a set for a full, extensive evaluation.

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tire Review

When it was time to replace the budget off-brand all-terrain tires on my 2008 Ford F-150, I decided to go with a set of BFGoodrich T/A KO2 s. It’s a decision I should have made years ago, but I found a deal on a set of budget tires and regretted it as soon as I pulled out of the shop. They were squishy, loud and the shop had challenges balancing them.

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Why is My TPMS Light On?

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is a crucial safety feature in modern vehicles. It’s designed to alert drivers when the pressure in their vehicle’s tires falls below the recommended PSI. When the TPMS light comes on, it's essential to take quick action to ensure the safety of you, your passengers, and the other drivers on the road. Correct tire pressure also helps to maintain fuel efficiency and prolong tire life. Understanding the importance of the TPMS light and knowing how to respond when it illuminates is key to being a responsible and safe, responsible vehicle owner.

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How Do I Adjust My Tire Pressure?

The nature of owning and/or operating a vehicle comes with the inherent likelihood that at some point the amount of air in one’s tires will need to be adjusted. This can be up or down; certain weather and climates or circumstances may dictate the need to remove or add air. Luckily, this is a relatively easy process done with simple, inexpensive tools.

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Sailun TerraMax RT Tire Review - Off-Roading on a Budget

Not all tire tests are equal.

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Milestar Patagonia X/T and M/T-02 Tire Review: American Alternatives

It's 10 pm instead of 10 am thanks to flight delays, I'm headed two hours out and seven thousand feet up into the San Bernadino Mountains, and the temperature display on the dashboard of this Ford Bronco Raptor is quickly dropping toward the low 30s. My tires are a set of big and chunky Xtreme All-terrains from a brand I've never heard of. Hit it? Or is this going to be a very hairy drive?

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Bridgestone WeatherPeak Review

As the garage door rises from the floor revealing just how much snow has fallen overnight my first thought is how bad my back is going to feel after I finish shoveling. My second thought is if I’m about to regret my all-weather tires.

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Best Overland Tires for Adventure

If you're planning on heading off-road, then it's time to upgrade the tires on your SUV or pickup.

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How Pirelli Uses F1 Technology to Improve Tires for Your Vehicle

The Importance of Reliable Rubber, From Race to Road

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Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus 3 UHP Tire Review

The Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus 3 UHP is the Italian tire company’s latest entrant in the Ultra High Performance all-season tire category.

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Pirelli Scorpion All Season Plus 3 SUV Touring Tire Review

The latest entry in Pirelli’s Scorpion line of crossover and SUV tires is the Pirelli Scorpion All Season Plus 3.

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RoadX RXFrost FX11 Winter Tire Review

A Value Tire for the Budget Enthusiast

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Yokohama Tire Seasonal Rebate Returns

It’s that tine of year again, time for the Yokohama Tire spring seasonal annual rebate promotion. Staring on April 1 through April 30, consumers looking for a new set of tires can get up to $125 back from a Yokohama prepaid Mastercard when buying four or five select Yokohama tires.

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Toyo Announces New All-Season Celsius II Tire

The Toyo Celsius II all-season tire will supersede the Celsius and Celsius CUV tires. As you’d expect, the new tire is designed to provide good year-round service. It departs from the norm with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) designation, which means it’s qualified for severe snow conditions. 

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Do You Really Need EV Tires? Let's Look At The Evidence

With the introduction of affordable mass-market models like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, and the Hyundai Ioniq EV, electric vehicles have officially broken into the mainstream.

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AutoGuide Tests: Michelin X-Ice Snow Tires

Over the past few years, our northern editors have tested tires from all the major brands, but it’s been quite a while since we ran a set of Michelin X-Ice snow tires (“X-Ice Snow” is the tire name). Industry-wide shortages meant Michelin wasn’t able to get them into our hands until mid-November, which is later than we like to put them on; but because of  a very mild fall in the East we didn’t have any early winter weather to contend with.

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Sailun Ice Blazer WSTX Winter Tire: Long-Term Review

Earlier this year Sailun launched the latest evolution of the brand’s Ice Blazer line of tires. As it’s the first new winter tire from the manufacturer in quite some time, the new Sailun Ice Blazer WSTX is a big deal. It’s also the perfect opportunity for us at AutoGuide to perform another in-depth, winter-long tire test.

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The Best Tire Repair Kits to Patch You Up

If you’re one of the lucky few who haven’t had a flat tire yet, you may not think you need one of the best tire repair kits. But it can happen at any time, whether you’re going to the mall or travelling across the country: You drive over a nail or screw that has fallen into the road, and it becomes embedded in your vehicle’s tire and causes it to go flat. Obviously, that is the kind of scenario for which your vehicle was probably equipped with a spare tire. However, most modern vehicles come with compact donut spare tires that can only be driven for a short distance, and to a maximum speed of 50 MPH.

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Sailun Ice Blazer WSTX Winter Tire Launches

It has been awhile since Sailun last introduced an all-new winter tire.

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Enter to Win a Set of Sailun Inspire Tires

There’s no denying how important a good set of tires are for your vehicle. 

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5 Reasons You Don't Need To Overpay To Get Quality Tires

There are two things you should never cheap out on: mattresses, and tires. Or that’s how the conventional wisdom goes, anyway. The idea persists that if you’re not dropping money on tires from one of the big-name brands – Michelin, Pirelli, BFGoodrich, Continental, Goodyear, and the like – that you’ll pay a price in the form of subpar performance and compromised durability.

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Five Reasons Why The RoadX RxMotion U11 Should Be Your Sports Car's Next Tire

Crafting a good ultra-high performance tire is as much art as it is science. A manufacturer needs to ensure that the tire meets the typical customer’s minimum requirements with regard to wet and cold-weather handling, while hitting it with every trick in the book to guarantee awesome cornering grip, braking, and straight-line acceleration. To top it all off, they have to look around at what other manufacturers are offering and try to edge out the competition with better performance or value – preferably both.

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Five Reasons The Blackhawk HA11 All-Terrain Tire Is Right For Your Truck

There’s no shortage of great, high-performing all-terrain tires on the market today. Just about every major tire manufacturer offers at least one all-terrain tire model, and over the past few years, as American vehicle manufacturers have looked at the performance off-road vehicle segment with growing interest, the competition has grown more stiff than ever before.

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Pirelli Ramps Up Production of EV Tires

The proliferation of hybrid and electric vehicles has made energy-efficient tires an increasingly important market segment, and tire giant Pirelli has followed that trend with their Elect designation for EV tires. Vehicle manufacturers’ approvals of the line doubled last year; Pirelli says they’ve racked up more than 250 homologations since the Elect designation debuted in 2019. The tire is now available for many aftermarket applications.

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5 Compelling Reasons The Blackhawk HH11 Should Be Your Next All-Season Tire

As ubiquitous as they are, it can be hard to find a truly good all-season tire. They are, by definition, a compromise, sacrificing some amount of fair-weather performance in exchange for usability in cold, slushy winter conditions. Here’s the thing: few manufacturers manage to get the balance quite right, leaving you with a tire that performs rather poorly no matter what the season.

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The Best Ultra High Performance Tires

If you own a high-performance car or are performing upgrades to your vehicle, you may want to look at getting some ultra high performance tires.

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Yokohama Updates High-Performance ADVAN Tire Line

Yokohama Tires has updated its performance-oriented ADVAN line. The new ADVAN Neova AD09 will supplant the Neova AD08 and, according to the manufacturer, offers superior track and street performance. Buyers will have up to 51 sizes to choose from.

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First New Tire Plant in 70 Years Opens in Akron

Akron, Ohio, is in a very real way the home of tire manufacturing in North America, going back to B. F. Goodrich in 1870. Make that the former home, as by the 21st Century, a city that had once been defined by rubber manufacturing was now more famous for abandoned factories and crumbling infrastructure. 

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Bridgestone Launches New WeatherPeak Touring Tire

Bridgestone announced their new WeatherPeak touring tire on Jun 14, 2022. This tire is the first all-season tire in the company’s history to earn Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification (3PMSF). Tires that carry the 3PMSF designation offer better traction in snow than traditional all-season tires.

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Enter to Win a Set of Bridgestone DriveGuard Plus Tires

Tires are the most important part of any vehicle. They are the only surface that makes contact with the road. 

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Sailun TerraMax HLT Review

Editor’s Note: Sailun arranged for Mike Schlee to test out the Sailun TerraMax HLT tire by flying him to Homestead Miami Speedway. Mike was not directly compensated for his review.

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Sailun Inspire Review: Blind Comparison Test

Editor’s Note: Sailun arranged for Mike Schlee to test out the Sailun Inspire All-Season tire by flying him to Homestead Miami Speedway. Mike was not directly compensated for his review.

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Bridgestone Debuts New DriveGuard Plus Run-Flat Tire

Flat tires and blowouts are almost inevitable; a situation that could prove disastrous— 612 people were killed in tire-related accidents in 2019 alone. What’s more, a survey indicates that up to 60% of motorists would have difficulty changing a tire, making that eventuality all the more onerous.

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Sailun IceBlazer WST2 LT Winter Tire: Long-Term Review

*Final Update Posted May 4th, 2022*

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The Best Portable Tire Inflators to Pump Up Your Flats

All new vehicles come equipped with pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), and many have run-flat tires, so you might not think having one of the best portable tire inflators is a necessity. But that’s not the case, because all tires lose air over time, even if you don’t have a puncture. And knowing a tire is low doesn’t mean you can ignore it. Owning your own tire inflator means you can conveniently and routinely check your tire pressure, making sure they’re in an optimal range, and easily refill them when the light gives you a warning. Underinflated or overinflated tires have many adverse effects on your driving experience, hurting your fuel economy, tire wear, and even safety. Purchasing a tire inflator is a small investment in helping make sure your tires last as long as possible, saving you money in the long run.

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Hankook Kinergy 4S2 Review

Editor’s Note: AutoGuide arranged for Colum Wood to test out the Hankook Kinergy 4S2 four season tire over several months. Colum was not directly compensated for his review.

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Goodyear Introduces Tire With 70% Sustainable Materials

The tire industry is historically incredibly dirty. From the damage that natural rubber plantations have caused, to the toxic toxic emissions from factories, to the incalculable quantity of microplastics and other pollutants that end up in watersources, to the intractable problem of recycling and disposing of used tires, the tire industry has enormous incentive—and pressure—to modernize, decarbonize, and reduce their overall environmental footprint voluntarily, while they still can. 

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Toyo Tires: Real Owner Tire Reviews

Toyo Tires are arguably some of the the best tires on the market. For those who are passionate about the great outdoors and venturing off the beaten path, these tires will get you there and back, regardless of terrain and weather.

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Five Things You Need to Know: Atturo Trail Blade M/T

With sizes ranging from a mild 32” LT Metric to a wild 37” tall Flotation for wheels ranging from 16” – 22”, the Atturo Trail Blade M/T is a performance tire for your truck, Jeep, or SUV that’s built for off-road duty. Proven through Atturo’s motorsports efforts, the Trail Blade M/T is an affordable replacement tire, delivering superior performance, be it for daily driving or fun in the mud.

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Get a Grip: Yokohama Advan Sport A/S+ on SimpleTire.com

Good Tires are One of the Most Important Parts of Your Car

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5 Things to Know About the Sailun Terramax A/T 3PMS

Sailun’s Terramax A/T has always been a shockingly good performer from a relatively unknown brand. Now, there’s a new winter-rated version of the Terramax A/T that’s putting the whole industry on notice.

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5 Things You Need to Know About The Blackhawk Iceprey HW06

A good set of winter tires engineered to provide dependable, solid performance no matter the conditions is hard to come by – unless you’re willing to spend an arm and a leg. But with the Blackhawk Iceprey HW06, developed specifically for SUVs and light trucks, you don’t have to.

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5 Things to Know About The Sailun Iceblazer WST2 LT

Sailun’s Iceblazer has always been a shockingly good performer from a relatively unknown brand. The  WST2 is putting the whole industry on notice.

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The Best Snow Tires and Why You Absolutely Need Them

Living in Vermont, I’ve gone through snow tires like some people eat mints. Even a decade ago, there were only a few snow tires that I’d have been willing to call “serious” winter tires—Bridgestone Blizzaks, Nokian Hakkapeliittas, Michelin X-Ice, a few others. And I stuck with them, buying them (usually Blizzak tires) generation after generation, and for every car.

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All-Season Tires Vs Winter Tires

See if all-season tires or winter tires are right for you.

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The Best Studded Snow Tires

Tire manufacturers have done an amazing job at using modern rubber compounds and computer tread designs that give studless winter tires more grip than the studded tires from just 30 years ago. While that’s made studded tires less popular than they were in the past, they haven’t gone away. Why? Because some parts of the country still see winters where the snow is measured in feet, not inches. Where there is more ice on the road than there is sun in the sky for half of the year.

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The Best High-Performance Winter Tires

Just because it’s cold, wet, snowy or icy doesn’t mean you can’t drive a sporty or high-performance vehicle. The best high-performance winter tires and snow tires are designed for drivers that want enhanced dry road handling from their winter/snow tires, while sacrificing maximum snow and ice traction. But don’t get us wrong: winter tires in this category are still great for winter driving, and far better than all-season tires in low temperatures and winter conditions. While they’re among the best snow tires, we did not include any studded snow tires in this list. We’ve driven on studded tires and they’ll get you through anything, but they’re not legal everywhere and are definitely not your first choice for spirited driving.

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Winter Tires: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe in the Snow

We take a closer look at winter tires and how they can help you drive safer

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2008-2012 Honda Accord Parts Buying Guide, Maintenance, and More

Every generation of Honda’s Accord family car has big shoes to fill, thanks to this car’s reputation as one of the auto industry’s most reliable vehicles. The eighth-generation Accord was introduced with the 2008 model year and ran through model year 2012. The Japanese automaker offered the eighth-gen Accord as a four-door sedan—the largest ever, with as much interior space as some full-size cars—and a two-door coupe.

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The Best Performance Tires

When winter comes to an end, it’s time to remove all that specialty rubber and put on some warm-weather appropriate tires.

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2011-2019 Ford Explorer Parts Buying Guide, Maintenance, and More

Ford basically invented the modern crossover and SUV market in 1991 when it first introduced the Explorer to the world. Combining comfort closer to a car with capability more like a truck, it struck a chord with buyers. The Ford Explorer is now in its sixth generation, and the SUV has come a very long way through its generations—growing larger, more capable, and more carlike all at the same time.

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Sailun Tires Developing An EV Specific Tire

It’s called the ERANGE EV and it will be compatible with 90 percent of the EVs on sale today. 

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The Best Summer Tires For a Season of Sporty Driving

Summertime is here, which means it’s time to get your fun four-wheeled ride out of storage and back on the road. But first, take a look at the tires wrapped around those good-looking wheels. Are they in good shape, or is it time to replace them before you set out on another summer of road trips and spirited jaunts along your favorite back roads? Regardless of whether your fun vehicle is a corner-carving Miata or a muscle car that excels in straight-line charging, you might want to consider a set of summer-only tires for your car.

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The Best All-Terrain Tires to Turn Your Truck or SUV Into a Rock-Crawling Machine

Driving off-road takes more than buying a vehicle with four-wheel drive and finding the nearest rock-strewn trail. You also need all-terrain tires that are up to the challenge of digging through mud and crawling over sharp rocks. And if you use your truck or SUV for everyday driving, you may also want reasonable comfort for paved roads and highways. That sounds like a lot to ask of one tire, but you’d be surprised how many products there are that live up to that complicated compromise.

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The Best Mud Tires for Off-Road Traction

Having the right tires on your ride is critical, and nowhere is that more apparent than off-road, where every stab of the throttle or squeeze of the brake pedal is a fight for traction. And of the several different types of off-road tire on the market today, mud tires are about as particular and purpose-built as they come.

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Atturo Trail Blade A/T

If you’re on the hunt for a durable all-terrain tire that can hold its own on the trail without a harsh ride on the highway, we’ve got just the thing: the Atturo Trail Blade A/T, an all-terrain tire that truly does it all.

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Atturo AZ610

You may already be familiar with Atturo’s singularly stylish, well-performing off-road tires, but the respected tire manufacturer also has plenty to offer those who keep all four wheels on the pavement, in the form of the comfortable, practical Atturo AZ610 – a tire for the other six days of the week.

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Buyer's Guide: Top 8 Best Minivan Tires You Can Buy

Designed to carry families in comfort, minivans provide an abundance of space for multiple passengers. That means if you’re shopping for new tires for your minivan, you’ll likely want to focus on comfort, road noise, and tread life, unless you really plan on doing some spirited driving. That doesn’t mean, however, you shouldn’t pick a set of tires that offers good performance based on your weather conditions.

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Atturo Trail Blade X/T

Looking for a tire that can take you from the city to the trails, plus everywhere in between, and won’t make you turn tail at the sight of mud? Meet  the Trail Blade X/T: a hybrid multi-terrain tire from Atturo.

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The 10 Best Wet Weather Tires and Why You Need Them

If it rains a lot where you live, you may want to pick a set of tires that excel in the wet.

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