March 7, 2017

For drivers that want the ultimate in dry weather grip the answer is the "R-Compound" tire. These tires have sticky heat-resilient rubber compounds similar to a racing slick packaged into a design that the Department of Transportation (DOT) approves for use on passenge...

March 1, 2017

Moving up one level in summer performance our next post covers summer-only tires that provide the best in response and warm-weather (wet and dry) grip but are not suitable at all for driving in even light snow. A tire in one of these categories will be found as origina...

February 23, 2017

With the recent spell of warm-weather Spec R has seen a rise in the number of people inquiring or purchasing all-season tires for summer use. We like to consider all-season tire to be "3-season" tires, as they are most suited to use during spring, summer and fall condi...

February 8, 2017

Advice on whether to use winter tires or a separate set of winter wheels and tires

February 1, 2017

"My car doesn't have a spare?!" We hear this line MANY times during the year from frustrated customers  a tire puncture and goes to install their trusty spare...only to realize the vehicle does not have one! For years now automakers have been shipping out new vehicles...

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