Jalopnik Advisor content exists to inform consumers on topics related to automotive services like extended warranties, insurance, and vehicle shipping. Our review team also analyzes and ranks providers in different categories with a rigorous process. The goal is to present the best options in each category for a variety of types of customers.
Category Review Pages
We’ve performed industry-wide analysis and reviews on service providers in the following categories:
Our review team also publishes informational content in on common questions, like:
Our process for reviewing brands and providers involves studying industry ratings, customer reviews, product offerings, and more. We also leverage our own consumer survey data to better understand aspects of a service people care about or have issues with. Below are the different methodologies we use by category.
How We Rate Tire Brands
When reviewing tire brands, our team focuses on the following attributes:
- Price: Tire size and type can both affect the final cost. Our team of experts compares pricing across a variety of tires from each brand.
- Tire Variety: To determine this score, we look at the types of tires available, including passenger tires and light truck/SUV tires. Tire types can be based on the season, terrain, and other factors.
- Reputation: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) created the Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) Standards to score treadwear, traction, and temperature. Tire brands with high UTQG ratings perform best in this category. Established companies with a long history of reliable service also receive positive marks.
- Customer Satisfaction: We comb through customer reviews on sites like the BBB to learn about customer experiences. Tire brands with a low volume of complaints score well in this area. We also consider studies from experts like J.D. Power, giving top marks to companies that have a high customer satisfaction index.