The Cooper Weather-Master SA2 tire carries the RMA's Winter Tire Snowflake designation which means it exceeds the highest standards for winter traction and safety. It is a studless touring performance winter tire. The directional tread pattern has Cooper Tire's patented tapered groove technology to improve traction and enhance braking by evacuating water and slush quickly from under the tire. Further, the cold weather tread compound remains flexible in low temperatures while maintaining even tread wear throughout the winter season. The casing of the tire is designed to absorb bumps and variations in the road for a nice, comfortable ride that works well with the suspension of high-end touring cars and CUVs.