The Goodyear Fortera SL is designed to blend style and performance with year-round traction. It features circumferential and lateral grooves which pump water to resist hydroplaning. Sipes in the tread block increase the number of biting edges to enhance traction in light snow. It features a long wearing tread compound that promotes even tread wear while large wrap-around shoulder blocks provide responsive handling. Its internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to combine durability with high-speed capability.