The Nankang AS-1 tire is an asymmetrical performance tire whose tread design offers performance, traction and touring comfort for coupes and sedans. Benefits of this value priced tire include a tread pattern that does not produce tread "whine" and an internal construction of belts that absorb road shock. This means reduced noise for a quiet and comfortable ride. The good handling is thanks to a shoulder tread block arrangement that enhances cornering performance. The angled tread blocks and circumferential grooves also contribute to the performance by evacuating water efficiently in adverse weather conditions.