Ventus AS is designed as a suitable O.E. replacement or inch up application tire, that provides a comfortable, quiet ride plus all-season traction. The circumferential grooves are cooling the tire and improving steerability and allows water to escape the footprint. The high density siping acts like hundreds of teeth biting the road. The open shoulder design helps sweep water and slush from under the tread. The nylon belt overlay provides strength to the tread area and restricts belt motion-the key to high performance handling. The two extra-wide high tensile steel belts give the tire crisp handling and flex to absorb road shocks. The sidewall compound is specially formulated to resist ozone, aging, cracking and abrasion.The rim protect bar protects the rim from scuffing while preventing the sidewall from rolling over the rim flange.