Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring is designed to combine looks, ride comfort and long wear with all-season traction, even in light snow. The Assurance ComforTred Touring features a mildly asymmetric tread design that combines independent shoulder blocks with notched intermediate and center ribs to blend dry and wet road traction and handling. Four wide circumferential grooves evacuate water from under the tread to enhance wet traction while the tread grooves, notches and sipes form biting edges that deliver all-season traction in light snow. The tire's internal construction includes a super shock absorbent Comfort Layer of rubber sandwiched between the tread and steel belts (that provides on average, 20% more cushion than standard auto tires) to insulate vibration and impacts with expansion joints, potholes and bumps. The tires also feature Goodyear's dual-layer ComfortEdge sidewall supports to provide a balance of ride comfort and handling. The Assurance ComforTred Touring features an internal structure that includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon on top of a polyester cord body to combine strength and durability with a smooth ride.