The Bridgestone Turanza EL42 tire is a standard touring tire create as the original equipment tire for luxury sedans, sporty coupes, family minivans and crossover utility vehicles as well. They are all season tires that combine the looks of a performance tire with the handling of a performance tire but also the ride comfort and low noise of a passenger tire. Being an all season tire they provide traction in all season and in wet, dry and wintry conditions including in light snow. The tire is made from an all season tread compound that has been molded into a symmetric design. This design features siped rectangular tread blocks with snow biting edges that also provide dry road stability as well as traction in wintry weather. The tire also features circumferential and lateral grooves that evacuate water throughout the tires footprint, thereby reducing hydroplaning and enhancing the wet traction of the vehicle. Internally the tire features two steel belts that have been reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon that helps to stabilize the tread area enhancing tread wear, durability and handling. A polyester cord body helps to create a smooth and comfortable ride.