The Goodyear Assurance A/S is a crossover / SUV touring all season light truck tire. Goodyear developed the Assurance A/S for the drivers of crossover, sport utility vehicles and light duty pickup trucks. The Assurance A/S tires offer long tire treadwear, traction in wet weather, and low rolling resistance. The Assurance A/S is designed to provide year round all season traction in dry, wet and winter weather conditions. The low rolling resistance technology that was molded into the Assurance is what sets the A/S tire apart; by reducing the rolling resistance of the tire, it helps to enhance the vehicles fuel economy over the tire's lifetime. The Goodyear A/S uses a fuel efficient tread compound that reduces the energy consumed as the tire rolls. Its tire tread design features inboard and outboard dry tread zones featuring sturdy shoulder blocks to enhance handling in dry conditions. The Assurance A/S also features a central wet tread zone with dual aquachannel grooves to evacuate water and promote wet weather traction, while the Goodyear engineered sipes increase the number of biting edges to enhance traction in snow. The tire's reinforced internal structure features twin steel belts for strength on top of a polyester carcass that enhances ride quality.