With its asymmetric profile, AS-1 tyres can successfully unite quiet driving, sportiness and safety. The silicone compound in the tread ensures better handling in both wet and dry conditions, reduced rolling resistance and a high mileage. In order to get the better drainage efficiency, two straight road grooves are applied on the outside. To enhance the safety on the wet ground, the stream in the middle groove is used to accumulate the water with the assistance of fine sipe bar to divert the water for a safer drive.
To increase cornering force on the outside, the shoulder-high rigidity pattern to strengthen cornering force and enhance the steering ability. Unique straight grooves on the shoulder make the whole tread more rigid and prevent it from irregular wear. The evenly thin sipes reduce the road impact and enhance the comfort when driving. In order to get the best silent features, the tread pattern is using two-in-one and multi-pitch design..
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Nankang AS-1 tyre review
Average based on 1,065 test results
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31.05.2019 from Karl Grimsey I have been buying Nankang tyres for all the cars in the family (5) for over 10 years. They are as good as any top brand tyre and normally half the price
They perform just as well and last just as long.
My collegue always buys top brands tyres yet he does not get any more mileage out of his.
I have a selection of family car, SUV and saloons. These tyres perform perfectly well on all types of car.
I will continue to by NanKang because they work and are very well priced
20.04.2019 from Richard Taylor Excellent non run flat option for BMWs. Superior wet and cold weather grip compared to the standard fit of continental ssr3 runflats. SSR3s are fantastic in dry but deadly in cold and wet. Nankangs outperform in all areas only matched by the grip. I have used Nankangs for 20 years.
06.02.2019 from Jonathan T Very good service
27.09.2015 from Blasvegas Extremely sketchy performance at over 55mph in the rain. Load shift from slight turning in wet conditions will have you fearing for your safety. You will lose traction. Better not to use for freeway driving in wet conditions!