The Nankang AS-1 sports a high performance all-season tread design for drivers of
all makes and models of sport coupes, sedans and smaller SUV's. The advanced tread compound is molded into an
asymmetric tread design that provides increased handling and traction in all types of weather
A curved shoulder design and larger outside shoulder blocks enhance cornering grip
and provide added steering response and feel. It gives the tires more stability throughout the speed
Two circumferential grooves and the addition of angled tread blocks combine with a
silica enhanced tread compound to promote wet surface traction and handling, as well evacuate water from under the
tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Unique sipe bars around the tread help promote better handling on wet or
snow covered roads.
Road noise is reduced through the variable pitch tread sequence that Nankang uses.
It also adds to the overall ride comfort that this model provides.
Very good dry traction and cornering grip
Good ride comfort and low road noise
Treadlife is above average
No mileage treadlife warranty
The AS-1 has the same similar high performance characteristics of the NS-II, but
with an all-season tread design. Cornering grip, straight line acceleration, traction and handling are all very
good. The ride is comfortable and road noise is not bad at all.
There is no mileage tread guarantee on this tire, however, based on reviews from
other drivers the treadlife is good and the tire holds up well. For the low price, this AS-1 is a good value in
There is no mileage tread guarantee on this Nankang tire. However, you will find a
tire uniformity warranty for the first 10% of treadwear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for a prorated
amount down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.