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 conditions.
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 range.
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
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 all-season tires.
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.