The tire is simply incredible. This is my 3rd set. The loss of traction due to tread wear is seen only when the tread is less than 1/32, and that's only in wet weather. other then that I have never had that tire squeal at turns, even when taking a 25 mph off ramp at 50mph. The tire last 40,000 with no problems. Never had any problems with flat-spotting. way ahead of any other compatible tire, including Michelin.