Bought these to replace the dreadful Goodyear Assurance's that were on the car when I purchased it. These tires have been great. The traction they have in the rain is unparalleled to any tires I've ever owned. While other's slow down in the rain, I am able to just keep pushing forward, I never feel the least bit unsafe. They really give me a sense of safety. They improved the ride significantly over the Goodyear's and noticed it the minute I pulled out of the tire shop. I can't recommended these tires enough. I'll certainly be buying another set once this set wears out and any new car I purchase will be getting fitted with a set as well.