This is a visual wear indicator so that as your tire wears the shape of the visual wear indicator will change allowing you to approximate the tread life remaining on your tires. Knowing the approximate tread life remaining on your tires can give you more confidence in your vehicle. If the inner and outer “Wear SquareTM” is at different stages, this indicates a possible wheel alignment issue allowing you to seek professional service.
3D MICRO-GAUGETM GROOVES
These sipes are an innovative technology that allows the tread elements of the tire to interlock which stabilizes the tread. This maximizes tread contact with the road surface to grip the road better significantly in wet conditions and light snow resulting in superior handling and increased traction.
MORE SIPING AT HALF-WORN
The CS5 Grand Touring has 40% more sipe length remaining at half-worn than the previous generation tire. Therefore, at half-worn the CS5 will have more siping left aiding in performance and improving it's worn appearance.
ASYMETRICAL TREAD PATTERN
Advanced 5-rib asymmetric tread pattern design reduces irregular wear by allowing tires to be rotated from one side of the car to the other. The result is sustained tire performance with even wear, less noise, and increased overall tread life. The asymmetric pattern also allows the outside of the tread pattern to be tuned with large, rigid tread elements for superior dry handling and traction while the inside is optimized for wet and light snow conditions.