This has been a tire that has lived up to its advertising. I live in a desert area and look for a tire that can hold up to the extreme heat yet be ready to deal with snow and ice. Finding a tire that can perform with this type of temperatures has been a challenge. We seldom get rain here in the "Valley of the Sun," but when it does rain driving becomes more of a challenge than driving on icy roads. This tire has been exceptional. It is a high-performance all season tire and I did not find that steering or braking was a problem. The tread has held up now through two summers of extreme heat and a trip to Canada where we put them to the test of ice/snow. I felt confident driving with these tires. I did replace all four tires and have had no problem with alignments. The tires were a little more expensive than other that they had on sale but the warranty and the quality of these tires made it worthwhile.