The drive axle Hankook AM09 tires offer superior handling and traction even on wet and muddy surfaces. Their directional tread pattern with zigzag traction grooves improve braking while multiple kerfs improve wet and winter grip. Stiffened tread blocks with their tapered shape improve resistance to impact and irregular wear. These tires are constructed using cut and chip resistant compound for durable service. On wet surfaces, the deep, wide grooves expel water to improve traction.