Langley, BC (March 10, 2015) – Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. knows that Canadian climates provide a varied and volatile mixture of road conditions for its vehicles and drivers, which is why the company is launching its new ADVAN Sport A/S — an all-season tire up to the challenge that few performance tires can meet. Using the advanced all-season compound technology of the innovative micro silica blend to deliver superb wet grip and traction, the ADVAN Sport A/S draws on its background of road racing in various motorsports series around the world to deliver performance in all types of driving conditions. The Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S features a tread pattern with a serpentine groove to provide powerful snow-shearing force for confident winter traction, and three straight grooves to evacuate water from under the tire and enhance wet grip. Wavy sipes increase edge control for superior wet handling, and Z-Grooves create large biting edges for increased snow traction. The extra-large outside shoulder blocks enhanced cornering. The 2-in-1 large blocks maximize stiffness, helping to increase lateral stability for improved dry handling. To promote long even wear, the optimized contact area equalizes pressure distribution where the tread contacts the road, while the 4-pitch tread variation reduces pattern noise. Optimized sidewall construction is achieved by extending the sidewall reinforcement higher up, delivering the perfect blend of responsive handling and ride comfort. The Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S is available in 38 sizes and four rim diameters to fit a wide range of vehicles that need to perform at their best in all kinds of weather. And for a limited time (March 15 through May 31), purchasers of the ADVAN Sport A/S receive an introductory $80 rebate off a set of four as part of Yokohama’s Season Opener Event. Yokohama Tire (Canada) Inc. markets and distributes a full line of tires for high performance, passenger car, light truck, and commercial truck applications, as well as off-the-road tires for mining, forestry and construction applications. It maintains distribution centers across Canada to serve more than 1,000 independent tire dealers and more than 3,000 retail locations.