The Yokohama Advan A052 is an extreme performance summer tire, designed for performance vehicle owners who participate in autocross and track day events. It’s basically a track-oriented tire that’s approved for street use. It offers Yokohama’s highest level of DOT-approved performance and is one of the most popular tires among aftermarket enthusiasts.
This tire is engineered with Yokohama’s motorsports MS compound and has an asymmetric tread design to offer high levels of grip. Looking at the tread pattern, you’ll see wide center ribs and a large outboard shoulder, which contributes to better traction. Yokohama also incorporated notches in the outboard micro groove, which aids in cooling the tire during track use. While this tire is designed primarily for summer use, there is a pair of wide, circumferential grooves to help prevent hydroplaning.
The Yokohama Advan A052’s casing uses two plies of nylon cord that supports a pair of wide, steel belts that are located underneath the tread.
This tire should never be used or stored in cold temperatures below 14°F or -10°C.
- Excellent cornering and grip in dry conditions
- Fantastic autocross tire
- Great for the street and the track
- Avoid using in water or rainy conditions
- Tread wears quickly, even for a performance tire
- Gets noisy once it starts wearing down
Yokohama Advan A052 tire User reviews
As one of the most well-known tires among performance enthusiasts and the aftermarket, the Yokohama Advan A052 has mostly positive reviews. Many users praise the tire’s handling and traction performance, but do caution not to use them in the rain or wet. The biggest complaints have to do with the Advan A052’s wear, which is rapid and possibly more so than other track-oriented performance tires.
Those who took this tire to the track and autocross events found its performance to be predictable and forgiving, although they do get noisy once they start wearing down. Many of the user reviews mention how great of an autocross tire it is. Some did note that the tire suffers when overheated, so it’s best to spray them down or cool them off in between laps.
Who should buy the Yokohama Advan A052 tire?
The Yokohama Advan A052 is a great option for performance vehicle owners who are also weekend track warriors. If you autocross or attend open track events, the Advan A052 offers Yokohama’s highest level of DOT-approved performance. It’s a race-ready, extreme performance summer tire that is designed for competition. Buyers should also be aware that it won’t have great treadwear and these tires will wear out quickly.
Yokohama Advan A052 tire Warranty
The Yokohama Advan A052 comes with Yokohama Promise, which is a 30-day trial satisfaction guarantee. It is eligible for Yokohama’s standard limited warranty, which covers the life of the original usable tread depth or 72 months from the date of manufacture, whichever comes first. The warranty only applies to the original tire purchaser and to tires that have become unserviceable for reasons other than the ones stated below.
The warranty does not cover road hazard injuries or damages, improper repairs, improper inflation, improper application of tire size, improper mounting or dismounting, mechanical irregularities in the vehicle or wheel, weather checking or cracking, as well as accident, corrosion, vandalism, fire, or damages caused by nature.
The Yokohama Advan A052 has no treadwear warranty or road hazard warranty, as expected from a performance tire. There is a uniformity warranty that covers the first 2/32″ of wear.
Yokohama Advan A052 tire available sizes
|195/50R15 86V||195/55R15 89V||205/50R15 89V|
|195/45R16 84W||195/50R16 88W||205/50R16 91W|
|205/55R16 94W||225/45R16 93W||225/50R16 96W|
|205/40R17 84W||205/45R17 88W||215/40R17 87W|
|215/45R17 91W||225/45R17 94W||235/45R17 97W|
|245/40R17 95W||255/40R17 98W|
|225/35R18 87Y||225/40R18 92Y||235/40R18 95Y|
|235/45R18 98Y||245/40R18 97Y||255/35R18 94Y|
|255/40R18 99Y||265/35R18 97Y||265/40R18 101Y|
|265/45R18 104Y||275/40R18 103Y||295/30R18 98Y|
|295/35R18 103Y||315/30R18 98Y|
|235/40ZR19 (96Y)||245/35ZR19 93Y||255/35ZR19 (96Y)|
|265/40ZR19 (102Y)||275/35ZR19 (100Y)||295/35R19 104Y|
|245/30ZR20 (90Y)||245/35ZR20 (95Y)||255/40ZR20 101Y|
|285/35ZR20 104Y||295/30R20 101Y|
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