Yokohama Advan A052 tire review

by | Mar 1, 2023

yokohama advan a052 tire

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.

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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

185/55R14 80V
195/50R15 86V195/55R15 89V205/50R15 89V
225/50R15 95V
195/45R16 84W195/50R16 88W205/50R16 91W
205/55R16 94W225/45R16 93W225/50R16 96W
245/45R16 94W
205/40R17 84W205/45R17 88W215/40R17 87W
215/45R17 91W225/45R17 94W235/45R17 97W
245/40R17 95W255/40R17 98W
225/35R18 87Y225/40R18 92Y235/40R18 95Y
235/45R18 98Y245/40R18 97Y255/35R18 94Y
255/40R18 99Y265/35R18 97Y265/40R18 101Y
265/45R18 104Y275/40R18 103Y295/30R18 98Y
295/35R18 103Y315/30R18 98Y
235/40ZR19 (96Y)245/35ZR19 93Y255/35ZR19 (96Y)
265/40ZR19 (102Y)275/35ZR19 (100Y)295/35R19 104Y
245/30ZR20 (90Y)245/35ZR20 (95Y)255/40ZR20 101Y
285/35ZR20 104Y295/30R20 101Y

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