These tyres fitted as OEM on my 2005 Mondeo. Tyres never spun or kerbed or underinflated and they are to legal limit in just 18,000 miles. I can't see from the pattern how they displace water effectively as grooves round the tyre have no cross channels out to the tyre wall. I've just fitted Goodyear Eagle NCT5's to front and I can't believe how quiet they are compared to the back 2 remaining Hankooks. There are better tyres out there - don't just replace because they were on the car new. Can't wait for the back's to be replaced with Goodyears.