Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

I live in Chicago. I drive a 6 cylinder front-wheel drive pontiac. I drive the car very hard. I bought these tires after hours of research. I could not decide between a set of winter tires or good soft all season tires. I went with these because they are the highest rated all season tires on this website. I am very happy with them. I cannot say enough about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10     2007 Toyota Yaris HatchbackMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 100 Location:   Drivi...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

3,500 miles of mixed dry and light snow (<4) and i have to say that i do recommend this tire versus no snow tire at all. They PALE in comparison to my old Blizzak ws-60 (sadly not offered anymore) because the Wintermaxxx's have a more standard tire design for dry comfort and noise, instead of thick chunky tread blocks that are unparalleled on snow and ice. With that more traditional design, the blocks are much closer together, giving slightly less traction on snow and ice than the Blizzaks. As this is a sport coupe, I took my time on heavy snow and anything more than 5 mph would cause the car to slide sideways. The tires did a good job at gripping upon braking however, and I know that my summer tires would simply spin. While not the very best winter tire, Dunlop has made a good overall tire for the 90% of winter in NJ that is dry and salt-covered. Treadwear has been very good with rubber stips still apparent after 3,500 of generally easy miles. Handling is appropriate for a winter tire, which is to say much softer than a standard tire, but that's to be expected. For the price, I'd recommend these to anyone looking to have a safe commute in winter months. Adding some weight to the trunk (RWD) and applying smooth acceleration will give you best feedback with these tires. I know many companies are creating winter tires that mimic summer tires for noise and comfort, but bring back the blocky tread design Dunlop! Overall, well executed tires at a reasonable price. Much cheaper than crashing and dealing with insurance premiums for years!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3

Great snow tire for the Fiat 500 Abarth. Good performance in snow/ice and allows no-drama commuting in poor conditions. Blows right through light and deeper snow. Can get a little bit of hydro plaining on slushy mix once they salt streets but only at higher speeds and deeper slush/water. Handling in general is great at 7/10s but I purposely dial it back a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax RT

Thanks for all the input Review to help me to make the best buy i have ever made on tires these tire make you feel safe in wet weather. that make the most importing thing to me most tire do very well on dry ground but when it wet and you do not have ABS it all skills and tire. buy it it will be the best buy for you too. thank for the low price too tire rack....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Best winter tire I've ever owned at a fantastic price. Less noise than other snow tires I've used. A bit squirmy in the dry (but I do have a 3,800 pound car on narrow snows to begin with--what would one expect?) but stable. Handling is OK, it's a snow tire. Grips better than expected on ice. Have never let me down, and may never go with a different snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

I was skeptical about getting these tires in February, as I usually use winter tires. But I purchased a used vehicle and I wanted something that would do for the rest of the winter and be used just for summers after that. The reviews by owners of SUVs and large cars made me believe that the G-Max would have no problems in up to 2 of snow. Frankly, I am blown...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I put these on my Sonata to replace the stock tires which were the worst winter tires I've ever owned. These made me feel secure well beyond what I had hoped, the traction in snow was worlds better then the Hankook tires on my car at half the price. I'd recommend these to anyone that's having problems with traction in snow.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

A great snow tire at a reasonable price. Went to smaller width/higher profile on speed3 & did great through this tough winter. Also put a set on my daughter's Mustang & made a huge difference.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

After much investigation, decided to buy these tires. Was a little concerned about noise complaints, but found this to be overblown. Tires are reasonably quiet and ride is very comfortable. Turns are a little mushy, but breaking is excellent both in dry and wet conditions. No snow experience (in Florida). Installer advised me to run tires a few pounds over...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires are very quiet and very responsive. They make the ride very comfortable on this small car. I bought these as per customers reviews and we must say, these tires will be the brand from now on for all any vehicle we own. Generals are the way to go. I'll always purchase my tires through Tire Rack due to the quality, great customer service, pricing,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Fantastic tire. They ride straight and comfortably, corner surprisingly well, and inspire confidence in however or wherever I drive. Even on my two-ton land yacht, they handle spot-on. I bought them in preparation for winter, and I could not be happier with the decision, especially for the price. $407 for a full set with a $70 rebate.It didn't matter how bad...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I used the General Altimax Arctics (175/65R14) on dedicated 14 steelies from TireRack for three snowy winters in Wisconsin, including one in which we had over 100 inches of snow that season. So I've seen everything from light snows, slushy mixes, deep snow, blizzard dumping 18 of snow in 24 hours causing snowplows to get stuck, and everything in between....  Read More

Where Can I Find the Best Tire Prices? Take Advantage of Closeout Pricing on General AltiMAX RT.

When it comes to taking care of your vehicle, tires are a big part of your maintenance budget. You can't afford to overpay, but good tires are essential for safe driving. Even with the high quality brands we offer, we'll see major differences in overall performance, especially in wet traction. We've done head-to-head comparison tests where we've seen over a 4...  Read More

Bridgestone DriveGuard Run-Flat: Not Just for BMW and MINI

Traditionally, run-flat tires have been used mainly for limited vehicle types as specified by certain manufacturers for Original Equipment use. Prime examples of this is are BMW 3 Series vehicles since the mid-2000s, the new MINI Cooper and all fifth-generation and newer Chevrolet Corvettes. These vehicles once represented a small portion of the market that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Far exceeded expectations, especially in snow. After buying a CPO Q5 3.2 late in the winter and experiencing the oem Dunlops, I needed to decide on some a/s tires, and many of the usual go-to tires were sold out.I knew the Conti-General product line is excellent, based on my experience with a few models, so I took a chance on these RT tires. I hoped that 700...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I'm really trying to find a reason not to like this tire. For this size, there are very few choices that aren't Z rated and wear out way too fast. So far (after 2000 miles)these are quiet, smooth riding and stable. I had Generals on a Corvette once and they were great. These are even better. Half the price of other choices...what else can I say?   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

These are good sets of tires for those who want a good balance between comfort, performance and economy, since they are very affordable and perform quite well. However, I wouldn't recommend driving them during winter, I was stuck in a parking spot in light melting snow once during spring season and had a really hard time have traction to get out of the spot,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Bought these tires based on other customers reviews. As of yet these tires have far exceeded the OEM Bridgestone dueler h/t that we're on this vehicle. The ride comfort and decreased noise were noticed on first test drive. I haven't tried these in snow yet so when I do that review will follow. These tires have been great and for the price and rebate a deal....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Very well-priced tire with excellent manners. Zero hyroplaning in heavy rain. Very suire footed. Would recommend for anyone searching for great combo of price, longevity, and solid performance. You cannot go wrong here with these.   Read More