Finely Tune Your Machine With the General G-MAX AS-03

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 by Hunter Leffel
General G-MAX AS-03The General G-MAX AS-03 is an all-season tire with a strong balance of dry, wet and light snow capabilities. This is a great tire for those finely-tuned performance machines that may have come with a summer tire as Original Equipment. In addition to light snow traction, it offers longer life, more performance versatility in real-world conditions and great handling on wet and dry roads.

Using a patented 3-D sipe technology for snow traction keeps the tread at an optimal stiffness range throughout the life of the tire. The side of sipes have male/female interlocking elements that lock together under load for more rigidity resulting in precise steering response, outstanding grip and even promotes even wear. The tire also uses locking elements in the tread pattern to lock in snow to increase the much needed snow-on-snow adhesion. The result is enhanced traction on snowy and slippery roads giving the driver peace of mind.

Hydroplaning results when more water is present than the tire can evacuate. The G-MAX features large channels to smoothly direct high volumes of water from underneath the tire without creating disturbances that slow that critical evacuation. Less hydroplaning + better wet grip = more driver satisfaction. For more information on hydroplaning, read "Hydroplaning: The Role Tires Play."

This Ultra High Performance All-Season tire from General also features VAI and RTM technology that we have seen on other General tires. VAI (Visual Alignment Indicators) technology is a system of sipes on each tread shoulder consisting of two shallow sipes and one deep sipe. If your vehicle becomes out of alignment you will see one shoulder wear faster than the other after only a couple hundred miles. The VAI's short depth sipes can alert you to this uneven wear if the sipes on one side disappear before the other side. Replacement Tire Monitor (RTM) is when the letters in "Replacement Tire Monitor" wear off and change to "Replace Tire" as the tire reaches the end of its life cycle.

The General G-MAX AS-03 is offered in a wide variety of sizes including fitments for the Chevrolet Camaro, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Nissan 370Z and many others.

Take a look at what customers are saying about their experience with the General G-MAX AS-03:

"Put these on my 2009 A5. The car has a better response in the corners and feels really connected to the road. I feel a ton more control on wet roads with hydroplaning a distant memory. They also come at a great price!" -- Tire Rack Consumer, 2009 Audi A5 3.2

"Amazingly quiet and smooth - almost eerie. Steering response, tracking and ride are great. Wet performance is phenomenal. Almost as much grip on wet roads as dry!" -- Tire Rack Consumer, 2008 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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