Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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Vehicle: 2006 Mazda MAZDA6 s Sedan
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: FLOWERY BRANCH, GA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
General Altimax Arctic
Follow-Up Review: 12,000 miles on tires
November 17, 2014
Just mounted these for the second season after about 10,000 miles of driving and can't even distinguish front from rear in terms of wear. These tires will definitely outlast my car. I am more amazed now at the transformation these have on my car in the snow. Having lived through snowmageddon in Michigan last year and now more snow this year already these are truly a necessity. These are definitely worth the investment since they can be used for years before needing to be replaced.
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
December 26, 2013

This is my second set and a second car and I continue to be impressed. I was able to navigate in the all-seasons for about a week but I had never lit up the TCS light so frequently. After installing these the difference is amazing. You can still get yourself in trouble cornering, but the car is always firmly planted and hardly ever uses TCS or ABS. The biggest difference is in stopping, it stops as if it is normal pavement even in snow and ice. If I had bought steel wheels these would barely be more than the cost of my insurance deductible. I would highly recommend these especially if you are cost conscious since even an accident with a curb or non-vehicle can cost almost as much as these, and when averaged over the useful life of a tire and wheel set is far less costly than any incident. I can't say if the more expensive Blizzaks and such would be better but I would doubt they are worth double the price given these tires performance. This is a must have for anyone living in a snowy climate and daily gives me the confidence I can get where I need to go without regard to the weather. They truly liberate you from a constant fear of being stuck or sliding off the road that comes with winter driving.

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