Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe with 4 Lug Wheels LT1
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Location: Wilmington, DE
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax Arctic
Follow-Up Review: 3,800 miles on tires
February 26, 2013
I am near the end of the second winter on the Altimax Arctic's. On December 26, 2012 I drove home across Pennsylvania on the PA Turnpike thru the blizzard - 200+ miles of 4-10 inches of snow on the road - the tires were fantastic - I never had any traction problems during the entire trip. Here in Delaware we are having another very mild winter - so nothing more to report.<br><br>They reason the tires are noisy is because they are studded.<br><br>The end of February, 2012 I found a rock inbedded in the sidewall of one of the Altimax Arctic's, but it was not leaking air - I bought a replacement tire from Tirerack in March, 2012 and had it mounted on the wheel locally. In my opinion this was not a tire defect, it was a road hazard.
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
January 21, 2012

We finally had snow this winter in New Castle County, Delaware and I just got home from going to the grocery store in the snow. These tires are wonderful in the snow and slush - the car never slipped and I never spun the tires. They are much better in snow and slush than the OEM Continental's that came on the car. They are better than the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50's I had on my last car. The General Altimax Artic's are very impressive while driving in snow and slush - the the Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50's were never this good.
The General Altimax Artic's are noisy on dry pavement because they are studded.

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