Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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Vehicle: 2006 Mercury Montego Premier AWD
3.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 10,000
Location: ,
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax Arctic
Initial Review: 10,000 miles on tires
April 06, 2013

These converted our AWD Montego to a winter half track. Studded these tires on their own wheels and they actually out performed the Blizzaks on our other car, for a lot less cost. They have the usual studded winter tire squirm and noise, but not as bad as others were before. But after getting a 3 foot blizzard and many other snow storms, these have proven themselves. And on ice? You can't beat studded tires in my opinion. Took Tire Rack's advice and went down an inch in wheel and tire size, but the taller sidewall gives us the same effective ground clearance, which is valuable in deeper snow. And that taller sidewall is more forgiving on Maine's frost heaved, potholed roads.

Our new Michelin hydro all seasons were downright dangerous in snow the previous winter, so glad we got them off for winter!

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