Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax RT
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Camry CE
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: Biloxi, MS
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax RT
Follow-Up Review: 14,000 miles on tires
This is an update to my first review. My feelings on wet and dry traction stand. Still the best wet traction tire I have ever owned, period!! I am getting very concerned about tread wear. I have even wear on all four and the tires appear to be wearing out much faster than they should. Will be contacting General Tire on this soon. Don't feel I will get anything close to the 70,000 miles of tread life on this tire. Expecting something in the range of 20,000 at this point. It will depend on how General Tire reacts when I request replacements if I by another General Tire again.
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
Surprised by this tire. Excellent hydroplane resistance. The steering wheel does not even budge when I hit a 2-4 inch deep puddle. Handles extremely well in very heavy that leaves an inch of standing water on the road. Happens a lot on the Gulf Coast. Dry traction is average and highway driving is okay. Nothing special there. Steering action with this tire is a little more spongy though. Likely due to the sidewall construction. Common with tires that focus on water traction. Noise is average for this type of tire. I have seen several complaints about noise. Remember the tread design, this is a tread designed to deal with water, the tire will produce more noise. Bottom line, no way around it. Overall this is a very good tire. Definitely consider if you have a passenger car and will be dealing with a lot rain.