Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax RT

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


General Altimax RTReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62

2000 Toyota Camry CE
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Buy/More Info
Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Biloxi, MS
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
September 28, 2011

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.

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