Studded Winter / Snow Tires: General AltiMAX Arctic

With winter upon us, now is a great time to buy a set of winter / snow tires! 

Most drivers tend to use Studless Ice and Snow or Performance Winter / Snow tires. However, we carry a selection of Studdable Winter / Snow tires for those who are after a traditional studded snow tire set-up. 

While their name would suggest tires in this performance category can only be used with studs, they can actually be used without. In fact, the General AltiMAX Arctic is a great entry-level Studdable Winter / Snow tire that has very good snow and ice traction without studs. The chart below shows how closely the unstudded General AltiMAX Arctic compared to the studded version in our test, "Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studdable Winter / Snow." 

Winter Testing
Designed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans, passenger-oriented light duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles who are looking to enhance wintertime traction, the AltiMAX Arctic offers high levels of traction at low temperatures. Featuring General's All-Weather Dual Tread compound, the tire is developed to enhance cold weather flexibility and wet traction. General AltiMAX Arctic tires meet the industry's severe snow requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol.

It's important to note that there are special break-in procedures for studded tires and to find the instructions, read "Studded Tire Break-In."


Thursday, August 23, 2012 by Gene Waffle

The General makes the best low price studded snow/winter tire on the market even without studs has incredible traction
Friday, December 6, 2013 by Wendy Jones

can you send the tires already studded. We are looking at the General AltiMax Arctic

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Gary


Yes, we can stud these tires for $15 per tire.

Leave a comment