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General Altimax RT Tire Review & Rating
The General Altimax RT touring tire sports an attractive symmetrical tread design
to go with a smoother ride in all-season driving conditions.
A unique Twin Cushion Silica Tread Compound is designed to add better driving
stability while providing a more comfortable and quiet ride. The silica compound also enhances dry and wet surface
grip and handling.
General's Acoustic Modulation Sound Technology (AMST) utilizes the latest in sound
wave suppression to virtually eliminate road noise, giving the Altimax RT a very quiet tire. You will not find
yourself having to raise your voice when talking to others in your car or turning up the radio to tune out the road
General Tire has added Visual Alignment Indicators on the tire that give you a
visual indication of misalignment that help you to correct the problem before it ruins the tread. Misalignment is
one of the top reasons why tires wear out much quicker than they should have. This is a handy feature they have
Reactive Contour Technology is another feature that has been added, and it is
designed to help the tire react to changing road conditions and maintain optimal traction with the surface for
added driver confidence behind the wheel.
Inside the tread carcass are two steel belts with a polyester cord cap that give
the Altimax more strength and stability at higher speeds. It also promotes more even tire wear, which is one reason
why there is a 70,000 mile tread warranty.
Dry pavement handling and steering response are very
Wet surface control is better than average
Tire is comfortable to ride on and very quiet
70,000 mile tread warranty
Tread wear could be better
Snow and ice traction
The General Tire Altimax RT touring tire is a middle of the pack performer. It
does a lot of nice things, but also has some drawbacks thrown in. Dry grip and traction are very good among tires
in this class, while the ride is comfortable and very quiet.
On the other hand, tread life seems to be an issue with a few drivers as they have
reported shorter than average mileage from this model. That said, we like the RT due to its traction, comfort,
warranty and overall value for the money.
The General Altimax RT comes with a 6-year or 70,000 mile treadlife warranty that
also has a one-year or first 2/32 inch guarantee on tire uniformity.
Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 6-years and include free tire
replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. General then prorates the amount for the remaining
time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
There is also a 45-day customer satisfaction period. If you are not completely
satisfied with the tires you can exchange them for another General tire model.