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 noise.
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 added in.
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
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
Dry pavement handling and steering response are very good
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
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.