General Tire is known for making some very good performance tires, and the G-Max
AS-03 continues down that same path. Designed for sport coupes and sedans, this tire is developed for year round
all-season driving, including snow.
Naturally, drivers of this type of tire are looking for high performance handling
and it does not disappoint. Dry grip and traction is enhanced through intermediate tread blocks and more stable
shoulders. A continuous center rib adds more stability and response as well. Interlocking 3-D tread blocks also
help improve handling and give the tire a better overall tread life.
An area that we found this tire to excel in would be driving on wet roads. The
higher void-to-tread ratio and the added lateral and longitudinal grooves provide amazing traction on wet surfaces.
Hydroplane resistance is excellent on this model. Another advantage of the 3-D siping in the tread is that it adds
more biting edges for driving in the snow, something that you will find this tire does quite well.
General has added a couple of unique tread and alignment indicators to the G-Max
AS-03 that you may find helpful. The Replacement Tire Monitor (RTM) lets you visually see when the tire needs to be
replaced. The indicator will show “replace tire” on the tread. It's a quick and easy way to know when your tires
have reached the point of needing to be replaced.
The Visual Alignment Indicator (VAI) lets you know when your vehicle is
misaligned. There are short sipes along the shoulders of the tire, and when one wears off before the other one
opposite to it, you quickly know there is an alignment problem.
Inside the tire you'll find two steel belts that are spirally wrapped with a
jointless polyamide on polyester plies that make the tire more stable at higher speeds. It also provides added
durability for a longer tread life, which General backs up with a 40,000 mile warranty.
Cornering grip and higher speed handling is
Wet and snow traction is among the best in all-season
Treadwear is good for a high performance tire
Very comfortable ride
Would like to see just a little better steering
A bit more road noise than other top tires in this
We really like this General AS-03 tire when it comes time to drive on wet covered
road surfaces. The tire doesn't let you down and the confidence it inspires is a good feeling to say the least. Dry
grip in the corners is equally impressive. Riding comfort is better than you might expect from a high performance
The only noticeable area that could use improvement in our opinion is road noise.
It's not an issue that would prevent us from running this tire, but it's a little higher than other top tires in
this class. That said, General has made a good tire in the G-Max and we have no problems in recommending
The G-Max AS is backed by a 6-year or 40,000 mile treadlife guarantee. Tire
uniformity is covered for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of tread wear.
Materials and workmanship are covered for 6-years and include free first year
replacement. General prorates out the amount for the remaining time period or until tread depth reaches its final
A 45-day customer satisfaction trial guarantee is also included. It allows you to
exchange the tire for another General tire model if you are not completely satisfied.