General Altimax RT43 Tire Reviews
(Based on 68 Reviews)
The tires are installed on a small SUV not much to test on a family style vehicle. I really like General tires. Cost to performance. Value. The Altimax tread design has provided excellent rain and very good snow traction. Including my previous holley stealth ram moded 400hp Trans Am. From a perfect sunny day at a redlight 2013 to a on the spot snow storm. My SUV had no traction issues in the biggest 2017 heavy snowstorm. Simple tire. Provides fast & friendly service & shipment. Along with economic road hazzard warranty options
Got these tires on my 2010 Odyssey. At first I thought these provided good value for the money. However I got about 30,000 miles only and will need to replace them soon. Yes, the tires were rotated. As for performance, they are pretty good on dry roads. Overall acceptable on wet roads. However, I’ve experienced three incidents that made me question the overall performance. Most recently, my traction light flashed for a split second while driving on heavy rain. Got about 25,000 miles when this happened. Why is this important, well this has never happened to me with OEM Michelin tires. Second incident happened while parked on a slope, facing up. It was raining slightly. Tires did not get traction until after a full rotation. I had about 10,000 miles at the time. Third incident is when the tires chirped as I made a 90 degree right turn at about 10 mph. I had about 15,000 miles. My OEM Michelin performed much better. But I got about 30,000 before replacing them with General RT43. I think the weight of the minivan is the reason the tires wear out quickly. If you are wondering if I would buy the Generals again, the answer is that I would look to other brands first to see if I can find better value / performance.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
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I have had these tires for a year now and 17,000 miles and so far so good. A little on the noisy side but overall its been a great value.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
Thought these might be directional tires the way the handle not to good. Warm dry roads not a bad tire . Grooved pavement it feels like the tires are flat all over the place. They break loose easily on starts warm or cold. I only have a summer on them 7-8 thousand miles and will replace them for winter. Wow is all I can say lost faith in General.
Flatt spots when car sets when cold .makes car shake for miles.would never buy general tires again. Going to have to,replace them before winter. AllanBy submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
These were the #1 rated tires for my car on consumer reports and they have been great so far. No complaints whatsoever with the tires, and the process of ordering them on simpletire was fantastic. 100% will do it again next time I need tires.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
So far I like these tires. I've only put a few thousand miles on them but I've noticed a couple of things I don't like. First off, if the streets are wet my tires break loose really easily from a dead stop and spin like crazy. I haven't used them in snow yet but am worried based on how the behave on wet roads. Secondly these tires bloom really badly. They turn brown in just a few weeks and I have to keep treating them so they look nice. I really hope they perform good in snow since I live in Minnesota.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
General tires have always been very reliable in my experience. They seem to perform just as good in all areas as most more expensive brands. Would always recommend these as a more budget friendly reliable brand of tire.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
After long research I've installed General Altimax RT43 on my Nissan Versa and Prius C. These are pretty much the best all-around touring tires money can buy. Quiet, with predictable dry handling, very good wet handling, and pretty decent snow traction. Quiet ride and long tread life. One hell of a deal for the money.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
These are my favorite tires. I am used them on 2 cars in the past. Very reliable - quiet ride. My car came with Goodyear tires I could not wait to change them out. Happy to be going into winter with the Generals.
Huge improvement over OE tires. Improved driver confidence and comfort.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
Like these tires never owned a set of General's before feels like your glued to the road ! Sensitive can feel imperfection of road surface while driving had em on for 10 months now No Complaints !
I have had these for 3 months and they handle well in wet weather. Noise level is not bad. A little hard on dry roads.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
Have these tires currently on my 06 Mazda CX-5, 20 inch H rated. The OEM came with Toyo V speed rated. The General help soften the ride enough to enjoy a less bumpy ride. The sport handling nature of this vehicle is still present even with a lower speed rated tire. I also had these General RT 43s in the T speed rating on my 08 Hyundai Elantra. They did ride a little soft and I increase tire pressure approx 3-5 lbs in each tire which helped a lot. They handled dry, wet, snow EXTREMELY WELL! Also provided enough traction to drive 25+ miles in sleet and ice which I experienced in both vehicles. (Some people drive much more spirited than I. I however choose safe speeds and maneuvers the majority of the time, although I have had my share of more spirited driving when I was younger.) During emergency maneuvering in either vehicle, the tires handled without a hitch. As in any tire you buy, there is a breaking point and tires will warn you ahead of time what that breaking point is. I was impressed with these tires to even put a set on my mother in law's Honda Civic. Just my 2 cents!!By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
Everything went well. Had to correct a size mistake on first tire. Had it returned and got the right size and a refund for 1st tire. Would recommend.By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
This tire is great for the price. Great tread wear. Great traction tire as wellBy submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
Have had the tires for about 2 months. So far, they’re great! Handle good in the rain, even in downpours. The ride noise/roar is far less than my previous tires. I’m looking forward to see how the tires handle the snow in a few months!By submitting a review, each person received a sweepstakes entry.
Seems to ride a little rougher than my previous tire but wear is good.
fast delivery and tires looked very good. better than the original ones with a lower price. I'll order tires here again.
It is very calm and smooth, nice buy. Will buy again
Nice ride, braking improved , only 500 miles driven so no treadwear observation .
Good price, sidewalls seem spongy when setting the car into the first stage of the turn when exiting from the highway. You might find yourself driving a little slower because of it. It reminds me of how tires feel when they are low on air.
Great tire for the price. Smooth ride. To early to comment on Tread Life.
Excellent tire at a great price!
Recently purchased these tires-just before the first few snows. Driving cautiously, these tires have performed fairly well. Dry handling and wet roads they perform exceptionally well for the price. Ride comfort is good, and no noticeable road noise. Overall, I'm very happy with these tires.
Specifically bought these tires for wet handling and snow traction, they are performing to my hoped expectations.
Highly recommend. Great traction and performance in the snow and rain up here in Mi. As good as the high end tires I have purchased in the past but at a more reasonable price.
I can't comment on the tread life as I've only pit 4,000 miles on the tires. Nice fairly aggressive tread handles 2 inches if snow on mountainous roads well. Not noisy. Good wet traction for my driving style.
Recently purchased, but am impressed so far with snow traction, quiet ride, and moderately good ice traction.
I purchased these today since I had a blowout. My tire shop did not have the brand tire I have, so I purchased a pair of these. Had them placed on the front. My highway drive to work of 28 miles was as scary as they come. Dry highway, cold temperatures, and these tires kept tripping my anti-skid sensor. I was revving 3000 rpm and going nowhere. I had to turn off my anti-skid mechanism to go forward 55 mph. Dryer roads and warmer temps for ride home, no change! I doubt they are returnable. I sure would not recommend these for Kia Optima owners! Dont waste your money!
Great tire,performs just as well as the name brands. Has done well in temps as low as -30 but mostly tested in the rain. Would recommend.
this is my second set of altimax rt 43 general tires bought from simple tire. very satisfied with tires and price and service. thanks simple tire.
The ride is great. Almost no road noise. Looking forward to a long durable ride.
So far so good. Hope they provide to live up to the General Tire mileage claims.
Third vehicle I have put these on. Super quiet and smooth ride. Don't expect to drive this in the snow unless I get caught out in it. Hope to get 60,000 plus miles.
These were purchased strongly influenced on reviews in consumers reports. These tires are year round tires that give very good snow traction and very acceptable all around all year preformance.
Tires arrived less than 48hrs after ordered. Great job simple tire. Highly recommended tires specialy for passenger vehicles/minivans. Definitely would buy again from simple tire
This is the only tire I us for our cars!!!
Will update my review in time, 2011 Civic, car handles better and absorbs road imperfections better than the good year eagle RSA ever did. Couldn't be happier with this tire! Did a lot of research and always came back to this model. The tires I received are made in the USA!
These tires are great for the price. The only one bad thing about them is the riding noise but it’s not where I can’t tolerate it.
I love the General Altimax tires. In total, I have ordered 4 sets now (different vehicles). Mileage is outstanding and the performance is great. I will be buying a new set for my wife's Enclave soon. You just can't beat them!
Purchased these tires after reading many reviews. They were spot on, quiet, good handling, rain no problem. For what you get in a tire, these can't be beat in price, and quality. I would recommend you consider these tires for your car.
great tires for the price
Easy to order, had delivered to an authorized installer, and installed. Much jess expensive than ordering and installation by local hire dealer. Would not hesitate to order again.
So far love the general tires . They ride smooth and car feels like it's glued to the road , pretty quiet too . General tire has been around since the beginning of the automobile,, so I think by now they know how to make a good tire ! Also was very impressed by the fast service from Simple Tire ,, they came in 3 days from PA to WI !!!!! NICE JOB !! Will buy these tires again from simple tire!
Handle great in the rain, only one trip in snow fall of about 3 inches. Seemed to grip very well. So far I like these tires
I have several vehicles and the General Altimax is the best tire I have found. And I have Altimax on all of them 1) It looks good 2) It is quiet on the road 3) It has excellent handing characteristics: wet, dry, or snow. It is amazing 4) It is very long life on treadwear 5) It is the best value in tires on the market Now you combine all of that with the folks at Simple Tire. (Great shipping, great service, no hassle ordering on line). You have the ultimate winner
Very impressed with these General tires so far. They are a lot quieter than the OEM Goodyear and the Pirelli tires they replaced. They have a great feel of the road, handling well on wet and dry pavement. Haven't had any winter weather yet in north Alabama, so have not been able to evaluate winter traction, but had to select some stars. Buying experience from SimpleTire was great and their partner Pep Boys, Decatur, AL did a great job installing.
I've only have these tires for a short time, but they have performed very well. The price was right and during the last snowstorm, they handled well in the snow. As of now, I would definitely purchase these again.
This my third set of General Tire Avid TRZ touring tires. Reasonably priced and very good performance tire. I recommend them.
GREAT TIRE FOR THE PRICE AND ALSO GREAT HANDLEING IN THE SNOW AND ON DRY PAVEMENT. i HAVE NOT HAD THE CHANCE TO DRIVE IN RAIN YET BUT I'M SURE IT WILL BE A GREAT EXPERIENCE.
Really impressed with these tires. It does have soft side walls which i dont like, but im impressed with dry and wet handling. Snow is no big issue...have been in 6 inches of snow. Traction is very good. These tires are on a 2010 nissan rogue.