Describes the sidewall appearance. Examples: BSW= Black Side Wall, WSW = White Side Wall OWL = Outlined White Letters.
The load index (LI) is a 2 or 3 digit number that corrolates to the maximum amount of weight the tire can carry. For example, a tire with a load index of 87 indicates that the tire can carry a maximim load of 1,201 lbs. In the case of our example the 87 identifies the tires ability to carry a maximum of 1,201 lbs. So 4 tires will carry a maximum of 4,804 lbs. Refer to your vehicle owner's manual for the recommended minimim Load Index. It is not recommended to install tires with a lower Load Index. By doing so, this could cause your tires to be overloaded thus potentially causing a blowout.
Speed Ratings (SR) are based on laboratory tests and indicates the maximum speed the tire can achieve. These tests are based on limited time trials. Higher speed rating tires typically will yield better handling capabilities, but may often result in lower mileage. Refer to your vehicle owner's manual for the recommended minimum Speed Rating. It is not recommended to install a tire with a lower speed rating as it could affect the handling of your vehicle. It is important to note that speed ratings only apply to tires that have not been damaged, altered, under-inflated or overloaded. Additionally, most tire manufacturers maintain that a tire that has been cut or punctured no longer retains the tire manufacturer's original speed rating, even after being repaired because the tire manufacturer can't control the quality of the repair.
|Load Range/Ply Rating||Not Available||
Ply Rating is related to the max load capacity. This value can be defined with a letter or number. The higher the number/letter, the higher the load capacity.
To help consumers evaluate their tires, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) created the Uniform Tire Quality Grading System (UTQG). The UTQG rates tires are rated on their tread-wear, traction performance, and temperature resistance. The grade for each of these can be found on the sidewall of your tire (except for winter tires and certain light truck tires). Click here for more information.
|Max Single Load(lbs)||1201||The maximum load this tire will support. Remember to multiply this number by the number of tires installed on your vehicle to get the maximum carrying capacity. This number is directly related to the Load Index.|
|Max Single Air Pressure(PSI)||51||The maximum air pressure this tire will support. This does not represent the amount of air pressure your tires should have at all times. Consult with your owner's manual to determine the best air pressure you should use for your vehicle.|
|Tread Depth||10.0||The amount of tread on the tire. Once the tire is worn to 2/32nds, it is considered fully used and should be replaced at that time. Most tires will have tire indicators in the grooves of the tire to help you determine when the tires are worn down to 2/32nds.|
Nondirectional - most common, same tread pattern on inside & outside of the tire. Can be rotated to all four corners of vehicle. Asymmetrical - tread pattern is different on the inside to the outside of the tire, and must be mounted properly. Can be rotated to all four corners of the vehicle. Directional tires - roll in only one direction, must be mounted properly. Once mounted they must remain on the same side of the vehicle, and only be rotated front to rear.
|Rim Width Range||5.5-7.0||The approved wheel rim width range this tire will support.|
|Measured Rim Width||6.0||The recommended wheel width as recommended by the tire manufacturer to get the best wear us performance for this tire.|
|Section Width||7.9||The measurement from sidewall to sidewall.|
|Tread Width||Not Available||The measurement from one side of the tread to the other side of the tread.|
|Overall Diameter||24.5||The height of the tire when fully inflated.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||15497740000||Manufacturer part number (sku)|
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tires work good
work good in snow and water and good all around tire
nice tires so far.. only on a couple of months
hold road nicely.....waiting for snow to give a real test. just a bit noisy......
this is my second set of general altimax they wear well handle great
will buy general again
General Altimax TR43
excellent tires at a reasonable price. I am very pleased with these tires and I highly recommend them.
Love these tires.
I would definitely purchase these tire again. I love them, I love how they handle.
Quiet & nice riding tire
Quick delivery, reasonable price, & easy checkout.
One of if not the best all season tire for the money right now.
We discovered these tires a few years ago while searching customer reviews. They rated higher in many categories than more expensive tires. So we gave them a shot. We were surprised at how great the traction was in all weather conditions. Wet, dry, snow, and ice. They are quiet, ride well, and have gotten us through many a snow storm, and there is zero hydroplane in wet weather. They just grip every road surface, and they track straight without the wandering feeling you can get from some tires. The General Altimax rt43 is an outstanding value. I have put them on two cars, my wife on three, my daughter, and mother in law both run them. I can not speak of wear much yet, as we don't keep our cars long, or put many miles on them, but so far we have had them on a Pontiac G6, Saab 9-3, Saab 9-2x, BMW 328xi, Chevy Sonic, Chevy Impala, and a chevy Equinox, and depending on the size, it will either be a H, or V rated tire. It depends on the size. I think there is a T rated as well. Now that I have said all I think I can say about the tires, let me just say Tires-easy.com had the best price on the internet, and fast shipping. We will use them again as well
happy so far
Unfortunately there are not a lot of choices in brand names for this size. The oem hankooks last maybe 30k. I've had Michelin defenders that I had 25 k on before I sold my prior Hyundai. So far id say these are better than the hankooks but not quite up to the michelins. Although they are 2/3 the cost of the michelins.
Love these tires!
I have these tires on 4 different vehicles now. I had recently bought a 2011 Hyundai elantra with tires that rode terribly. I swapped the wheel size down from 17" to 16" and replaced the tires with Altimax RT's. Amazingly better ride now....I went from hating my car to loving it. These tires are about the best deal around for cost, comfort, and long lasting.
Good tires for the price
Have used these tires for multiple minivans. Quiet and smooth ride. Good treadlife.
These tires do really well with n the snow
Great all season tires that actually do well in rain/snow.
Good tires and they wear well
Price was very reasonable and received them very fast. Thanks guys
Love these tires.
Had to buy 2 new tires, so I purchased the above tires. They are good tires, work well with my Kia Sorento. Tires-easy.com was a pleasure to work with, they shipped fast. I will use them again.
When I switched out my old Toto tires I was really impressed with the smoothness they transmites. It was like a shock absorber upgrade. They behave very well navigating over speed bumps and they do their job when pushed around curvy mountain roads. On wet surfaces they transmit security and they work with confidence along with the ABS. When taking the loop to get on the Highway they offer plenty of grip. This may sound like publicity, but it isn’t. I genuinely feel like they’re an excellent bang for your buck. The front wall is by no means stunning but the performance in every day driving situations more than makes up for that trivial shortcoming.
These tires stand up to the research I did on them and also to the reviews I read. It took me over two weeks to research these to make sure I was making the right decision. By far the best tires I have bought since owning a car. I definitely could not be the price either. I'll definitely shop with your store again.
These tires are awesome!! I have them installed on my g6 and on my 94 Astro and never had an issue with them so I bought 4 more slight tire noise because of a wheel bearing getting ready to go out on me besides that I trust them enough to handle my driving especially in the rain fast shipping and great price can’t go wrong if you experience bad tire noise inspect tie rods and wheel bearings
Good tires for the money
I put these tires on a Lincoln MKZ in December in Michigan and liked them enough to put them on a second car, a Ford Flex Each car has 5000 miles on the tires and overall performance is very good. The Generals replaced Uniroyal GTX’s on the Lincoln and are a huge improvement during heavy rain covered freeway driving. Much of the other driving has been on snow and ice. Traction improved after initial break in of approx 2000 miles.
I've been using AltiMAX RT43 tires on our family cars for several years. They handle well, wear well, and are less expensive than most other decent tires on the market.
Paul in Ohio
Tires work very well
Made in Germany, work well on AWD Mercedes e class. Long lasting.
always ran michelins on my wifes van. these tires ride just as well
we do a lot of road trips at 75 to 85 mph, depending on traffic, these tires handle the road just as well as any tire i have owned. the price and miles these are rated at. i had to try a set.
The tires have been awesome!! Good tires!
These are good tires and delivered very timely! Thank you Tire Easy, very pleased , will order again!
Good tire for a good price
I bought these to replace the cooper tirea that were on it that were horrible in the snow. I put these on and saw an immediate improvment
altimax rt43 ... Ford escape
I've only got 2.5k on them this far ... So don't know if they last 65k ..... However this far have been quite and good riding with good traction in heavy rain in the mtns ....
Great tires for my 04 CRV
Well built Really quiet Good ride Good review from consumer report Best price from Giga-tires
Great tires at a great price
These were a Consumer Report pick. They are excellent tires and I am very pleased with their performance.
Best tires for 2013 Toyota Avalon
Better than the OME’s that came on the vehicle. During the 125,000 miles I have on the vehicle 3 other brands were tried. The Bridgestone and Firehawks, became noisy after 20K. The 2013 Avalon is known for the firm ride however the Generals are quiet and smooth. The car has never run this quiet.
RKG, York Pa
Very good tires and great price
Good quality tires
Great tires for a great price.
We use General Tires on both cars. These are great for all year around and the Altimax Artics are awesome winter tires!
Had these before and was so pleased I purchased them again. Even my mechanic said he recommends them.
General Altimax tires rule!
Third set of Altimax tires I have bought. They wear like iron with excellent traction and good ride. Every set yields more miles than rated. Not the most quiet tires out there but don't really care about that. More than adequate in the snow even though they are primarily highway tires not for winter time driving. I will keep buying as long as I can get!
Craig A. Hatfield
Best Tires I've Ever Owned For A Chevy Blazer
Ever since owning our 99 Chevy Blazer I have always bought General Altimax RT or RT43 tires due to there quality. I still have on our 99 Chevy Blazer two General Altimax RT tires I bought back in 2013 for the front and there still going strong till this day and have pretty decent tread on them still. I bought the other two General Altimax RT43 tires for the rear and haven't looked back. These tires are amazing and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for good quality tires no matter the size or vehicle there going on. They have good traction as well. Highly recommended for 4X4's, but also good for any other standard vehicles.
Excellent performance on my Mini. Great tires at a great price and quick delivery.
great tires at a great price
No worries nice tires
This a great tire for the price.
Smooth and quiet.
Great ride, quiet, good price. Too soon to know how they will wear.
So far so good!
Best price for tires I could find, on-time delivery, and from the Montana dirt roads to the 80 mph freeways, tires have been fantastic so far!
These tires are EXCELLENT! They are quiet, handle great and are better than the Continental stock tires that came with my Focus. The tread wear so far is minimal. The tread pattern has good grip and traction too. I will be sure to buy these tires when I need a replacement, which is no time soon.
Gary in Raleigh, NC
Great tires! Very quiet and handle like a dream. Price was unbeatable!
I have been using these tires on my 2013 Subaru Crosstrek for almost 3 months. I did a lot of research before purchasing these tires and, I must say, I agree with all the other positive reviews I read. I live in the Colorado mountains so I'm routinely driving on paved and dirt roads that have a lot of twists and turns - so good handling and traction on my tires is very important and quite noticeable. I have been very impressed with how these tires handles in both wet and dry conditions. This is my first set of General tires and I will likely be purchasing General tires from now on. The product quality is superior to other tires I've used in the past. Plus, Tires-Easy's price is unbeatable! I got the V-speed tire for less money than competitors were offering for the H-speed tires. Keep in mind - I only use these from the late-Spring thru early-Fall, then I use snow tires during the winter. So my assessment doesn't include sleet, snow and ice conditions.
audi Q5 2015
one of the best time i drive on i may say
So far an excellent tires after 3k miles. Great tread, little wear, normal ride on hey, easy on the ears.
Jimmy / NC
Great tires at a great price.
I would recommend these tires to anyone. I have a Dodge Charger and it drives great with these tires.
Great tires and great price. Got these tires installed on Tuesday and hit the road on Wednesday. It rained during our trip. The tires gripped the road well. Handles great on the highway, wet or dry roads. Will definitely purchase these again.
smooth ride long lasting ride on all my cars and suv
So far so good, on rear of car snows on front.
EXCELLENT TIRE DISTRIBUTOR
EASY TRANSACTION, COMPETETIVE PRICING, QUICK SHIPPING AND PROFESSIONAL & PROMPT CUSTOMER SUPPORT / COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT. VERY SATISFIED !!!
Good in the rain, handle well, quiet.
Perfect tires and price. Thank you.
Great tires. Have had these on my car for a few thousand miles and think they are good. Not noisy. Good service and quick delivery. Recommended dealer.
My "Go-To!" tires!
I love these tires for all seasons and all road types. Any vehicle I have that needs tires I put the General All-Terrain's on. Great price, great quality!
2 day delivery, great tires, great price. What else can you ask for?
Pleasantly surprised at the quality of tires received.
These tires are great!
Great price for the tires. Wasn't sure about the handling in Michigan weather. We have over 2 feet of snow on the ground. Plus, the freezing temperatures has made the roads icy and dangerous. These tires are much better than the Goodyear I took off. They beat the Goodyear and Michelin(on my wife car) in all categories. I am More than satisfied! Awesome purchase.
great tire in last 3 months
New tire so I don't have any review on wear. But very good handling, braking with little to no noise. Just make sure there is the correct amount of pressure and this tire going to do its job. Also did I mention value for money.... Outperforms OEM in my opinion.
Great and safe miles
Best option between leaders and expensive tires., that my second time and the first set gave over 60000 miles. Safe in raining days and safe in snow. I have a Nissan minivan big a heavy.
Excellent all around tire at a very reasonable price
These General tires are very predictable in all weather conditions. I find them an excellent rain tire and while they aren’t snow tires, they do quite well in the smaller accumulations
Great fit !!!!
I put this tire on my 2015 Spyder RT.. Perfect fit, rides great ,no trouble with the mounting... Great price compared to the regular tire sold by Can-Am.. Very happy...
These tires are great
Great tires for a great price
Used as replacement for Spyder rear tire.
Very happy with this tire at this point. Good price and great service from tires-easy also!
Great all around tire. No problems in the rain or snow. Not quiet tire. I would buy them again.
Great Tires & Great Service A+++++
Highly Recommended these Tires and Tires-easy.com as well great service fast shipping and great Price
very good tire for good price
good tires great price smooth running on the road
Seems to be a great tire for the short time we have had them installed
Very dissatisfied with the rebate program. It shouldn't take a month to "process".