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General  Altimax RT43 205/60R15
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  • Size: 205/60R15
  • Part #: 15498070000|
  • SKU: 1752290|
  • (P) Passenger

65,000
Mile
Warranty

Not Available
Store Availability

91H
Service
Description

Retail
$403.96

General Altimax RT43

The Altimax RT43 is an all-season, passenger tire designed for smart drivers. A high performance tire with advanced technology for exceptional treadlife, low noise and ride comfort.
  • The Altimax RT43 is an all-season, passenger tire designed for smart drivers.
  • A high performance tire with advanced technology for exceptional treadlife, low noise and ride comfort.


Warranty
65,000 Miles
Tire Size
Passenger205/60R15
Tire Type
Speed Rating
Load Index
Load Range
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SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Safety Rating is a combination of two values: Load Index and Speed Rating for P-Metric and Euro Metric tire sizes; and Load Range and Speed Rating in the case of heavy duty LT (light truck) sizes.

Speed Rating is based on the speed that the tire is designed to be driven at for extended periods of time. All tires in the in the U.S. are designed to maintain legal U.S. speed limits. The speed rating of tires must match the maximum driving speed of the vehicle.

Load Index is used on P metric and Euro Metric sized tires and denotes a tire's load-carrying capacity at a specified inflation pressure. The load index is represented by a number, the higher the Load Index Value the greater the load the tire can safely carry. Vehicle manufacturers recommend a maximum load capacity based on a recommended minimum load index.
(P) Passenger
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91
N/A
Tire Class
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TIRE CLASS

Tire Class reflects how the tire will be used. There are four major categories: All-Season, Max Performance, Summer-Only and Winter-Use.

All-Season tires are suitable for year-round driving in all weather conditions.

Summer-Only & Max Performance tires are specifically designed for high-performance driving. Tire compound, tread design and speed ratings all combine to hug the road and maintain grip. Summer tires by nature are not ideal for winter driving due to lack of siding to grip winter roads.

Winter-Use tires have tread compounds and patterns that are specially designed for grip on snowy or icy road surfaces. They are not suitable for year-round use. The rubber compound used will wear more quickly on dry, summer roads. It is recommended that winter tires are fitted as a complete set to avoid potential handling issues.
Everday Use
All Season
All Season

Off-Road Off-Road

Summer-Only Summer-Only

Winter-Use Winter-Use
Tread Type
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TREAD TYPE

Tread Type is an important consideration when choosing a tire. There are four main types: Passenger, Highway, All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain.

Passenger denotes a tread that is suitable for normal use, a good all-round tread for normal driving.

Highway is a tread type unique to SUV and truck tires. The tread is optimized for normal everyday driving on paved surfaces. These tires can be driven off pavement, but are not ideally suited for off road traction. Highway tread patterns deliver a quiet ride.

For light trucks and specialty vehicles, All-Terrain tread types provide better off-road traction than standard highway truck tires. There more aggressive tread tends to be less quiet on paved roads. All Terrain tires are suitable for everyday use.

Mud-Terrain treads are specifically designed with wider tread blocks and higher void ratios to gain traction in off-road conditions. Mud Terrain tires can generate higher noise levels and tend to carry lower mileage warranties than other tread designs.
Passenger Passenger
Highway Highway
All-Terrain All-Terrain
Mud-Terrain Mud-Terrain
UTQG
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UTQG - Uniform Tire Quality Grade

UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) is made up of three values: treadwear, traction and temperature.

Treadwear is a relative numeric score, based on manufacturer tests, showing how well a tire can be expected to wear compared to other tires. A higher score means a tire could be expected to wear better.

Traction measures the tire's ability to stop a vehicle on wet roads. It doesn't reflect a tire's acceleration, cornering, or hydroplaning performance. Traction grades range from AA (highest) to C (lowest).

Temperature grades the tire's ability to withstand heat build-up, with A being the highest grade and C the lowest.

A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 to 115 mph
C - Between 85 to 100 mph
Treadwear: 600
Traction Asphalt - gForce
AA - Above 0.54
A - Above 0.47
B - Above 0.38
C - Less Than 0.38
Temperature
Grades:
A - Over 115 mph
B - Between 100 and 115 mph
C - Between 85 and 100 mph
Performance

Drive / Ride Performance Characteristics

All tires have the following six performance characteristics, divided into three sets of trade-offs. In most cases, a tire may perform excellently in one characteristic but only standard in the other.
Standard Ride Comfort & Standard Handling
Handling: Get stiff side wall for precise steering and cornering but settle for a firm ride with increased road noise.
Ride Comfort: Enjoy a quiet, smooth ride but lose some cornering ability.
Standard Treadwear & Standard Traction
Traction: Stop faster in wet conditions but expect a shorter tread life.
Treadwear: Get long, uniform wear across your tread pattern but expect less traction in wet conditions.
Standard Low Rolling Resistance & Standard High Speed Performance
High-Speed Performance: Get increased performance at higher speeds but sacrifice some fuel economy.
Low Rolling Resistance: Enjoy improved fuel efficiency but expect less high-speed cornering ability.

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General ALTIMAX RT43 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilled with Our New Tires Very pleased with the tires and the service
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far do good!! So far tires seem to ride smooth with no problemd. Only complaint is it took way too long to get the tires mounted and I was hit with a bad sensor message after the tires were mounted.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really thought tires were tires I had a 40 year old Mercedes. I wanted to replace its existing tires, which had begun to suffer from age, not treadwear. These new tires improve the ride dramatically. The old tires always felt like they were low in air, even when properly inflated. These tires improve the "certainty" of cornering.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tire for the money Bought a set of four to replace a set of Cooper tires (that were not a very good tire) for our Camry. Haven't seen a General tire in over 20 years and was skeptical at first. But these tires handle very well, good wet and snow traction. Low road noise too. For the money, was a good purchase and maybe will report back in 10K miles for an update on how they did over the winter. Rated it only four stars since we have not had them long. If they do well, maybe I'll upgrade to 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-12-21
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