The top performer around bends
For compact- and middle-class, sporty cars and MPVs.
The new Altimax Sport guarantees precise steering response and safe driving on curvy and also on wet roads. Furthermore the modern silica tread compound bridges the gap between the target conflict wet performance and rolling resistance.
- Born in the USA, General Tire offers products for all types of vehicles, for all seasons and all terrains
- Shorter braking distance
- Precise steering response and safe driving on curvy roads
- Low fuel consumption and high mileage
- Fits perfectly for example to VW Golf, BMW 3 Series and Ford S-Max
Precise steering response and safe driving on curvy roads. Outer shoulder blocks give the tyre lateral rigidity and optimum stability. The steering response is always precise – for safe driving even on winding roads.
Shorter braking distances on wet roads. Wide grooves running around the circumference and open shoulder blocks quickly displace water from the tyre contact area. This shortens the stopping distance.
Low fuel consumption and high mileage. In order to achieve both good performance in wet conditions and low rolling resistance, the innovative silica compound ensures minimal deformation and optimum hysteresis. This decreases fuel consumption and increases mileage.
VAI - Visual Alignment Indicator signals incorrect alignment. Over the first 1,000 kilometres, Visual Alignment Indicator technology (VAI) signals to the driver if the tread is not wearing evenly due to incorrect alignment. This significantly increases the service life of the tyre.
RTM - Replacement Tire Monitor for greater safety. RTM technology tells the driver in good time when a tyre change is due, which increases safety.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.