Heritage-rich General Tire continues its product offensive with its summer range of passenger car tyres for on-road use. With the Altimax One S, the brand has applied its strapline, Anywhere is Possible, to demonstrate the breadth of the range offering motorists a tyre that provides total confidence in enjoying every curve of the road - delivering products drivers can rely on for all the adventures in everyday life.
The Altimax One S features a four-groove tread pattern, designed to fit higher performance sizes to ensure improved water dispersal at higher speeds, further supporting drivers with confidence in every curve. The tyre features the robust characteristics and high grip that General Tire is renowned for. Rigid shoulder blocks and a continuous rib structure in the centre offer precise handling and outstanding braking on dry roads, thanks to the connected shoulder blocks and reinforced stiffness. The Altimax One S is the perfect partner to the road when braking is needed most. As successor to the Altimax Sport, the Altimax One S offers reliable dry performance, increased wet grip and mileage due to its silica enriched rubber compound.
The Altimax One S is available in 83 sizes for rims from 15 to 20 inches and covers a broad selection of vehicles from compact to mid-size high performance models. Popular models range from the Audi A3 to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. These tyres are approved for speeds of up to 186 mph. The Altimax One S offers improved EU label ratings across the whole range, with the majority of launch sizes gaining a B rating for wet grip and C for rolling resistance.
The Altimax One S features General Tire’s unique Visual Alignment Indicator (VAI) and Replacement Tire Monitor (RTM) technology.
The VAI (Visual Alignment Indicator) allows the vehicle owner to check for wheel misalignment, therefore reducing the risk of premature tyre wear. These indicators can be found on the perimeter of the tyre and are identifiable by short sipes on the shoulders of the tyre spelling out VAI. Uneven wear of these sipes indicate possible issue with the vehicles alignment.
The RTM (Replacement Tyre Monitor) indicates to the vehicle owner when the tyre is reaching its minimum tread depth. This can be found in the centre of the tyre and appears as the inscription Replacement Tyre Monitor. As the tread wears away, Replace Tyre will appear. General Tire recommends that motorists should change their tyres at 3mm.