For compact- and middle-class, sporty cars and MPVs.
Safe and confident through the next winter
Born in the USA, General Tire offers products for all types of vehicles, for all seasons and all terrains
Optimum winter traction and cornering stability in snow and ice
Fits perfectly for example to Opel Corsa, BMW 3 Series and VW Touran
General Tire has been developing tires for almost 100 years. All of this experience, precisely aligned to the winter road conditions, has been optimally combined to create the new Altimax Winter plus. ‘Zig-zag’ ribs for optimum winter traction and cornering stability in snow and ice. Wide longitudinal and lateral grooves reduce the risk of aquaplaning and provide traction. Robust tire compound guarantees high mileage. An all-round success and excellent choice for anyone who wants to safely survive the winter in their car!
Technical High lights:
‘Zig-zag’ ribs for optimum winter traction and cornering stability in snow and ice.
Feature: ‘Zig-zag’ groove in the centre of the tire
Effect: The ‘zig-zag’ tread keeps the snow in the groove, providing an optimum interaction between the snow in the groove and the snow on the road
Benefits: Optimum winter traction, cornering stability in snow and ice
Feature: High number of ‘zig-zag’ sipes at different angles
Effect: Biting edges dispel slush and snow in all directions
Benefits: Optimum traction and directional control on winter roads, Wide longitudinal and lateral grooves reduce the risk of aquaplaning and provide traction
Feature: Wide longitudinal and lateral grooves
Effect: Rapid water dispersion from the centre of the tread to the side shoulder
Benefit: Reduced risk of aquaplaning
Feature:Tapered edge surfaces
Effect: Reduced water pressure in the contact area
Benefits: Greater traction and cornering stability
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Altimax Winter Plus
225/45 R17 94H XL , with kerbing rib
With/Without Valve (TT/TL)
Tyre requires tube
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