General Altimax RT43 Tire Reviews: Is It Worth The Hype?

By David Barlow
Last Updated: August 7, 2021
General Altimax RT43 review

Are you planning to get the General Altimax RT43 for your car? This General Altimax RT43 review will give you a closer look at its strength and monitoring features.

Whether you are traveling on paved roads or navigating unfamiliar desert terrain, you can never go wrong with General Tire. Founded in 1915, General Tire has more than 100 years of experience in the tire industry and is a leading manufacturer in Germany.

General Tire is best known for making long-lasting and high-quality tires for different cars, trucks, and other vehicles. One of them is General Altimax RT43 – the flexible all-weather tire for a quiet and pleasant ride.

General Altimax RT43 Reviews

People always say: “The cheapest is the dearest;” however, it is not the case with the General Altimax RT43. 

It has become the most popular product since its introduction in 2013. The upgraded version is designed to provide excellent grip and handling, even in extreme weather, at an affordable price.

You can evaluate your tires’ quality based on their performance in rain and mild snow. The brand’s signature Peak Anti-Slip Design Technology, along with the Low Surface Abrasion Technology, have improved the tire’s traction and prolonged the tread life at the same time.

To make it even better, General Altimax RT43 also works well in dry conditions. The tire comes with a contoured shape together with the Visual Alignment Indicators. 

The flat and wide design will hold its grip on the road and give you better control of your steering wheel. However, if you are looking for a new tire to use in the mountains or rocky conditions, this might not be the best option.

The symmetrical tread design and the little cluster are distributed evenly on each tire to avoid misalignment. It also works as a replacement tire monitor to let you know when your tire needs replacement.

Even though General Tire claimed that this model had sound wave-canceling technology to lessen noise when the tire is rolling, it will still be a little noisy at higher speeds due to the increased traction.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Provide excellent grip in all weather
  • Great steering response
  • Comfortable ride, quiet at normal speeds
  • Splendid tread life
Cons
  • Noisy at higher speeds
  • Not suitable in the mountains or rocky conditions

Personal Opinion

We all know that it is not easy to buy a new tire off the internet. That’s why we have done the handy work for you. After trying General Altimax RT43 for a fair amount of time, we’ve come to some overall thoughts.

The first thing we love about General Altimax RT43 is its all-season traction. We have tried using them in snowy weather and or heavy rainy days. This tire offers smooth and comfortable rides at both slow and high speeds.

The even treadwear for extended tread life, along with the symmetrical design, made the steering very responsive and easy to control. 

Another great thing about this tire is the Replacement Tire Monitor that tells you when to replace a new tire. It is something you don’t come across regularly in other models.

However, there are still some disadvantages that not only us, but other customers have also encountered. We found out that the tires tend to be a little noisy when we go at high speeds. The noise is caused by the increased traction, but it’s not too uncomfortable.

And this tire is more suitable for touring rather than traveling in mountainous areas or rocky terrains. The flat and broad surface won’t provide much grip on uneven ground. 

To conclude this General Altimax RT43 tire review, we can say that the General Altimax RT43 is a solid option if you are on a budget and looking for a tire that can go a long way.

Treadlife Warranty:6 Years / 75,000 Miles (T rated tires only) (1) 6 Years / 65,000 Miles (H & V rated tires only)(1) Half mileage for rear if different size than front
Uniformity Warranty:1 Year / first 2/32″ of wear (1)
Workmanship & Materials Warranty:6 Years / Free replacement first year or 2/32″ of wear, then prorated until 2/32″ remaining depth (1)
Manufacturer’s Road Hazard Warranty:None
Manufacturer Special Warranty:45-Day or 1st 2/32″ Customer Satisfaction Trial(2)
Additional Information:(1) Repair voids warranty (2) Whichever comes 1st,purchase 4 exchange for another set of General.
Altimax RT43 warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 01/01/18 at Tire Rack

13″14″
175/70R13175/65R14195/60R14
175/70R14195/70R14
185/60R14205/70R14
185/65R14215/70R14
185/70R14225/70R14
15″16″
175/65R15205/65R15185/55R16215/60R16
185/55R15205/70R15195/50R16215/65R16
185/60R15215/60R15195/55R16215/70R16
185/65R15215/65R15205/50R16225/55R16
195/55R15215/70R15205/55R16225/60R16
195/60R15225/60R15205/60R16225/65R16
195/65R15225/70R15205/65R16225/70R16
205/60R15235/70R15205/70R16235/60R16
215/55R16235/65R16
17″18″
205/45R17225/55R17215/55R18235/55R18
205/50R17225/60R17225/45R18235/60R18
215/45R17225/65R17225/50R18235/65R18
215/50R17235/45R17225/55R18245/40R18
215/55R17235/55R17225/60R18245/45R18
215/60R17235/60R17235/45R18245/55R18
215/65R17235/65R17235/50R18
225/45R17245/45R17
225/50R17
19″20″
225/55R19245/40R19245/45R20245/50R20
235/40R19245/45R19
235/45R19255/45R19
235/55R19

Altimax RT43 prices range approximately from $74.99 – $189.99TireBuyer

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Altimax RT43 Ratings By Consumer

Altimax RT43 Ratings By Consumer
Dry
100%
Wet
90%
Snow
85%
Comfort
100%
Noise
100%
Treadwear
95%

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    Cade

    These tires were purchased for my Toyota Sienna 2015. These tires make my car feel smooth, no noise when driving and excellent traction in heavy rain. These tires also helped me climb a mountain. Since I bought them five months ago, I haven’t used them in winter. I live in NC which is mostly warm. These tires have been recommended to me by friends and family. These tires are excellent and I will purchase them again.

    June 11, 2021

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    Yahir

    I bought a set of wheels for my Ford Escape 2017. They worked well in snow and all kinds of weather, even though I live in Michigan. They were so good that I bought them a set for my daughter when she bought a 2018 Ford Escape. Although she lives in Kentucky, there is more snow and rain here. She loves the tires and I know they are great. Because we live in two states, I ordered them online and had them shipped to an installer just three miles away. Everything went smoothly. This is my third purchase of tires, and I am very satisfied with the service and product.

    April 8, 2021

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    Moses

    These tires were purchased to replace the Michelin HX MXM4 pilot’s that came with my 2012 Honda Accord. They had 100,000 miles (correct mileage). These Generals are quieter than the Michelins, but they have better wet traction and have not yet seen snow. It is worth it for half the price. Excellent steering, with a quick response and increased stability than the Michelins. They are very happy with their purchase. I hope they will perform well in the snowy season ahead.

    October 20, 2020

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    Aryan

    These were the only mid-range tire available in my size. The tire was made by Michelin, but it was extremely expensive. For three years, I owned a set with four tires. They are meant to last a long time. The tires I had in front lasted me 22,000 miles. They have a lot of wear on the inside and are very worn out on the outside. They were not rotated. They still have plenty tread. They were made in Mexico. When I had my tires installed, I thought I got a bad one. It felt like my right rear tire was wobbling as I drove across the railroad crossing. After enduring this for about 2,500 miles, I decided to investigate the issue. Just as I was about to replace the shock, I noticed that the technician had attached wheel weights all around the wheel. I have never seen so many weights on one rim. It was a bent tire, according to the tire shop. I took the wheel and rim to the “wheel doctor”. He spun the wheel and ran his finger on the top of it. He told me it was the tire. I ordered a new tire and had it balanced. It worked better. Because I was waiting for a replacement tire, the car couldn’t be driven for three days. The shop didn’t mount the tire until one day after receiving it. I have had other brands of tires before but only 22,000 miles from a set that included rotation. This is why I didn’t bother to have my front tires rotated.

    May 25, 2020

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Hi everyone, I’m David (Tireguy). I believe that finding tires can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration for almost every driver. That’s why I would like to bring my experiences and knowledges to develop World Tire Review blog, it will give people a deeper understanding of what choosing the right tire is really like!