Key Facts about General Altimax RT43:

Summary


We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about General Altimax RT43. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

Reasons to buy

Many drivers said that those tires were quiet and comfortable.
Many drivers mentioned the fact that those tires ensured confident snow and ice handling.
Most drivers appreciated the tire’s performance in dry and wet conditions.
The drivers appreciated very good quality and a great price.
A satisfied driver wrote that this tire was very stable in a corner and on twisty roads.

Reasons not to buy

Some drivers stated the dry road traction was horrible.
One driver complained that these tires were difficult to balance and the tires were poorly made.
One disappointed driver complained the tires were terribly noisy.


Description


With powerful all-season traction, built-in safety features, and a smooth, quiet ride, the General Altimax RT43 has everything you look for in a touring tire – and then some. This tire is packed with smart monitoring technology that helps keep you safe on the road, by alerting you to tread wear and alignment issues. And with a tread compound that resists distortion and wear, the Altimax RT43 is a long-lasting, dependable tire you can rely on.

  • PASD Technology (Peak Anti-Slip Design) offers additional biting edges for grip on wet or snowy roads
  • LSA Technology (Low Surface Abrasion) lessens tread distortion and abrasion for durability and long treadlife
  • RTM Technology (Replacement Tire Monitor) lets you know exactly when the tire needs to be replaced, keeping you safe on the road
  • VAI Technology (Visual Alignment Indicator) alerts you to potential alignment issues

Detailed Information


Type and Size
Tire Model
General Altimax RT43
Car Type
Passenger
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 20 "
Width
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 mm
Aspect Ratio
45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... V (max 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

General Altimax RT43 Sizes & Specifications


Rim Model Size Index Features
R13 175/70 R13 82T 175/70 R13 82T
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T
R14 185/60 R14 82H 185/60 R14 82H
R14 185/65 R14 86H 185/65 R14 86H
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T
R14 185/70 R14 88T 185/70 R14 88T
R14 195/60 R14 86H 195/60 R14 86H
R14 195/70 R14 91T 195/70 R14 91T
R15 175/65 R15 84H 175/65 R15 84H
R15 185/55 R15 82H 185/55 R15 82H
R15 185/60 R15 84H 185/60 R15 84H
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T
R15 185/65 R15 88H 185/65 R15 88H
R15 185/65 R15 88H 185/65 R15 88H
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
R15 195/55 R15 85V 195/55 R15 85V
R15 195/60 R15 88H 195/60 R15 88H
R15 195/60 R15 88H 195/60 R15 88H
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T
R15 205/60 R15 91H 205/60 R15 91H
R15 205/60 R15 91T 205/60 R15 91T
R15 205/65 R15 94H 205/65 R15 94H
R15 205/65 R15 94H 205/65 R15 94H
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T
R15 205/70 R15 96T 205/70 R15 96T
R15 215/60 R15 94T 215/60 R15 94T
R15 215/65 R15 96T 215/65 R15 96T
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T
R15 225/60 R15 96H 225/60 R15 96H
R15 225/70 R15 100T 225/70 R15 100T
R15 235/70 R15 103T 235/70 R15 103T
R16 185/55 R16 87H XL 185/55 R16 87H XL
R16 195/50 R16 84H 195/50 R16 84H
R16 195/55 R16 87V 195/55 R16 87V
R16 205/50 R16 87H 205/50 R16 87H
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
R16 205/60 R16 92H 205/60 R16 92H
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T
R16 205/60 R16 92V 205/60 R16 92V
R16 205/65 R16 95H 205/65 R16 95H
R16 205/65 R16 95T 205/65 R16 95T
R16 205/70 R16 97T 205/70 R16 97T
R16 215/55 R16 97H 215/55 R16 97H
R16 215/60 R16 95H 215/60 R16 95H
R16 215/60 R16 95H 215/60 R16 95H
R16 215/60 R16 95T 215/60 R16 95T
R16 215/60 R16 95V 215/60 R16 95V
R16 215/65 R16 98H 215/65 R16 98H
R16 215/65 R16 98T 215/65 R16 98T
R16 215/70 R16 100H 215/70 R16 100H
R16 225/55 R16 85H 225/55 R16 85H
R16 225/60 R16 98H 225/60 R16 98H
R16 225/60 R16 98T 225/60 R16 98T
R16 225/65 R16 100H 225/65 R16 100H
R16 225/65 R16 100T XL 225/65 R16 100T XL
R16 225/70 R16 103T 225/70 R16 103T
R16 235/60 R16 100H 235/60 R16 100H
R16 235/60 R16 100T 235/60 R16 100T
R16 235/65 R16 103T 235/65 R16 103T
R17 205/45 R17 88V XL 205/45 R17 88V XL
R17 205/50 R17 93V 205/50 R17 93V
R17 215/45 R17 87V 215/45 R17 87V
R17 215/50 R17 95V 215/50 R17 95V
R17 215/55 R17 94T 215/55 R17 94T
R17 215/55 R17 94T 215/55 R17 94T
R17 215/55 R17 94V 215/55 R17 94V
R17 215/60 R17 96T 215/60 R17 96T
R17 215/65 R17 99T 215/65 R17 99T
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H
R17 225/50 R17 94T 225/50 R17 94T
R17 225/50 R17 98V 225/50 R17 98V
R17 225/55 R17 97H 225/55 R17 97H
R17 225/55 R17 97T 225/55 R17 97T
R17 225/55 R17 97V 225/55 R17 97V
R17 225/60 R17 99H 225/60 R17 99H
R17 225/60 R17 99T 225/60 R17 99T
R17 225/65 R17 102H 225/65 R17 102H
R17 225/65 R17 102T 225/65 R17 102T
R17 235/45 R17 97H XL 235/45 R17 97H XL
R17 235/55 R17 99H 235/55 R17 99H
R17 235/55 R17 99T 235/55 R17 99T
R17 235/60 R17 102T 235/60 R17 102T
R17 235/65 R17 104T 235/65 R17 104T
R17 245/45 R17 99H 245/45 R17 99H
R18 215/55 R18 95T 215/55 R18 95T
R18 225/45 R18 95V 225/45 R18 95V
R18 225/50 R18 95T 225/50 R18 95T
R18 225/55 R18 98H 225/55 R18 98H
R18 225/60 R18 100H 225/60 R18 100H
R18 235/50 R18 97V 235/50 R18 97V
R18 235/55 R18 100H 235/55 R18 100H
R18 235/60 R18 107T XL 235/60 R18 107T XL
R18 235/65 R18 106T 235/65 R18 106T
R18 245/45 R18 100V 245/45 R18 100V
R20 245/50 R20 105H XL 245/50 R20 105H XL

Amazon Reviews General Altimax RT43

Questions and Answers

  • Aug 02, 2018

    TireRack.com: Best in Standard Touring All-Season

    1. 100 Michelin Defender T+H
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    2. 99 Continental TrueContact
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
    3. 98 Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance
    4. 95 General Altimax RT43
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
    5. 95 Kumho Solus TA11
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort
    6. 90 Hankook Optimo H727
      Wet Performance Dry Performance
    7. 89 Dunlop Signature ll
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Little Noise
    8. 89 Michelin Defender
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    9. 89 Yokohama AVID Ascend
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    10. 87 Continental ProContact EcoPlus
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Noise
    11. 87 Cooper CS5 Grand Touring
      Dry Performance Comfort
    12. 85 Yokohama AVID Touring-S
      Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    13. 79 Hankook Optimo H724
      Dry Performance Noise Treadwear Winter / Snow Performance
    14. 64 Fuzion TOURING
      Dry Performance Treadwear Wet Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  • Aug 01, 2018

    TireRack.com: Best in Grand Touring All-Season

    1. 100 Vredestein Quatrac 5
      Dry Performance Noise Wet Performance Comfort Treadwear Winter / Snow Performance
    2. 96 Michelin Premier A/S
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise Deep Snow Mud Light Snow
    3. 95 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    4. 92 BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Noise
    5. 92 Continental PureContact
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Deep Snow Light Snow
    6. 92 General Altimax RT43
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Noise
    7. 90 Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Value
    8. 89 Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
    9. 89 Michelin Primacy MXV4
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
    10. 88 Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
      Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    11. 88 Riken Raptor HR
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    12. 87 Yokohama AVID Ascend
      Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    13. 86 Bridgestone DriveGuard
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise Winter / Snow Performance
    14. 85 Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter
      Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
    15. 85 Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum KU27
      Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  • Jul 09, 2018

    Consumer Reports: All-Season Tires

    1. 70 Michelin Defender
      Dry Braking Treadwear Wet Braking Aquaplaning Handling
    2. 68 Continental TrueContact
      Rolling Resistance Fuel Efficiency Comfort Handling Treadwear
    3. 66 General Altimax RT43
      Dry Grip Noise / Comfort Winter Traction Value
    4. 66 Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus
      Comfort / Noise Handling Dry Grip Value Rolling Resistance Treadwear
    5. 64 Nexen Aria AH7
      Treadwear Noise
    6. 62 Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season
      Treadwear Wet Grip Handling Dry Grip Ice Braking
    7. 62 Kumho Solus TA11
      Rolling Resistance Wet Braking
    8. 62 Cooper CS5 Grand Touring
      Treadwear Noise Ice Braking
    9. 60 Yokohama AVID Ascend
      Dry Grip Handling Noise Value Ice Braking Wet Braking
    10. 58 BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
      Treadwear Rolling Resistance Wet Braking
  • Mar 26, 2018

    Tested: Defining Value in Grand Touring All-Season - Winter Update | Tire Rack

    What defines a good value? Is it strictly price? Or is it about getting more for your money? To gauge the performance of some entry-level tires from our lineup compared to our value benchmark, we rounded up the General AltiMAX RT43, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, Laufenn G FIT AS and RIKEN Raptor HR for a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.

  • Aug 11, 2017

    Tested: Defining Value in Grand Touring All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    What defines a good value? Is it strictly price? Or is it about getting more for your money? To gauge the performance of some entry-level tires from our lineup compared to our value benchmark, we rounded up the General AltiMAX RT43, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, Laufenn G FIT AS and RIKEN Raptor HR for a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.

  • Sep 08, 2016

    Tested: Grand Touring All-Season Tires. The Sporty Side of Comfort. | Tire Rack

    Fortunately for the drivers of Grand Touring All-Season tires who find themselves in a tricky spot, a certain level of performance capability is expected of tires in the class. To compare the two newest in Grand Touring All-Season with two existing benchmarks, the Tire Rack team conducted a Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive.

  • Jun 30, 2016

    Tested: All-Season Tires. The Give and Take. | Tire Rack

    Firestone's newest, the Champion Fuel Fighter, joins some very popular tires in the all-season category. And with all-season tires, there's a lot of give and take when it comes to design and engineering before you get a tire that's good in all seasons. Has Firestone delivered a lot of give with very little take?

  • Mar 29, 2016

    Tested: Grand Touring All-Season Tires Winter Performance | Tire Rack

    Remember the guy in high school who seemed to be good at everything? Grand Touring All-Season Tires are expected to be that guy. But tires from this category are not specialized enough to be the best in any one subject.

  • Mar 29, 2016

    Tested: Grip of Standard Touring All-Season Tires in Winter | Tire Rack

    Standard Touring All-Season tires may have one of the most difficult jobs in the tire world. We expect them to deliver comfort, all-season capabilities, and treadlife that is a step above Passenger All-Season tires, but without a premium price tag.

  • Mar 09, 2015

    Tested: Good, Reliable All-Season Tires in Winter | Tire Rack

    For most drivers, a tire that offers good traction, comfortable ride and reasonable treadlife is a good fit. Many Passenger or Standard Touring All-Season tires are designed to deliver exactly that. But what about when it snows? We went to Sweden to test this tire where winter reigns supreme.

  • Dec 04, 2014

    Tested: Passenger/Standard All-Season: Good, Basic, Reliable | Tire Rack

    For most drivers, a tire that offers good traction, comfortable ride and reasonable treadlife is a good fit. Many Passenger or Standard Touring All-Season tires are designed to deliver exactly that. We recently compared the new Goodyear Assurance All-Season to others in this category: Firestone FR710, General AltiMAX RT43 and Yokohama AVID Ascend.

  • Oct 03, 2013

    Tested: Standard Touring All-Season Tires & the Perfect Balance | Tire Rack

    Standard Touring All-Season tires are usually a great choice for drivers who want a combination of good ride and noise comfort, all-season capability, and a longer tread life than more performance-oriented tires. Sounds like a lot to ask, but the best in the category roll together a good balance of these characteristics.