general altimax rt43 review

General Altimax RT43 Tire Review

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The General Altimax RT43 Tire is replaced its previous model Altimax RT with some exciting upgrades and toughness. Like it’s the previous model Altimax RT43 is designed to give all-season traction, handling, comfortable ride, and extended tread life for drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans, and crossovers.

It combines a high-tech twin cushion silica tread compound and symmetric tread pattern with anti-slip sipe design technology for good traction on a wet and dry surface, allowing the tire to give enhanced ride comfort.

Altimax RT43 comes with four additional circumferential grooves and additional sipes around the tread, allowing the tire to give extra grip on the light snow-covered road surface and increased performance on a wet surface.

General Altimax RT43 Tire Review

general altimax rt43 tire

For steering stability and response, the tire has continuous center ribs. At the same time, unique acoustic modulation sound technology suppresses sound waves for lower road noise and better ride quality.

The tire builds with two steel belts with a polyester cord body that allows a tire to give extra strength and durability, as well as additional ride comfort. Beating its competitors, it has a longer tread life, and General backs it with a 75,000-mile warranty, which makes the tire the best in its class.

Added Tire Replacement Monitor features a stamp that visually indicates “replace tire” based on the amount of treadwear. They have also provided Visual Alignment Indicators that extend tread life by letting you see if your vehicle is misaligned.

General Altimax rt43 Tire Sizes

Sizes are available from 13 to 18 inches and speed ratings up to an H.


175/70R13 82T BSW


175/70R14 84T BSW
185/70R14 88T BSW
195/70R14 91T BSW
205/70R14 95T BSW
215/70R14 96T BSW
225/70R14 99T OWL
175/65R14 82T BSW
185/65R14 86T BSW
185/65R14 86H BSW
185/60R14 82H BSW
195/60R14 86H BSW


205/70R15 96T BSW
215/70R15 98T BSW
225/70R15 100T OWL
235/70R15 103T OWL
175/65R15 84H BSW
185/65R15 88T BSW
185/65R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91T BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/65R15 94T BSW
205/65R15 94H BSW
215/65R15 96T BSW
185/60R15 84T BSW
185/60R15 84H BSW
195/60R15 88T BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
205/60R15 91T BSW
215/60R15 94T BSW
225/60R15 96H BSW
185/55R15 82H BSW
195/55R15 85V BSW


205/70R16 97T BSW
215/70R16 100H BSW
225/70R16 103T BSW
205/65R16 95T BSW
205/65R16 95H BSW
215/65R16 98T BSW
215/65R16 98H BSW
225/65R16 100H BSW
225/65R16 100T BSW
235/65R16 103T BSW
205/60R16 92T BSW
205/60R16 92H BSW
205/60R16 92V BSW
215/60R16 95T BSW
215/60R16 95H BSW
215/60R16 95V BSW
225/60R16 98T BSW
225/60R16 98H BSW
235/60R16 100T BSW
235/60R16 100H BSW
185/55R16 87H XL BSW
195/55R16 87V BSW
205/55R16 91T BSW
205/55R16 91H BSW
215/55R16 97H XL BSW
225/55R16 95H BSW
195/50R16 84H BSW
205/50R16 87H BSW


215/65R17 99T BSW
225/65R17 102T BSW
225/65R17 102H BSW
235/65R17 104T BSW
215/60R17 96T BSW
225/60R17 99T BSW
225/60R17 99H BSW
235/60R17 102T BSW
215/55R17 94T BSW
215/55R17 94V BSW
225/55R17 97T BSW
225/55R17 97H BSW
225/55R17 97V BSW
235/55R17 99T BSW
235/55R17 99H BSW
205/50R17 93V XL BSW
215/50R17 95V XL BSW
225/50R17 94T BSW
225/50R17 98V XL BSW
205/45R17 88V XL BSW
215/45R17 87V BSW
225/45R17 91H BSW
225/45R17 94V XL BSW
235/45R17 97H XL BSW
245/45R17 99H XL BSW


235/65R18 106T BSW
225/60R18 100H BSW
235/60R18 107T XL BSW
215/55R18 95T BSW
225/55R18 98H BSW
235/55R18 100H BSW
225/50R18 95T BSW
235/50R18 97V BSW
225/45R18 95V XL BSW
235/45R18 98V XL BSW
245/45R18 100V XL BSW
245/40R18 97V XL BSW


225/55R19 99H BSW
255/45R19 104V XL BSW
245/40R19 98V XL BSW


245/50R20 105H XL BSW

  • Dry and wet traction
  • Ride comfort
  • Tread life
  • 75K mile warranty


  • None

What Vehicles Will The RT43 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura RSX
  • Chrysler 300, Sebring, PT Cruiser
  • Chevrolet Malibu, Cruze, Cavalier, Astro, Impala, Equinox
  • Dodge Challenger, Charger, Magnum, Avenger, Caliber
  • Ford Focus, Mustang, Escort, Ranger, Taurus, Escape
  • Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V
  • Jeep Patriot, Liberty, Grand Cherokee
  • Kia Optima, Soul, Spectra
  • Lexus LS400
  • Mazda 3,5,6
  • Nissan Altima, Sentra, Versa, Frontier
  • Pontiac Grand Prix, G6
  • Saturn Aura, SC2, L200
  • Scion xA
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla, Supra, Sienna
  • Volkswagen Passat, Golf, Jetta

Price Range

General Altimax RT43 prices start from $56. This tire may also offer occasional rebates, discounts, coupons, and special offers.


General Tire warrants the RT43 for six years or 75,000 miles. Mileage for rear tires is reduced by half if sized differently than the fronts. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inches of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for six years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining period or down to the final 2/32 inch tread depth.

General also provides a 45-day customer satisfaction trial where you can exchange the tire for another General brand if you are not completely satisfied.

Overall Thoughts

The General Altimax RT43 is competing with competitors such as the Continental True Contact and Michelin Defender T+H, among others, and it is the best among them considering the price. It will not disappoint you in terms of performance.

All-season tire provides good traction and handling on wet, dry, and snowy surfaces. And also provide a comfortable ride on all type of road, but the worst of the road surface and steering response is the best in this class. Tire stability is excellent throughout the speed range. With the help of a twin cushion tread compound, the tire has minimal noise; that’s great to me, considering the price.

Winter traction is excellent in light to moderate snow, as well as on lighter amounts of ice. And it has a more excellent tread life with a 75,000-mile tread guarantee. Overall, the Altimax RT43 is among the best all-season that you can buy on the market today.

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