General AltiMAX HP

The General AltiMAX HP is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 11 tyre reviews averaging 59% over 127,905 miles driven, and 1 tests with an average result of 47th.

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 64%
Road Feedback 60%
Handling 52%
Wear 55%
Comfort 61%
Buy again 48%

The AltiMAX HP is ranked 151st of 232 Summer Touring tyres.

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Top 3 General AltiMAX HP Reviews

Given 44% while driving a Renault Scenic (205/60 R16) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles
Was persuaded to put these on when all my existing tyres were near the wear limit. Now had two suffer catastrophic sidewall failure within a few thousand miles. Sidewalls seem to be made of tissue paper! Easily the worst tyre I've ever come across.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on October 14, 2019
Given 42% while driving a Volkswagen Passat (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
These tyres offer good grip in the dry and average in the wet. They have very weak walls and I have had 4 damaged tyres due to small pot holes. Very poor strength.
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2016
Given 79% while driving a Audi A4 (205/60 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 12,500 average miles
At the moment - good tyres.
Silent, good grip in dry, on some dust, in the wet and puddle of water on the road. And even in the pouring rain.
Very good in gravel road. But not good on garden grass (a lot of wheelspin). Comfortable and easy to drive. Feedback is good, but it could be better (like Michelin, Pirelli etc.)
But the main plus is that the the full set of NEW tyres (4 TYRES) costs 200 EUROS, so they are very CHEAP. For this reason, and for good grip and silent drive, I would buy them again, BUT,
I have only driven 20 000 km which is 12500 miles little over a year and tyres are worn little bit too quickly. When I bought, there was 8 mm of pattern. Now there is little below 5 mm pattern. For safe use, under 3 mm I wouldn't go. So I can drive about 10 000 km (6250miles) more. So these tyres last only 30 000 km/18750 miles and they are on 3 mm wear. Yes, you can drive them to 1,6mm, but this is too dangerous with rainy conditions.
They have m+s label on them, so you can use them in snowy condition too?
Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on September 29, 2015
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Given 81% while driving a Opel Corsa (185/60 R14 H) on mostly motorways for 37,500 easy going miles
Good tires for those not interested in high performance tires and that has a easy going drive style.
If you are looking for a good tire that lasts very well, I think its a good choice. I used mine for 62.000km and still have rubber to do more 10.000km at least.
It has good grip on dry and curves and it could be a little bit better on wet, but nothing that bad.
Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2013
Given 23% while driving a Ford S Max (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
Fitted by local Ford dealer as new replacements - done just under 8000 miles and they need replacing already - budget tyres that really aren't worth the money.
Definitely not buying these again and not going to trust the dealership that sold them on!
Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on June 16, 2013
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Given 86% while driving a Volkswagen Passat (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 26,875 spirited miles
Bought my tyres (UHP version) and have religiously rotated at every 10000km. Currently doing 43000km. Not bad considering the treadwear indicator is only 280.
They replaced a full set of Bridgestone Turanzas that had 3mm-4mm on them. The reason being the car was very twitchy on wet roads and I definitely had no confidence on icy roads with them. That changed completely on these tyres. Now before anyone says that this is an unfair comparison the tyres now have 3mm in front and 2mm in the rear. They too became nervous (only in the wet with standing water) at 3mm. Otherwise I am very happy with them.

I use the car equipped with them in all conditions and now that I am getting ready to replace them will definitely consider getting another set. After all this is really a Continental subbrand that I have done over 40000km with.
Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2012
Given 50% while driving a Audi A4 2.0 TDI 140 SLine (225/45 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
As member of the NTA and a general tyre dealer I was interested in sampling the Altimax on my Audi A4 TDI, having sold a number of it's big brother the Grabber. BF Goodrich came off the car and replaced all with the General. Instantly I could recognise the difference in performance with the soft side walls giving the car a very juicey feel around the bends. Performance on front is struggling to make it to 10k miles. Very close to budget quality tyre and will be trying the BFG G-grip in future.
Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on June 13, 2012
Given 84% while driving a Citro├źn C4 (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Very good tyres for the price. Excellent dry and wet grip. Good resistance to impact and feedback. A bit noisy but I'd buy it again.
Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2012
Given 79% while driving a Volvo V70 2.5 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
I can not say many bad things about these tyres, When it come to buying these they were a cheaper tyre compare to other tyre i.e bridgestone and continental's.

Not only are they cheaper they have performed much better then any other tyre i have driven on they are very good when it come's to wet weather compared to other tyres mainly because of there directional pattern. Also the very good feature i like is how if your not good with telling were the wear bars are or even understanding them it has a bit of text saying "Replacement Tyre Monitor" Which once wore down turn into "Replace Tyre" very neat extra.

But any way back to writing about the qaulity of the tyre, now sadly they havent got the best comfort in the world but to be honest it isnt to noticble but i rather and a 4 star comfort tyre and a 10 star wear tyre then a 10 star comfort tyre and a 4 star wear tyre. That the main and only draw back i can find with in these tyre now i found many people call this a mid range tyre to be honest place that sold them to me told me there a premium tyre and i 100% agree with them. I Highly recommend people to try these as i rate the highly and will carry on buying these over many other brands as like i said it says me alot of money and i get much better tyre.
Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2011
Given 46% while driving a Peugeot 307 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 30 average miles
Guma je srednja zalost, vise zalost nego srednja, na mokrom lose skroz koci, proklizava pri kretanju, cak i u preticanju, 2-3 brzina zna pocet proklizavati..

Tyre is very bad on wet road, breaking is really poor with this tyres..
Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on October 21, 2011