FEATURES AND BENEFITS
The General Altimax Arctic 12 is a studdable touring winter tire manufactured for passenger vehicles and SUVs.
The tire ensures excellent winter weather performance. The tread design features a directional pattern with a high-density siping detail which work together to increase the tire’s grip on ice- and snow-covered road surfaces. The wavy siping detail increases the tire’s gripping ability in such weather by heightening the number of biting edges. The winter compound ensures first-rate traction and rubber flexibility even in colder winter temperatures. The tire promotes excellent hydroplaning resistance. Furthermore, the tire is pinned for studs, which can be added to enhance its ice and snow gripping ability. The optimal tread design’s angled grooves and lateral notches disperse water and slush from below the tire’s footprint. The improved hydroplaning resistance and excellent winter traction guarantee a secure winter weather performance.
The model’s tread design and internal structure work together to upgrade the tire’s controllability. The polyamide ply reinforced steel belt construction keeps the tire’s optimal shape under the driving and load pressure affecting the tire. This prevents the tire from deforming during the drive, and boosts its driving durability. The directional tread design’s constant road contact enhances the steering responsiveness and the driving stability. As a result, the model is faster and more accurate in its responsiveness to the driver’s steering instructions, while it stabilizes its structure against the driving pressure. The strengthened durability and better handling guarantee a secure driving experience in all winter weather.
The directional tread design also manages to offer a longer lasting tread life. It optimizes the tire’s contact with the road surface during the drive. The better road contact evenly distributes the driving pressure along the tread area. The equally spread out forces of acceleration, cornering and braking avoid the formation of irregular tread wear across the tire’s surface. The longer lasting even tread wear, extends the tire’s usability and tread life.
The Altimax Arctic 12 provides a comfortable performance. The structure features a polyester casing that enables the tire to closely follow the road surface while the tires are in motion. In this manner, the tire absorbs the shock of driving, which reduces the road vibrations felt in the vehicle’s cabin. The decreased road vibration levels ensure a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience.