General Tires

    Founded in 1915 in Ohio, General Tire was purchased by German tire manufacturer Continental AG in 1987, and remains part of Continental’s American operations today. Because Continental focused on the higher end of the tire market, it sought General Tire for its long-standing record of producing quality products with value. Today, engineering expertise gained from its parent company along with long-standing involvement in off-road racing allows General to offer modern tire technology in high-performance.

    "A smarter tire for a smarter driver" is General's slogan, and for good reason. General Tires feature thoughtful touches that allow you to easily see when a tire is becoming worn down or wearing unevenly from misalignment. As the tire becomes worn, embossed letters that read “Replacement Tire Monitor” wear strategically to simply read “Replace Tire”. If a vehicle's wheel alignment is off, shallow grooved marks on both sides of each tire's tread will wear quickly.

    • GENERAL® - GRABBER Tires on Ford Trophy Truck
    • GENERAL® - Tires on Trophy Truck
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER Tires on Toyota FJ Cruiser
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER AT2 Tires on International Harvester Scout II
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER AT2 Tires on Chevy Blazer
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER Tires on Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER Tires on Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER AT Tires on Land Rover Defender
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER Tires on Jeep Wrangler
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER Tires on Chevy Trophy Truck
    • GENERAL® - GRABBER Tires on Ford F150
    • GENERAL® - ALTIMAX ARCTIC Tires on Car

    If you seek ride comfort and low road noise for your car, light truck, or van, General has what you need with tires featuring modern sound wave suppression technology on tread designs created to harmonically cancel out vibration and tire noise. Additionally, "Twin Cushion Silica" tread compound comprised of unique high and low density treads delivers ride comfort second to none. If you need tires for the trail, General has a tire selection ranging from severely deep “summer-only” tread to civilized on-road mix. Pure performance tires are available as well for those seeking maximum skid pad adherence.

    CARiD's web site has been set up to automatically guide you in the tire buying process for your vehicle whether you're looking for same-size replacement tires or considering upgrading tires and rims to a larger size. To find General tires available for your specific vehicle, select your make, model, and year. You'll notice a range of sizes appear on the left (anywhere from 13 inches to 24 inches in diameter for example). When you're ready, choose your current size or browse from other diameter sizes that will typically fit on your vehicle. Next, you have the option of narrowing down your search further with preferences of all-season, summer, or winter tread designs. Then, you can choose between tires with tread designs optimized for types of driving: performance, all-terrain, or economy.

    Understanding Tires

    There is a lot of information on the sidewall of a tire. Typically, you'll find UTQG ratings for treadwear, traction and temperature, the size of the tire, the load rating index number with a speed rating index, the construction type (bias or radial), the D.O.T. compliance code, and construction details. On some tires used as original equipment, you may also find a marking that indicates its OE status.

    Understanding Tires


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    2000 Chevy Cavalier
    | Posted by | (Freehold, NJ)

    These tires are awesome. Hands down the best in rain, even deep puddles it's like riding on rails.

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    Great tire!
    2004 Jeep Liberty
    | Posted by | (Atlanta, GA)

    I have a 04 Liberty and put the General HTS Grabbers on about 8 months ago. Great tire! Very quiet on the highway, no slip on wet roads, and very good in the snow (just got 2 snowstorms) with the 4WD activated and no limited slip differential. Wear is non existent after 6k miles. You will be pleased with them.

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    The best tires
    2011 Jeep Wrangler
    | Posted by | (Vero Beach, FL)

    I've had the General Grabber HTS tires on my Jeep for over a month now. They are probably the best tires that I've had yet. Definitely better than the OEM tires. During the first week, I had to have two of them re-balanced. After that, they were perfect.

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    General Grabber Tire
    2000 Chevy Blazer
    | Posted by | (Burr Ridge, IL)

    These tires are quiet, have good traction, and look good. They don't have any white details.

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    They are great
    2010 Chevy Silverado
    | Posted by | (Porterville, CA)

    I have had them on for about 3,000 miles now. They are great. Perform very well on daily on-road trips and the three trips we have made to the off-road park.

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    Tthe best tires that I have ever had in my life
    2010 Lexus LX
    | Posted by | (Jacksonville, NC)

    I have these on my LX570 20's and I truly believe that these are the best tires that I have ever had in my life. I have about 10K on them now and I have the same amount to tread as when I first bought them. And I drive about 700- 1000 miles a week.

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    Really liked them
    2009 BMW 5-Series
    | Posted by | (Pasadena, CA)

    I had them on my 535i in 18's as well and really liked them. Great highway tire, quiet but still handles well. Good in the rain. Not sticky for tracking but great for daily driving, especially if your 535i is your daily driver for trips.

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    Seem Like Good Tires
    2010 Dodge Challenger
    | Posted by | (Bethany, IL)

    So far, I've liked these tires. They've handled rain and ice quite well. Stylish looking tread pattern. These are directional tires. I don't remember seeing that in the description.

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    Cadillac Deville
    | Posted by | (Offutt Afb, NE)

    Stunning look after mounting with new rims. Made sure to get an alignment, and it's been smooth riding ever since. No problems with grip in rain or light snow. They are still new, so I haven't gotten a chance to see what type of lifetime I'll get out of them.

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    The General Looks Fantastic On My Audi
    | Posted by | (Monroeville, NJ)

    Love the tires! Look great and so far a great ride and compliment to the Snetterton rims. Can't beat the free mount and balance when you purchase your tires together with the rims! Thanks CARiD - great value!

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