When General Tire penetrated the tire business in 1915, more than 300 companies were making tires at the time. However, General took a different approach. They decided to bypass the original equipment market and focus on premium replacement tires instead. It wasn’t long before the company began forming a devoted following. They marketed to independent dealers who were extremely business savvy. It was this group who positioned the General brand to become the premium tire producer they are today.
The company traces its origins to Akron, Ohio, where William F. O’Neill and his partner Winfred E. Fouse had the idea of producing superior quality tires. The duo put their faith in high quality first and focused on the emerging truck market. Afterall, the dawn of the twenty-first century was a prosperous era for tires. Millions of passenger cars and trucks were being produced in the United States and World War I heavily boosted the economy. Here they pioneered an oversized pneumatic tire called the General Jumbo. Back in those days, trucks ran on solid rubber tires and the pneumatic tire was an innovation that soon caught on.
The General brand rapidly grew and became successful. Today, General Tire is one of the few original American tire companies to have survived to the present day. Town Fair Tire is proud to continue the tradition by offering General’s complete line of quality, ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road, and commercial tires. From the ultra-high performance all-season G-MAX AS-05. To the quiet and comfortable ride of the AltiMAX RT43. General has a tire that will help get you where you need to be.
Like the bold and aggressive performance of the Grabber X3. This off-road maximum traction tire was developed for the drivers of Jeeps, full-size trucks, and SUVs who seek the pursuit of adventure when behind the wheel. The Grabber X3 is designed to create the most complete on-road driving experience by combining durability and traction to make the most extreme driving conditions feel like a Sunday stroll. Also, multi-angle gripping edges provide a rugged look and confident traction for any off-road enthusiast whose big into style and performance.
The General G-MAX AS-05 and AltiMAX RT43 both utilize an all-season compound that effectively offer dependable handling, durable tread life, and a quiet ride. Perfect for the owners of passenger vehicles, sedans and sports cars that desire impressive consumer value. This family of flagship tires have built a reputation for great all-season traction. Equipped with a symmetric design and sound suppression technology to decrease road noise by effortlessly absorbing road impacts.
Be prepared for ice, snow, and other winter conditions with General’s AltiMax Arctic snow tires. General AltiMAX Arctic tires meet the industry's severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol. Enhanced cold weather traction is made possible via raised ridges in the tires grooves that provide additional grip in snow and ice. Pioneered to make cornering, accelerating and braking with ease during the harshest winter conditions and added pin holes allow studdable options for those who desire added ice grip.
For that past 100 years, General has brought you tires that go faster, grip harder and last longer. General continues to deliver quality, performance, and great value. Their engineering team is committed to developing state-of-the-art technologies that proves anywhere is possible when you’re driving on General tires.
Shop for your General tires at a Town Fair Tire store located in CT, MA, RI, NH, VT, and ME.