Tag: General Tire

Tavistock General Tire dealer donates tyres to Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team

Tavistock General Tire dealer donates tyres to Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team

6th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Devon General Tire Performance Partner, TyreMarks of Tavistock, is supplying volunteer-led Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team with 4x4 and SUV tyres. General Tire and TyreMarks have provided a set of Grabber AT3 all-terrain tyres to the search and rescue team to ensure they can carry out their work safely, responding to emergencies on the wild and remote uplands of Dartmoor. It has also saved the team hundreds of pounds in charitable donations that are used to fund the service.

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MTS exclusive range of car tyre brands offer ‘comprehensive’ mid-range coverage

MTS exclusive range of car tyre brands offer ‘comprehensive’ mid-range coverage

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

Micheldever Tyre Service (MTS) states that it offers “the most comprehensive car mid-range tyre brand availability across the current market.” The wholesaler is exclusive distributor, or has preferred supplier arrangements, for some of the worlds’ leading manufacturers of mid-range brands, including Falken, General Tire, GT Radial, Sumitomo and Kormoran.

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General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5

General Grabber AT3 recommended for BMW X5

24th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The General Tire brand has been approved as original equipment (OE) fitment for the latest BMW X5, according to Continental Tyre South Africa. The manufacturer reports that the all-terrain Grabber AT3 has been recommended in size 275/45 R20 110V XL on the Bavarian automaker's latest X range model for its optional 'Off-Road Package'.

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General Tire launches Altimax One and Altimax One S range

General Tire launches Altimax One and Altimax One S range

30th January 2019 | 0 Comments

General Tire continues its product offensive with its latest summer tyre ranges for on road use - the Altimax One & Altimax One S. According to the company, both tyres feature “the robust characteristics and high grip that General Tire is renowned for”. The latest products offer new solutions with its American heritage at its core. Rigid shoulder blocks and a continuous rib structure in the centre offer precise handling and outstanding braking on dry roads, thanks to the connected shoulder blocks and reinforced stiffness.

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General Tire debuts NASCAR Whelen Euro Series partnership at Autosport

General Tire debuts NASCAR Whelen Euro Series partnership at Autosport

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

General Tire unveiled a branded vehicle as part of the Autosport International show 2019 NASCAR stand in order to raise awareness of its partnership with NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

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General Tire partners with ‘The Wild Swimming Brothers’

General Tire partners with ‘The Wild Swimming Brothers’

26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

General Tire have teamed up with the Hudson brothers on Swim Wild - a follow-up video campaign to the award winning Wavemaker that launched earlier this year.  Swim Wild documents three brothers escaping the pressures of modern life with the aim to show UK motorists that ‘Anywhere is Possible’.

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General Tire specialist Hot Lane Tyres sponsors Port Vale’s James Gibbons

General Tire specialist Hot Lane Tyres sponsors Port Vale’s James Gibbons

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Stoke-on-Trent’s Hot Lane Tyres, a family run business owned by Russ Cartwright, has announced its sponsorship of promising Port Vale FC full back James Gibbons. The sponsorship is part of Hot Lane Tyres planned marketing programme for 2018 and beyond.

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General Tire to supply 4×4 tyres to Guernsey Airport operations vehicles

3rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Martins Tyre Company in Guernsey is now supplying the island’s airport with General Tire’s Grabber GT tyres for its operations vehicles. The airport was supplied previously with tyres from a well-known American 4x4 brand. General 4x4, car and van tyres are distributed in the UK by Micheldever Tyre Services.

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LRO magazine pits General Grabber X3 against BFGoodrich MT KM2 in mud terrain tyre shootout

LRO magazine pits General Grabber X3 against BFGoodrich MT KM2 in mud terrain tyre shootout

29th March 2018 | 0 Comments

LRO magazine has conducted a test to demonstrate the performance of mud-terrain tyres, and the difference the make to driving in deep mud, rough areas and unpredictable slippery surfaces. The magazine fit the General Tire Grabber X3 and BFGoodrich’s MT KM2, two of the most prominent mud-terrain 4x4 tyres available in the UK, to a Land Rover Discovery 2 (245/75R16) at the Snugg’s Pit off-road proving ground in Suffolk, which features some of the UK’s toughest and muddiest conditions. The tyres were tested over 10 gruelling stages in the independent test, with the results verified by LRO’s experienced team.

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General Tire performance partners get to grips with latest Grabber off-road tyres

24th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost 60 independent tyre dealers attended two extreme driving experience events organised by Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) to try out General Tire’s Grabber AT3 and Grabber X3 off-road 4x4 tyres. The participating dealers, from MTS’s network of General Tire performance partners, took up the extreme driving challenge at Parkwood Off-Road Centre in Bradford and the Harbour Hill Copse off-road site in Aldermaston near Reading, two of the UK’s most challenging 4x4 proving grounds. The two-day event, which included expert off-road driver training and education about the on and off-road properties of the new 4x4 patterns, was held as a reward for the dealers’ increased sales and customer loyalty.

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Mercedes G-Class to roll on General Tire

16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The General Tire Grabber AT² will be fitted to G-Class 4x4s ex-works in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Graz, Austria. A size LT265/75 R16 tyre was chosen for original equipment supply, and the approved OE Grabber AT² can now also be ordered for replacement fitment via Mercedes dealers.

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The new Grabber AT3 and X3 closer up

The new Grabber AT3 and X3 closer up

29th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the launch of the new General Tire Grabber AT3 and X3 4x4 products, here’s some more of what Tyres & Accessories has learnt about the technology behind the tyres. Engineers have upgraded the Grabber AT3 by adopting a more aggressively off-road approach to what is - by definition - an all-terrain product. However, what’s interesting about this development is what particular tyre manufacturers mean by all-terrain. In recent years the proliferation of SUVs and especially crossover utility vehicles (CUV) in an increasingly legislatively demanding context has meant multi-purpose products have tended towards road-going performance. The AT3, on the other, has managed to meet and exceed all the road-going requirements, while adding some significant winter and off-road characteristics.

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General Tire launches new Grabber AT3 and Grabber X3 tyres

General Tire launches new Grabber AT3 and Grabber X3 tyres

14th September 2016 | 0 Comments

General Tire, which is part of the Continental group of brands has launched two new 4x4 tyres. The Grabber AT3 and Grabber X3 tyres are aimed at the on/off road all-terrain segment and out-and-out off-road segments respectively and both offer significant improvements in performance compared with their predecessor products.

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New Tanzania tyre factory planned

23rd August 2016 | 0 Comments

The Tanzanian government is set to build a new tyre plant. According to local news reports, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr Adelhem Meru, told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) the new factory will be based on new technology.

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General Tire adds news Altimax Sport sizes

General Tire adds news Altimax Sport sizes

15th March 2016 | 0 Comments

General Tire, Continental AG's second brand, has extended its General Altimax Sport range with the launch five new sizes. The new sizes are the 205/55R17 V Sport, which is suitable for the likes of the Citroen C4, Ford ECOSport, and Mini; 255/45R18 Y Sport, for luxury cars like the Audi A7 and A8, and Mercedes S Class; 215/40R18 Y Sport, for smaller cars, including the Citroen DS3 and Alfa MiTo. Meanwhile, the 265/35R18 Y Sport is suitable for executive cars, such as the BMW 3 Series, and Mercedes E Class; and the 275/35R18 Y Sport is ideal for the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes CLS.

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