I put Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring on my 2013 and am quite happy with them. The wear has been very minimal and grip is quite good. I've had them 2.5yrs. Recommend.
Have 30,000 miles on same General tires you mentioned, they appear now that they will easily surpass 50,000 miles. I rotate them every 10KOddly enough, despite being an "Economy brand" of Goodyear, I'll put anything Douglas on long before you could pay me to put anything Goodyear on a vehicle. I have never had a Goodyear tire that wasn't garbage.
I won't touch anything Firestone either, they tend to last forever, but they always ride rough, they're always noisy, and they always tend to be terrible in winter.
Same deal with Kelly tires. Some of the noisiest, worst riding tires I have ever experienced.
I however swear by the General Altimax RTs for an all around all season tire. They wear wonderfully, ride wonderful, are quiet on the highway, and are amazing in the winter. So much so that since I got summer wheels I just continue using the Altimax RTs as my winter wheels.
I prefer them to the more expensive Michelins and Continentals because they don't get noisy and lose traction as they wear, which is something every set of Michelins or Continentals we've had have done. They're always amazing when they're new, but once they get under 7/32 tread they become noticeably noisy and they lose a noticeable amount of grip for winter/wet use. The Generals however stay quiet and keep their grip right down to the wear bars.
My summer tires are Hankook Ventus S1 Noble in a 235/50r19 and they have been wonderful for the last 3 seasons. They handle well, they're quiet, and they have been good in the wet. I intend to have another set installed on the summer wheels this spring when I pull them out of storage.
What's the difference between a General AltiMAX RT43 and RT45? Maher and the Continental team said the General AltiMax RT45 has a 10% improvement in wear over the RT43, thanks to an update to a flatter contour which makes the tire more suitable for front-wheel-drive...
I've gotten 40-50k out of each set I've had. I usually replace tires around the 5-6/32 tread mark though as I have to deal with winter use, so I could easily have made 60-70k out of them in a non-winter climate.Have 30,000 miles on same General tires you mentioned, they appear now that they will easily surpass 50,000 miles. I rotate them every 10K
In a price-value equation I wholeheartedly agree. I currently have Douglas all-seasons on my old Daytona and Sundance. I wouldn't put them on my T&C, though, as I've never gotten more than 38K miles on a set...and that's with almost fanatical maintenance practices.Best overall tires I've had on anything were Douglas brand
Most of what's available here in the States is what was made at the Russian factory, the US one is up a d running now but not much has made it into the market yet. Take a look at the Encompass too, it's a newer design and updated compound, the One was an makeup model for big box stores.Like gravitylover suggested, I'm tilting toward the Nokian One for my next set on the T&C. It's a 720AA tire on sale for $108.04 at W-M. If they're now made in the USA that's bonus points in my book.
No help if there's not a Wal-Mart tire center nearby...