The General Grabber GT car tyre is designed for high-performance SUVs and 4x4s, mainly for road use but with some light off-road capability. They are made by the American General Tire and Rubber Company, which is now a subsidiary of Continental but has an outstanding pedigree of tyre manufacturing dating back to 1915.
The tread of the Grabber GT has sipes cut into a stiff asymmetrical profile that increases the tyre's resistance to any deformation from impact with uneven road surfaces or lateral torsion whilst manoeuvring. The result is better road stability and outstanding handling in both wet and dry conditions. Massive closed shoulder blocks cut through surface water to eliminate aquaplaning and also help to reduce rolling noise and vibration for a quieter more comfortable driving experience on the road. Unlike some tyres with initially low decibel ratings, comfort and low volume are maintained for the whole lifetime of the tyre.
An "M+S" rating is an indication of their ability to maintain traction on difficult surfaces like "mud and snow" and therefore their suitability for some off-road use too. Grabbers are not specialised "winter tyres", but the rating can also be interpreted as a guarantee of cold-weather tolerance.
The design of the tyre incorporates a Visual Alignment Indicator pattern (VAI). VAI is to ensure wheel alignment. Inaccurate alignment can affect the handling of the vehicle, but the main purpose for including this feature into the tread is to enable you to guarantee the maximum lifetime of your tyres. After about 1,000km, if the VAI begins to disappear uniformly and synchronously, it is an indication of good alignment and optimally even tyre wear. Conversely, an asynchronous disappearance indicates uneven wear of your tyres and a need to check the alignment of your wheels.
Similarly, as an extra safety feature these tyres incorporate a Replacement Tyre Monitor (RTM) indicator. When first fitted, the lettering "Replacement Tyre Monitor" can be read from the tyre. As they wear down and approach their safe lifetime limit, that lettering will have shifted to read "Replace tyre" instead.
General Grabber GTs are believed to be the first 4x4 tyre to have these clever features.
Tyre ratings vary with your choice of rim size. However, EU labelling scores this brand 2 bar for road noise, C for wet braking and E for fuel efficiency. Smaller rims are rated for vehicles with maximum speeds beneath 118mph and 130mph and larger ones extend to 149-186 mph.
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