General Altimax tires feature a visual alignment indicator – TireBuyer.com

General Altimax tires feature a visual alignment indicator – TireBuyer.com


Visual alignment indicator, or VAI
technology on all General Altimax tires is a
proprietary system of sipes that allows vehicle owners to visually check vehicle alignment. these sipe systems, equally positioned on
both tread shoulders, three times around the tire, consist of two shallow sipes, and one deep sipe. In the first few hundreds, or thousands
of miles, of the treadlife improper alignment will cause one
shoulder to wear faster than the other. In this example, the vehicle has
excessive toe out and negative camber. The result is that
the inside shoulders of the tires are wearing at a faster rate than the
outside shoulders. The two shallow sipes in the VAI
pattern of the inside shoulders have won off. Other misalignment conditions will have
similar results. The shallow VAI sipes are at only point
seven millimetres in depth, so this misalignment indication occurs very early in the
treadlife, in time to correct the alignment, and save the newly fitted General Altimax tires.

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