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With more than 100 years of experience in the tyre industry, General Tire delivers products you can rely on.

Anywhere is possible. Whether you are driving on paved roads or navigating unchartered territory in the Outback, General Tires will take you there safely. Offering high end tyres to a range of vehicles including touring vehicles, vans, trucks and SUVs, General Tires have a tyre to suit every need.

Renowned as 4x4 specialists, General Tires offer their drivers robust and durable tyres for every journey, ensuring a reliable and secure driving experience. Their extensive range includes excellent sculptures and slats, with improved handling, grip and comfort to ensure optimal driving on both dry and wet roads.

General Tires are ideal for frequent and long distance travels. With excellent wear resistance, state-of-the-art technology, and stability right down to the smallest pins, the advantages of a General Tire are significant. Whether driving on asphalt or off the road, you are guaranteed to enjoy real driving safety, in all circumstances.



History of General Tyres

  • September 29th, 1915: General Tyre and Rubber Company founded in Akron, Ohio by William F. O‘Neil, “W.O.” and Winfred E. Fouse.

  • 1928: General Tyre develops rubber flaps for truck tyres.

  • 1930‘s: The first international subsidiary is founded in Mexico.

  • 1930‘s: Nygen and fabric production.

  • 1944: General Tyre began production in its 2nd U.S. facility in Waco, Texas; production phased out in 1986.

  • 1960: A new material combination for compound is patented.

  • 1973: General Tyre opens its 6th plant, equipped for full radial tyre production, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

  • October 30th, 1987: Continental Tyre North America, Inc. finalises the acquisition of General Tyre, Inc.

  • 2007: Introduction of a new logo to represent the brand for both the passenger / light truck and the commercial vehicle tyre divisions.

  • 2008: General Tyre re-enters Off-Road racing.

  • 2012: General Tyre is a leader in the development, production and marketing of quality tyres for automotive.

  • September 29th, 2015: General Tyre 100 years.