Tire and automotive technology suppliers Continental recently launched a new lineup of General tires. The General Grabber OA 2 and OA 2 Wide Base (WB) are made for regional on- and off-road all position use. The second generation tires come with a new trend compound, meant to improve mileage, resist chips and chunks and protect the casing, allowing for multiple retreads. “Drivers should expect a reduction of road noise and improved comfort with the new tread design and tread compound,” said Helmut Keller, Continental’s head of product management, in a statement. “Fleets should experience better fuel economy with better rolling resistance.” The company says that the tires provide great traction and durability, with minimal stone retention. The tread depth of the tires are 22/32 inches and 24/32 inches. A sidewall profile with curb rib reduces damage from curbing, cuts and abrasions, the company notes. Compared with its predecessor, drivers can expect to see a mileage improvement up to 19% and up to 5% chip and chunk resistance with the General Grabber OA 2, it says. The heavy duty tires are fit for any on or off highway fleets. They come with a full warranty, guaranteeing three retreads or six years — whichever comes first.
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