What is an OE/Original Equipment tyre?
In short, original equipment tyres are the ones that featured the new vehicle when it was leaving the factory. Car makers often set their requirement for the featured tyre to be, that is why they are usually manufactured to meet the needs of specific vehicles.
Selection Process For OE Tyres
There are some reasons why car makers choose one type of tyre over another one.
For example, hybrid and electric cars most likely to feature low rolling resistance tyres that keep the fuel consumption to a minimum. Michelin Energy Saver and Hankook Kinergy Eco are the two most commonly available energy efficient tyres in Ireland.
Luxury saloon makers are less likely to focus on fuel consumptions and prefer quiet and comfortable driving experience instead. Therefore sports cars will be equipped with the best handling tyres to suit high-speed manoeuvring.
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