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Homologated Tyres - What are they

What are homologated tyres?

Homologated tyres are special tyres that have been tested by the car manufacturer and proven to be a perfect fit for a certain make and model of car. First off, they are alternatively referred to as OE tyres or original equipment tyres.

Tyre Homologation

Homologation and original equipment

As per the manufacturer, each homologated tyre used to be tailored to the characteristics of different cars. Some cars are city-driven, others are ready to take on hard obstacles on rough terrain, whereas a few could be used in both urban and rural areas.

Using homologated tyres for the different types of driving that roads require has become a fact. Another side effect of this process is a phenomenon called OE/OEM tyres, which are tyres approved by the car manufacturer.

Depending on the parts of the entire process (for example, design, testing, modification, and getting official approval), this process could take up to three years.

The producer of off-road tyres has served as an example, as it presented a prototype of a tyre that can be used for various purposes, like off-road driving. Then comes the company's suggestion to modify the tyre so that it best fits their demands.

Off-road tyres are the sort of tyres that are built to be very sturdy and thick, as well as have a whole lot of grippy edges for rough terrain. However, the concern with these tyres in the city is their excess endurance, which makes them capable of burning more fuel as their additional grip causes additional friction on smooth roads.

Are homologated tyres better than generic tyres?

All this testing is done for a reason. A confirmed homologated tyre is not made to function ideally in only one specific condition, like off-roading or driving in wet weather.

On the contrary, it is made to bring out the best performance from any make of car by effecting the desired benefits, which are different from those of the universal type.

There are two main benefits to homologated tyres:

The homologated tyres have been stability and compatibility-verified on the specific car, so they will be much safer to use than the ones that were not approved. This makes them much less likely to blow out, wear down suddenly, or cause handling issues.

The most basic versions that usually come with a stand-alone car give maximum basic performance and are extremely sturdy. This indicates nearly one of their main advantages, i.e., they usually run faster.

With homologated tyres, the car's adhesion on the road will be much better; the car will be able to stop more quickly; and the tyres will last longer.

Those made not by the car manufacturer for its car but by other car manufacturers can be easily seen and tested, with similar benefits like better grip and a shorter stopping distance.

The essential advantage of this is that you are saving money, although the last one is hard to measure. If you buy tyres that are made by your car's company (homologated tyres), they may seem expensive at first.

But since these have twice or thrice the life of Part-worn tyres, they are cheaper. Part-worn tyres should be replaced more frequently, generally every 1-2 years, causing an increase in overall costs.

Would you like to consult with someone who understands the features of both kinds of tyres, namely, your car manufacturer’s recommended and generic ones? Do you want to buy homologated tyres and, consequently, have the best ones installed on your car by the most experienced professionals there are?

Just make your way to the Tyre Savings Centre for an honest and polished opinion.