Here's how automakers select tyres for their cars

Published On 03-Jun-2016By TyreDekho Team

Here's how automakers select tyres for their cars

The current generation vehicles are pretty complicated piece of engineering. The driving dynamics and the purpose of the vehicle are fine-tuned by engineers. Moreover, you can say that each vehicle model introduced in the market is unique in its own way.

The manufacturers understand that tyres have a big role to play in driving dynamics of the vehicle. Therefore, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) tyres are selected very carefully to match specific characteristics that engineers want to achieve from the vehicle.

[caption id="attachment_2354" align="alignnone" width="1028"]Complex tyre testing machine Complex tyre testing machine[/caption]

This might result in either completely new tyres developed specially for the car or a fine-tuned version of an existing tyre design.

This has not always been the case as earlier, manufacturers used to choose the supplier based on the lowest quotation offered. Even though some budget car manufacturers still use this method for selecting OEM tyres, this trend is changing quite fast.

Overtime, the demands of the consumers have increased significantly. For example, one user might prefer ride quality over performance and another user might want durability over anything else. Along with the expectations of the consumers, competition has also increased.

Therefore, today it is very common to see OEM tyres being specially developed for vehicles.

[caption id="attachment_2351" align="alignnone" width="1198"]Representation of a tyre spider chart Representation of a tyre spider chart[/caption]

Most of the times, the characteristics of a tyre can be represented on a graph in the form of spider chart. On these charts, one can see different performance parameters of a particular tyre. This allows anyone to directly compare capabilities of two or more tyres.

The basic thing to keep in mind while selecting the replacement tyre is to identify the character of the tyre and match it with what you expect from them. For instance, a comfort tyre fitted on a sports coupe will not be able to deliver the grip the driver expects and therefore, in this case, performance tyres would be a better fit.

When a car manufacturer and a tyre manufacturer are working together, they are able to determine what kind of tyre construction, design and compound will produce satisfactory results.

On the other hand, a replacement tyre manufacturer does not have the support of car manufacturer's insight. Therefore, it's difficult to develop perfect tyres that would match a vehicle's personality.

Also read: Goodyear Showcased the Eagle-360 concept at Geneva

You Might Also Be Interested In

Latest Tyres

  • Car
  • Bike
  • Truck
  • SPORTRAD
    SPORTRAD
    110/70Z R17 54W
    Rs5,999
    • iconBike Tyre
    • icon
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • Zapper C1
    Zapper C1
    90/100 R10
    Rs1,345
    • iconBike Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • Centauro NS
    Centauro NS
    190/55 R17
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconBike Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • Smart Blaze RYDR BR43
    Smart Blaze RYDR BR43
    140/70-17
    Rs4,200
    • iconBike Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • Conta 725
    Conta 725
    90/90 R12
    Rs1,490
    • iconBike Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • icon5
    M6303
    M6303
    90/90 R12 54J
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconBike Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • BT SPORTMAXX
    BT SPORTMAXX
    140/70 R17
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconBike Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • Feelfree
    Feelfree
    120/70 R15 56H M/C
    Price Coming Soon
    • iconBike Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers

Best Tyres

  • Car
  • Bike
  • Truck
  • SecuraDrive
    SecuraDrive
    205/60 R16
    Rs6,870
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • Fuel Smarrt
    Fuel Smarrt
    165/80 R14 85T
    Rs3,720
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel efficient
    • iconDry Grip
    View April Offers
  • Sturdo
    Sturdo
    205/55 R16
    Rs10,814
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • ZVTV
    ZVTV
    185/65 R15 88T
    Rs4,299
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    View April Offers
  • Milaze
    Milaze
    145 R12
    Rs1,976
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel Efficient
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • ZLX
    ZLX
    165/80 R14 85T
    Rs4,683
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconWet Grip
    • iconDry Grip
    View April Offers
  • icon5
    Energy XM2
    Energy XM2
    165/70 R14 81T
    Rs3,880
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconHandling
    • iconWet Grip
    View April Offers
  • icon5
    Earth-1E400
    Earth-1E400
    185/65 R15 88H
    Rs6,563
    • iconCar Tyre
    • iconTubeless
    • iconFuel efficient
    • iconHandling
    View April Offers
×
Which is your city ?