OE stands for Original Equipment - the parts that your vehicle was fitted with at the factory. Original equipment can include key components under the bonnet through to your car tyres.
OE tyres are developed by tyre manufacturers in conjunction with the vehicle manufacturer. This process takes place during the early development cycle of a new vehicle. During this cycle, the tyre manufacturer will look at various aspects of tyre performance, such as dry and wet handling, dry and wet braking and tyre noise.
Goodyear work with many vehicle manufacturers to develop high performance tyres for new car models. You can discover more about tyres we’ve designed for Audi, BMW, Land Rover, and many more.
Tyre specifications are unique to each manufacturer and follow their own brand philosophy and DNA. Only OE approved tyres are fitted to new vehicles on the assembly line.
The development cycles for OE tyres can take several years. They involve many lab-based tests, and the prototype tyres cover hundreds of thousands of real-world miles during this process.
Learn more about the original equipment tyres and manufacturers Goodyear works with by exploring some of the brands below:
When it comes to replacing your tyres, consider fitting your car with the OE tyres it was originally supplied with. This way, you’ll know your car is fitted with tyres specifically designed to provide optimal performance for your car. You can find the OE specific mark on the sidewall of your tyres. Use our guide to OE tyre markings to discover more.
The simple difference is that OE stands for Original Equipment such as the car tyres themselves, and OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer.