The new Nissan Qashqai is an excellent SUV crossover that is at home on the road and off it. The tyres on any car are the only points of contact with the surface being driven across. As such, they need to be carefully selected to match the vehicle that they are used on. Of course, the tyres fitted to the Qashqai are designed to match the vehicle at the design stage. However, eventually those tyres will wear out, and they will need to be replaced. So, should you stick to your original tyres or choose a different tyre for your Qashqai?
Original Equipment (OE) is the Best Choice
In most cases, OE is always the best choice for your vehicle because that equipment was designed for your particular car. This is the case for all types of parts, but itís equally applicable to your choice of tyres. After a couple of years of regular use, you may notice that your tyres have worn and they need to be replaced. A trip to the local tyre shop is unlikely to get you the exact same tyres that were fitted to your car at the factory. Itís more likely that you may have to make certain compromises to get a good set of tyres.
Choosing a New Set of Tyres
So, if you cannot get the exact same tyres for your car, what tyres should you choose to replace your worn rubber? Another factor that many people consider is the price of OE tyres, they tend to be more expensive, but they are better than a cheaper option. Of course, a new set of average tyres will be better than a worn out set of OE tyres. However, there are some key factors that you need to consider before you make a final choice, they are the amount of traction, the durability, the comfort characteristics, and the cost. Itís extremely unlikely that a cheap set of tyres will satisfy all of these criteria. The only way to ensure that youíre purchasing a good set of tyres is to get the same type that was fitted at the factory or as close as possible.
Considering Fuel Economy
When you change your tyres, it can have a dramatic effect on the amount of rolling resistance that your car has. A set of OE tyres will be designed to meet the fuel economy figures for your car, and a cheaper set of tyres could compromise your fuel efficiency. Over time this could really add up, and the cost of cheaper tyres is unlikely to be an economical choice in the medium to long term.
If you have any further questions or are considering a new Nissan Qashqai, you should visit us. As an authorised Nissan dealership, we have a large selection of models including the Nissan Qashqai 2018 range. The Perth City Nissan team is also on hand to answer any queries, discuss finance options or arrange your test drive.