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EU Labelling Info

EU Tyre Labelling Information

EU Tyre Labelling Chart

EU Labelling, what does it all mean?

In November 2012 the EU introduced tyre labelling for all tyres manufactured after that date. The label is split into 3 parts and helps you decide the right tyre for your budget and driving style.

Don’t be worried, our Easy Tyre technician will also be there to help you decide and give you any information that you require.


Tyre Fuel EconomyCompare fuel economy

Use this diagram to see how a tyre performs on fuel consumption.

Fuel-efficiency is graded from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).

Save up to £110 or 80 litres of fuel over the life of the tyres. That’s for a car fitted with four A-rated tyres driving at 50mph – it uses 7.5%1 less fuel than with G-rated tyres.

Results can vary with type of car or climatic conditions but the performance gaps are proven.


Wet Grip Tyre ChartCompare braking on wet roads

This chart grades a tyre on how well it brakes in wet conditions. Performance scales from A (the safest, stopping in the shortest distances) down to G (least safe, with longest braking distances).

Stop up to 4 car lengths shorter. For a car fitted with four A-rated tyres driving at 50 mph, stopping distance can be up to 18 metres or 30% shorter than with G-rated tyres.


Compare external noise level

This diagram shows you a tyre’s noise level in decibels (dB). The 3-wave pictogram tells you
how it rates in relation to future European mandatory limits. Tyre noise heard outside the car doesn’t necessarily relate to what you hear inside the car.

3 black waves = Noisier tyre. Level greater than the future limit but complies with today’s noise regulation
2 black waves = Average tyre. Noise level equal to or below future limit by up to 3 dB (A)
1 black wave = Low noise tyre. Noise level 3 dB (A) or more below future noise limit

3dB doesn’t sound much but it is actually double the noise level

 

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