The EU tyre label provides important safety and environmental information about each tyre. It helps you compare tyres for wet grip, fuel efficiency and noise.
Where can I find the tyre labelling?
It should be on the tyre itself – it’s the law to provide an EU tyre label. But if you can’t find it on the tyre, ask your dealer or look on our website.
How to read the label?
Secure grip in wet conditions is crucial for safe driving. Performance is graded into classes, A to G (although D and G are not currently used). The stopping distance between a class A tyre and a class F tyre can be as much as 18 metres.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tyres deliver the best fuel efficiency, with each subsequent class through to G increasing fuel consumption by between 0.42 and 0.56 mpg for a car which does 36 mpg.
This is the external noise made by the tire and is measured in decibels.
The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tires.
Actual fuel savings and road safety depend heavily on the behaviour of the drivers, and in particular the following:
- eco-driving can significantly reduce fuel consumption,
- tyre pressure should be regularly checked to optimise wet grip and fuel efficiency performance,
- stopping distances should always be strictly respected.
Tyre label theme on the official EU Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm