EU Tyre Label Explained

EU Tyre Label
EU Tyre Label

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?

safety wet grrip
safety wet grip

Safety

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.

 

 

 

fuel efficiency
fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency

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.

 

 

noise
noise

Noise

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.

 

 

 

 

Please consider:
Actual fuel savings and road safety depend heavily on the behaviour of the drivers, and in particular the following:

Further information:

Tyre label theme on the official EU Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_label