Tyre Labels Explained

What you need to know

As of 1 November 2012, new tyre label regulations are in force to help promote safer, more economical and more environmentally friendly road transport in Europe. The new labels indicate tyre performance in three key areas: braking in wet conditions, exterior noise and rolling resistance.

Fuel Efficiency
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From A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). Rolling resistance is one factor of your tyres that can affect your fuel consumption. The lower the rolling resistance, the less fuel is required to move your vehicle forward and the less carbon emissions are generated. The difference in fuel consumption between A and G-rated tyres could be as much as 7.5%*. For an average passenger vehicle, that is around 0.65L per 100km.

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Wet Grip

From A (best) to G (worst). Braking response is one important element of your tyre’s performance in the wet and is essential for your safety. The difference in braking distance between A and G-rated tyres could be as much as 30%*. For a passenger car travelling at 80kph, for example, that can mean up to 18m in the case of full braking in wet-weather conditions.

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Exterior Road Noise
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3 ratings from 1 (quietest) to 3 (least quiet). Exterior tyre noise is measured in decibels (dB) and compared with the new European tyre exterior noise levels to be introduced in 2016.

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