EU Tyre Label Information

If you are looking to buy a new set of tyres, one important aspect to look out for is the European Union tyre label. This label is a must on every tyre sold in the UK market since November 2012. Surveys have shown a growth in customer awareness since this label was introduced. However, some of our customers at Leamington Spa are still in the dark about what the label means. 

At Spa Tyres, we believe in educating our customers while providing them with the best service they have ever had. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the EU tyre label and its different details to know what it means.

One standard labelling system – 

Under the European regulation (EC) No. 12222/2009, the EU tyre label standardises all types of car tyres to maintain certain uniformity. It also allows you as a motorist to travel freely without worrying about different rules in different places. 

The new tyre label helps you identify some key factors while choosing a new tyre. It is mandatory to have an EU tyre label for every tyre that’s on display. It is a significant improvement over existing display labels. Spa Tyres is one of the largest garages in the UK to sell a multitude range of tyres from different manufacturers. 

An EU tyre label shows some vital information in an easy to understand manner. All these parameters are measured on a scale of ‘A’ to ‘G’. ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ being the top three and ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘G’ being the bottom three ranks. ‘D’ works as a clear division between the upper and lower ranks.

Information provided on the EU tyre label – 

The label focuses on displaying the following factors.

1. Rolling resistance – 

It is one of the primary factors to measure the energy efficiency of the tyre. A low rolling resistance creates less friction with the road, increasing your car’s mileage. 

Our experts suggest using ‘A’ graded tyres for your daily commute in Leamington Spa. These can increase the fuel efficiency by 9% when compared to a ‘G’ labelled tyre.

2. Wet grip – 

The wet grip is measured by the absolute stopping distance on a wet road while driving at 80km/hour. Naturally, a higher grade is better for driving on wet roads. In this chart, ‘D’ and ‘G’ are not used to represent any value.

3. Noise emission – 

The driving noise is shown in a decibel value and as three sound wave symbols. We at Spa Tyres recommend using tyres generating less than 80 decibels while driving. 

EU tyre labels and Spa Tyres – 

We stock a huge variety of tyres, all with proper EU tyre labels. We also offer affordable prices on all our products. Visit Spa Tyres at Leamington Spa today!