Knowing your tyres and buying the right ones is now easier than ever! Implemented by the EU in 2012, Tyre Labelling requires every new tyre sold within Europe (with few exceptions) to be labelled based on defined parameters – much like a fridge or light bulb. The regulation aims to increase the safety and sustainability of road transport by promoting safe and fuel-efficient tyres. This sorting of tyres enables consumers to make more informed choices, aided by defined assessments.
Taking due note of these, we at Mr Tyres Andover ensure to comply with the EU Tyre Label in every tyre we retail. Tyres from renowned brands to providing every aspect of car servicing- we provide everything customised right within your budget. Call us on 01264 339187 to book your appointment.
What is in the EU label?
The tyre labelling Andover, Hampshire features understandable pictograms that extend information on the following three essential aspects of tyre performance.
A secure grip between the interfaces (road surface and tyre) is critical for driving safely in wet conditions. This wet grip now comes graded with letters from A to E. While an A-rated model delivers the shortest braking distance on wet roads, an E grade unit offers the worst braking performance.
Usually, the difference between an E and an A class for four identical tyres could be up to 30% shorter braking distance. Thus, tyre experts at Mr Tyres Andover advise you to opt for a tyre with a higher-grade wet grip.
This aspect relates to the rolling resistance of a tyre. The metric also uses grading from letters A to E. If you choose an A grade tyre, you will save more fuel expenses than a D or an E grade unit. Statistically, fuel consumption increases by approximately 0.1 litres for every 100 km driven.
Noise level is the external rolling noise generated by the tyre, measured in decibels. Before 2021, a soundbar format represented the noise emission of a tyre. Choosing a tyre with fewer bars was highly recommended. Now, it is denoted using letters A to C. If the label has an A rating, the tyre emits minimum noise, ranging from 67dB and 71dB. In contrast, a C marked tyre is the noisiest.
Additional EU tyre label modifications
- Each tyre has a QR-code identifier that links to the EU database EPREL. You can scan it for precise information and verification purposes at any time.
- Tyre labels with the 3PMSF symbol ensure superior snow performance and safety.
- Nordic winter tyres now come with a new ice stalagmite marking.
Do you still have doubts?
You can head to our website to get your fit of EU Tyre label-compliant tyres from leading brands at unmatched prices.
Alternatively, visit us at Unit 5 Tower Gate Industrial Park, Andover, SP10 3BB.