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OTHER TYRE CARE INFO
EU Tyre Labelling
From the 1st November 2012 most new tyres will carry a new information label giving information on tyre safety (wet braking) and the tyre’s impact on the environment (rolling resistance and external noise).

The graphics on the label may be familiar as they are already used for household appliances and more recently for new cars, but what are the benefits for consumers?
What else matters when choosing tyres?
Labelling is a good start, but many only three attributes are shown and other performance factors are just as important for you when choosing a tyre.
Close-up of a tread wear indicator
Fuel Economy.

Fuel-efficiency is graded from A (most efficient) to E (least efficient).

£148 is the reduction in fuel costs on average for a vehicle fitted with A-rated tyres compared with one equipped with E-rated tyres.
Braking on wet roads

This grades a tyre on how well it brakes in wet conditions. Performance ranges from A (the safest, stopping in the shortest distances) down to E (least safe, with longest braking distances).

9 metres is the reduction in braking distance on average for a vehicle travelling at 80 km/h and equipped with A-rated tyres compared with one fitted with D-rated tyres.
Braking on wet roads

This grades a tyre on how well it brakes in wet conditions. Performance rangess from A (the safest, stopping in the shortest distances) down to E (least safe, with longest braking distances).

9 metres is the reduction in braking distance on average for a vehicle travelling at 80 km/h and equipped with A-rated tyres compared with one fitted with D-rated tyres.
External Noise Level

Traffic noise is an auditory nuisance. For a vehicle moving at a constant speed of 80 km/h, the noise generated by the tyre rolling on the road is generally superior to engine noise. This rolling noise depends on the type of tyres as well as on the road surface. Tyre noise heard outside the car doesn’t necessarily relate to what you hear inside the car.

An A-rated tyre is HALF AS NOISY than a B-rated tyre


If you're still unsure which tyre to choose, don’t worry – We will provide you with advice by asking you questions about what’s important to you, and what type of driving you do.
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