EU Tyre Label Information

The EU Tyre label was introduced in 2012, and was introduced to inform you about 3 key features of tyre performance: fuel efficiency, wet grip properties and external rolling noise.

The form of labelling of fuel efficiency and wet grip is similar to the existing labelling of energy efficiency (e.g., home appliances), where A indicates the best tyre performance in each category and G currently the worst tyre performance. The external rolling noise is expressed in decibels in combination with one, two or three sound waves; one wave marking the quietest tyre and three waves the loudest tyre. All tyres will carry the same marking so that comparison is easy and you can quickly find the right tyre for your purpose.

At Auto Surefit Motoring Centre, Wolverhampton we welcome this labelling system because we believe it shows you the way to safer and more fuel-efficient tyres. As we place great emphasis on safety and environmental aspects when developing tyres, we trust you will make the right choice.

Fuel Efficiency

Rolling tyre deforms and uses up energy. This is one of the 5 drag forces acting on a vehicle. The energy lost in this way is called "rolling resistance". This counteracts the direction of travel, is usually related to the vertical weight and therefore expressed in percent or per thousand. The rolling resistance has a direct influence on the fuel consumption and the environment. With lower rolling resistance, the tyre consumes less energy and thus contributes less to drag forces, which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Wet Grip

Wet grip marking is designed to inform the consumer regarding the safety element of grip in wet conditions.  Tyres with excellent adhesion in wet conditions have shorter braking distances on wet roads - a decisive safety advantage when driving in rainy weather.

The wet grip properties are also expressed in classes from A to G, where A is the best and G the worst wet grip.

External Rolling Noise

The level of the external rolling noise of a tyre is expressed on the European Commission label in decibels in combination with one, two or three sound waves. A wave indicates the lowest noise level.

Three black waves characterise the worst performance in terms of noise emission.

If you would like any further information regarding the EU Tyre Labelling, please contact out tyre team at Auto Surefit Motoring Centre, Wolverhampton