Tyre Labeling

EU Tyre Law
The label will display three performance characteristics of a tyre:

Fuel Efficiency
Wet Grip
Exterior Noise Emissions

Fuel Efficiency
Fuel efficiency is important to reduce your driving costs and co2 emissions. This category will be rated from A, which will be the most efficient and which will mean you’ll use the least amount of fuel, to category G, which is the least fuel efficient.

By choosing tyres from category A, you could reduce your fuel consumption by up to 7.5% compared with tyres from category G.

Wet Grip
This category is important for your safety as it will determine how quickly you will be able to reach a stop when driving wet conditions.

Wet braking performance is also rated from A-F, with A rated tyres providing the shortest braking distance in wet conditions and F rated tyres providing the longest.

Driving on A rated tyres can help you stop the equivalent of around 4 car lengths shorter than driving on category F rated tyres, tested when driving at 50mph.

Exterior Noise Emissions
This category will show you the external rolling noise that is made by your tyres, rated in three categories. Three black waves on the label illustrates that this particular tyre produces the highest amount of sound pollution, compared to one black wave which indicates that the tyres will emit the lowest amount of noise. The sound measurement in decibels will also be provided.

These labels enable you to make an informed decision when choosing your car tyres, considering safer and more efficient driving. Do note however that tyre manufacturers build more than 50 performance characteristics into a tyre and this labelling only measures 3 characteristics. Important measures such as tyre mileage, dry and wet handling are not covered by the tyre label.

With Re-Tyred you can search for tyres online and you will be able to compare different tyres by the indicators on the EU Tyre Label.

For further information on choosing the right tyres for your vehicle contact your local Merityre Specialists where our trained tyre specialists will be able to offer further guidance.