EU Tyre Rating

EU Tyre Rating Label

As of June 2012, manufacturers had to display a tyre rating label.  The EU introduced this already recognised rating system, to allow tyre customers to make an informed decision when making a purchase.

All tyre retailers will need to display the tyre rating label for your chosen tyre, whether purchasing directly at a tyre fitter, or online.  Value Tyres are dedicated to ensuring our customers are best placed with knowledge and information to make the purchasing of new tyres a simple and easy process.

The information below offers an overview of the EU tyre rating label and what each area of the label refers to.

Should you need any further information, please do not hestiate to contact us on 0333 2205 072 where one of our friendly team will be happy to help.

The EU Tyre Rating Label Explained

The EU Label looks very similar to the right hand side image, with the ratings amended for each tyres individual performance rating.

The top left of the label displays the rating for fuel efficiency & CO2 emmissions.  Each tyre is rated A-G with A being the top grade and G being the lowest grade.  Each tyre is graded depending upon its' performance during a rolling resistance test, the less resistance, the better grade awarded.  More resistance consumes more fuel and therefore increases CO2 emissions.  The average saving between a tyre rated as an A and another rated as a G is as much as 7.5% (other factors will influence this ie. driving style and conditions).

The top right of the label displays the rating for the tyres wet braking performance, each tyre is rated A-G.  Tyres are graded dependent upon their performance when tested in a wet braking environment as defined by European Regulation.  Performance can be affected by as much as 18m in terms of stopping distance under wet conditions when comparing an A rated tyre to a G rated tyre.

The image displayed at the bottom of the label relates to external tyre noise (not noise heard inside the vehicle).  The speaker displays three levels of noise bars along with a decibal reading  which is the actual reading obtained when the tyre was tested.  The less number of speaker bars displayed and the lower decibal reading displayed, the least external noise will be heardfrom the tyre.

Value Tyres feels that by introducing tyre labelling our customers will be armed with even more knowledge when making a purchase and it will also allow us to make even further recommendations based on your requirements.

All of the tyres that we sell through this website (manufactered after June 2012) will display the tyre label information.

If you need any further assistance regarding tyre labelling please contact us today on 0333 2205 072
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Additional Information

EU Tyre Labelling Document

The video below by Bridgestone contains information regarding the EU Tyre Labelling Legislation:


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