As just mentioned, a new EU Legislation came into force which meant that every new tyre sold within Europe (with some exceptions) must be labelled – much like a fridge, freezer or even light bulb. However, unlike the electrical labels, the tyre label doesn’t focus on energy ratings. It shows you the grade given to 3 important categories that should be considered when choosing a tyre:
The main aim of the new legislation is to provide more information to motorists on the performance of tyres. By doing this, the EU hope to increase road safety, make shopping for tyres cheaper and reduce the impact tyres have on the environment.
With each tyre on the market being tested and classified using the same criteria, vehicle owners will now be able to make a more informed decision when shopping for new tyres – with tyres easy to compare for these specific capabilities.