EU tyre label
- Fuel Efficiency: Rolling resistance amounts to approx. 20 per cent of the vehicle’s fuel consumption. It affects energy efficiency and, therefore, also the operational costs and carbon dioxide emissions of the vehicle. The lower the rolling resistance is, the lower the fuel consumption.
- Wet grip: For summer tyres, wet grip is especially important in terms of safety. It indicates the car's braking abilities on wet roads. The wet grip rating for a tyre does not indicate how suitable the tyre is for the real winter weather with ice and snow.
- External rolling noise: External rolling noise caused by tyres is measured in decibels. External rolling noise does not correspond to noise heard inside the vehicle.
- When selecting a tyre, always choose one that matches your usage in the best possible way. In addition to the three characteristics, there are a number of other factors related to safety, performance, and the environment that tyre developers and testers take into account.
- Although the new label makes it easier to compare tyre models, you should also support your decision by consulting the following, for example tyre retail experts or independent magazine test articles.
- The wet grip rating for a tyre does not indicate how suitable the tyre is for the real winter weather. Instead, it may be misleading and endanger traffic safety. In demanding and varying winter conditions, the most important safety characteristics for tyres are ice grip and snow grip.