What does the new EU Tyre Label tell me?
In order to help you make an informed choice, the new EU Tyre Label rates a tyre's performance in 3 key areas: fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise levels.
Affects driving economy and emissions
Use this diagram to see how a tyre performs on fuel consumption.
Lower rolling resistance means lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
A tyre loses energy through 'rolling resistance'.
The rating works downwards from 'A' for the best performing tyre, to 'G' for the least performing.
It's handy to know... There is a difference of 7.5% in fuel efficiency between an A and G rated tyre.
Affects the safety of your vehicle
This measures and rates a tyre's performance in wet driving conditions.
Tyres with better wet grip performance deliver shorter braking distances on wet roads.
The rating works downwards from 'A' for the highest wet grip performance, to 'G' for the lowest performance.
It's handy to know... The difference in braking distance between an A and G rated tyre can be as much as 18 metres (approx. 4 car lengths).
Affects driver comfort and noise pollution
This diagram shows you a tyre’s exterior noise levels measured in decibels.
The graphic symbol displays one black sound wave for the quietest performance, and up to three black sound waves for the loudest.
It's handy to know… The noise level of a 3 sound wave rated tyre will be literally three times that of a single sound wave rated tyre.
When you buy tyres online from PTA Garage Services, the EU Tyre Label is clearly displayed so you can easily compare performance indicators. For more information on tyre labelling contact our tyre specialists at your local PTA Garage Services.