Tyre Labelling Information

Tyre Labelling Information

To help drivers in making an informed choice about safer and more environmentally friendly driving, from 1st November 2012 all new car tyre labels will be labelled according to their performance in three key areas.

To help drivers in making an informed choice about safer and more environmentally friendly driving, from 1st November 2012 all new car tyre labels will be labelled according to their performance in three key areas. The performance measures displayed on the label will rate the tyre’s fuel efficiency, wet braking performance and exterior noise emission characteristics.

Fuel Efficiency

A tyre which is more fuel efficient helps you to reduce your driving costs and CO2 emissions.

A tyre which is more fuel efficient helps you to reduce your driving costs and CO2 emissions. Tyres will be ranked in one of seven fuel efficiency categories on the new labels. Category A is the most efficient and means you will use the least amount of fuel for your journey. Category G is the least fuel efficient. Choosing A-rated tyres over G-rated tyres could reduce your fuel consumption by 7.5%* (Source: European Commission impact assessment SEC (2008) 2860). * When measured according to the test methods set out in Regulation EC 1222/2009 It is important to remember that correct tyre inflation is essential for maximum fuel efficiency. A test from one TyreSafe member found that if tyres are under-inflated by 20 per cent, three per cent more fuel is used.