If you are looking forward to buying new car tyres, you must know about the updated tyre labelling guidelines. The European Union made several changes in the tyre labelling norms, effective from 1st May 2021.
Being one of the most trusted garages in and around your location, we only retail car tyres Grays that follow the latest tyre labelling guidelines. Let us now see the changes made in the EU tyre labelling guidelines:
Tyres will now have a fuel efficiency rating from ‘A’ to ‘E’. Tyres with an A mark will reduce the rolling resistance and offer high fuel efficiency, while those with an E rating will consume a lot of fuel due to increased rolling resistance.
As per the updated rules, noise emission of a car tyre will have an ABC grade. Tyres with an A rating will make the least external noise. On the other hand, units with B will emit the most external noise. Tyres with a C noise emission grade are banned.
A tyre’s wet-grip rating will now range from A to E. Models with an A rating will offer excellent short-braking performance on wet roads, while those with an E rating will offer the least.
Apart from the changes mentioned above, a few additional changes made to the tyre labelling norms are:
- Nordic winter tyres will have a stalagmite symbol.
- Tyres specially designed for snow performance will have a 3PMSF symbol.
- Tyres will have a QR on their tyre labels. On scanning this code, one can get the verification and information about the tyre directly from the EU database EPREL.
It is necessary to know these changes to select the correct vehicle tyre accordingly.