Tyre Labelling


The EU Tyre Label coming with every tyre provides information regarding various features of the same. This label helps customers to distinguish tyres better and help them make a better decision. It also compels manufacturers to produce tyres that benefit car owners.

At Sam’s Tyres, every tyre for sale comes with the EU Tyre label. You can purchase tyres in Bristol from us without worrying that they will go against you.

A brief history of the EU Tyre Label

The EU Tyre Label was the result of the Energy Efficiency Action Plan sanctioned back in 2009. According to this plan, the EU aims to reduce the energy consumption by up to 20% till 2020. Not only car tyres but various other products, home appliances, and even buildings fall under this plan.

The EU Tyre Label

You will find the following information about a tyre on a typical EU Tyre Label:

  1. Fuel efficiency/rolling resistance

Rolling resistance is the energy required by a tyre to propel your vehicle forward. Hence, higher rolling resistance will lead to more fuel consumption and vice versa.

The EU Tyre Label outlines the fuel efficiency of a tyre with grades “A” to “G”. A tyre with “A” rating will deliver high fuel economy, while one with a “G” rating, the opposite.

A “G” rated tyre will consume 6 litres more fuel for every 625 miles that you travel as compared to “A” rated tyres.

  1. Braking/wet grip

The second information that you get with an EU Tyre Label on car tyres in Bristol is its braking performance on wet surfaces.

The grades are similar to fuel efficiency – ranging from “A” to “G”. “A” rated tyres will have a shorter braking distance compared to “G” rated ones. The difference is around 18m or the lengths of 4 cars.

  1. Noise levels

An EU Tyre Label displays the noise levels produced by a tyre in decibels. One black wave means a tyre produces significantly lower noise in comparison to a tyre with three black waves.

The difference between each black wave is 3dB; a tyre with three black waves will produce 6dB more noise than one with a single black wave.

Buy tyres from Sam’s Tyres in Bristol

At Sam’s Tyres, you will find an extensive collection of tyres in Bristol from brands like Continental, Pirelli, Dunlop, Goodyear, Bridgestone, and others. All these tyres come with an EU Tyre Label making it easier for you to pick your next set out.

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