FAQs Sizes Labels Tracking Align What Is The Legal Tread Depth in the UK?
If you are a resident of the UK then you will find that the minimum tread depth is 1.66m.What Size Tyres Do I Need?
The best way to see what size tyre you need would be to take a look at the side of your own tyres.
You will find that the tyre size will look like this: '225/45r18 91w'.
If your tyres look different then make sure that you check your rear tyres as well as this might give you the right measurement.
We can help you to make sure that you choose the right tyres for your needs as well, but you may also find that your car manual will have the right sized tyres as well.
If manufacturer standard tyres are not fitted onto your car anymore however then this may be misleading, so it is always the better idea to consult your tyre provider because Nortons will be able to tell you what size you need as well as telling you what options are available.How do I find my Tyre Size?How Do You Read A Tyre?
Reading the information on the side of your tyre is the first step when it comes to selecting a new one.
It will look something like this: 205/65 R16 95 V.
When you find out this information, you will be able to tell what size you need much easier.
205/65 R16 95 V is the format for the follwoing tyre size: Width 205 Profile 65 Size RIM16 Load index 95 Speed Rating VWhat Is The Aspect Ratio?
The aspect ratio is the height of the tyre from the rim to the tread.
It is normally shown as a percentage so this is something that you need to keep note of.What Does The R Mean?
R means Radial and it is normally used to tell you the construction type.
This doesn't really matter in this day and age because all car tyres are actually radial.
If you don't see an R however, then this means that your tyre is not radial.What Does The Rim Diameter Mean?
The diameter of the rim tells you what tyre can be fitted.
Nearly all tyres are measured in inches and the same goes for international tyres as well.Whats A Load Rating?
This is used to describe how much load the tyre can take.
The higher the number then the more load you can carry when the tyre is at a high pressure.What Is A Speed Rating?
The speed symbol tells you how fast you can go.
A higher speed rating doesn't mean that you need to go faster, but most of the time the speed rating tells you how much heat your tyre can stand.
For example, if you drive long distances in hot conditions then you may require a tyre rating with a higher speed symbol.Where Do I Find The Tyre Brand?
The name of the Brand is usually also on the tyre.
It is always a good idea to know what brand of tyre you are using.
This will help you to make a better decision when it comes to the selection process.What is Wheel Alignment or Tracking?
Every car has specific track settings for its wheels.What is EU Tyre Labelling
If this setting changes by strking a kerb or hitting a pot hole tyre wear can become rapid.
Incorrect wheel alignment becomes obvious when either the inner or the outer edge of the tyres becomes unevenly worn.
It is advisable to have your alignment checked at every 6000 miles, when tyres have been changed or you have hit a pot hole.
The EU tyre labelling legislation was introduced in November 2012 under European Regulation (EC) No. 1222/2009 and it is fully designed to make sure that every single car tyre, truck tyre or van tyre has a label that displays the overall level of performance in three different areas.
This makes it easier to compare tyres across three areas, and this includes economy, midrange or premium tyres.
The labels on tyres are very similar to the labels that can be found on washing machines and even fridges, and it makes it a lot easier to establish the difference between a cheaper economy brand tyre and a premium brand such as a Michelin tyre.
This new European legislation provides an important improvement in consumer information and facts on tyre safety with three main categories: wet braking, fuel consumption and external noise.
The latter categories take into account the tyres effect on the environment.
The EU tyre label utilizes a class from A (highest performing) to G (lowest performing) for both Wet Grip and Fuel Efficiency.
The Noise is classified by Decibels.
Details need to be readily available in publicity literature (catalogues, brochures, etc.), as well as displayed on manufacturers own websites.
This must be carried out for every new tyre falling under the regulations for sale on the EU market.
Tyre labels also give you a level of transparency on how each tyre compares to the competition on the current market and it also allows users to find out which tyre is best for them and which one is the best to purchase.
The intention of the legislation is to improve safety, enhance fuel-efficiency and safe tyres, and reduce noise levels.So how can tyre labelling help you when choosing a new tyre?
This legislation has handed power back down to the customers and most importantly it is the biggest change that has hit the tyre market in the past 50 years.
Many motorists make the decision on which tyre to purchase depending on the price and brand of the tyre.
Depending on what type of vehicle you own, this new found knowledge also helps you to make an informed purchase and it also helps you to make a quality investment when it comes to your vehicle.Advice
The rule necessitates the following data to be conveyed to customers.
Motor vehicle fuel efficiency related to the tyres rolling resistance.
The tyres exterior noise levels stated in decibels, this does not relate to any tyre noise heard inside of the vehicle.
Where applicable, the impact on vehicle safety associated to the tyres wet grip, provided for:
Category C1 tyres Passenger car tyres
Category C2 tyres Light Commercial vehicles and Vans
Category C3 tyres Heavy duty Commercial vehicles, Trucks, Wagons
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