EU Tyre Labelling
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.
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
We believe in helping you to find the right tyre and we always make sure that the tyre you choose is suitable for your needs.
We are proven experts in the industry and we always make sure that our customers are given the best possible services at all times so it doesn't matter what you need because you can count on us to do it all and more.
Nortons Tyre Repair & Replacement Service
Nortons Tyres provide a 10 strong fleet of mobile tyre vans complete with experienced operators working throughout Manchester and the North West.
Nortons are proud to be a preferred supplier for the AA.
We have one of the largest stocks of car, commercial, plant and industrial tyres in stock available today.
We now offer the most responsive and competitive commercial and consumer tyre and wheel service in the North West.
Nortons are happy to be able to offer all our clients incredibly competitive prices.
Please get in touch with us to discuss your tyre requirements further.
Nortons Tyres have one of the largest inventories of car, commercial, wagon, plant and industrial tyres in stock in the UK.
We can provide 24 hour 7 days a week for Roadside Assistance for every type of tyre including car tyres and commercial tyres.
We can provide commercial tyres to a huge range of industries, from agricultural to industrial to construction, road haulage and so much more.
We have a 10 strong fleet of mobile tyre vans that come complete with experienced operators working throughout Greater Manchester and the North West.
We also provide National Coverage throughout the UK 24/7 via our network.
We offer the most competitive prices on wheels and tyres from all major manufacturers.
24/7 Call Out Mobile Tyre Fitting Service.
If you would like to find out more about our services, then please contact us today to find out more.
We'd be more than happy to help you find what you need.