Breaking down the EU tyre label parameters
A tyre’s noise level is usually rated in the form of three sound waves. While the lowest noise level corresponds to 67 decibel, the highest is 76 decibel.
However, do not confuse a tyre’s noise level rating with cavity noise that originates from the rim of the car.
Tyres marked with the EU tyre label have efficiency ratings from A to G. Here, A represents the most fuel-efficient tyres and G corresponds to the worst fuel economy. This assessment is given based on their rolling resistance. Any tyre that has a lower rolling resistance consumes less fuel to move a car, which translates into improved fuel economy.
This test evaluates a tyre's braking capabilities on a wet surface. The ratings used here are from A to G, where A stands for the shortest braking distance and G corresponds to the longest.
Assuming that a car is moving at a speed of 80 km/h, an A-rated tyre will ideally come to a halt within 29 meters on braking. On the other hand, a G-rated tyre will take around 47 meters to stop under similar conditions.
The European Commission is enforcing a new provision for tyre labelling from 1st May 2021.
As per the new regulation, tyres will also be rated on how they perform on icy surfaces. Also, the wet-grip rating system will not have F and G anymore; it will be limited to five stages, from A to E.
We intend to educate our clients and make them aware of all the latest updates so that they can buy the best suited tyres based on their vehicle model and driving behaviour.