Tyre labelling - soon to be compulsory by 2012
As of 2012, EU tyre labelling will become compulsory.
This means that you will enjoy a standardised view of fuel efficiency, wet grip performance and external rolling noise.
At Strathclyde Tyres, we're excited about this change as it will help you make an informed decision about the tyres you chose for your car.
On top of that, our helpful staff will be able to help you with the best advice available - meaning you will get the tyre perfect for your car.
The new tyre label will apply to:
- Car and SUVs
- Van tyres
- Truck tyres
The new tyre label will not apply to:
- Non road-legal tyres
- Re tread tyres
- Spare tyres
- Vintage car tyres
- Who's responsible for what?
Every tyre manufactured must display the new EU tyre label in the form of a sticker. They must also provide you with the Tyre Label values in lots of different communication formats.
We must provide you with the Tyre Label values on or with the tyre invoice. The tyre label itself must be clearly visible or actively shown to you
If you buy a new car, the Tyre Label values must be made available at the point of initial purchase of the car.
So, what do the images mean?
Fuel efficiency is important to help you reduce both CO2 emissions and the cost of driving. The higher up the scale the tyre is, the less fuel you car will need to drive.
The grip your tyres have in wet weather is extremely important and a critical safety feature. The diagram is displayed in terms of stopping distances.
Quite simple this one, this is the external noise made by your tyres and is measured in decibels. The more black bars on the label, the louder your tyres.
Tyre Labelling at Strathclyde Tyres
We have locations throughout central Scotland