The fuel economy part of the tyre label relates to its rolling resistance.
It represents the amount of energy that your tyres lose when it's spinning due to everyday tear and wear. Tyres with low rolling resistance are more likely to provide better fuel efficiency and get a better rating.
The fuel economy ranges from A to G, where A means the most fuel-efficient tyre, and G represents a poor fuel-efficient tyre. The difference between each rating is around 3-4%.
A tyre's grip on wet roads represents its braking distance in wet conditions. Several factors affect the stopping distance of a tyre, but the main ones are tyre pressure and grip.
The tyre manufacturers need to balance rolling resistance, which affects fuel economy, and road grip, leading to reduced stopping distance.
The wet grip of a tyre range from A to G. A-rated tyres have the shortest braking distance, and G-rated tyres have the longest stopping distance. The difference between each category is around 2.5 metres when braking at the speed of 50mph.
A tyre's noise rating is measured in dB (decibels). This makes car drivers and owners more informed about noise pollution generated from the tyre.
Our goal is to reduce noise from road transport. The noise labels are represented with black sound waves, starting with one sound wave, meaning the lowest noise level and moving up to three sound wave bars representing the noisiest tyres.
Tyre labels information is available here -
- Manufacturer's website
This regulation doesn't cover:-
- Professional off-road tyres
- Studded tyres
- Retreaded tyres
- Temporary-use spare tyres
- Racing tyres
- Tyres that have a speed rating of less than 80 km/h
- Tyres manufactured before 1 July 2012
- Tyres with a nominal diameter smaller than 254 mm or bigger than 635mm
For properly labelled and highly rated tyres, visit Morley tyres. You will find us at Britannia Road (A650), Morley, Leeds, West YorkshireLS27 0AR.
We also retail our tyres online; so, you can conveniently buy car tyres from our website.
To know more about our products, contact us on 01132381440.