Understanding EU tyre labels
It’s important to understand the following parameters to make an informed choice about which tyres London are the best for your vehicle.
A higher rolling resistance can increase the fuel consumption of a car by 20%. This is caused by resistance/friction between the tyre and the road surface.
Tyres are, thus, graded on fuel economy from A to G, with A being the most fuel-efficient tyres and G the worst. While the best fuel-efficient tyres are a bit more expensive, they are certainly worth purchasing as they reduce fuel consumption and benefit the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. Plus, you won’t be requiring frequent tyre replacements.
This only refers to the noise produced outside a vehicle and doesn’t include ‘cavity noise’, which is the noise produced from the interior and rims of a said vehicle. This rating is represented by three different sound wave bars used in tyre labels –
- One wave indicates the best performance, with a noise level lesser than the future EU regulations by 3 dB or more.
- Two waves mean that the tyres meet the regulations.
- Three sound waves represent the highest noise levels, and such tyres do not meet the EU standards.
Tyres play an essential role in determining a vehicle’s stopping distance. Therefore, a wet grip rating is necessary to determine how well a particular tyre performs in wet conditions. Tyres are rated A to G in this case, with A being the best performing tyres on wet roads and F being the worst (D and G ratings are not in use).
A Class ‘A’ set of tyres offers increased safety as it results in a stopping distance of 28 metres for a car moving at 50mph, which is significantly better than an ‘F’ grade tyre’s stopping distance of 46.5 metres (at the same speed).
If you are confused about which tyre-rating you need and are still searching for “car tyres London”, you can always get in touch with us. You can also buy tyres online from us, right from the convenience of your home plus get them fitted at a location of your choice.