As decided by the European Union, the new EU tyre label regulations and tyre-related details are digitally available from now on. Being a car enthusiast, you must note that only EU-labelled tyres are permissible on-road in the United Kingdom. Hence, you should be aware of the latest tyre labelling rules that came into effect on 1st May 2021.
In light of this, we at Solent MOT Centre Ltd. have updated our tyre inventory with the latest EU-labelled tyres.
Here’s all about the new updates included in the EU tyre label. Knowing these rules will help you make an informed decision while buying tyres Southampton.
New tyre labelling rules
Vehicle tyres will now feature fuel efficiency ratings ranging from A to E. Tyres with an ‘A’ rating have the lowest rolling resistance and thus provide high fuel efficiency. Also, tyres featuring an ‘E’ rating will offer poor fuel economy.
Now, an ABC rating indicates the noise emission level. An ‘A’ rating denotes the lowest noise emission, and a ‘B’ implies that the tyres emit high external noise. You must also note that tyres with a ‘C’ are now entirely banned.
Wet-grip performance on tyres has ratings ranging from A to E. Tyres featuring the ‘A’ wet grip rating will deliver outstanding short-braking performance on wet road surfaces, and those containing an ‘E’ rating will provide the least.
Additional labelling guidelines
- A unique QR code will be present on every tyre label. On scanning it, you will get access to the tyre’s information and verification directly from the EU database EPREL.
- Now, the tyres engineered for snow performance will feature a 3PMSF symbol.
- A stalagmite symbol will be present on the labels of Nordic winter tyre variants.
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