What is EU TYRE label?

What is EU TYRE label?

The EU Tyre Label allows consumers to choose more fuel-efficient tyres, which can lead to great savings for motorists and commercial vehicle operators in terms of both costs and emissions. Road safety is improved through better wet grip while information on noise levels helps reduce traffic-related noise pollution.

What nationality are Michelin tyres?

Michelin is a French tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand, France. It is the second largest tyre manufacturer in the world after Bridgestone. Founded in 1889, Michelin’s mission is to contribute in the mobility of goods and people and to the development of society.

How do I know if my Michelin tyres are real?

Fake Treads — 8 Ways to Spot Counterfeit Tyres

  1. Here are 8 ways to spot counterfeit tyres.
  2. The brand or other details are misspelt.
  3. There is no paperwork or packaging.
  4. The tyres are missing details.
  5. They’re the wrong colour.
  6. The tyres feel flimsy.
  7. Ask, “These tyres are real, right?”
  8. The location where you buy them is unusual.

What does wet grip C mean?

highest noise level
Reduced rating levels: Fuel efficiency and wet grip are now rated in 5 levels (from A to E) instead of 7. External rolling noise is rated from A (lowest noise level) to C (highest noise level)

What does B mean on Tyres?

It is an external noise rating: one black bar means the tyre is 3db or more below future EU legislation. Two black bars means the tyre meets current and future legislation.

What does C mean on Tyres?

The C-Type tire, on the other hand, is specifically meant as a commercial-rated tire, with a higher load rating for a given size than many LT tires. These C-Type tires will show the letter “C” immediately after the wheel diameter in the tire code. Example: 225/75R16C.

Is Continental tires better than Michelin?

The Michelin performed well in most weather tests, offers a comfortable, quiet ride and has low rolling resistance. The Continental was impressive in the wet-braking test and has a good balance of all-weather performance and tread life. The Continental is an all-around good performer.

Is Michelin star same as Michelin?

What is the name of the Michelin man? Bib stands for Bibendum which is the actual name of their famously jolly Michelin Man mascot. Its namesake (London restaurant Claude Bosi at Bibendum) occupies the former British headquarters for Michelin. Coming full circle, it proudly holds two Michelin stars.

How can you tell a fake tire?

Counterfeit tires often fail on air pressure and feature cracking, bulging, blistering, rippling in the sidewall or abnormal treadwear patterns. Chances are you’ll know them when you see them when the customer comes in looking for replacements.

Which tyres last longest?

Michelin was a standout in our latest tests. The three Michelin models we rated all met or exceeded their mileage warranty. But the longest-wearing tire came from Pirelli. We estimate that the Pirelli P4 FOUR SEASONS Plus could last a whopping 100,000 miles.

What does B mean on tyres?

When did the EU start requiring tyre labels?

EU Tyre Label. The Tyre Label is a mark for motor vehicle tyres. Manufacturers of tyres for cars, light and heavy trucks must specify fuel consumption, wet grip and noise classification of every tyre sold in EU market starting in November 2012.

Why do we need energy labelling on tyres?

Energy labelling requirements apply to this product. EU tyre labelling rules help consumers make an informed purchase decision when they replace their tyres, as the label highlights the performance of the tyre on issues relating to fuel efficiency, safety and noise.

What do you need to know about tyres in Europe?

Tyres need to meet specific requirements to be placed on the European market, as outlined by Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 on general safety of motor vehicles. This legislation refers to the same testing methods for the same parameters on the tyre label and sets the minimal requirements for efficiency, safety and health protection.

What kind of labelling does the EU use?

The new labelling scheme covers passenger car, bus and truck tires. For further details on the new EU tire labelling regulation please visit the official EU Commission website.