Knowing your tyres and buying the right ones is now easier than you thought. Implemented by the EU in 2012, Tyre Labelling Whitchurch requires every new tyre sold within Europe (with few exceptions) to be labelled based on certain defined parameters – much like a fridge or light bulb. The regulation aims to increase the safety and sustainability of road transport, by promoting safe and fuel-efficient tyres. This sorting of tyres also enables consumers in making more informed choices aided with the defined assessments, in addition to the criteria usually considered during the time of purchase.
Taking due note of these, we at Blackhurst Garages ensure to comply with the EU Tyre Label with all our products. Tyres from revered brands to providing every aspect of car servicing— we have them all and customised right with your budget. Call our Customer Care representatives to book your appointment.
What’s in the EU label?
The tyre labelling features intelligible pictograms that extend information on the following three essential aspects of a tyre’s performance.
- Wet Grip
Critical for driving safely is a secure grip between the interfaces in wet conditions. Included as a symbol that looks like a cloud, the Wet Grip rating grades the performance of a tyre based on their estimated performance in real-time. A speed of 80 km/h is taken as a reference by the EU. Decelerating from this speed, a Class A tyre will stop in wet conditions after covering a distance of 28 meters. Whereas, a Class F tyre will take 46.5 meters to attain the state of rest under the same conditions. In general, the difference between a G and an A class for a set of four identical tyres could be up to 30% shorter braking distance. Intuitively, for safety reasons, it is advised to opt for a higher-class tyre.
- Fuel efficiency
Relating to a tyre’s rolling resistance; this label pictorially resembles a petrol pump. The gradation ranges from class A (corresponding to the best fuel economy) all the way through to class G (the lowest grade in fuel economy). Grade D is left unoccupied and serves as a virtual cut-off point for the label. Each grade is also assigned a specific shade in the label, ranging from green for Class A to red for Class G. Statistically, fuel consumption increases by approximately 0.1 litres for every 100 km driven.
- Noise Level
Noise level is the external rolling noise generated by the tyre, measured in decibels. Represented by a symbol resembling a microphone, the label has bars as indicators. Starting with one for the lowest noise level (between 67 and 71 dB) to three corresponding to the loudest (between 72 and 76 dB), the bars are filled concerning the decibel boundaries laid by the EU. Choosing a tyre with fewer bars would be highly recommended. After all, journeys are best felt with the music of your car’s jukebox and not from its cabin.
Complete Tyre-Care In Whitchurch
Tyres are an important component of your vehicle. But with regular use they are prone to wear. Drive down to our garage to give your tyres the care they need. From tyre repair, fitting, replacements to all other car services we will take care of it all. Contact our expert technicians today to find out more.
What's more, is you can get your car ready for its MOT in no time at our repair shop. Let us know what you are looking for and we will fix it for you. We offer prompt, professional and pocket-friendly car tyre repairs in your budget. Call us to fix your appointment today.
Moreover, you can head to our website to get your fit of EU Tyre label-compliant tyres from revered brands at unmatched prices. Call us to know more.