The tyre label will focus on three key areas of performance. It is worth noting that premium tyre manufacturers focus on up to 50 individual areas of performance when manufacturing a tyre, and so the label should be used in conjunction with other relevant available information.
FUEL EFFICIENCY – (£ Savings)
(or rolling resistance) – Graded A to G. A = Most efficient and G = Least efficient. (D not used)
WET GRIP – (Safety) (or braking performance on a wet road) – Graded A to G
A = shortest braking distance and G = longest braking distance. (D and G not used)
EXTERNAL ROLLING NOISE – (Environmental Impact) measured in decibels (dB) – Tyre categorised in 3 classes illustrated by 3 waves. 1 wave = quieter tyre to 3 waves = louder tyre (when comparing identical section widths).