Tyre Labels

You may have seen car tyre labels and recognised they look similar to the coloured information labels on consumer white goods and new cars, but what do they really mean and how do they benefit you?
It is a regulation that was brought in by the EU in 2012 to offer more information to consumers on tyre safety (which you can read more about here) and the tyre’s impact on the environment.

The labels comprise three pictures which each denote three separate things – fuel economy, wet grip and noise. They are effectively a rating system that lets you know how efficient your tyres are in certain areas, but what repercussions do these different efficiencies have on you, your car and your wallet?