Frequently Asked Questions
Which criteria are used in the EU Tyre Label rating classes?
The EU Tyre Label rating system consists of three components: - Rolling Resistance (Fuel Efficiency):
The petrol pump symbol stands for the running friction of a tyre. The lower it is, the less energy is wasted and the less fuel is used. This indicator thus informs the consumer both about the energy efficiency of a tyre as well as about its environmental compatibility in the form of lower CO2 emissions.
The evaluation is given in classes "A" to "G", whereby "D" is not used.
- Wet Grip (Braking Performance)
This symbol indicates the grip of a tyre on a wet road. Wet grip is a key factor in relation to the safety performance of a tyre. The effects of the wet grip on road safety are enormous as roads with excellent wet grip significantly reduce the braking distance.
The shorter the braking distance, the better the class rating.
The tyre label is classified according to classes "A" to "G", whereby "D" and "G" are not used.
- Noise EmissionsThe loudspeaker symbol stands for the noise that the tyres generate when running on the road surface. The noise emission is measured in decibels (dB). The noise emission of the tyres acts on the overall noise intensity of the vehicle and not only affects driving comfort but also the noise impact on the environment. The more black sound waves the symbol has, the louder the tyre is.