Thursday, 1 November 2012

EU TYRE LABELLING - Why our tyres are exempt

This month the new EU law regarding tyre labelling comes into force.  However, any tyre designed for a car introduced before the 1st of October 1990 is EXEMPT - and this includes the vast majority of our range.  Motorcycle tyres are also exempt.  So please remember when you order tyres that they will not have an EU tyre label attached, and there is no requirement for them to do so.

The new law means certain car tyres will have to carry a label which details its results in rolling resistance, wet grip braking and noise level.  The label does not include the many other factors which you should take into consideration when choosing tyres.  These include:
  • Dry handling: Not on label
  • Dry grip (straight line): Not on label
  • Dry grip (circles/cornering): Not on label
  • Wet handling: Not on label
  • Wet grip (circles/cornering): Not on label
  • Resistance to aquaplaning (straight/curved): Not on label
  • High-speed stability: Not on label
  • Interior noise: Not on label
  • Tread wear: Not on label 
  • Authenticity: Not on Label 
  • Appropriate speed and load rating: Not on Label
  • Appropriate fitment: Not on Label
At Vintage Tyres we have years of experience in supplying tyres for all sorts of vehicles, and our highly knowledgable staff are able to advise you on the best choice of tyre for your vehicle and its intended use, taking into account all the factors which will play a part.  So if you need help choosing tyres, the best thing to do is to give us a call on +44 (0)1590 612261 or email and let us advise you.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Latest Vintage Tyres Newsletter

Our latest newzletter has recently been sent; if you are not currently on our mailing list you can see it here: Vintage Tyres Winter 2012 Newsletter.
The newsletter has a roundup of news from Vintage Tyres - everything from new tyres and our new website, to the latest show news and Paul's Ford Capri, which you see pictured here with his daughter Chloe!
If you want to keep up to date with all the latest information and offers from Vintage Tyres, then please sign up at the bottom of our homepage

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Happy New Year - Vintage Tyres celebrate our 50th Year

Happy New Year from Vintage Tyres! This is an important year for us, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Vintage Tyres was the first company in the world ever set up to be dedicated to supplying tyres for older and specialist vehicles. This is what we have been about from the start, and we are still on the same mission today! It is amazing to think that many of the cars and motorcycles we now supply tyres for were not even in existence when the company was formed! Some other notable events from 1962 include:

  • Graham Hill won the F1 world championship in a BRM
  • Marilyn Monroe died
  • The Rolling Stones were formed
  • John Glen orbits the earth
  • MG launch the MGB, and Triumph the Spitfire

To celebrate this milestone, we will be running events and special offers throughout the year, so keep your eyes on, and this blog to be informed.

One event the planning is already well underway for is the Vintage Tyres New Forest Classic Car Run. This will be held on the 13th of May 2012, in cooperation with Southampton Magna Rotary Club, and is open to all cars and light commercial vehicles registered before 1976. Taking in much of the beautiful countryside around our base at Beaulieu, it will be an event not to be missed, and will raise money for several charities including CLIC Sargent, for children with cancer. Please email us on to find out more.

We hope 2012 is as eventful and interesting for all our customers as it will be for us!