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.