Fuel Card News Motoring Updates: Car tyre performance labels introduced by EU
New tyres are to be sold with a colour-coded sticker to better inform drivers on how safe and efficient the tyres are.
Although the labels are not compulsory until November, manufacturers have started to introduce them from 1 July to ensure all stock is covered.
With 300 tyre brands currently available on sale in the UK, many motorists are often confused about which type to choose. That’s all set to change as the new labels will clearly show how well tyres perform under three criteria: external noise emissions; fuel emissions and grip on wet road surfaces.
Tyres graded ‘A’ in each criteria could greatly improve road safety and efficiency, out competing the lowest ranked grade ‘G’ tyre by 30 percent for road safety and potentially saving nearly £1000 on yearly fuel bills.
To further help retailers and customers, the Tyre Industry Federation (TIF) has introduced a free to download practical guide about the regulations. TIF Chairman, David Seward, has high hopes for the new regulations: “If correctly employed, tyre labelling offers retailers the opportunity to move towards a more in-depth value and service-focused relationship.”
In other news, Government statistics released last week show the number of people killed or seriously injured on British roads has gone up for the first time in 17 years.
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