November 2012 saw the introduction of the new EU tyre labelling system. It was put in place so customers could make more informed decisions on their tyre choices based on three performance factors. These three factors are: Fuel Consumption (or Economy as it might be known), Wet Grip and Rolling noise (the external volume of the tyre).
There are mixed reviews on the new tyre labelling scheme. However, some people do find it a help when they are choosing their tyres as it gives them a loose guide as to a tyres performance.
So does EU tyre labelling help consumers make informed decisions on their tyres or is it in place to make consumers feel like they have better knowledge about their purchases? We’ll let you decide!