TAKE THE SMART ROAD. NEW TYRE LABELS, NEW WAY TO CHOOSE

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WHAT'S THE SMART WAY
TO CHOOSE MY TYRES?

YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING WHERE TO START
WHEN CHOOSING NEW TYRES.

TO CHOOSE YOUR TYRES TODAY YOU CAN...
FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2012, WHEN YOU CHOOSE YOUR TYRES YOU CAN...
TRUST & CHOOSEA major brand
CHECK THE TESTSReports & ratings by
independent bodies,
motoring clubs
and magazines
ASK YOUR TYRE DEALERFor advice, based on how
and where you drive
COMPARE MORE EASILYthanks to the tyre labelling!
NEW TYRE LABELLING,
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
AND EASILY EVALUATE THEIR...
TO HELP YOU SELECT YOUR
TYRES ACCORDING TO
THREE CRITERIA, OTHER THAN JUST PRICE!

FUEL EFFICIENCY

Each tyre will be graded
from A to G.
A = the most efficient
G = the least efficient

WET ROAD GRIP

Each tyre will be graded
from A to G.
A = The shortest braking distance
G = The longest braking distance

EXTERNAL NOISE LEVEL

Caused by the contact of
the tyre with the road.
Measured in decibels, and illustrated by an icon with 3 waves.

BUT WHAT WILL YOU GAIN ?

BETTER FUEL SAVINGS*

SAVE UP TO £110

That's over the lifetime of four A-rated tyres driving at 50mph.

A
G

IMPROVED BRAKING ON WET ROADS*

STOP 18 METRES SHORTER

At 50 mp/h with 4 "A" tyres vs "G" tyres.

A
G

BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT*

REDUCE NOISE LEVEL BY 75%

As heard outside the car,
with 1 wave-vs. 3 wave-rated tyres.

QUIETER

NOISIER

WHEN CHOOSING TYRES
WHAT OTHER FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT?
CONSIDER LONG LASTING TYRES

TO REDUCE THE TOTAL COST
OF THEIR OVERALL LIFE.

CONSIDER BETTER GRIP ON BENDS

As 25% of accidents
occur on bends

CONSIDER IMPROVED DRY BRAKING

As 70% of accidents
occur on dry roads

IN FACT,
WHAT IS A RIGHT TYRE?
THE BEST TYRE

IS THE ONE THAT OFFERS AN EXCELLENT BALANCE OF PERFORMANCE:

LONG LIFE + SAFETY + FUEL EFFICIENCY

...BUT AS A DRIVER,
YOU TOO HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY
IN GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR TYRES!

How?

Simply by adhering to these 3 simple tips:

  • Drive smoothly and go easy on the accelerator
  • Check your tyre pressures
  • Always drive at a safe distance
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Sources

European Commission's Impact Assessment SEC (2008) 2860 : http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/labelling/labelling_of_tyres_en.htm
Verkehrsunfallforschung (VUFO) and Technical University of Dresden: 10 000 accidents analysed / 10 years.