Tyre labelling legislation goes live today. To help motorists better understand what this means and how it affects them, we launched a definitive online guide in October.
The legislation, known as ‘The European Tyre Labelling Regulation (EC/1222/2009)’, means that the introduction of mandatory performance based labels are now required to come with each new tyre (with some exceptions) by law.
A Good Thing
The label, which we’ve been showing next to the tyres we sell for the past two weeks, make consumers aware of how the tyre has tested in 3 key areas of tyre safety: fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.
It is our belief that the new labelling system is going to be extremely useful to consumers. Not only are these labels going to give motorists more information –therefore giving them a lot more confident in their purchases –these new labels are going to be very vital in helping the EU in its quest to significantly lower noise and CO2 emission levels.
Despite some media outlets covering the topic, there is still an alarming lack of knowledge amongst motorists. This is the reason behind Blackcircles.com’s commitment to creating a full, informative guide for their customers.
More to a Tyre
Despite many prominent figures within the tyre industry agreeing that the coming change is a step in the right direction in regards to a more open and transparent look at the ability of tyres, there is much more to a tyre that the three categories marked on the label.
At Blackcircles.com we see it is our job to make sure that our customers are aware of the multitude of other safety factors. A tyre manufacturer, for example, will carry out 50+ tests on their tyres, ranging from aquaplaning resistance to longevity.
This information is important, but is not on the tyre label. That is why motorists need to use the label as a good starting point, but then look deeper into how the tyre performs by either checking independent reviews, or speaking with the experts – such as the Blackcircles.com staff.
To find out more about tyre labelling and how it affects you, visit http://www.blackcircles.com/general/tyre-labelling