The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Catchgre GP100 tyre review
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19.03.2018 from Don Stair Uneven treadwear on rear axcel with alignment and balance checks.
Shocks were replaced by dealership a year ago.Tires were noisy on rear or front axcel.Seeking mileage/treadwear compensation
After only 10k miles.What is treadwear defect warranty?Should be at least 20k miles.Need compensation!
19.03.2018 from Don Stair Tire treadware is uneven with ridges.Alignment checked ok by dealership after shocks were replaced..Tires are no good and seeking threadbare manufacturers warranty compensation..
03.01.2017 from Mahdi AbuGhazaleh i have bought it first set of 4tyre noticed was hard to do tyre balance by tyre shops. had to buy 2 tyre due tyre defect of tyre as its not perfect round tyre which make d car vib like carzy after 1year warranty period end. still have vibration with new tyre that couls not get any tyre shop to balance it perfectly now after 4month got other 2 new tyre have same issue that thre shop this need to be change its have vibration issue .