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.
Setula S-Race RU01 tyre review
Average based on 759 test results
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07.09.2020 from Jonathan All I can say is that theses tyres are excellent value for money. It's like driving a new car again, the tyres feel responsive, grippy and not a lot of road noise which is a bug bare of mine with lots of tyres. I've only done just over 5000 miles on them but they still look brand new so hoping the wear rate is good. But to be honest they cost less than £50 a tyre fitted ( all 4 changed at same time) . So they don't need to last forever.
27.08.2020 from Mark R These were one of the worst tyres we have ever fitted. Exactly the same as previous tyres which came from manufacturer for vehicle. They wouldn't fit, had to massively overinflat to get them to grip the rim. Awful experience.
19.07.2020 from David Very happy
24.06.2020 from Ani Very low noise, comfortable, no difference with my old Michelin Tyre ..