What else shoud be considered when choosing new tyres?
The EU Tyre label is designed to show information regarding 3 criteria. However, there are many other important performance factors to consider including:
- Resistance to aquaplaning
- Driving stability
- Handling and steering precision
- Braking performance
- Capabilities in winter conditions
At least there are up to 11 relevant factores that standard tyre tests include in addition to the label criteria.
Automotive manufacturers require the very highest standard across all these performance factors before they approve tyres for their new vehicles.
Furthermore, widely published tyre tests also take these performance factors into account and therefore continue to be an excellent source of independent information regarding the total performance of a tyre.
Tyre label theme on the official EU Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm