2012 tyre labelling: What you need to know

Alex Fisk
Golf Mk6 at Goodyear proving ground
Golf Mk6 at Goodyear proving ground


Last year we reported on how new EU legislation will signal big changes for tyre manufacturers.

From November 2012, an energy rating similar to those on fridges and freezers will be slapped on all new tyres produced for passenger cars and light trucks. It has three different categories: rolling resistance, wet grip and outside noise.