The EU Tire Label

What you should know about the EU Tire Label

Starting from the 1st of November 2012 the EU Tire Label will be obligatory established in 27 countries of the EU. This will apply for every car, light and heavy trucks tire which is produced since the 1st of July 2012.

The information with the product’s features like fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise must be given to the customers at the moment of the purchase.

Every tire will have a label on it which uses letters from A to G and traffic light colors like green and red, to indicate if and how well the desired tire has performed in the tests.

 The EU restrictions for labeling will be established in 27 EU countries on the 1st of November 2012 with the following:
  • Fuel efficiency
  • External rolling noise
  • Wet grip
The labeling will be valid for:
  • Cars and ATV tires
  • Vans and light trucks tires
  • Heavy trucks tires
Obligation for tire manufacturers to provide the following information:
  • Specify the values of the EU tire label in specific product information materials.
  • Measurements to classify them in different label categories.
Obligation for traders to provide the following information:
  • Specify the values of the EU tire label on or with the Invoice.
  • The EU Label results have to be clearly visible for the customer within the shop, or have to be mentioned by the seller.
Obligation for car manufacturers to provide the following information:
  • The values of the EU tire label must only be visible at the initial purchase of the car if the buyer needs to choose between several tires.
The EU Tire Label is not valid for:
  • Racing tires
  • Remolded tires
  • Spare tires
  • Old tires
  • Tires which were not approved to be on roads
The tasks of the EU commission:
  • To determine general classification values and standards of measurement.
  • Provide detailed information about the content and the design of the label.
Duties of the EU member states:
  • Every EU member has to determine the supervision, and sanctions in case of disregard of the restrictions and standards.