THE NEW LIGHT TYRES LABEL

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Before buying a truck tyres it is now possible to find a European label. Who has never looked away, even without paying attention to the label of a home appliance before buying it?

THE PURPOSE OF THIS MANDATORY LABELING

This project aims to increase the safety and environmental and economic efficiency of Light tyres by allowing installers and customers to make more informed choices based on additional information provided with the product. Light tyres manufacturers are in a constant process of innovation to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Not easy to navigate, therefore, among this huge selection available on the market.

Light tyres are rated on three basic criteria based on objective measurements: rolling resistance, wet grip, and rolling exterior noise.

ROLLING RESISTANCE

Due to the weight of the vehicle, the Light tyres are deformed in its area of ​​contact with the roadway. The lower the deformation, the less fuel you need to move your vehicle forward and the lower your CO2 emissions. The rolling resistance of your Light tyres is therefore a factor that can have a significant influence on your fuel consumption. This parameter is divided into seven classes: from A (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient). By replacing a complete set of “G” Light tyres with “A” Light tyres you can achieve a fuel economy of around 7.5%.

ADHESION ON WET PAVEMENT

One of the most important performance and safety features of tyres is the fact that you want to make sure your Light tyres brake properly on wet ground. The more the grip increases, the more the braking spaces in case of rain are reduced. The notation of this parameter is also divided into seven classes ranging from A (minimum braking distance) to G (very important braking distance). For a standard passenger car traveling at 80km / h, a Class A Light tyres is likely to reduce the braking distance by up to 30% compared to a Class G light truck tyres, which amounts to this speed at a difference in distance. braking more than 15 meters.

RUNNING NOISE OUTSIDE

This element is important for the reduction of noise pollution and refers to noise perceived outside the passenger compartment. Rolling outside rolling noise is measured in decibels (dB) and is compared to the new European thresholds. Light tyres noise, which will come into effect in 2016. It is divided into three classes: Low noise Light tyres (single colored bar), intermediate Light tyres or medium noise Light tyres (two colored bars) and high level light truck tyres. sound (three colored bars). By choosing Light tyres with a black wave, you can do 4 times less noise than choosing those with three black waves, which are actually higher than the future European limit. And nobody likes to wake up his neighborhood, of course.

REVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN LIGHT TYRES LABEL

In 2012, in most European countries, you can choose your Light tyres according to other criteria. Certainly, thanks to the new Light tyres labeling you can always be well informed about Light tyres that are efficient and safe, with low fuel consumption and low noise levels, but beware: These parameters are not exhaustive for a complete evaluation of the characteristics of the light truck tyres. light truck tyres. Many others have to be taken into account (the braking performance on dry ground, stability at high speed for example, or the resistance to wear and comfort). For this fact, also refer to the tests carried out by independent organizations or magazines to better judge your future light truck tyres. Finally, there is another parameter essential for many in this purchase: the amount of the invoice.

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