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Understanding Tyre Ratings for a Smart Purchase

Buying tyres online through a reputable website like Tyre-Shopper is an excellent idea. We offer several great features that make your purchase very convenient and extremely affordable. We stock only the highest quality products and thus we are the one stop shop for all your radial requirements. But weare more than just about selling tyres. We share relevant and pertinent information with you to help you make an informed purchase. Knowing all about tyre ratings is crucial to understand the features of your tyres and how your radials will affect your driving, safety and affordability.

Based on EU’s latest labelling legislation, ratings can be difficult to understand if you are new to the system. We’ve create a short guide that should prove helpful.

Understanding Tyre Ratings

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From November 2012, all European vehicles have to display a special tyre label. The label will allow consumers to make an informed decision about the tyres they are buying. Based on the ratings on the labels, tyres are graded from A (best) to G (bad.)

The label will display information about three critical areas.

  • Exterior Rolling Noise

The label rates exterior noise generated by the tyres from one to three. Rating no. 1 indicates a quiet tyre, rating no.2 indicates a moderate noise- producing radial and rating no. 3 indicates noisy tyres.

  • Fuel Efficiency

Efficient tyres account for more than 20% of your car’s energy efficiency. Fuel efficient tyres require less energy to roll and this means lower fuel consumption. Manufacturers rate the fuel efficiency of the tyre from Green (A) to Red (G.) According to Goodyear, the difference between using an A-rated and a G-rated tyre could save you as much as 6 litres of fuel per 1000kms.

  • Wet Braking Performance

Braking efficiency is also noted on the label. According to EU standards, wet grip is rated from A (highest rating) to F (lowest rating.) Choosing A-rated tyres over F-rated ones will increase wet braking distances by more than 18 metres.

All passenger car, van and 4x4 tyres sold by Tyre-Shopper will be carrying the EU label; browsing the label will help you make an informed purchase. You will be able to choose energy efficient but affordable tyres. Along with information on the label, it would be a good idea to refer to customer reviews and ratings on our website before purchasing. We have a collection of more than 6000 individual reviews that you can browse through.

Tyre-Shopper for Your Tyres


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Use Tyre-Shopper’s advanced search options to locate the right radials for your vehicle. Evaluate the tyre ratings on the label in the light of the information you have just discovered. This will surely help make a wise purchase decision. This is a simple and easy to find the exact tyres you are looking for. Along with this, you can avail of our lowest price promise, 24X7 technical assistance and superior customer service. Go ahead; choose Tyre-Shopper as your preferred tyre buying destination. It’s the smart thing to do!

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