A car tyre which is more fuel efficient helps you to reduce your driving costs and CO2 emmissions. There are seven categories of fuel efficiency on the new tyre labels. Category G is the least fuel efficient tyre.
Choosing A-rated tyres over G-rated tyres could reduce your cars fuel consumption by 7.5%
WET BRAKING PERFORMANCE
Wet braking performance is critical to your road safety as it affects how quickly you will be able to brake in wet conditions.
Wet braking performance is also categorised in seven classes. An A-rated tyre provides the shortest braking distances on wet roads whereas a G-rated tyre will have the longest braking distance in the wet.
Driving on four A-rated tyres at 50mph can help you stop upto 18mtrs shorter than if you were driving on G-rated tyres
EXTERIOR NOISE EMISSION
The final element of the tyre label is the amount of noise made by the tyre when it rolls along the road surface.
The tyre's exterior noise emission will be shown by a series of black waves. Three black waves indicate that the tyre produces the most amount of noise on the scale. One black wave indicates that the tyre emits the lowest level of noise on the scale.