EU tyre labelling - Tyres with the worst EU tyre label ratings banned from sale
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EU tyre label: tyres with the worst ratings banned from sale

EU tyre labelling Published the 04/05/2017 by Yannick O'Conor

From 1st May 2017, passenger tyres with a G-rating for fuel efficiency or a F-rating for wet grip on the European tyre label can no longer be sold.

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Although the sale of tyres with a G-rating for fuel efficiency or a F-rating for wet grip on the European tyre label has been banned since 1st November 2014, these tyres could still be sold for the following 30 months provided they were manufactured before this date. This will no longer be possible from 1st May, when these car and SUV tyres will be banned from sale in Europe. However, note that this ban does not apply to winter tyres with a F-rating for wet grip and certain winter tyres with a G-rating for fuel efficiency, which can still be sold. 

In practice, what does this mean for consumers? Logically, tyre manufacturers and dealers have to comply with these new requirements. Nevertheless, we advise you to check that the summer tyre you are buying has at least a F-rating for fuel efficiency and an E-rating for wet grip on the EU tyre label.

Labelling has been mandatory for all tyres sold in the European Union since November 2012. The labels help inform consumers about a tyre’s performance by providing ratings on three criteria: fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise emissions.

> Find out more about the EU tyre label