Determine fuel consumption, grip in wet weather and tyre noise via tyre labels
Since 2012, tyres have been clearly labelled to provide advice based on the tyres performance due to European regulation (1222/2009). You may also find the symbols on tyre websites, leaflets and promotional adverts. This enables you to choose the right kind of tyre for your needs and understand how it will perform in wet weather conditions, how fuel efficient the tyre is likely to be and the noise it may generate on contact with the road. This guide will help explain what you should be looking for and the meaning of each symbol on tyres.