What Does the Tire Label Show?

Posted by: Minas Soulis

Tires Have Secrets

Tires are the only point of contact between the car and the road, and it is heavily dependent on road behavior (combined with many other factors). No matter how good a suspension is, if the tires are worn or moderate in quality, the grip is reduced, the braking distance, the rolling noise, etc. are increased.

All new tires will have noticed that they bear in their tread a sticker standard label. All these “codes”, for those who do not know they look like… Greek, however this labels show the tire specifications for consumption, το braking on wet roads and rolling noise.

Fuel consumption is associated with rolling resistance. By reducing rolling resistance, the tire consumes less fuel and at the same time emit less CO². That is why many modern cars are equipped with low-rolling resistance tires. According to the label, a Class A tire saves up to 0.15 liters / 100 km of fuel from one G-class, meaning that at 15,000 km the gain is 22.5 liters. fuel.

Wet grip is one of the most important safety features of a tire. Tires with very good adhesion to the wet offer a shorter braking distance. For example, a car equipped with four A-rated tires can brake up to 7 meters less than another with G-rated tires at the speed of 80 km / h.

More detailed information can be found on the associated label below: