Tyre labeling- is now considered good for the motorist to check on?

Tyre labeling

tyre labellingTyre labeling is too vague for modern tyres

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eric roberts‘s insight: Since this post was first release. Hence, I have now changed my opinion. As a result of  regarding tyre labeling. For this reason, at first i did not think that the buying public. Would take any notice of the tyre grading’s. But now we are getting many drivers. That are comparing the makes of tyres. Thus, before they make their purchase. Consequently, I did not think that this would ever happen. Therefore, I thought that most people would  buy on price alone. But I admit that i was wrong. I would say that out of all of our  purchasing customers about a third now compare the Tyre labeling ratings. We now show all the different Tyre labeling ratings of all the tyres that we offer on our website, so that our customers can look at the different labels and make a more informed choice of tyre for their cars.

Tyre labeling does not affect tyre virtues

What do i mean ?. Manufacturers have always been torn between two things, Good grip or high mileage. it is very difficult to get the correct balance, we all know about the Michelin “X” when it came out ? it knocked the socks off mileage compared to all the other manufacturers, but also became famous for not been very good in the wet.

This is a great example of the imbalance that can take place between the two things that the tyre makers are trying to achieve. With today’s modern tyre testing techniques these  companies have a much better chance of getting the balances correct. So much so that tyres can now be made for specific car models such as BMWs and Mercedes, who have their own specific ones to aid the cars performance.

What i am getting at is that in my opinion tyre labeling is not a good way of determining how good a tyre really is and is just another piece of bureaucracy that came from the European Union. The tyre companies are way ahead of these stupid labels, that really tell the motorist nothing. Also how true is the tyre labeling on imported economy brands ?

Eric Roberts…www.pellontyres.co.uk

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Tyre labeling

Tyre labeling with the tyre attributes are now becoming more and more popular with the public and to my surprise some drivers are specifically targeting the best advice from these labels and it will make the tyre manufacturers open their eyes to making a better product.

 

NEW TYRES cost Less than Part Worn tyres

NEW TYRES cost

New tyres cost- works out cheaper

Let me start off. Thus, by saying that this is not the first time this debate has reared its head before. Thus, the problem mostly occurs when we are in a recession. Naturally, motorists have to make cost-cutting measures in their budgets. Which means them looking for cheap tyres in Halifax. This is when the debate begins.

In the last bad economic squeeze. Hence, in the 1990s the EU and the UK Government had the same problem. As we are having now. Businesses selling tyres were tempted to store. As a result, any good looking tyre that they removed. hence, to sell on as part worn tyres. This was to try to keep their companies up and running. They were mainly small type tyre shop type businesses. Who saw this as the only way out.

Also, people saw this as an opportunity. So to make some easy money. As a result, and started going round tyre retailers. Collecting their so-called “old scrap tyres”. They would then pick out the so called part worn tyres.Selling them on to the  careless motorists. In fact, I know one dealer that did so well. That he went to night school to learn German so that he could go live in Germany and set up business sifting through the Germans old tyres to re-sell here in the UK.

All these methods of obtaining second-hand tyres were flawed by the fact that the tyres were never tested. Although most of these tyres would probably have been alright, some were not and it was pot luck whether you got the good ones or the bad ones.

NEW TYRES cost

After much pressure from the tyre industry and consumer groups, a new set of rules and laws were devised to protect the consumer. “IF YOU CLICK THIS LINK YOU WILL SEE WHAT

NEW TYRES cost,

39/365 Tired (Photo credit: Mykl Roventine)

THEY WERE” http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/3117/regulation/7/made.

To me, the most important part is the fact that the part worn tyre must say”PART WORN” in capital letter on the tyre and it must be vulcanised not written or cut out in the sidewall. So if you just can not afford a new or remould tyre, please check this out, if it does not say this on , please do not have it fitted. This is the actual wording of part 12.

In order for a mark to meet the requirements of this paragraph, it must consist of the word “PART-WORN” in upper case letters at least 4 millimetres high and must have been permanently and legibly applied to the tyre other than by hot branding or otherwise cutting into the tyre

Unfortunately, we are now in yet another rescission and the same problems are cropping up as in the 90s. The problem is that we now have a new generation of tyre shops spring up all over the country selling part worn tyres. Unfortunately, we appear to back where we were before the 90’s tyre laws came out with people selling tyres that have not been tested and without the part, worn labels vulcanised on. This is more of a problem because our roads and motorways have become much faster and much more congested, and may turn a tyre blow-out into a major motorway incident ?.

NEW TYRES cost; Go for the  cheap new tyres they work out at a less cost than part worn tyres.

TyreSafe is now trying to educate the motorist about the dangers of unchecked part worn tyres. More importantly, they have investigated the “MYTH” that part worn tyres are cheaper than NEW TYRES cost. In fact according to their figures, priced in millimetres of tread new tyres are actually cheaper than part worn tyres. This is an average cost because new tyre prices differ. With motoring costs reaching record levels, a growing number of drivers are choosing part worn tyres in the belief that they offer better value. However, TyreSafe’s investigation into NEW TYRES cost also disproved this myth as it found that the average cost per mm of the useable tread of the part worn tyres was £6.33, whereas the comparable cost when selecting an equivalent new tyre was 16 per cent lower at £5.32. Please use the link bellow for the excellent article.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Part-Worn-Tyres.htm      

new tyres cost

NEW TYRES cost-part worn tyres are ok if they are inspected and labelled

Tyre Labels Regulations- Drivers are now taking more Notice of Them

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; New European tyre labels yet another cost to business forced onto us by Brussels

As if wasn’t enough David Cameron was telling all of us small businesses that he was going to “cut red tape”, he has imposed a new EU law onto us called a standardised consumer label so

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; consumersThis Michelin car tyre has a highly rated B and B ratio users. That can choose for themselves which product is for their car. “I don’t think so”. Most of my customers here at Pellon tyres in Halifax. Come to us because they trust us. How could you trust a Tyre Labels Regulations on a tyre made in China?. I suspect not. As an update, we are finding that to my surprise.

Hence, our customers are taking some notice of what the new labels are telling them. Tyre manufacturers are also trying to improve their products. Even some Cheap Car Tyre makers are bringing out products with better standards. Thus, according to the labels. In general, though it is the big tyre manufacturers that are winning. Customers look up the ratings before they buy a tyre.Therefore, it is the big boys. Such as Michelin and Continental that are having the most success.

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; new label (easy)

The new system is supposed to be in place for November this year(2012). As a result is intended to help the motorist to choose a rating. Naturally, that has got low emissions and dare I say it better road safety. The same Europe that allows people to sell possible killers. As a result, called “Part worn tyres”, these don’t even have to have Tyre Labels Regulations. Surprise surprise !!!.

WE will now have to have an efficiency label on tyres that display three main points, Rolling resistance, Wet grip and Fuel efficiency. The new tyre label will value from A-G, but not D.I will try to explain what each group means.

 What the new Tyre Labels Regulations means (hope you can take it in)

 ROLLING RESISTANCE

This covers A to G Dis not used, rolling resistance of the tyre and contributes most to fuel efficiency and therefore reduces CO2 emissions and also driving costs. Each letter has a difference plus or minus of 0.42 to 0.56 miles per gallon(mpg) for a car that will do 36 mpg. (I hope you are still paying attention)

WET GRIP

“Wet grip is what it says on the tin” how good is the car at stopping in wet driving conditions and is expressed as the “stopping distance”. The letters used for this are A to G not using D or G, (are you still awake), the stopping distance between 3 and 7 feet when you brake hard at 50 mph. We have had this measured on our forecourt now for five years and no one has ever tried it out yet.

NOISE

The noise that the tyre makes,(nothing to do with our lousy road surfaces its the tyres fault) and is measured in decibels. The more black bars on your Tyre Labels Regulations, the noisier the tyre tread is.

In my opinion, this is more red tape from Brussels, and I will stress that the customer should take advice from his local dealer.

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; New tyre label on an Avon tyre 225/45×17

As an update to the tyre label introduction, i must say that I am pleasantly surprised to see that the motoring public is now showing lots of interest in these names and they are influencing the purchasing decisions of the tyre buying public, I hold my hands up, and I was WRONG?

For more information, please click the link  http://www.etrma.org/

 

 

 Eric Roberts