New Tyre labels – two for one?

Posted on June 10th, 2021 by Rob Marshall

New Tyre labels - two for one?

Should you plan an imminent tyre purchase, you may notice that the tyre label has changed.

Following concerns that tyre purchasers are unaware of the differences between the highest and lowest wet grip and fuel efficiency ratings, the fuel label was revised.

Retailers are also obliged to provide this information, so ensure that you have viewed the label. To add confusion, you may find that the old label and new label are displayed together. This is down to an interim cross-over period, which will last until the end of this year.


According to Stuart Jackson, the Chairman of the UK charity, TyreSafe:

 “The key point of tyre labelling is to help those choosing a tyre to make an informed decision. There is concern that owners typically only consider cost and don’t appreciate there may be tyres that are more suitable and offer better value but perhaps at a higher price. It’s in the interest of vehicle owners to make themselves aware of the information contained on the new tyre label to cut costs in fuel, as well as improve their safety.”