Skip to main content

Auto Bild Eclusive: Is the EU Tire-Label useless?

Auto Bild Exklusiv

The new EU eco-label provides customers when purchasing tires any orientation - on the contrary: it confuses the buyer. As reported in the AUTO BILD on Friday appearing Issue (No. 49), the labels can mislead consumers quickly. The reason: the eco-certificate is not issued by a testing organization, but by the manufacturers themselves, the test standards allow manufacturers much leeway. Therefore, the results are not comparable. The classification into one of the classes is up to the manufacturers.

Similar to the markings on electrical equipment are from November to green tires in the conditions prescribed by the EU Class "A" (excellent) rated up red "G" (bad). The tire labeling regulation should specify the information requirements for fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise. Due to the different standards of the company possible inconsistencies. It turned AUTOBILD firmly large quality differences within the classes. The wet braking test showed for example that some tires that were on the wet grip marked with a "C", and later came to a halt, as others who have been the poorer class "E" category.

In the classification results in additional difficulties for the customer, because different than indicated by the labels, there is no seven quality classes. Because the rolling resistance, the class D is omitted and the wet grip classes D and G, wins the consumer the impression when buying a marked "C" tire to acquire a much higher quality product than the purchase of a "E" tire. In fact, however, the models stand qualitatively only slightly from each other. Added to this is that, while each tire carries a label, but the manufacturers do not test each tire model. Instead, similar material blends and widths are divided into groups and given calculated unit values. Another problem: Because the most important criterion for winter tires, the performance on snow and ice does not check the labels for these tire group is not meaningful.

The federal states are to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the manufacturer in the future, but according to the German Environmental Aid (DUH) apart from Thuringia No regions prepared for this task.

Source: Autobild


Post a Comment

What do you think?

Share your Opinion!

Popular posts from this blog

Gallery: 15th Bodensee Oldtimer Rallye in Friedrichshafen (July 5th 2014)

Hey Guys

For the 15th time now the Bodensee Oldtimer Rallye takes place this Weekend, all around the beautiful region of the Lake of Constance. During the morning I took these Pictures at the official start at the Zeppelin Museum right next to the harbor and the Lake. If you are interested, the Cars should return to Friedrichshafen City by 4 pm. This time more than 80 Cars attended the Rallye, see down here a first Part of Pictures, the second one is already online over at 15. Bodensee Oldtimer Rallye in Friedrichshafen - check it out!

Porsche enters third 919 HYBRID LMP1 Race Car in 2015 Le Mans 24h Race

Porsche has announced the entry of a third Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours in France on 13/14 June. As a dress rehearsal for the event, the car will also be entered in the Six Hours World Endurance Championship (WEC) race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit (Belgium) on 2 May.

Geneva Motor Show 2014 - List of Premieres

Hey Guys

On Tuesday it's finally this time of the year again .. the Geneva Motor Show takes place! As every year at the beginning of March, for the fifth time now, I'm travelling to southern Switzerland so see and feel all the Cars by myself, and for sure I'm reporting for you. And so my Question to you is - WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE?

As I want to focus on the Cars and Premieres and Manufacturers that interest YOU I have collected a small list of the already announced Premieres at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 and you are invited to comment your wishes below here, on my Facebook Page of write me via Twitter to @thecaraddict.

The Geneva Motor Show 2014 is open to the Public from MArch 6th to 16th, I'll be there on Tuesday and Wednesday, so 4th to 5th to take all the Pictures and Videos you want to see!