Do All-Season Tyres Perform Less?
When should you choose all-season over a seasonal tyre change? Is a winter tyre your only option for commuting in the colder months? Can an all-season tyre really provide the same level of performance of a winter or summer tyre? There are a lot of questions surrounding the year-round performance of all season tyres. Questions which we are here to answer.
Tyre regulations in European winter season
Ever more European countries are introducing legislation on the use of winter tyres or anti-slip measurements, some related to particular regions, others within certain time periods. This article explains the different rules and regulations for winter tyres across Europe.
TYRE LABEL ACCORDING TO REGULATION 2020/740
The new tyre energy label, active from May 1st, 2021, provides a common classification of tyres’ performance on rolling resistance, braking on wet surfaces and external noise. Additionally, it provides indicators for its performance on severe snow and ice. The label helps consumers to make informed decisions when buying tyres as they can easily compare and set their priority choice based on these given parameters.
Tyre tread depth
Tyres will always remain the determining factor in the contact between the car and the road surface. The optimum functioning of tyres is strongly influenced by their tread depth.