Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
- 2 Steel Belts: Provide high levels of tyre durability.
- 5 Pitch Noise Reduction: Prevents the development of harmonic noise patterns to reduce tread pattern noise.
- C.S.C: Consistent Surface Contact - Provides even contact pressure within the block for better handling, ride comfort and wear resistance.
- Fuel Efficiency: Designed to reduce rolling resistance for improved fuel efficiency.
- Low Noise: Tyre designed to reduce noise.
- Ride Comfort: Provides a smooth, comfortable ride.