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The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
N 3000 tyre review
Average based on 371 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
16.07.2018 from Zinda When new i couldnt break them loose no matter what i did, from stop with wide open throttle, car just shot iff the line, little slip while it shifted to 2nd and a chirp into 3rd gear. Now after 30k miles they show wear on edges on all 4 (i never rotate tires, that's a gimmic just to get your car back to the shop to get more money). Now i struggle to keep the car in a straight line and can smoke them through 3 gears. Break loose at 50mph if i gas it hard enough to make my built auto transmission downshift and slams into gear. I can feel every crack in the road and it follows any grooves. I have put tgese tires through the wringer, i race whoever is at the light with me and these tires have held up well, easily besting the Hankook and BFG sets i burned up prior to these. Got 4 tires mounted & balanced for $300!
21.06.2013 from GM Only tire available in this size that isn't a fast wear type. Good tread design. Exceptionally quiet. Car is never driven in rain (and no snow in south Florida), so my experience for that is nil.
17.10.2012 from Isaac Chiu Great tire for the money in this hard to find size.