The efficiency class label evaluated based on customer preferences.
Delticom centralized survey results from more than 40.000 customers from 15 European countries and created this index.
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The rain expert for compact cars. Perfect protection for the wet!
The RainExpert is the perfect choice for compact cars. For greater safety in the rain with high economy—the best recommendation for everyone who drives a compact class car. A specialist for even greater safety on both dry and wet roads. Uniroyal offers more than 45 years of rain tyre know-how for optimum performance in the wet. High aquaplaning protection. Fits perfectly for example to Ford Fiesta, Renault Twingo and Alfa Romeo Mito.
- The expert for short stopping distances on wet and dry roads
- The long-life expert
- The anti-aquaplaning expert
High aquaplaning protection. Double-concave-shaped grooves and increased groove volume in the tread centre avoids water turbulence in the grooves and substantially improve water dispersion for high aquaplaning protection.
Long service life. Optimised stiffness distribution across the tread provides evenly low tread wear for a long service life. There is also a higher stiffness of the shoulder blocks providing a high degree of safety during critical steering manoeuvres.
Short braking distances on wet and dry roads. Directionally-inclined sipes in the tyre shoulders and tread centre improve the support for the lug halves during braking, leading to increased longitudinal tread stiffness. The braking distances on dry and wet roads become shorter.
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.