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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: EU Tire Label, Goals

To reduce fuel usage
To improve road safety
To reduce traffic noise
The EU Tire Label Provides the End-User with Information About the Tire's Most Important Properties. However, it Does Not Provide All Critical Safety Criteria.
Explaining additional tire properties can exert a sustained influence on the purchasing decision.
The customer should be made aware of the limited reliability of the label regarding tire properties. For example, the label says nothing about the winter properties on winter tires.
Tire tests remain important sources of information for dealers and end-users.
The tires test check many other performance factors, including the following:
Aquaplaning properties
Driving stability
Steering precision
Service life
Braking properties
Performance under winter conditions
EU Tire Label, Short Overview
Starting on 11/1/2012, tire manufacturers must comply with the new EU Regulation (EG) 1222/2009 (Tire Labeling Regulation). The Tire Labeling Regulation requires that informati ...

EU Tire Label, Categories
Rolling Resistance. Refer to → Anchor Wet Grip. Refer to → Anchor Noise Emission. Refer to & ...

Other materials:

Run-Flat Tire (PAX), Lettering On Side Wall
In contrast to conventional tires, other designations are found on the tire flanks of PAX tires. In this way, these tires can be allocated clearly.     PAX Tires, Designations 245  ...

What happens to vehicle occupants who have not fastened their seat belts
Fig. 47 An unbelted driver is thrown forwards Fig. 48 The unbelted rear passenger is thrown forwards, hitting the belted driver First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Many people believe that they can brace their weight with their hands in a minor collisi ...

Tires, Dismounting, Run-Flat Tires and Ultra High Performance Tires
Only trained personnel can perform the assembly work on run-flat tires and ultra high performance tires. If equipped check the tire pressure monitoring sensor with the vehicle diagnostic tester and if necessary replace. ...

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