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EU tire label: Other performance ratings

The EU tire label is a useful guide to three important aspects of tire performance. However, there are additional criteria you should consider when choosing truck tires.

Additional performance factors

Goodyear Dunlop tests each new tire design against more than 50 performance criteria.

Some important factors to consider include:

  • Mileage
  • Retreading
  • Durability
  • Stone holding
  • Dry handling
  • Traction
  • Internal noise
  • Braking on snow and ice

Truck segment performance criteria

Each truck segment has its particular characteristics. Truck tires need to be designed specifically for each segment to cope with these different applications. The most important performance criteria for each truck segment are shown below.

Long haul
Fuel saving (shown on EU label) 
Mileage
Retreadability
Wet Grip (shown on EU label)

Regional haul
Mileage
All-season
Retreadability
Fuel saving (shown on EU label)
Wet Grip (shown on EU label)

Mixed Service
Off road traction
Damage resistance
Retreadability
Mileage
Municipal
Mileage
Damage resistance
Wet Grip (shown on EU label)
Retreadability
Exterior Noise (shown on EU label)

Winter
Traction/Grip on Snow and Ice
Retreadability
Wet Grip (shown on EU label)
Mileage

Getting independent advice

So how can you find trustworthy advice on those performance factors that the EU label doesn’t cover?

  1. Check comparative tests from independent organizations
    Independent tests, such as those from TÜV SÜD Automotive, provide objective information about a tire’s performance characteristics.
  2. Talk to a trusted tire dealer
    A tire dealer is best positioned to recommend the ideal tire for your specific needs.

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