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EU tire label: Noise

Choosing truck tires with a good noise rating will lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment.

What the EU noise rating measures

The EU rating measures the external noise emissions of the tire in decibels.

Since many people are unfamiliar with decibel values, the noise class is also shown. This categorizes the tire in relation to European tire noise limits.

  • 1 black wave: 3dB or more below the European limit
  • 2 black waves: between the European limit and 3dB below
  • 3 black waves: above the European limit

What the ratings mean

Decibel levels are measured on a logarithmic scale. This means that an increase of just a few decibels represents a big difference in noise levels. A tire with a noise class of three black waves could be up to four times as loud as a tire with one black wave.

Label values shown are for illustrative purposes only. Values for a certain tire line/size may vary.