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EU tire label: Wet grip

Truck tires with a high wet grip rating will stop shorter on wet roads when full brakes are applied.

How is wet grip rated?

The EU rating focuses only on one aspect of wet grip – the wet braking performance of the tire.

Wet grip is rated from A to F:
A = highest rating
F = lowest rating

Rating G is not used.

What the ratings mean

In an emergency situation, a few meters can make all the difference. Under full braking force, a set of A-rated tires may stop up to 30% shorter than a set of F-rated tires. For a typical truck driving at 80 km/h, that translates to a braking distance up to 25 m shorter.*

Regardless of which tires you choose, you should always observe the recommended stopping distances when driving.

*The calculation is based on a typical truck with semi-trailer operating at 40 tonnes GTW. Effects may vary according to the vehicle, driving conditions and test method adopted.

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