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_JDP studios_ Saturday, 11 November 2023
Had a screw in my tyre, went down to Wheelgame and got it removed free of charge, luckily no air leakage but none the less really friendly staff and a good tyre shop will definitely use again!
Frankie Canterbury
Frankie Canterbury Thursday, 10 August 2023
Great quality service, honest guys - unbelievably fast and efficient, best prices in the area! I was shocked at how quick they managed to get the tyres on, I will certainly be returning !
Rachel Mann
Rachel Mann Wednesday, 02 August 2023
Brought a car from this place 2 weeks a go great service and good after service highly recommend Rachel bradley defo 5 🌟
Barry Melbourne
Barry Melbourne Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Very helpful and obliging. Excellent service. The boys do very well. Would always recommend this place to anyone.
Robbie McSweeney
Robbie McSweeney Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Very polite and service was great. I had a wheel alignment, and was quick to repair even though they seemed to be busy. The price was great. They have a small waiting area indoors, but if the job is particularly long then there is a starbucks next door. I'll be going back to them for any tyre/wheel fixes. The website is well designed and easy to navigate. Calling them is quick to answer, polite and clear to talk to. I certainly recommend these guys.
merlin landzend
merlin landzend Saturday, 29 July 2023
I've been there twice before, highly recommended.
Andy Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Very polite and very helpful from the start. Available when arranged appointment and completed work within the time suggested. Drove away with 2 newly fitted tyres and a wheel alignment which made it feel like a new car. So helpful thank you very much
VANESSA TOLSON-GODDARD Thursday, 16 July 2020
Always great service staff are all lovely and make time to answer your questions. I bought a car & have used this place many times bought other cars here as well of course of tyres.

Tyre Labelling

Tyre Labels

To reduce the impact tyres have on the environment and to promote road safety, a new EU regulation came into force on 1 November 2012 that was designed to make it easier for motorists to compare different tyres. From this date all new tyres for cars, vans, 4x4 and most trucks have to display a standard format label that indicates three key aspects of a tyre; fuel efficiency, wet grip performance and external rolling noise. Similar in style to energy labels for white goods, these labels provide comparable information about a tyre regardless of the brand or tread pattern. By using clear pictograms, the label allows motorists to make informed choices when buying tyres, ranked on a scale from A (best) to E/F/G (worst). Certain types of tyre, such as; temporary use tyres, off-road tyres, racing tyres, vintage car tyres and retread tyres are excluded from this regulation.

Brexit and the New EU 2021 Labelling Regulations

In May 2021 new tyre labelling regulations came in to power in the European Union. The new labels reflect the good work done by tyre manufacturers and have removed the F and G ratings for fuel efficiency and wet grip. The new labels also incorporate markings for snow grip performance and ice grip performance.

New EU Tyre Label 2021

As part of the Northern Ireland Protocol following Brexit, the new EU label applies to the whole island of Ireland. As such it is quite likely that the new EU label will start to appear on tyres purchased in England, Scotland and Wales. It is expected that the UK Government will launch its own tyre labelling regulations in 2022 and until such time a mixture of labels will be present in the market.

Tyre Labels in More Detail

Fuel Efficiency

Tyres are responsible for between 20% and 30% of a vehicle’s fuel consumption. As a tyre rolls it uses energy and so a tyre that has a lower rolling resistance will use less energy and this has a direct impact on fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

Wet Grip Performance

Wet grip performance is one of the most important safety characteristics of a tyre. Tyres with good wet grip have shorter braking distances on wet roads. Two types of test are used to measure a tyres grip when braking from 50mph in wet conditions. Results are combined and ranked on the tyre label. Each grade equates to a difference in braking distance of approximately 3 meters. Therefore fitting tyres ranked A can outperform lower ranked tyres when braking in the wet by up to 15 meters, which clearly could help avert a road traffic accident.

External Rolling Noise

The inclusion of external rolling noise as a key aspect of a tyre’s performance is to encourage motorists to buy low noise tyres and thereby reduce noise pollution. A microphone measures the rolling noise of a car travelling at 50mph with the engine turned off and the results, in decibels, are given for each tyre.

Snow Grip

Tyres showing the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol are designed to perform in severe snow conditions and have been tested in accordance UNECE Regulation No 117.

Ice Grip

Tyres showing the Ice Stalagmite symbol are specially designed for road surfaces covered with ice and compact snow and should only be used in very sever climate conditions (e.g. cold temperatures). Using ice grip tyres in less severe climate conditions (e.g. wet conditions or warmer temperatures) could result in sub-optimal performance, in particular for wet grip, handling and wear.

Impact of your Driving Style

Fuel savings and tyre performance depend heavily on how you drive your vehicle. In particular:

  • Eco-driving can significantly reduce fuel consumption;
  • Tyre pressures need to be regularly checked to optimise fuel efficiency and wet grip;
  • Stopping distances must always be respected.

More details: Regulation (EU) 2020/740

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