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Tyre retailers advised tyre label obligations

Bridgestone is advising tyre retailers that will have certain obligations at the point of sale, when the new tyre labelling regulations come into force on November 1.

From November 1, the following criteria must be followed at the point of sale:

Any new car or van tyre produced after June 30 on display or visible to customers must either carry the EU official label from the manufacturer or show a copy of the label in immediate proximity to the tyre.

Distributors must provide buyers with label information for all products before sale, even if they are not on display. Labelling information must be displayed on all technical promotional materials, such as manuals, brochures, leaflets and catalogues, including websites.

When offering tyres for sale, one the phone, in person, online etc., distributors must provide the customer with the label information.

Fuel efficiency class, wet grip class, and the external rolling noise values must be provided to the end consumer either on or together with the invoice.

Bridgestone explains that the EU label contains information on fuel efficiency, exterior noise, and wet grip.