There are deadlines which are synonymous with more or less important changes. This is particularly the case of January 1, of course, but also of July 1 or May 1, dates when a host of more or less friendly measures are generally implemented for consumers. And just because that day fell on a Saturday didn’t change much, as a few small changes took effect over the weekend. Indeed, and while there is a good chance that we haven’t even noticed it, there is one little thing that has changed in the last few days. If this does not seem to be of the utmost importance, it may still be useful if you plan to change tires in the coming months. Indeed, since May 1, thelabeling These have changed slightly, in order to give more information to buyers, who can be better guided in their choice, thanks to a more harmonized display than before.
At first glance, the changes are rather discreet, since the information displayed is essentially the same as before. Because remember, tires have always indicated efficiency classes with regard to fuel and driving in the rain, as well as the noise class. While all these details are still visible, the new labels also show more information, namely the tire size, its reference, the load and speed index, as well as the class and the commercial name of the supplier. But that’s not all, as the noise index is also evolving, now expressed in letters (ABC) rather than as waves. Finally, new pictograms indicating the grip on the