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* Germany - DEKRA: tire label has its pitfalls
Stuttgart,Germany -Bus Fahrer -15 Nov 2011: -- Since 1 November is the EU regulation in force: Any commercially sold tires must - if he 1 after July was produced - the new tire wear label... Basically is a quality rating system for tires is a good thing, says DEKRA tire expert Christian Koch. But the EU tire label also has its pitfalls... The label is to make tires in terms of fuel efficiency, road noise, and braking performance in wet conditions comparable. On other properties but there is no information, such as the life of a tire or performance to hydroplaning... Another question mark behind the labeling for the wet grip of winter tires. Cut here basically because of the standardized test method underperformed summer tires. For the predetermined temperature range for the test ranges for winter tires of plus five degrees to plus 20 degrees...
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