Continental offers online tyre label help
Continental is now offering truck tyre retailers tyre labelling help through its website. As well as a comprehensive overview of the new EU tyre label legislation, its background and targets this said to include information on how to read the label, its implications for different industry sectors and importantly, its relationship to lowering the cost of driving.
Continental recommends that retailers should prepare for the EU Label by consulting their business systems providers as some are integrating label values from many manufacturers into their systems. This is the most efficient way of handling all the information relating to the new label. With truck and bus tyres, retailers can provide the information via technical documents, within their premises and on invoices.
Also by speaking to their tyre suppliers, retailers can obtain label values in a format to suit their business needs – either electronically to be uploaded into their systems, or hard copy – eg. price lists, label value lists, etc.
“The introduction of the new EU tyre label is a step in the right direction in terms of providing clear information about the safety, quality and environmental performance of tyres,” comments Tracey Hyem, marketing manager for Continental Commercial Tyres.
“We have always maintained a strong focus on developing and optimising tyres to achieve the highest quality and lowest overall driving costs for our customers. Therefore in addition to the label values it is also important to be aware that characteristics such as mileage, dry grip, retreadability and durability are not covered by the EU tyre label, all of which contribute to the overall cost and quality of the tyre,” continues Hyem.
In preparation for the new EU tyre legislation, Continental has tested and classified all relevant commercial vehicle tyres in its product range, and provided the details to retailers via internal and external computer systems. The leading tyre manufacturer has tested more than 500 truck and bus tyres in accordance with the methods prescribed by the EU to classify each product according to fuel efficiency, wet grip and external noise emissions.