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Tyre Trends: 2012/2013

Published: Friday 17th of May 2013 | Author: Katie | Category: Tyres

It might be early days, but since the introduction of the EU tyre labelling, were already seeing the impact with the sales of premium tyres holding up really well. have revealed “It’s in the segment between premium and budget where the greatest pressure has been, all brands in this segment have struggled to maintain share as a result of aggressive pricing strategies at both ends of the market”.

The idea of the European tyre labelling regulations was to make driving safer, more economical, less polluting and less noisy. Concorde Auto Centre highlight that not all tyres offer the same performance, however the regulation enables consumers to make more informed decisions when buying tyres.

However there are motorists who still run the risk by not replacing their worn out tyres regularly or choosing low cost over high safety. "It's amazing how much money people are prepared to pay for airbags, yet they don't want to spend money on tyres that can shave off up to 18 metres on their braking distance." (

The website also reports that ‘consumers also need to be aware of the dramatic impact tyres can have on fuel consumption. Expensive tyres could actually be more economical over time’. It might be hard to believe but spending more up front can actually save you money in the long run.

We can see further year-on-year decline in the replacement car tyre market in rim size 13” and 14”. 24% is represented by a decline in 15”, however 16” and above continues to dominate with almost 30% of the car tyre market.

Interestingly there is a trend towards ‘wider tyres’ with bigger rim diameters, with an increase in demand for 17” tyres and above – also known as Ultra high Performance (UHP).

As tyre purchases become major investments for people, increasingly they want to know exactly what they are getting for their hard-earned cash, reports, which is why the tyre labelling regulations display the following information:

Fuel efficiency

Wet grip handling

External rolling noise of tyres

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