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Old 05-21-2011, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tire (tyre) surveys from the EU

While looking for car safety, I found this UK web page with references to several European tire testing results:
Buying better tyres - Why Better Tyres | Campaign for Better Tyres

Some of the government and organizations reports include the following:
  • rolling resistance
  • wet braking
  • dry braking
  • aquaplaning
  • wet handling
  • dry handling

After nearly a decade of "noise" about the importance of tire rolling resistance measurements, the USA continues to fall behind. About four years ago, California tested just under 400 tires yet never published the list. Tire Rack writes 'this is important' fluff but again, fails to give any rolling resistance ranking by tire. Only Consumer Reports gives a tire rolling resistance score using their 5-value, scale ... no numbers. Heck, even our EPA has given more 'eyewash' than facts and data about tire rolling resistance.

Rather than curse the darkness, this web page is an index of EU tire (tyre) test listing brands and models. Now we may not have the same models but knowing who is doing a good job is a good, first step.

Bob Wilson

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