Simply put, fuel-efficient tyres require less energy to roll. An easy-rolling tyre has lower demands on fuel, since a smaller amount of energy is wasted on friction and heat. You may have heard of tyres with low rolling resistance, which essentially means the same thing.
Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a color-coded scale. A (green) = highest fuel efficiency rating G (red) = lowest fuel efficiency rating Rating D is not used for passenger cars.
The difference between an A rating and a G rating could mean a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 7.5%. To put this in real terms, choosing A-rated tyres instead of G-rated tyres could save you more than 6 litres of fuel every 1000 kilometres.* At an average petrol price of £1.50 per litre, that adds up to cost savings of more than £300 over the life of the tyres.* Dont forget, youll also be reducing your environmental impact!
For optimal fuel efficiency, make sure your tires are correctly inflated. Low tire pressure increases rolling resistance and impacts on wet grip performance. The weight of your vehicle and your personal driving style can also make a big difference. Energy-efficient driving, or eco-driving can significantly reduce your fuel consumption. *Based on an average consumption of 8 litres/100km, a fuel price of £1.50/litre, and an average tyre mileage of 35,000 km Label values shown are for illustrative purposes only. Values for a certain tyre line/size may vary.