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Wet Grip

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Wet grip is an important factor to consider when choosing new tyres. Tyres with a high wet grip rating will stop shorter on wet roads when full brakes are applied.

What is wet grip?

‘Wet grip’ is the tyre’s ability to adhere to the road in wet conditions. The EU rating focuses only on one aspect of wet grip – the wet braking performance of the tyre.

How is it rated?

Rating Icon Wet grip is rated from A to F:

  • A = highest rating
  • F = lowest rating

Ratings D and G are not used for passenger cars.

What the ratings mean

In an emergency situation, a few metres can make all the difference. For a passenger car applying full brakes from 80kph, a set of A-rated tyres will brake up to 18 metres shorter than a set of F-rated tyres. * Note: You should always respect the recommended stopping distances when driving. *When measured according to the test methods set out in Regulation EC 1222/2009. Braking distances may vary according to driving conditions and other influencing factors. Label values shown are for illustrative purposes only. Values for a certain tyre line/size may vary. Wet Breaking