Tyres are the only parts of the car which are in contact with the road. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact. It is therefore of paramount importance that tyres should be maintained in good condition at all times and that when the time comes to change them the correct replacements are fitted.
The original tyres for a car are determined by joint consultation between the car and tyre manufacturers and take into account all aspects of operation. With that in mind, we stock the most common tyre brands and sizes fitted to Volvo models today.
We offer a tyre supply and fitting service here at TMS at very competitive prices! We price match against the major competitors daily – so who better to fit tyres to your Volvo than our team of expert Technicians.
For a competitive tyre quote, call our Service Team at any of our retailers:
Coventry: 02476 303132
Hinckley: 01455 632478
Leicester: 0116 2758800
New EU tyre labelling regulations
Tyres sold on the UK and EU market must have labels that give information about fuel consumption / fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise classification.
How the label system works
The label classifies tyres from A (the highest performing) to G (the lowest performing).
Where you have to display the label
The information must be available on the manufacturer’s website, in leaflets and in brochures.
What the label must display
The label must display the:
The energy lost when a tyre is moving is described as 'rolling resistance' and has a direct impact fuel consumption and the environment. The tyres on a car can affect its fuel economy by 20%. The lower the rolling resistance, the tyre less energy is lost - reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
In the EU Tyre Regulation label, rolling resistance is expressed in grades, ranging from A to G. A is the highest performance tyre in its category; G is currently the least performing. D is not going to be used as a grade, helping to draw a clear line between the top and bottom three grades - the good and the bad.
A tyre's exterior noise grading is expressed in decibels, accompanied by one, two or three sound waves. One black wave indicates the best noise level performance. It means that the noise level of the tyre is at least 3dB below the future legal limit.
The wet grip label provides you with information on an important safety aspect of a tyre: its grip on wet roads. Tyres with excellent grip in the wet have shorter braking distances on wet roads, an important safety benefit when driving in rainy weather. The ratings are measured via two types of test when a car is travelling at 50mph.
For further information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-tyre-labelling-regulation-compliance-and-guidance