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Fuel efficiency and rolling resistance

As much as 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption relates to the rolling resistance of your tyres. This is the resistance that the tyre encounters as it meets the ground. An easy-rolling tyre requires less fuel, since a smaller amount of energy is wasted on friction and heat. 

Fuel efficiency is rated using 7 different categories, ranging from A (most fuel-efficient category) to G (least fuel-efficient category). Category D is not used for passenger cars.


The difference in fuel consumption between a car with A rated tyres and a car with G-rated tyres could be up to 7.5%. That translates to savings of more than £300 over the lifetime of the tyres.* By choosing fuel-efficient tyres, you’ll also be reducing harmful CO2 emissions.

Other factors that affect fuel consumption

For optimal fuel efficiency, make sure your tyres are correctly inflated. Low tyre 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.