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Wet grip

Wet grip is an important consideration when buying new tyres. The EU rating is determined by measuring the tyre’s braking distance on wet surfaces.

Wet grip is rated from A (category with the shortest braking distance) to F (category with the longest braking distance).

Ratings D and G are not used for passenger cars.

Why the wet grip rating matters

A few metres can make all the difference in an emergency. A set of A-rated tyres will stop 30% shorter than a set of F-rated tyres. For a passenger vehicle applying full brakes from 80kph, that’s 18 metres shorter braking distance.*

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.