The Eagle NCT 5 is Goodyears most environmentally friendly high performance tyre. It is produced using development and manufacturing techniques which optimise the use of energy and resources. Its silica based tread compound produces low rolling resistance, reducing fuel consumption by up to 5% versus its predecessor.
Optimised shoulder to centreline stiffness equalises tyre stress and load distribution, giving improved handling and mileage as well as minimised noise levels.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
EAGLENCT5 tyre review
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11.12.2014 from john skipsey Always use this brand on my Vectra, they are excellant road holding tyres
07.07.2013 from Civic Nieuwe band slechts 6,5mm! profiel tov Barum Bravuris 9mm!
21.04.2013 from Alan Reynolds Superb all rounder. Used on all my cars over last 10 years. Very, very hard to locate in local tyre bays now, if you can very expensive. Mytyres.co.uk saved me £30 a tyre. Easy company to do business with, very efficient, tyres came BEFORE a week was up.
22.07.2011 from Tony Evans Good levels of grip under all conditions. Excellent wear. Lasted over 30,000 miles (55,000km) on front of car. Fully 50% better than Michelin Primacy.