Van tyres such as the Star Performer SPTV are exposed to particularly high loads. They have to offer safety in wind and weather, cover many kilometres in a short space of time and are also subjected to heavy loads in other respects. Vehicle owners are often under time and cost pressure. Reliable and economical tyres are therefore essential. The Star Performer SPTV is a winter tyre that keeps fuel consumption low thanks to its low rolling resistance. This is underlined by the customer ratings on Tyretest.com. Its grip on snow is also praised here. Overall, the SPTV tyre performs well in almost all criteria. The grip on wet roads is also convincing - class B on the EU tyre label. Order the Star Performer SPTV if you are looking for a cost-effective winter tyre that offers safety in all weather conditions.
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.
SPTV tyre review
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03.06.2015 from Brendan Kelly Excellent all around tyre....both on road and off road.
06.03.2015 from Colin obrien excellent buy love em.
23.07.2014 from Tony Dickinson excellent tyres and super value for money. would highly recommend
27.05.2014 from Richard Wilson These have lasted well & still have loads of life left. Sadly no snow this year but did perform well in the cold / ice.