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Tyre labelling: only 2 months to go

The EU tyre labelling Regulation comes into effect for tyre manufacturers from 1st July. From that date retailers can expect to see certain deliveries of tyres arriving with the new “consumer advice” label affixed. The full impact for retail premises is 1st November, when retailers have to pass on this information to consumers. That leaves just 6 months to prepare for the biggest change in tyre retailing for years.

Recognising the need for information and industry guidance, the Tyre Industry Federation has worked closely with the Department for Transport to provide an authoritative guide to the topic. Extensive Industry consultation has ensured that all the key issues are addressed in this easy to read document available free to download.

Players at every level in the supply chain need to consider how they will meet the requirements of the Regulation. This will include issues such as staff training, data handling, customer communication, invoice preparation and so on. On the positive side tyre labelling will be an opportunity to move the sales process on towards a more in-depth value- and service-focused relationship opening the way to greater sales value for both consumer and supplier.

TIF Chairman, David Seward, said “Once again, TIF is meeting a need for clear information that will contribute to further increasing professionalism within our Industry”.

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Tyre Industry Federation launches Factbook

The Tyre Industry Federation officially launches its Industry Factbook today.

Freely available here, the downloadable resource gives an overview of the tyre industry from manufacture to recycling and from road safety to lifecycle impact. Filled with information from authoritative sources the Factbook provides a concise and easily accessible insight into the many dimensions of the UK tyre industry.

Aimed at Government, journalists, or anyone with an interest in learning more about the UK tyre industry, members of the tyre trade will also find useful information to complement their existing knowledge.

 TIF Chairman David Seward said “The TIF Factbook is an important step forward in improving understanding of our industry for those who need or wish to learn more”.

The Tyre Industry Federation provides a common platform for the British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association, the Imported Tyre Manufacturers’ Association, the National Tyre Distributors Association, the Retread Manufacturers Association and the Tyre Recovery Association.

ProMOTe Campaign

The Tyre Industry Federation supports the ProMOTe campaign challenging Government proposals to reduce the frequency of MOT testing. TIF strongly believes that the annual inspection of wearing components on vehicles is a major contributor to the UK’s position as world leader in road safety.

Winter Tyres – The Motor Insurance Commitment

Motor Insurers recognise that some motorists may wish to fit winter tyres to their cars during the cold weather.
The Association of British Insurers has published a winter tyres agreement.

View this article on the Association of British Insurers web site

Winter Tyres

There’s more to winter tyres than chunky tread patterns. Special rubber compounds give better grip when temperatures fall below 7⁰C. On snow, winter tyres marked give up to 3 times the traction of normal tyres. TIF recommends winter tyres for increased safety and reliability throughout the winter season.

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