Upcoming Federal Regulation to Mandate Fuel-Efficient Tires

AftermarketBusiness.com - August 18, 2009

A fed­er­al reg­u­la­tion will be imple­ment­ed soon requir­ing retail­ers to label tires and dis­play a NHTSA poster com­par­ing fuel effi­cien­cy of same-class tires. The new rule is part of the same bill that increased CAFÉ stan­dards in 2007, and now reg­u­lates tire man­u­fac­tur­er test­ing and label­ing. A pro­vi­sion in the new law’s fine print rates tires based on rolling resis­tance, trac­tion, and tread­wear life.