Replacement tyres explained

Tyres are vital when it comes to the performance of your Honda. However, with so many tyres to choose from, it can be difficult to know whether you’re getting the tyres that best suit your driving style. However, in November 2012, a simple and transparent labelling system was introduced. This new labelling shows a tyre’s performance in areas of fuel efficiency, wet braking and exterior noise. Each rating system provides a brief overview, while clearly marking the tyre’s score and strengths.


As well as your driving style and the engine efficiency of your model, tyres have a significant impact on the carbon emissions and fuel economy of your Honda – reducing fuel consumption by up to 7.5 percent. For this reason, the right set of tyres is important when it comes to saving you money, as well as getting the best of out of your car. The tyres are scored on a range of A-to-G, so you can see which ones perform better than others.

Wet braking performance

Wet surfaces are an inescapable part of driving and, when driving in such conditions, it is important to change driving and braking style to meet this change. Rain increases stopping times and distances, so it’s important to bear that in mind when keeping a gap between you and the car in front. However, tyres can also help in keeping braking distances and times down, too. Selecting an A-rated tyre in the wet braking performance section can reduce your braking distance by 18 metres when travelling at 50mph.

Exterior noise emissions

Exterior noise emissions are an important issue when it comes to selecting tyres, as noise can not only disturb your enjoyment of the journey, but it can also prove distracting. Our simple performance labels mark the noise emissions in decibels; the lower the number, the quieter the tyres.

Should you want to find out more about any of the tyres available at Jardine Motors, get in touch with your nearest dealership either by phone or direct. Our expert team is there to help you find the right tyres to help keep your driving experience at the highest standards of performance and safety.

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