Tyre Labelling:

Tyres sold on the UK and EU market must have labels that give information about:

  • fuel consumption
  • wet grip
  • noise classification

You can find more information about the rules you need to follow in Supply or distribute vehicle tyres: labelling rules.

Breach of tyre labelling regulations:

DVSA can fine you if you breach tyre labelling regulations (called a relevant requirement). The amount you can be fined depends on if you have committed an offence previously.

You can be fined:

  • £100 per breach in the first instance
  • £250 per breach in the second instance
  • £500 per breach in the third instance
  • £1,000 per breach for any further breaches after the third instance

Legal reference:

In England, Scotland, or Wales, Articles 4 to 7 of Regulation No 1222/2009.

In Northern Ireland, Articles 4 to 9 of Regulation 2020/740.

Serious offence such as fraud or obstruction of a tyre labelling investigation:

DVSA can fine you if commit a serious offence such as fraud or obstruction of a tyre labelling investigation (called an enforcement obligation).

You can be fined £1,000

Legal reference:

Regulations 5,10 and 11(6) of Motor Vehicle Tyres (Labelling) (Enforcement) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.