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