What is Labeling System (Fuel Efficient Tyres)
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Labeling System (Display)

The purpose of this guideline is to label on tyres based on tyre grading system for both tyre rolling resistance and wet grip performance, and start providing information step by step.

  • Commencement; January 2010
  • Scope: Summer-use tyres for passenger vehicles that are purchased as replacement tyres by consumers at tyre dealers etc.

Note: See attached "Guideline for Tyre Labeling to Promote the Use of Fuel Efficient Tyres (Labeling System)"

Grading System
Unit(N/kN) Unit(%)
RRC Grade
RRC…6.5 AAA
6.6…RRC…7.7 AA
7.8…RRC…9.0 A
9.1…RRC…10.5 B
10.6…RRC…12.0 C
Wet Grip performance (G) Grade
155…G a
140…G…154 b
125…G…139 c
110…G…124 d


    The tyres with a grading of A and above for rolling resistance performance and grading a to d for wet grip performance are defined as "Fuel Efficient Tyres", and uniform mark (right) is marked to promote use.

Note: Tyres with a rolling resistance coefficient above 12.0, or wet grip performance tyre under 110 (in comparison with SRTT) is exempted from the scope of this system.

How do you read the label?


■ Fuel Efficient Tyre

Tyres with this label has a AA grade for rolling resistance performance and c grade for wet grip performance, and means that this tyre is a fuel efficient tyre.

■ Non Fuel Efficient Tyre

Tyres with this label has a B grade for rolling resistance performance and b grade for wet grip performance.

Meaning of the Label

 …Rolling Resistance Performance

 …Wet Grip Performance

Note: This label may be marked on information providing media (example: tyre label, catalogue, website, etc.) of tyres that have conformed with the Labeling System of Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association Inc., (Guideline for tyre labeling to promote the use of fuel efficient tyres; December 4, 2009) and its evidence data is reported to the Tire Fair Trade Council.

Note: May be punished by law etc., in case the label is non-conformity (false) with this labeling system, or if it is confirmed that the label is unjustly used.

Which companies are practicing? (Participating Companies)
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
  • The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
  • Toyo Tire Corporation
  • Nihon Michelin Tire Co., Ltd.
  • Good Year Japan Ltd.
  • Hankook Tire Japan Co.
  • Kumho Tire Japan, Inc.
  • Nankang Rubber Tire Corporation Ltd.
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