The future of Budget tyres may be about to change as a result of a new crusade by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (ETRMA). Fascinatingly, the emphasis of this promotion is not upon the cost and value elements of budget tyres but on road safety in Europe. The noteworthy point about this new enterprise is that it calls for better monitoring of tyre imports (the source of many budget tyres) to ensure that they conform to the demand for increased road safety and lower environmentally friendly impact.
There are a number of precise requirements here, all of which have a bearing upon the superiority of any budget tyres imported into EC countries. In particular, the ETRMA is calling for national market scrutiny in order to ensure that budget tyres will conform to EC rules for tyre imports, while at the same time stressing the need for an effective and timely implementation of the EC’s planned tyre labelling programme. It is widely expected that these actions will result in enhanced and quality budget tyres.
In fact the emphasis of this movement is not just upon the quality of any budget tyres that are imported as there is also a demand for improved upkeep of tyres by the motorist. In this respect, the ETRMA will continue to focus on the crucial role of all tyres, including budget tyres, in road safety by contributing to the Future Transport Policy and ensuring an assurance to the European Road Safety Charter. In short, budget tyres should in upcoming years be of upgraded quality though still being offered at a modest price.
This of course is indeed good news for all motorists, not just those who choose budget tyres, because it will help to improve road safety and lessen accidents which may also have a valuable effect in related areas such as insurance cover premiums. Fairly enough from the simple availability of better budget tyres, there is an economic benefit to this policy as it helps to ensure a level playing field between European and Asian manufacturers; facilitating the production of better tyres while also decreasing harmful emissions.
For the average motorist looking for budget tyres to fit on his or her car, the ETRMA enterprise will mean that there will be far less doubt as to the reliability, quality and longevity of budget tyres. At the same time, this helps in curbing the importation of low cost ‘look alike’ tyres which carry the same appearance as many premium brand tyres but are in no way comparable in terms of their performance, quality and safety. The end result should be budget tyres which are inexpensive but not inferior in quality. It will spell good news all around.
The major issues concerning any budget tyres are dry braking, wet braking lateral grip and noise. Dry braking and wet braking standards for tyres are measured on time span for tyres to stop from an average speed of 70mph to zero on a dry or wet stretch of road.