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Inside It! The EU's New Tire Label - A Tire Primer

Consumer electronics have been sporting energy efficiency ratings since 1994. Cars got them more recently. Starting in November, standardized labels grading tires will also be mandatory across the European Union.

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In addition to rating energy efficiency, they also cite noise levels and traction on wet surfaces. Drive It! takes a look at the various factors that go into good - or bad - tires.