Tyre Testing

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

What is Tyre Testing?

Tyre testing and assessment services include tests for rolling resistance, energy efficiency, rolling noise and road performance (e.g. braking, handling) on various surface conditions. These tests are important for manufacturers to ensure compliance to stringent quality and safety requirements to export their tyres to the EU. Following the introduction of EU tyre labels, new regulations now enforce this additional requirement. As today’s consumers have become more knowledgeable about tyre safety and efficiency the EU tyre label makes it easy for customers to compare tyres in terms of wet grip, fuel efficiency and noise.

Why are these tests important for tyre manufacturers?

Independent tyre tests from a certified test lab provide various benefits to tyre manufacturers:

  • Access the European automotive market by ensuring compliance of your tyres with mandatory requirements for type approval
  • Improve your product quality through advanced testing provided by a highly experienced and skilled TÜV SÜD tyre testing expert team
  • Gain important data from tyre tests which can be used for the development of new tyre models
  • Increase your sales revenues by demonstrating your product quality with our tyre testing solutions and a TÜV SÜD tyre test mark

  • Gain recognition for your brand and strengthen your reputation among OEMs by providing comprehensive test results which ensure product safety

TÜV SÜD provides overall tyre testing and assessment services

TÜV SÜD is a trusted name for tyre and wheel testing. Our experts are highly trained professionals who work extensively with top tyre manufacturers worldwide and are experienced in indoor and outdoor testing. With their strong knowledge of tyre manufacturers’ requirements, they have developed robust test procedures that are widely recognised by the industry. We are also a member of the European Commission expert group on laboratory alignment for the measurement of tyre rolling resistance.

Tyre Safety MarkTÜV SÜD operates modern, fully equipped tyre testing facilities that are part of the network of reference tyre testing laboratories in the EU and is nominated as one of the independent reference laboratories for rolling resistance. As a certified test lab for tyre properties, we provide the full scope of tyre tests according to standards, regulations and customer-specified requirements.

We also provide tyre benchmarking and the TÜV SÜD tyre test mark for products that meet the required standard of quality and safety.


TÜV SÜD' Tyre Testing Services

  • Tyre labeling

    Wet grip, rolling noise, rolling resistance measurement tests.
  • Rolling resistance alignment

    According to EU (No) 1235/2011.
  • Tyre benchmarking/ R&D support

  • Type approval (ECE & INMETRO)

  • Tyre characteristics

    Assessment of different tyre properties according to customer specification.    
  • Tyre certification

    Test program have been developed by TÜV SÜD and shall combine safety and performance requirements with conventional usage what is more than legal requirements.


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