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Tire Testing

Testing, type approval and certification solutions for vehicles

About Tire Testing

Tire 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 tires to the EU. Following the introduction of EU tire labels, new regulations now enforce this additional requirement. As today’s consumers have become more knowledgeable about tire safety and efficiency the EU tire label makes it easy for customers to compare tires in terms of wet grip, fuel efficiency and noise.

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

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

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

TÜV SÜD's tire testing services

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

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

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


TÜV SÜD' Tire Testing Services

  • Tire labeling

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

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

  • Tipe approval (ECE & INMETRO)

  • Tire characteristics

    Assessment of different tire properties according to customer specification.    
  • Tire 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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