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Car tyres set to be labelled under new EU law

1 July 2012 Last updated at 10:45 BST

New tyres are to be sold with a label attached to them which is intended to help guide drivers on how safe, fuel efficient and loud they are.

An EU law means manufacturers will have to start fitting the colour-coded stickers, similar to those found on new fridges, in a bid to help drivers.

There are currently about 300 different brands of tyre on sale in the UK, and they vary widely in how well they perform on the road.

The BBC's Richard Westcott reports.