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TÜV Tire Test Mark

I. TÜV SÜD Tire Testing

TÜV SÜD is one of the tire testing leaders. It is the largest independent institute for tire and wheel technologies in Europe. As a certified test lab for tire properties, it provides the full scope of tire tests according to standards, regulations and customers-specified requirements.

II. TÜV Tire Test Mark

What is TÜV Tire Test Mark?

The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification. The test procedure was developed by TÜV SÜD Product Service. To be awarded the TÜV SÜD certification mark, the tire to be tested must comply with certain threshold values in the tests. The threshold values are based on either a reference condition or fixed reference values. The tire must also fulfill all minimum requirements set forth in Regulations ECE R30 and ECE R117.

How does a tire qualify for the TÜV Tire Test Mark?

- Manufacturing quality:

Annual inspection of manufacturing facilities and evaluation of general production conditions

- Product quality:

Tire performance tests in road and rig tests

(individual and comparative tests) – annual product (COP-tests) or manufacturing inspections are required

III. Mandatory Tests for Tires

Mandatory Tests for All Type of Tires
Handling Properties & Safety Environmental Properties Operating Safety

- Braking on dry road (ABS)

- Braking on wet road (ABS)

  ECE R117

- Handling or lateral grip on wet road

- Aquaplaning in longitudinal direction

- Tyre noise

  ECE R117

- Rolling resistance

  EC 1222/2009

- High-speed durability

  Step 1:

  Basis acc. To ECE R30

  Step 2:

  Extended program with 2° of camber angle

Mandatory Tests for Specific Use
Additional Mandatory Tests for Normal Tyres Additional Mandatory Tests for Snow Tyres

- Handling on dry road

  Lap time (3 laps)

  Subjective evaluation

  i. Steering

  ii. Cornering / lateral dynamics

  iii. Ride & driveability

  iv. Driving safety and performance at the limits

- Braking on snow

- Handling on snow – assessment of lap time and subjective evaluation


  Lateral grip on snow – lap time

- Traction on snow