Can you use any tyre for any car, as long as the rim diameter fits? No – it's not that easy. Not every tyre is authorised for use with every car. This is particularly relevant with low-profile tyres, for example – tyres with a particularly narrow silhouette, which are extremely popular with drivers who like a sporty look. Before you buy these tyres, you need to find out whether they are really approved for the car. The correct tyres play an important role regarding safety. This is where tyre approval comes into play.
It tells you which tyres are approved for use with your car. Tyre approval can also be known as a clearance certificate. If you are about to purchase new tyres you should already be clear on the terminology. But where can you find this information about your own car?