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Tires and Gas Mileage

I can’t think of anyone who doesn't like to save money.  I can also think of quite a few people who like to do their part in keeping the Planet green. The tires on you car can help both of these cases.  When your tires are properly inflated, you can save up to 4% on you fuel economy! That’s a average savings of about $0.13 a gallon!  Forget about credit card pay back programs, start checking your tire pressure!

You can find you recommended tire pressure on the label on the inside of the driver’s side door jamb.

Believe it or not, when you buy new tires, your gas mileage drops about 2%!  However we’re not recommending you don’t stop buying new tires.  The reason behind this is tire tread depth increases rolling resistance, it’s what keeps our vehicles on the road.  Throughout the life of your tires, you’ll get the savings back by keeping you tires properly and obeying traffic laws!  Over the course of the tires life rolling resistance can drop as much as 20%, which really isn't a good thing, hints the reason we buy new tires.

Vehicle maintenance also has a big impact on fuel economy.

  • Changing or cleaning you air filter
  • Avoid fast and aggressive acceleration
  • Not Speeding, over the course of a long trip, you’ll be able to tell a difference
  • Minimizing air condition use in the summer
  • Cleaning you trunk out, minimize weight
  • Making sure the gas cap is closed, over 140 million gallons of fuel evaporates every year from vehicles with no gas cap!
  • Use the recommended motor oil

Remember to check you tire pressure and tread for uniform wear regularly and stay safe out there!

Submit your questions here and if we choose your question to answer in our blog, you’ll receive a free oil change!

Free oil change will be given once monthly to the person that submitted the question that’s answered in the blog.  No purchase necessary.  Must be 18 years or older and a licensed driver. Not valid with any other offer.

Written on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by
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