Inflate Tires To Increase Fuel Efficiency

Did you know that for every three pounds that your tires are below their recommended pressure, your fuel economy drops one percent? Take the simple step to inflate tires fully and you’re improving your fuel economy, getting more for your miles, and saving bucks along the way—not to mention the ozone.  Check the inside of your driver’s side door for the manufactures label indicating the proper PSI (pounds per square inch) needed to properly inflate tires for your car. Most average cars require between 30-35 PSI. Heavy tires have higher rolling resistance, which wastes more fuel. Think about how often your own tires are saggy, then multiply that by the nation’s collective action problem, and you’re left with a lot more than just flabby rubber. You’ve also got a lot of empty wallets! –– Jenni Williams

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