Ecofriendly New Year’s Resolution: Check your tire pressure once a month and keep your tires fully inflated. One small, simple, effective way to conserve fuel.
MPG Enhance states: “Tire pressure is a very important issue where fuel economy is concerned. In general as your vehicle’s tires contact the road the friction between the rubber and the pavement slows the vehicle down” (called “rolling resistance”). By increasing your tire pressure, you will decrease rolling resistance and raise your fuel economy!
Tire pressure gauges are inexpensive. You can purchase the pencil style or a digital style. The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is usually found on a sticker in the driver’s side door or the glove box and in your owner’s manual.
It is estimated that 25% of automobiles are running on tires with lower than recommended pressure. Not only can you do your part to conserve fuel but you also help yourself….properly inflated tires are safer and last longer! Win-Win!