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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Tire Pressure Affects Your Fuel Mileage

tire-pressure gauge is a pressure gauge used to measure the pressure of tires on a vehicle.

Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated 

Under inflated tires require more energy to roll, which translates into more frequent fill-ups. You can improve your fuel economy by about 3.3 percent if you keep your tires inflated properly, according to the DOE. The psi number noted on the sidewall of your tires is the maximum pressure of the tire and is not the proper inflation level for your car. Your vehicle manufacturer will list the recommended tire pressure in your owner's manual or a sticker on the doorjamb of the driver-side door. Buy a tire-pressure gauge and check your tires monthly, adding air as necessary.

Let's say your tires are supposed to be filled to 35 psi. If they are filled correctly, six square inches of your tire are touching the road, just the way your tires were designed. But let some air out, and now the pressure is only 30 psi. Since your tire is like a balloon, the more air you have on the inside, the rounder and more firm your tire becomes. If you had six square inches touching the road at 35 psi, the flatter 30 psi tire will have eight square inches touching at once, making it harder for your engine to get things rolling from a dead stop..... READ MORE>

2 comments:

  1. Great! Got any other tips to save fuel? You should have your wheels balanced whenever a tire is replaced, whenever you get new tires. When you are planning on doing a lot of driving, you need a thorough inspection of all its details like fuel, tires and oil etc.

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  2. that is quite a clever way to save on fuel! kudos for the tip buddy.

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