How to Increase Fuel Economy with Tires
How to Increase Fuel Economy with Tires?
There are numerous ways to increase your fuel economy; however, one of the most overlooked ways is to make sure our tires are properly inflated. For automotive consumers keeping your vehicle operating at its best begins with proper maintenance, and that all starts with properly inflated tires. Not only do properly inflated tires impact your fuel economy but also your safety. At Alberta Honda we invite you to visit our parts centre for all your parts needs. We carry a wide array of genuine Honda parts.
There are many things that will affect your fuel economy; however, one that drivers overlook is their tires. If your tires are under-inflated, it will increase rolling resistance. The higher the rolling resistance, the more effort it will take from your engine to move your tires. It is best to regularly check your tire pressure or keep an eye on your TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) to ensure your tire pressure is not low. Any tire that is 8 psi (56 kPa) below the recommended tire pressure can increase fuel consumption by up to 4%.
Just like tire pressure is essential, it is also vital to make sure that your tires are rotating in a straight line. Wheel alignment or, in this case, misalignment increases tire resistance while driving forward. Which in turn requires your engine to work harder to overcome this issue. This extra drag will result in additional fuel consumption and, in some cases, up to 25%
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