You're always gas-conscious. You never floor it after a red light, you turn off your A/C when you can, you never let your gas tank get too low, and you always keep your tires properly inflated. While you may feel like you've become a gas-saving professional, is there more that you aren't doing? As a matter of fact, there could be!
When it comes to saving gas money, all of the previously mentioned tips and tricks can help make a difference. But if you really want to go the extra mile, then it's time to consider replacing your tires with more fuel-efficient tires!
Do Fuel-Efficient Tires Work?
All tires have a certain amount of rolling resistance – the force needed to get the tire rolling from a stopped position. While some tires take more force to get moving, others are engineered with low rolling resistance. Low rolling resistance means less force is required to move the tire, which can translate into less fuel consumption when accelerating and driving.
According to Consumer Reports, "The Department of Energy estimates that 4 to 11% of fuel consumption is due to tire rolling resistance." So, if you're looking to hit the pump less frequently, fuel-efficient tires with a low rolling resistance are a great place to start!
Best Tires For Fuel Efficiency
If you want some of the best tires for gas mileage, then look no further than the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires. These tires are designed and engineered to provide low rolling resistance and better fuel efficiency, so you can get more miles per tank of gas.*
Not only do Ecopia EP422 Plus tires help you save money at the pump, but they’re also designed with Bridgestone’s all-season technology, so you can also enjoy handling and a comfortable ride with all-season capabilities!
Other Ways You Can Save Money with Tire Care
Even with fuel-efficient Ecopia tires on your vehicle, there are some ways you can help improve your gas mileage even more! By performing routine tire maintenance, your tires can help take care of you and your ride's gas tank!
Keep your tires inflated.
Keeping your tires properly inflated is perhaps one of the easiest and most important steps in proper tire maintenance. Proper tire inflation can help improve your gas mileage by up to 3%. To find out your tire's proper pressure level (or PSI), check your owner's manual or the sticker on your vehicle's door jamb. As a rule of thumb, check your tire pressure every time you fill up your tank – or at least once a month if you find yourself going to the gas station less often thanks to your fuel-efficient tires!
Keep your tires aligned.
When your tires are out of alignment, they can drag instead of roll. In fact, Investopedia reports that you could see as much as a 10% decrease in fuel efficiency from misaligned tires. Luckily, getting your tires aligned is one of the easiest forms of preventative maintenance! Schedule an appointment for an alignment at a Tires Plus near you, and we'll get your tires aligned and ready to help you save some gas mileage.
Get your tires rotated.
Getting your tires rotated routinely can also help save you gas mileage. When your tires are rotated, it helps reduce uneven wear to the tread of the tire and keeps the tires' contact patches as even as possible. Even contact patches can help provide the least amount of rolling resistance for your tires. And at Tires Plus, we'll help save you money on gas money and rotations! When you purchase tires from your local Tires Plus, you'll get free rotation for life for the lifetime of the tire.
Maximize Your Fuel Efficiency with Tires Plus
Are you ready to keep a few more dollars in your pocket? Whether you're looking to equip your passenger vehicle with fuel-efficient Bridgestone Ecopia tires or you're in need of a rotation and alignment, our expert technicians can help! We'll ensure your tires are properly inflated, optimally aligned, and rotated to get the most from the tread.
Schedule an appointment at your nearest Tires Plus to talk fuel-efficient tires and tire care services with our expert technicians. We'll show you a few of the best options for you, so you can choose what you want. After all, we're service people, not salespeople!
*Based on rolling resistance in lab testing comparing Ecopia EP422 Plus (215/60R16 95T) to Firestone FR710 (P215/60R16 94T) when new (excludes original equipment tires). Actual results may vary based on proper tire maintenance, vehicle, driving style, and road conditions.-