Tires

Nearly 7 out of 10 vehicles are riding on under-inflated tires according to recent findings by the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Underinflated tires kill gas mileage. Keep in mind that tires tend to lose pressure faster in warmer months.

Get yourself a decent tire gauge and check your tire pressure regularly. Consider inflating your tires with 100% nitrogen – it maintains tire pressure longer than regular air.

When it’s time to replace your tires, consider greener options. Low rolling resistance tires reduce the friction on the road, reducing the amount of fuel used to propel your car forward. A number of tire companies have also improved the environmental impact in their manufacturing process.

Accutire Gauge
Maintaining tire pressure is the simplest thing you can do to maximize fuel economy. Check your tire pressure often, particularly in the summer months; tires tend to lose pressure on warmer days.

Get Nitrogen
Nitrogen in tires is becoming a popular replacement for standard air. Nitrogen is all around us… the air we breathe is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and the rest is small amounts of other gasses. When it comes to tire inflation, nitrogen has many advantages over oxygen. With nitrogen tire inflation, improvements can be noted in a vehicle’s handling, fuel efficiency and tire life through better tire pressure retention, improved fuel economy and cooler running tire temperatures.

Bridgestone – Ecopia
Go farther on less energy using the breakthrough fuel-efficient tire performance technologies of Ecopia tires. They’re engineered for the eco-conscious and cost-conscious driver, delivering low rolling resistance – meaning the tire minimizes wasted energy, reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Goodyear Assurance FuelMax
The Goodyear FuelMax tire offers 2,600 miles/4,000 kilometers based on a 4% fuel economy improvement, on 65,000 mile/105,000 kilometer Tread Life Limited Warranty, as compared to the standard Goodyear Assurance tire tested on P195/65R15 size ‐ 2008 Honda Civic. Actual results may vary based on when tires are replaced, driving and road conditions, and proper tire care maintenance.

Hankook – Kontrol Technology
Kontrol Technology boasts environmental innovations that minimize the impact on the environment and help customers save money by increasing the durability and longevity of tires.

Pirelli Cinturato P7
A perfect combination of low rolling resistance and acoustic comfort, increasing mileage that guarantees the renown Pirelli braking and handling performance.

AVID Envigor
ENVigor is the first tire to collectively offer excellent traction and handling, superior comfort, long tread life and remarkable fuel efficiency. Available in 78 sizes, it is one of the largest launches in the company’s history.