Even the most experienced and skilled drivers need some defensive driving tips. Being cautious benefits all drivers on the road, and can help prevent accidents. But did you know that it also helps prevent premature tire wear? There are many tactics that are fairly self-explanatory that cover being a defensive driver while also contributing to extending the life of your tires. Let’s take a look at a quick guide to … Continue reading
No matter what smartphone you have, there are plenty of car apps to choose from. It’s just about using what’s most important, so you can be as safe and efficient on the road as possible. Let’s face it; keeping track of everything on your car is quite a challenge. Life gets in the way and suddenly you’re ignoring simple car maintenance tasks like checking your tire pressure. I know I … Continue reading
While Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have been in place since 1975, there’s been a push by the government in recent years to increase them rapidly in the next 5 years, 10 years, and beyond. Automakers are in a race to meet the aggressive standard set for 2025 — an almost unimaginable 54.5 mpg. The regulation for 2016 model-year vehicles is 35.5 mpg. To meet the increasingly lofty new … Continue reading
Are you looking for fuel-efficient, green tires? A report from Smithers Rapra says 28% of the tires on the market are green. By green, we mean the tires have low rolling resistance that makes them fuel efficient, or they were made from renewable or sustainable resources. Because of an increase in demand for green tires, their availability will only go up, according to the report. By 2017, Smithers Rapra expects … Continue reading
Tuning up your engine when it’s appropriate could improve your fuel efficiency by up to 4%. What’s more, if you have a serious maintenance issue that needs to be addressed, repairing it could improve your fuel economy by up to 40%! Who wouldn’t want to save the 60 cents on every dollar they’re used to paying for gas?
Reckless driving isn’t just dangerous. It’s expensive! Driving habits like speeding and rapid braking and acceleration could cost you up to 33% of your maximum fuel efficiency on the highway. That adds up fast. Who knew that driving the speed limit could save you gas money?
Do you have the right tires on your vehicle? If you choose tires that fit on the rims but aren’t right for your vehicle, you could be sacrificing fuel efficiency to the tune of several miles per gallon! Save money at the pump by choosing replacement tires that meet your vehicle’s specifications.