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Tires can help you save fuel. Do you know how to do it?

Low fuel consumption is probably the dream of every driver. This can be achieved by driving style or lighter duty vehicles. An important role is played here as well as selection of suitable tires and their proper use. The use of properly inflated tires with low environmental profile can help you save up to 20% fuel.

Labels and ratings rolling resistance

Choice of tires that help us save fuel, now largely facilitate mandatory labels placed on each new tire. The label is inter alia from the rolling resistance tires, which are directly related to fuel consumption. "On the label is rolling resistance evaluated by the letters A to G. The difference between the best and the worst is yet rated 0.66 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers," says Jan Foltán from an online store Get tires.

At lower power consumption can also rely on the so-called eco tires, the production of which is the emphasis on effective reduction in rolling resistance. U-efficient tires on consumption would, however, every driver should also check their other properties. Low rolling resistance is can cause poor handling, especially lengthening stopping distances. Trying to save should therefore never outweigh safety.

The narrow width and low profile

Fuel consumption is also affected by tire sizes. To reduce the consumption will reach by choosing narrower tires. It is reported that about 10 mm narrower tire us reduced fuel consumption of 0.1 liters. The reason is again rolling resistance, which is at the lower narrower tires.
Similarly, fuel consumption also decides profile tires, which indicates the ratio of width to its height tires. The lower profile, the lower should be the rolling resistance and hence fuel consumption. Remember, though, that the dimensions of the tires should always correspond to our technical license, otherwise it could be dangerous to driving safety.

The correct tire pressure

If you already have selected a suitable tire, they also need to take proper care. The basic principle is properly inflated. "Fuel consumption is increasing especially in under-inflated tires that have higher rolling resistance. Only slightly under-inflated by one-tenth increases fuel consumption by 1%, "explains Jan Foltán.
Prescribed value of tire pressure can be found on the fuel cap. We have you measured it at least once a month. The reward we would then be saving around 5% fuel.

On winter not summer

Many drivers naively believes that commuting sample of winter tires in summer significantly save. In fact, driving on winter tires at high temperatures significantly increases fuel consumption by up to 10% compared to summer driving. This is due to the softer compound used for the production of winter tires and the associated higher rolling resistance.

Source: Press Release
Author: J. Foltán

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