Friday, June 29, 2012

The Right Tires can Save You Fuel

Getting the best deal out of driving your car can be had if you know the right ways of taking care of your baby on wheels. And one way is to fit your vehicle with the right type of tires, and this can really help you save on gas and bring more mileage to your ride. MICHELIN tires offer you some tips that can make you get the most of your car.

Make sure your tires are properly inflated
Under-inflated tires have higher rolling resistance, and waste more fuel. Rolling resistance is the amount of force required for a tire to move at a constant speed. Make it a practice to check your tire pressure at least once every month to improve gas mileage by more than 3 percent. Remember to let the tires cool down before taking measurements to avoid getting a false reading, since heat increases pressure.

Go easy on the accelerator and brakes
Sudden acceleration consumes a lot of gas, and so does sudden braking.When approaching a red light, keep your foot away from the accelerator pad and instead keep a slow speed and a considerable distance from other cars, so you don’t slam on the brakes at the last minute. Decelerating keeps your car’s inertia (since you did not come to a full stop) and thus you don/t have to gather as much speed when traffic moves again.

Lose the excess baggage
A loaded car burns more fuel. As much as possible, do not store heavy equipment, tools, and other unnecessary items in your trunk. Even the extra luggage on top of the roof increases the wind resistance of your car and makes it use up more gas. Be bright, go light.

Windows up, windows down
Know how to use the car air conditioner wisely. Turning off the air conditioner and rolling down the windows when driving at a low speed gives you a bonus mile per gallon of gas. And surprise, surprise! Keeping the air conditioner on while driving at high speed actually improves fuel economy.

Switch to MICHELIN fuel-efficient tires
Select a good type of tires to use on your vehicle, considering factors such as city driving, off-road driving, weather conditions like the summer or rainy seasons, the make of your car(SUV, sedan or truck). Fuel-efficient tires have excellent tread depth for lower rolling resistance, better braking and handling, and reduce the heat generated from driving.

MICHELIN offers a wide range of tires that can cater to these needs, and delivers top-quality products that always deliver safety, fuel efficiency and long-lasting tires. You can even check what type of tire will best suit your specifications. Visit for more information.

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. Michelin employs 115,000 people, has sales organizations in more than 170 countries and operates 69 production sites in 18 countries throughout five continents. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases and offers electronic mobility support services, on Research and innovation development is being taken care of in technology centres in Asia, Europe and North America.

1 comment:

Reena said...

great tips! i always find myself forcibly accelerating or breaking at the last minute. haha. dapat pala hindi ganun so i can save on gas. ang taas pa naman ng gas ngayon! terible!