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Does rotating tires improve gas mileage?

Oct 9

We, as drivers, are constantly trying to reduce our carbon footprint and use less gas. Many factors can affect your fuel economy. Your vehicle's tires and wheels significantly impact how efficiently your car runs. You'll see a difference in fuel consumption when replacing your tires. You can save fuel by getting the right size tires for your vehicle.

What is rolling resistance?

When you think about your tires' fuel economy, rolling resistance is what you need to know. Rolling resistance is the force required to move the tire from a halt. All tires have some amount. The more excellent the vehicle's resistance to moving, the more fuel it burns. A tire with low rolling resistance will require less force to move it, which in turn means that the tire consumes less fuel when you accelerate and drive.

The following features can affect fuel economy:

Keep your tires inflated.

Proper tire maintenance starts with proper tire inflation. Properly inflating your tires can increase your gas mileage by as much as 3%. Your owner's manual will tell you the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. Check your tire pressure every time you fill-up the tank, or at least once per month.

Make sure your tires are aligned.

Tire alignment ensures your tires drive straight and true. Not aligning tires can cause uneven tire wear and poor grip. Your tires will drag rather than roll, which can lead to a reduction in fuel efficiency. One of the most effective preventative maintenance forms is having your tires aligned. When installing new tires, make sure you have your wheels aligned.

Rotate Your Tires

Regular rotation of your tires can help you save gas. Tire rotation can reduce uneven wear and prolong the life of your tires. Tire rotation can reduce the wear patterns of your tires. Uneven wear can decrease your tire's rolling resistance and lead to lower miles per gallon. Rotating your tires should be done according to the manufacturer's instructions or at an oil change.

Book an appointment for Tires and Tire Services

The life and performance of your automobile's tires directly affect its overall performance. Proper maintenance can extend the life of your tires and increase your fuel efficiency. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help with all your tire services needs. We can help you select the right tires and get them installed. We can help you drive safely and economically. Call Courtesy Automotive today, and we'll help you to plan your next trip.