Your Tires Can Help.
prices at near record levels—$4 per gallon in many places—your tires and the
way you take care of them can make a big difference. Try these tips to save
green, go green, and preserve your tires.
Pump it up.
Get up to 3% better
gas mileage by keeping your tires inflated to the correct pressure. That’s the
equivalent of 12 cents per gallon.* Save money on tires, too, because your
tread wears evenly and lasts longer. Be sure to use an accurate tire pressure
gauge. Or, stop by Tire Barn. We’ll be happy to check your tires and top them
off for you.
nitrogen inflation. Tire Barn offers nitrogen
inflation that keeps your tires inflated to the correct pressure longer and
saves you money. NASA, the military, and commercial airlines and trucking
firms, all use pure nitrogen to improve fuel efficiency and maximize tire life.
Nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules and pass through tire
rubber at a rate three to four times slower. Air is a mixture of 78% nitrogen,
21% oxygen and 1% other gasses.
wheels are like four draft horses. You want them pulling in the same direction
for maximum fuel efficiency. The next time you service your vehicle, ask the
shop to check the alignment. Or, if you live or work near our stores in Keene and Exeter, New Hampshire, or Skowhegan, Maine, Tire Barn can perform the
alignment for you.
Roll with it. Goodyear
Assurance® Fuel® Max® tires are low rolling resistance models specifically designed
to eek out extra mpg. It’s estimated that up to 15% of a car’s fuel consumption
is used to overcome rolling resistance, which imperceptibly distorts the tire
as it grips the pavement.** Ask the experts at Tire Barn if these brands
and models are right for your vehicle and the way you drive.
Tire Barn offers fast, convenient tire sales and service. Request an appointment
on gasoline priced at $4 per gallon.
Source: Keep Tires
Properly Inflated, U.S. Department of Energy.
** Low Rolling Resistance Tires, U.S. Department of Energy,
Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center.