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Gas saving tip: Does correct tire inflation save gas?

If you are looking to save a few more dollars on gas, then consider this tip. Properly inflating your car’stires not only will help you save on the gas but also will keep you safe.

You can enhance your gas mileage up to 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the correct pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure once each tire.

Properly inflated tires also keep you safer and your tires last longer. Under inflated tires expose more rubber to the road and increase the friction. This friction not only decreased fuel efficiency, but also causes wear and tear on your tire treds.

Correct tire pressure for your car can usually be found on a sticker in the driver’s side door well. Or it may also be on the glove box. Failing that you’ll find it in your car’s manual. One note of caution: do not use the maximum pressure show on the tire’s sidewall, inflate it a little short of that.