Daily Advice: Keep your tires properly inflated.

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Keeping tires fully inflated reduces wear an lengthens their life, thus saving money-new tires can be expensive, on average 250$ to replace all 4 tires. It also saves precious raw material: It takes 7 gallons of crude oil to create a new tire. Underinflated tires can increase fuel consumption by up to 10%. Americans waste 4 million gallons of gasoline a day driving on tires with low pressure.

Take care to keep your car’s tires at the pressure recommended by the manufacturer. Take 5 minutes every month to check the pressure of your tiresTake care to keep your car’s tires at the pressure recommended by the manufacturer. Take 5 minutes every month to check the pressure of your tires.

-Abrams, “365 Ways To Save The Earth”, 2008

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