weekly simple eco tip, 10.3

Happy Wednesday!

This week's simple eco tip will help you with your fuel efficiency and general car upkeep.

Keep your tires properly inflated. 

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That's it!

According to The Daily Green, more than one-quarter of vehicles are driving on deflated tires. The average under-inflation of 7.5 pounds causes a loss of 2.8% in fuel efficiency. Keeping your tires inflated to the suggested pressure saves 6 cents per gallon. It may not seem like much, but it adds up. Plus, it just helps keep your car in better shape, and you'll notice a better ride. BF Goodrich has instructions on their website on how to check your tire pressure. They say you should consult the recommended PSI found on a sticker inside your driver's side door or in your owner’s manual, instead of the PSI listed on the tire itself. 

Grab those quarters, get thee to a gas station and pat yourself on the back for taking steps in making your vehicle more fuel-efficient.

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