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Ways to Save Series 4: Save $300-$500 a year



Here are my measurements 32 32 36 36

You're probably thinking what's up with the 4th measurement?  Fortunately, I will not be divulging my body measurements here.  These are the recommended tire pressure measurements for my car. 
Do you know yours? 
I'm a BzzAgent and I'm working on the Michelin Tires BzzCampaign and I tied this BzzCampaign with my Ways to Save series.  Here you'll learn how to save yourself $300-$500 per year and also if you are in need of some new treads then we have a $70 rebate form, read on....

FACT: A majority of cars on U.S. roads are operating on tires inflated to only 80 percent of capacity.

FACT: Poorly Inflated Tires Increase Fuel Costs and Emissions. 

FACT: The average person who drives 12,000 miles yearly on under-inflated tires uses about 144 extra gallons of gas, at a cost of $300-$500 a year.

FACT: Any vehicle running on soft tires is contributing as much as 1.5 extra tons (2,880 pounds) of greenhouse.

FACT: Fully inflated tires are safer and less likely to fail at high speeds

So what shall we do:
  • Check Tire Pressure Monthly and When Tires are Cold
  • The correct air pressure for tires that come with new vehicles can be found either in the owner’s manual or inside the driver-side door. Beware, though, that replacement tires may carry a different PSI rating than the originals that came with the car. Most new replacement tires display their PSI rating on their sidewalls.
  • Tires must be replaced when the tread is worn down to 2/32 of an inch

Check out the Michelin Tires Bzz Campaign to learn more about Tire Safety and also win yourself some great prizes by participating in the fun activities.

Click here for a $70 rebate when you buy 4 new Michelin brand passenger or Light truck tires.

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3 COMMENTS SO FAR:

HarleyC said:

This is true, proper tire inflation helps a LOT and is really easy to do!

Kristi C. said:

This is a very useful post. Thanks for the advice-- I had no idea! :) And of course, I love tips that save me money!!

charlene kaput said:

Thanks for the info, this is something that I don't usually think about. I didn't realize that it would make that much of a difference. Merry Christmas :).

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