Cool Tires

By Margot Clarke, Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter, Vice Chair

Hurray!  At last!  The weather is turning cooler.  You know what that means, don’t you?  Time to check your tire pressure!

You might be surprised at the difference the temperature makes in whether the air in your tires has expanded, keeping the pressure high, or contracted, which can leave the tires under-inflated.  And that, of course, means a drop in gas mileage.

So, if you are one of those people who watches the fuel efficiency of your car carefully to try and lower your carbon footprint even a little, or if you are just someone who wants to pay less at the pump, get out that tire gauge!  First thing in the morning, stop by the gas station – this time to save money, not spend it – and give your tires a puff or two of fresh air.  Have a cool day!

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