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Tire Pressure

After you’ve clear everything out of your car that isn’t needed on a daily basis, get chalk or another type of marker and mark the entire width of each tire. Drive the car normally for a couple of miles. If no chalk is left across the tread, that particular tire is properly inflated. If the middle of a tire has no chalk but the edges do, it’s over inflated and under inflated if the outer edges aren’t chalked but the center is. Yes, we can improve mileage by increasing tire pressure but the tires will wear prematurely and they’re expensive. Additionally, the safety of all people on the road is more important than marginally better mileage.

posted by ray96disco on January 23, 2015

this tip works for 90% of voting Fuelly members.

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