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Don't let a drop in outdoor temperatures mean a drop in your vehicle's fuel efficiency. According to AAA, tires lose about one pound of pressure with every 10 degree Fahrenheit drop in temperature during cold weather (the opposite is true during warm weather). Under-inflated tires decrease fuel efficiency, adding up to more than one billion gallons of wasted gas each year! Under-inflated tires can also impact vehicle handling, cause premature wear and can overheat and fail at highway speeds.
Viewer Tip: Increasing fuel efficiency and staying safe on the road is as easy as checking your tire pressure.
Learn more about tire safety and maintenance from AAA.
(Source: AAA Exchange. “Tire Pressure.”)