Do Tires Affect MPG?

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If you’re a driver in Overland Park that prioritizes safety, you know that tire care is a crucial component to a secure drive. From tire rotations to wheel balancing and alignment, your tires matter a lot more than you might think. Do bigger tires affect MPG? Do bigger wheels affect MPG? How much does tire weight affect MPG? All of these questions and more will be answered by the service team at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, the place that’ll get your CDJR vehicle back on the road in no time.

Do Bigger Tires Affect MPG? What is Rolling Resistance?

So, do bigger tires affect mpg? Yes, they do. You may be asking yourself, “Why do bigger wheels affect mpg?” When your vehicle is in D, rolling resistance is the force that slows down your tires. It comes from friction between your tires and the ground. As a result, larger tires have more rolling resistance and will negatively affect your MPG as a result. For best results, pick a tire with thinner sidewalls, lower weight, and shallower treads for your Gardner vehicle.

How Much Does Tire Weight Affect MPG?

How much does tire weight affect MPG? Find out here:

  • Because smaller objects require less energy to move than larger ones, larger tires need the engine to burn more fuel to move the vehicle.
  • Smaller tires and wheels require less engine output, making them better for heavy city traffic.
  • However, we’d be lying if we said there weren’t advantages to big tires. They’re ideal for heavy-duty vehicles and actually help your MPG if you drive on the highway because each revolution covers more distance.

Learn More About Taking Care of Your Car with Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Our service team is ready to help you with just about everything there is to know about service. Schedule service today to get in touch with our team and save yourself a phone call. We know that getting your car fixed is a difficult question that weighs on a lot of minds in Springhill, and we’re ready to help you make the right move. Contact us today if you’ve got questions.


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