Downside Of Higher Gas Mileage: AAA Slams 'Disappearing' Spare Tires

Downside Of Higher Gas Mileage: AAA Slams 'Disappearing' Spare Tires

As with any pursuit meant to enhance a single quality or area of performance, the drive toward greater fuel economy sometimes requires compromises in other areas. There's often give and take when it comes to increasing efficiency, whether it entails downsized engines, more complex electrified... read more

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BMW i3 Concept live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

BMW i3's Tall Skinny Tires To Boost Efficiency (And Cut Noise)

Most people give them little thought, but tires are one of the most important components on a car. They are, of course, your only point of contact with the road. So... read more March 22, 2013 by 25

Dandelions could be used for tire rubber [Image: Flickr user jolly_janner]

Green Tech: Tires Made From Dandelions Replace Rubber

It isn't just fossil fuels that are a finite resource--rubber is another substance in high demand, and short supply. The latest estimates suggest that global demand for... read more February 19, 2013 by 4

Tire testing at the National Tire Research Center in Virginia

GM: Tire Tech Key To Fuel Efficiency, Invests $5 Million

As your only point of contact with the road, it's no surprise that tires are important. Not just for performance, handling and safety, but gas mileage too--and General Motors... read more November 27, 2012 by 2

Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire fitted to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

'Green Tires' Popularity Increasing, Grip Improving Too

If you drive a hybrid or plug-in vehicle, chances are you're already familiar with 'green tires'. Also known as low rolling resistance tires, they're becoming an increasingly... read more October 18, 2012 by 5

Leaf Tires

Want More Range, Better Handling in Your Electric Car? Look At Your Tires

What turns an electric car into a great electric car? Ask most people, and they will list features like a powerful electric motor, good range and comfortable seats. But these... read more August 3, 2012 by 10

USPS Go Green Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Reminds You To Check Your Tires With New Stamp

We might be immersed in a digital revolution, but when it comes to sending important messages there are times when only an old-fashioned letter will do. Now a new stamp from... read more May 29, 2012 by 3

Nissan Altima Tire Pressure Assistant

2013 Nissan Easy Fill Tire Alert System: Helpful, Or Annoying?

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in the amount of driver-friendly technology being added to cars to make them easier to use. Normally, that includes... read more May 29, 2012 by 8

New Tires

Tips For Checking Your Tires: Improve Gas Mileage, Safety

Round, black, and easily forgettable--that's your average car tire. Often, we don't think about them until we need to change them, whether the tread is wearing low or we get... read more May 7, 2012 by 6


Bridgestone Pledges One-For-One Old Tire Reuse Or Recycling

Old cars get crushed and torn into steel scraps for reuse, car batteries are the most recycled consumer good, but old tires are still a recycling challenge. Now, tire company... read more April 23, 2012 by 3

New Tires

Yokohama Shares Fuel Saving Gas-Mileage Tips For Your Car’s Tires

We all know the way in which we drive can change our car’s fuel economy, but one of the biggest keys to getting great gas mileage is often overlooked: your car’s... read more November 11, 2011 by 0

BMW i Launch Event, Frankfurt, July 2011

Tall, Skinny Tires: Newest Green-Car Efficiency Trend

There are many unusual things about the BMW i3 Concept electric minicar revealed last month, including its glass doors and roof, not to mention BMW's first production... read more September 30, 2011 by 17

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

How Does Your New Car Get Better MPG Than Your Old One?

Almost every day we hear of a shiny new car that gets a certain number of miles to the gallon, a number often greater than its predecessor. It sometimes seems like witchcraft... read more September 23, 2011 by 5

2011 Nissan LEAF prototype

Today's Eco-Friendly Tires Offer Better MPG And Better Grip

Low rolling resistance tires have been around for a few decades now, and early versions required you to trade-off cornering and braking ability for a modest gain in fuel... read more August 5, 2011 by 5

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout

How To Drive Badly & Lower Your Gas Mileage In The Real World

With gas-mileage standards through 2016 now in place, the EPA and NHTSA are turning their sights toward rules for 2017 through 2025. Proposals are floating around for CAFE... read more June 21, 2011 by 6

Michelin EV tire

Why Custom Rims Won’t Go Down With Your Electric Ride

Customization has been a part of car ownership ever since Henry Ford told customers they could have any color “as long as it’s black.” But while lightning... read more January 26, 2011 by 11


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