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The Lowdown on Low Rolling Resistance Tires

If you drive a hybrid vehicle, chances are you value efficiency. As discussed in a previous blog, hybrid vehicles are efficient as they provide great savings on fuel, are eco-friendly, increase eligibility for tax incentives and yield a high resale value.

At Savage Hybrid Shop, we not only provide quality hybrid repair for the Dover, DE region, but we also inform drivers about different ways they can stay safe, take care of their vehicle and save money.

That is why we recommend switching to low rolling resistance tires. These tires maximize savings and are quite impressive. Wondering what they are and how the save you money? You’ve come to the right place.


Rolling resistance is the force required to keep tires going at a certain speed. Under-inflated tires have a higher rolling resistance, which causes your car to work harder to deal with inertia and aerodynamic drag. Low resistance rolling tires use less energy to travel distances.


Low rolling resistance tires maximize the production of a vehicle’s driving range. The United States Department of Energy estimates that cars use anywhere from 5 to 15% of fuel to overcome rolling resistance. Standard tires absorb more energy that is used to roll a tire. The total cost of ownership for low rolling resistance tires is 8% less than conventional tires when fuel savings are calculated, according to Edmund’s. Check a tire’s rating for feedback on their low rolling resistance and overall performance.


The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which took effect on Dec. 4, 2015, makes government agencies to develop regulations for tire fuel efficiency standards by Dec. 2017. This will help more drivers use low resistance rolling tires and save money.


Another great tip to go along with the use of low rolling resistance tires is having properly inflated tires. Having inflated tires can improve your gas mileage by over 3%. Make sure to be vigilant when it comes to your tires and their inflation levels.

You can learn more about Savage Hybrid Shop, low rolling resistance tires and our comprehensive auto repair in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas by calling us or visiting online.


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