I noticed over the weekend while driving up to Davis that my tires looked little under-inflated, so I after filling up on gas this morning I properly inflated my tires. After doing so I realized the following:
California has a sweet law that says gas stations have to provide free air and water for your car if you purchase gas. Score!
As President Obama said during the campaign, filling up your tires can improve your fuel economy. My tires were about 8 PSI (front) and 13 PSI (rear) under-inflated - I was losing 10% of my fuel economy! Dang - would I have been able to go another 35 miles before filling up if I had correctly inflated tires?
I was surprised by the difference in ride quality after properly inflating my tires: over the weekend I noticed that I was dreading hitting potholes as it felt my teeth were going to take a beating (disclosure: I drive a BMW 3 series with sporty tires)). After filling them today the ride was amazingly smooth!
So 3 wins today for filling the air in my tires, and it took me less than 5 minutes. Why don't I do this more often?!Share