How to Save $ at the Pump, Part III

In the endless quest for better fuel economy, it’s easy to overlook the role that tires can play. However, a tire’s inflation pressure contributes to how much fuel it takes to push that tire down the highway. While inflation pressure is something you can (and should) check regularly, tires filled with compressed air lose pressure naturally through the process of permeation.  Normally, they will lose 1-3 pounds of pressure every month.

I am here to tell you that one small change with your tire inflation can improve your fuel economy by 10%.   With gas prices inching closer and closer to $5/gallon, I bet you would be pretty excited to know that this small chance can happen with a quick, 30 minutes, and inexpensive, ONLY $39.95 plus tax, visit to your Academy Ford Service Department.

Want to know how?

NitroFill™, which has a larger molecular structure and doesn’t leak through tires like the oxygen in air.  Maintaining steady and proper tire pressure reduces rolling resistance, which is a MAJOR factor in improving fuel economy.

Other benefits of NitroFill™ :

  • Longer tire life
  • Improved Handling and Safety
  • A Smaller Carbon Footprint

Check out the Nitrogen Savings Calculator to see your annual savings!

Stop by or call our Service Department (301)419-2700 to learn more or to schedule your appointment for Nitrofill.

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  2. […] Inflate tires properly. Car tires that are under-inflated will lead to poor gas mileage. You can often find the correct pressure for your car printed on the edge of the driver’s side door. […]

  3. […] or perhaps Nitrofill for your tires so you don’t have to worry about the change in temperature dropping your tire pressure.  If you would like to see the benefit of NitroFill check out our earlier blog post here.  […]

  4. […] Inflate your tires properly.  A drop of 10 degrees F will decrease a tire’s air pressure by 1 or 2 pounds.  If your tires are under-inflated, they will heat up, causing the tread to wear out much faster. […]

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