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Fuel Savings

According to data from the U.S. Department of Energy, properly inflated tires can improve fuel efficiency by 3.3 percent and save 11 cents per gallon at the pump. Tires typically experience a loss of 1 to 2 psi per month if they are left unchecked.

To see how this translates to savings, it helps to look at an example.

  • The average US driver drives 13,476 miles a year according to the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • The average price of fuel is $3.64 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • The average miles per gallon (MPG) in the U.S. is 24.8 according to data from the University of Michigan
  • Under-inflated tires cause gas mileage to drop by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure


Based on these figures, the average driver pays for about 543 gallons of fuel or about $1,977 a year. This is just an estimate as the exact amount you pay varies on numerous factors including the fuel efficiency of your car, the amount you drive and how much you pay for fuel.
Tires that are under-inflated by 20 psi under the recommended level would result in a 6% reduction in gas mileage, potentially costing you an additional $118 per year on fuel costs. Over 5 years, that amount becomes $590 and potentially more if the psi on your tires is lower.


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Annual Miles Driven per Vehicle , i.e. 15000  
Average Fuel Economy (MPG), i.e. 18  
Fuel Price per Gallon , i.e. 2.95(USD)  
Annual Fuel Bill
Annual Fuel Used (Gal.)
The annual costs when driving with under-inflated tires
1psi:   6psi:  
2psi:   7psi:  
3psi:   8psi:  
4psi:   9psi:  
5psi:   10psi: