June 9, 2021
Today’s post highlights a few ways that TIRECRAFT’s car service and tire selection helps Canadians cut costs and go green. Read on to learn about a few of our eco-friendly TIRECRAFT car services, or contact your local TIRECRAFT to begin a free consultation straight away.
How To Protect The Planet With TIRECRAFT Car Service And Tire Selection
It may sound a touch hyperbolic, but it’s true—TIRECRAFT car services are one of the most effective ways for drivers to reduce their carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment.
Here’s a few ways we can help you go green:
- Conserve fossil fuels with proper tire maintenance. If you’re looking to decrease fuel consumption, saving the planet while you save money at the pump, make sure you keep your tires in good shape! According to Transport Canada’s Riding On Air report, driving your vehicle with just one tire underinflated by 55 kPa (8 psi) will increase your fuel consumption by 4%. Overworn tires also reduce fuel economy, forcing the engine to work harder to move you forward on shallow treads with poor grip.This not only costs you more, but also releases extra emissions into the atmosphere. In fact, for every additional litre of fuel your vehicle consumes, you’ll release an additional 2.4 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the air. Collectively, this means that improper tire maintenance costs Canadians about $500 million per year, or about 643-million litres of fuel, and causes 1.5-million tonnes of C02 emissions.
- Reduce tire waste with proper repair and maintenance. By investing in proper tire maintenance and seeking timely repairs, you save money on tire replacements, thereby reducing the number of tires being thrown in landfills or processed in recycling plants, and saving on the energy costs of new tire production. TIRECRAFT car services include all forms of preventative maintenance required to keep your tires in shape and your engine running clean.
- Invest in low-rolling resistance tires. Low rolling resistance tires (AKA “low friction tires”) minimize the amount of energy needed to maintain movement at a consistent speed on the road. They’re engineered with specially formulated tread compounds that resist heat and minimize tire deflection, thereby reducing energy loss due to hysteresis, which in turn ups fuel efficiency. For personalized LRR tire recommendations, contact your local TIRECRAFT.
Book Now: Cut Costs And Go Green With TIRECRAFT Car Service
According to a 2018 report by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, nearly all (90%) Canadian drivers believe that they have a responsibility to protect the environment through proper vehicle maintenance.
But in the words of authors Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke, Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough!
If you’re ready to take action to save the planet (and save money in the process!), book a TIRECRAFT car service today. We offer a wide range of vehicle maintenance services under one roof, along with all the top tire brands, so you don’t have to drive all over town to complete your tune-up, spewing excess greenhouse gas and burning fossil fuels when the whole point is for you to help the planet!
TIRECRAFT car services include:
- Oil changes
- Wheel alignments
- Brake repairs
- Battery service
- Preventative maintenance, and more
With 300+ TIRECRAFT locations around the country, all staffed by ASE-certified specialists with a commitment to cleaner driving, going green has never been easier, and our new rewards program gives you all new ways to save on services and performance parts.
Use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool to book your TIRECRAFT car service today.Back