Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, has added his voice to those calling for motorists to check that their tyres are properly inflated. Speaking in Missouri, on July 30th, Mr Obama advised his audience on energy saving through “green” driving. The Presidential contender said, “There are things that you can do individually though to save energy. Making sure your tyres are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tyres and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much.”
Tyre manufacturers, tyre industry organizations and we at etyres have been telling motorist for some time that driving with correctly inflated tyres saves fuel, and lessens wear on tyres. It seems that we now have some fairly powerful advocates arguing our case.