By Denna Bowman
Motorists can save money at the pumps by switching to fuel-efficient tyres, according to tests by Which?
With fuel prices at a record high, the Which? report reveals that ‘eco’ tyres could help drivers save 6 per cent by enabling vehicles acheive more miles per gallon (mpg).
According to the Which? report: “In our latest tyre tests, one of the sizes we assessed was 205/55 R16V – one of the UK’s most widely fitted tyre sizes.
“The tyres which came top for fuel economy were the Pirelli Cinturato P7s and the Hankook Kinergy Eco K425, which both beat big names like the Continental PremiumContact 5, Goodyear OptiGrip and Bridgestone Turanza T001 for rolling resistance.
“In fact, fitted to a car returning 40mpg, either the Pirelli or the Hankook would give you an extra 2.4mpg (around 6%) compared with the worst tyre in our test for rolling resistance, the Nexen N8000. That equates to around £50 a year at today’s record fuel prices.”
To find out more go to https://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/04/eco-tyres-are-the-key-to-saving-fuel-282614/#ixzz1r4csPEIQ