When buying new tires for your car it is important to buy the right dimensions for your car. This is because when choosing the manufacturers recommended dimensions for you make and model of car, you will actually allow for the best performance and the best fuel efficiency for your car. This is because the factory tires are set to handle with ultimate performance and with the least rolling resistance so that you can get better fuel efficiency.
If you want to put larger than recommended tires on your car then you should be aware that larger tires can increase a vehicle’s gas mileage by increasing the rolling resistance. It can also alter the performance of the car and can even be bad for the transmission. This is because a larger tire can actually reduce the cars effective gear ratio. With the larger tires causing the tires to rotate slower to cover the same amount of ground which in turn can cause strain on the transmission. Wrong size tires can also affect the braking (ABS), handling and your odometer. Wider tires will also hydroplane easier.
If you are in the market for 215/70/16 all season tiresand are in the market for an environmentally friendly tire, then you should choose a tire with low rolling resistance. This is because rolling resistance burns about seven percent of the fuel while the car is on the freeway. Rolling resistance is the combination of forces that work against the forward motion of your vehicle. This being the weight of the vehicle, gravity and inertia, the amount of friction between the tires and the road surface, as well as air drag. With a low rolling resistance tire you can save 6 percent on fuel costs.
The Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 is a premium all-season tire that offers excellent grip especially wet grip, a smooth and quiet ride, long tread life, great handling and ultimate safety while remaining an environmentally friendly tire with low rolling resistance. With the Nokian Tyres company offering low rolling resistance in their whole line up of tires, whether you are looking for all weather tires, all-season tires or winter tires, you will be sure to get the eco-friendliest tires on the market. Many of their tires, like the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 all-season tires, also come recommended for hybrid and electric cars.
When in the market for an environmentally friendly tire it is important to keep to the manufacturer’s recommended dimension tires for your make and model of car while considering all the things that make a tire environmentally friendly, starting with the manufacturing of the tires all the way to the features that make the tires environmentally friendly. It is also important to keep in mind things the driver can do to save on fuel. Things like keeping tires properly inflated and cutting down on drag by not attaching bike racks and overhead luggage containers when not needed.