Today’s tip will help you save money on your gas bill and will keep you from spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on your car’s wheels.
Admire other people’s tricked out tires and rims, but don’t put them on your vehicle.
First, I’d just like to explain that I do have a bias; I think spending money to put “fancy” rims and wide tires on your car is stupid and a waste of money. If you feel the need to waste that amount of money, go ahead and send me a check for $500.
That being said, there is merit behind why you shouldn’t put them on your car.
Your car will get better gas mileage the more “stock” it is, meaning it’s the way the automotive engineers designed it. The more things you add to it, the worse fuel economy it’s going to get.
Additionally, tricked out rims tend to need wider tires which, as you guessed it, reduces your gas mileage. The wider the tire, the more surface that makes contact with the road. That extra surface requires more energy to get up to and maintain speed, meaning more gas used.
Save your money and save your gas.