WHAT ARE ECO-FRIENDLY TYRES?
Eco-friendly tyres Auckland are friendlier to the environment than you might think. They’re designed to achieve specific environmental goals, and most of the world’s top tyre manufacturers are making them.
Interestingly, many eco-friendly car tyres are also delivering better tyre technology, too, improving tyre performance. These tyres are a win for the environment, a win for drivers, and a win for car performance as well.
OK, SO WHAT ARE ECO-FRIENDLY TYRES, EXACTLY?
Eco-friendly tyres deliver measurable benefits for the environment:
- Reduced fuel consumption: These new tyres include silica to improve performance and provide better traction than conventional tyres. Silica reduces friction between the tyres and the road surface, improving performance, adding life to your tyres, and reducing carbon emissions caused by tyres reacting to friction on the road.
- Fuel efficiency: The reduced friction also reduces fuel consumption. Your car doesn’t have to “fight” the road, because your tyres are making driving a lot easier. The net fuel saving is 3-5%, which is a lot of fuel, and a lot of money, over time. Imagine reducing fuel consumption and exhaust fumes by 3-5% over the average life of a car, and it’s a big upfront saving, as well as reducing emissions.
- Recycling: Tyre recycling is the new black in the tyre industry for top quality, top brand tyres. Don’t be too surprised to see your favourite brand advertising that your tyres are recyclable, and your local tyre dealer doing their bit for the environment by collecting tyres for recycling.
The Big Manufacturers:
The other very good news for the environment is that all the major league manufacturers have gotten on board with this new technology. Big brands like Bridgestone, Hankook tyres, Maxxis tyres and many others all use the new tech, so this really is a global effort.
In fact, there’s a sort of global competition in eco-friendliness going on between the big tyre manufacturers. Goodyear Fuel Max and Bridgestone Ecopia are the front-runners at the moment, with Bridgestone leading with a fuel efficiency rating of 5.7%, and endorsed by Planet Ark. The future’s looking good, too. It’s more than likely that the big manufacturers will develop more fuel-efficient tyres, for one thing.
These eco-friendly tyres are very popular, and consumers don’t mind saving money and helping the environment at the same time, so expect to see more, soon. Our advice is to talk to your local tyre dealer, and see if they have, or can order the new tyres in for you. Treat yourself to a better ride, less damage to the hip pocket nerve, and help the environment as well.
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