Is low rolling resistance another word for snake oil?
September 30, 2008 5:49 PM Subscribe
Are "low rolling resistance" tires a worthwhile investment? And how should I go about finding them? How much more should I pay for this type of tire?
posted by abkadefgee to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently heard about "low rolling resistance" tires as I was looking for new cars for my car, and was intrigued.
A couple of days ago, I actually called a tire store and they took my question to mean "This guy will pay for anything" and tried to steer me towards a much more expensive tire while downplaying the feature I wanted. Other stores have just sort of blown me off or looked at me funny.
And by the way, for me a "worthwhile investment" means that it works, not necessarily that I save a bundle. If I pay more up front, but still save fuel, I might consider doing that for environmental reasons.
Oh, and if you'd like to recommend a specific tire, the size of tire for my car is P205/65R15 92H