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over 6 years ago

Will the size of my car's tyres affect the fuel consumption?

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Larger wheel sizes, though they add a certain aesthetic appeal, are not generally helpful in increasing or maintaining efficient fuel economies. The larger wheel sizes increase the weight of the vehicle overall, taking more fuel to power it than it would with smaller tires. Having larger wheels also means there is a wider width which in turn creates an increased rolling resistance. As the rolling resistance increases, the engine has to work harder and use more fuel to move the tire.

over 6 years ago