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Low resistance tyres 'can save money on fuel'

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Drivers of approved used cars who fit low rolling resistance tyres can save themselves up to £100 per year on fuel, it has been claimed.

According to research from retailer Mytyres.co.uk, making the switch from standard tyres can increase fuel economy by up to seven per cent.

Smoother contact with the road surface means that the energy required to rotate the wheels is lower, while low rolling resistance tyres can reduce drag by between 20 and 30 per cent, the firm claims.

As Mytyres.co.uk expects the price of fuel to rise this summer, further stretching the budgets of drivers of approved used cars, the retailer is giving motorists the chance to win a set of low rolling resistance tyres worth £200, courtesy of an online competition.

Mytyres.co.uk revealed earlier this year that 12 per cent of drivers have never checked the tread depth on their tyres, meaning that many could be driving on dangerously worn tread.
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