Will There Be Anything Else, Sir? - Tire Review Magazine

Will There Be Anything Else, Sir?

Saw this beauty on the New York Daily News’ online blog.

Thought I‘d share:

“John McCain is mocking Barack Obama as full of hot air on energy policy for saying people should inflate their tires properly. But if you ask auto experts, Obama may have a 2.8 billion-gallon point.

“First, though, a little perspective. Obama used the inflate tires line to mock McCain’s let’s-drill-more approach, which most experts say won’t produce any gasoline for 10 years. So McCain is now mocking the mockery as if that were Obama’s actual plan. Got it?

“Now to the point. The best estimate we’ve heard for a gas tax holiday (part of McCain’s plan) is that it would save people about $70 (Obama says less). But if you’ve got underinflated tires, said Dan Zielinski, of the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association, who pointed us to data from NHTSA and California’s AAA and federal data, you could save yourself about $200 by pumping up your wheels. Is that a bad idea?

“And if everyone did it, that’d be 2.8 billion gallons of gas. Nothing to sneeze at. And it’s free.”

Nice to see we can be of service, guys!

If you have comments to share, send to me at [email protected].

– Jim Smith

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