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Canadians waste 500 million litres of fuel annually

Canadians waste 500 million litres of fuel annually

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Today marks the start of ''Be Tire Smart Week,'' and while a new survey shows that 96% of Canadian motorists realize the importance of proper tire inflation for saving fuel, one out of three still don't check their tire pressure every month.

As a result, 500 million litres of fuel (worth about $675 million) are wasted annually in Canada due to under-inflated tires ― equal to the consumption of 275,000 vehicles during a full year.

The survey also reveals that nearly two thirds of drivers ignore the necessity to check pressure when the tires are cold. What's more, 72% rely on a visual check only.

What are you waiting for? Make sure all your tires are properly inflated, and you'll have saved at least $100 at the end of the year.

Source: Rubber Association of Canada