Unknown to many, green tires are growing in popularity day by day. Made to offer low rolling resistance, green tires improve a vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Most hybrid and plug-in vehicles are already fitted with them, while an increasing number of regular cars roll on green tires as well.

With gas prices at or near record highs in the U.S., it makes sense that people would be interested a simple way to increase their gas efficiency by five to seven percent. Wards Auto, predicts that in Europe, where gas prices are twice that of those in America, between 70 and 80 percent of all cars will be rolling it green style by 2022.

Obviously, the biggest knock against these tires is that low-resistance also means low grip, which can lead to disaster in wet or colder weather. However, new rubber compounds are being developed that offer both low resistance and solid gripping abilities in poor weather.

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