One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to cars is how our cars gas mileage gets worse year by year. However, one of the most overlooked assets to create the most optimal gas mileage for our cars is our tires! Yes, our tires! And there are all sorts of tires out there; some that make a car look nice and snug, and others that look like they can turn into Optimus Prime while in traffic. It may look cool and all, but overly sized tires and rims tend to decrease the overall performance of a car which is commonly overlooked by most people, or they just do not care for alterations.
Trucks, Jeeps, SUV’s, and sports cars out there are all extremely guilty of equipping bigger tires and rims than they are supposed to. Not only do bigger tires and rims effect gas efficiency, but they also effect the overall performance of the car. Transmissions on cars are meant for a certain size rim to be compatible with the speedometer. So just in case you accidently get pulled over for going 7 over the speed limit when you think went about 4, it is probably because of the oversized rims on your car.
For more information about how big tires and rims can affect your car, check out: http://www.examiner.com/article/how-big-rims-affect-your-ride