Q: Although 96% of drivers are aware that this is important, less than a third do this on a routine basis. What is it?
A: Check and ensure their tires are inflated properly.
In this survey conducted by Leger on behalf of the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada they found:
While nine-in-ten drivers surveyed believe motorists have a responsibility to make their vehicles as fuel efficient as possible and 96 per cent say proper tire inflation is important, the survey also finds that:
Only 30 per cent measure their tires’ inflation pressures monthly, a practice essential to fuel economy, road safety and protecting the environment
65 per cent are unaware inflation pressures should only be measured when tires are cold. (A vehicle should be stationary for at least three hours or not have been driven more than two kilometres prior to checking tire inflation. Measuring pressures when tires are warm gives an inaccurate reading.)
via Michelle Magee via Xposure PR