Jan 4

Washington State Wants a Say in How You Roll When You Go Tire Shopping

The next time you go shopping for replacement tires, the state of Washington could have greater sway over what’s on the rack. That’s provided the Legislature agrees to a request from the state Department of Commerce for the authority to regulate tire efficiency.

Auto owners may want to pay attention because the low rolling resistance tires that regulators want to promote typically cost more than budget tires. But over the lifetime of those tires, the average driver could save hundreds of dollars on gasoline.

“There are very few other transportation policies in the short-term that can reduce emissions …

Source: Mill Creek Beacon

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