1974-02-01

The Effect of Tire Construction on Fuel Economy 740067

A vehicle test procedure for determining the effect of bias, belted-bias, and radial tires of different designs on constant speed fuel economy was devised. Test results were analyzed on a statistical basis. Results at a 95% confidence level indicate that the use of steel belted radial tires decreases the fuel consumption approximately 6% when compared to bias and belted-bias tires.

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