I just replaced the tires on my 2002 Ford Escape a few weeks ago. They were filled with nitrogen for the first time. I heard that nitrogen provides better gas mileage, but I know it wasn't going to bring major changes in my overall mileage. The problem is, ever since I got the new tires, my gas mileage has actually decreased pretty significantly. I'm not driving any more than I normally do and my driving habits haven't changed at all either. After the new tires, I had my rear shocks and front struts replaced. I also had a front alignment done. Is there a reasonable explanation for this or am I just overreacting? Also, I read somewhere that gas mileage naturally decreases in the winter time. Any truth to that?
have the same problem?
Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 6:04 PM