Grant Myre of Barrhaven spends $40 a week filling up his Pontiac Bonneville.
With gas prices hovering at $1.11 per litre, he may have found a way to recoup some of that money.
One Change, a not-for-profit environmental group, held a fuel efficiency event at the Bell Sensplex Friday, handing out free digital tire gauges.
“If you properly check your tires once a month and make sure they’re properly inflated throughout the year, you’re saving about two weeks’ worth of gas every year because you’re improving your fuel efficiency by 4%,” said Olivia Giuliani, a field representative for One Change.
Myre said the last time he checked his tires was last summer, but that will change now that he has a gauge.
“It’s going to be in the glove compartment or side of the door so I can check it monthly. So that will come in quite handy,” he said.
And what will he do with the extra $80?
“Probably buy more gas,” Myre said.
The next One Change tire clinic is at the Santa Claus Parade next Saturday.
For more tips on fuel efficiency check out onechange.org