Fri January 10, 2014
Earth Calendar for January 10th and January 11th
You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3% for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.
According to AAA, tires lose about one pound of pressure with every 10 degree drop in temperature during cold weather. Under-inflated tires decrease fuel efficiency, adding up to more than one billion gallons of wasted gas each year! Under-inflated tires can also impact vehicle handling, cause premature wear, and can overheat and fail at highway speeds.Increasing fuel efficiency and staying safe on the road is as easy as checking your tire pressure.•Check tire pressure at least once a month. •Get the most accurate reading by checking pressure when tires are cold.•Follow tire pressure recommendations in your vehicle owner’s manual. Tire pressure information may also be found on an information label in the glove box or on the driver’s side door jamb.Further details at the website.
On Our Calendar: Visit the Campbell County Environmental Education Center and Build a Bird Feeder. The feeder kits are premade and all you have to do is drill a few holes and hammer in nails! This is a Fun and Easy project! January 12th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm and January 18th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Please call (859) 572-2600 to register. Campbell County Environmental Education Center is located at 1261 Race Track Road (1 mile east of US 27) Alexandria, KY 41001. For more information visit the website.