Aluminum Wheels Beatrice NE

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AutoZone
(402) 223-4111
2220 N 6th St
Beatrice, NE
 
Rons Automotive and Exhaust
(402) 228-4099
810 S 10th Street
Beatrice, NE
Services
Mufflers Repair

Precision Auto Tune Inc
(402) 228-9227
520 No Commerce St.
Beatrice, NE
 
Napa Auto Parts
(402) 228-3488
612 Bell St
Beatrice, NE
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Elite Automotive
(402) 223-2120
204 Bell Street
Beatrice, NE
Services
Electrical Repair,Speedometer Repair

O'Reilly Auto Parts
(402) 228-1388
1823 N 6TH St
Beatrice, NE

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City Motor Supply
(402) 228-3488
612 Bell Street
Beatrice, NE
Services
Engine Repair

Fitzwater Auto Repair and Sales
(402) 228-0545
17619 US Highway 77
Beatrice, NE
Services
Truck Auto Body

South Side Sales and Service
(402) 228-9261
1803 South 8th Street
Beatrice, NE
Services
Truck Parts,Truck Detailing

Wal-Mart Supercenter
(402) 228-4794
3620 N 6th St
Beatrice, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

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Fuel Efficiency: Aluminum wheels, wide base singles

In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWayTransport Partnership’s specifications for Class 8 combination vehicles,lighter-weight tractor and trailer components are recommended as potential fuelsaving options. Reducing 3,000 lbs. from a heavy-duty vehicle, EPA notes, couldsave between 200 and 500 gallons of fuel each year.

“Truck fuel consumption increases with the weight of thevehicle,” EPA SmartWay programliterature states. “Heavier trucks require more fuel to accelerate and to climbhills and every ten percent drop in truck weight reduces fuel use between fiveand ten percent. Using aluminum and other lightweight components whereappropriate can reduce empty weight, improve fuel efficiency, and reducegreenhouse gas emissions.”

Most truck manufacturers, EPA goes on to note, offerlightweight models that are 1,000 or more lbs. lighter than comparableversions. Lighter-weight models combine different weight-saving wheel-endoptions that may include aluminum wheels. SmartWay specs also include arecommendation for using optional low rolling resistance wide base single tiresmounted on aluminum wheels.

Wide base wheels

In turn, wheel manufacturers are offering aluminum wheels in22.5x14-in. sizes to help bring additional weight and fuel savings to fleets.Alcoa notes that some fleets have experienced savings of 3% to 7% with widebase wheel and tire combinations. Estimates from Accuride include 2.5 % fuelsavings per tractor and 5% per combination vehicle.

Wide base wheel and tire assemblies save fuel, in part,because they include only half as many flexing sidewalls as a set of duals.Tire rolling resistance, a major factor in a tire’s fuel efficiency, is theamount of drag created by tires as the vehicle runs down the highway. Part ofrolling resistance comes from the flexing and un-flexing of the tire as itrolls into and out of contact with the pavement.

Actual weight savings with wide base aluminum wheels vary bymanufacturer. Alcoa’s 14-in. wide base aluminum wheels, according to thecompany, can save 318 lbs. per axle or 1,272 lbs. per combination when used inplace of dual wheels on drive and trailer positions. The wheels, which weighonly 68 lbs. each, are load rated up to 12,800 lbs.

Accuride DupleX-One wide-base 22.5x14-in. aluminum wheels,the company notes, reduce fuel expense or increase payload capacity when usedin place of traditional dual wheel sets on tandem-axle tractors and trailers.Developed in conjunction with Michelin, the forged aluminum wheels can save 120lbs. per axle.

Lower costs

Additional benefits of wide base single tires and wheels,the manufacturers also point out, include reduced maintenance costs. Thoseexpenses are lower, they say, because there are only four wheels per tandemcompared to eight. In addition, without an inner wheel, inflation and visualinspection becomes much easier and more effective. Wide base aluminum wheel...

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