Aluminum Wheels Great Falls MT

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O'Reilly Auto Parts
(406) 454-1345
1301 3rd St Nw
Great Falls, MT

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Miracle Mile Svc & Repair
(406) 453-3801
6221 2ND Ave N
Great Falls, MT

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Service Max
(406) 727-0380, 001-2004
4100 - 10th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Central Glass and Paint
(406) 727-9400
4508 Kestrel Court
Great Falls, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Steve's Repair
(406) 453-9690
200 27th St NW
Great Falls, MT
 
Auto Master
(406) 727-4866
320 2nd Ave S
Great Falls, MT

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Electric City Brake & Alignment
(406) 761-2852
500 8th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT
Services
Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Parts Retail, Tractor Equipment & Parts Dealers, Plumbing Service & Repair, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
alignment, Commercial Industrial, Parts Available, Electric Brake Controllers,

Tire-Rama
(406) 761-4200
1627 3rd St Nw
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Wal-Mart
(406) 761-5829
701 Smelter Ave Ne
Great Falls, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Meineke Car Care Center
(406) 452-3095
610 Smelter Ave Ne
Great Falls, MT
Services
Mufflers Repair

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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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