Aluminum Wheels Kalispell MT

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Northwest Automotive, Inc.
(406) 756-9511, 001-2004
33 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Certified Auto Repair & Transmission
(406) 756-1555
1081 Whitefish Stage
Kalispell, MT
 
Northwest Automotive Inc
(406) 756-9511
33 2nd Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Oil Change and Lube,AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair,Tune up Repair

Kalispell Auto Parts
(406) 755-5248
200 E Idaho Street, # B
Kalispell, MT
Services
Clutch Repair

Street Machines
(406) 755-8511
346 E California Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Fabrication and Restoration

C-A Automotive & Exhaust
(406) 862-1396
523 Skyles Place
Whitefish, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
Catalytic Converters

Fun Wheels Sports
(406) 257-5901
192 1/2 4th Avenue
Kalispell, MT
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Les Schwab Tire Center
(406) 755-1212
2335 US Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT
Services
Alignment Repair

Kalispell Transmission & Exhaust Center
(406) 756-7562
1195 East Idaho Street
Kalispell, MT
 
Great Scoot
(406) 752-6606
528 W Idaho Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

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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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