Aluminum Wheels Kearney NE

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Advance Auto Parts
(308) 338-5533
506 E 25th St
Kearney, NE

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Kearney Tire & Auto Service Company
(308) 237-5534, 001-2004
801 East 25th Street
Kearney, NE
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Kearney Glass Inc
(308) 236-9970
16 E 23rd Street
Kearney, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Pro Tint
(308) 234-4124
2008 1st Avenue
Kearney, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Kearney Yamaha
(308) 236-7672
1115- 2nd Avenue
Kearney, NE
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

O'Reilly Auto Parts
(308) 237-9339
2415 2nd Ave
Kearney, NE

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NAPA Auto & Truck Parts
(308) 237-5103, 001-2004
7076 Central Avenue
PO Box 326
Kearney, NE
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Big Red Auto Glass Inc
(308) 233-3733
24 W 25th Street
Kearney, NE
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Heartland Transmission Service
(308) 236-6038
403 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE
 
Jiffy Lube
(308) 236-6676
1204 2ND AVE
KEARY, NE
Hours
Sun: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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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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