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Speaking of pumping up your tires, as we did the other day, Savannah Walters found out at 9 years of age in 2001 that "the U.S. could save as much oil as would be produced by the new drilling if drivers simply pumped up their car tires to proper inflation levels. In 1995 the US Energy Department said that under-inflated tires waste an estimated 4 million gallons of gas daily in America."

The Bridgestone study we told you about the other day found that almost all (90 percent) of the cars the company checked throughout the EU had under-inflated tires. Yesterday, Kwik-fit, the European automotive parts, repair and replacement specialist, says that one in five UK motorists are driving on those self-same under-inflated tires. Why the huge difference in results? I have no idea.