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 |  Mar 04 2013, 11:45 AM

Can a set of tires really help you save on fuel? The answer is yes, and thanks to the folks at Consumer Reports we have a complete list of which tires do the most.

Eco-friendly rubber is designed to save drivers money at the pump. Typically these tires deliver a one or two mile-per-gallon improvement in fuel efficiency, but a lot of times they sacrifice handling and braking performance in the name of economy.

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To find out if any of these tires are worth considering Consumer Reports put a host of them through their paces, measuring things like dry handling, wet traction and rolling resistance, to name a few metrics. They found as much as a 3 mile-per-gallon difference on the highway between the most- and least-efficient tires tested. Still, the agency suggests drivers pick tires based on performance first then use rolling resistance as a tie breaker.

Here are Consumer Reports’ picks for best-performing eco-friendly tires. These tires all earned excellent scores in rolling resistance as well as a good or better overall score.

All-Season (T Speed Rated)

Michelin Energy Saver A/S

Cooper GFE

Performance All-Season (H Speed Rated)

Michelin Primacy MXV4

Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S

Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Performance all-season (V speed rated)

Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Winter

Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Always remember, for a tire to perform properly it must be inflated to the correct pressure. This figure is typically listed on or near the driver’s side door jamb, in the owner’s manual or inside the fuel-filler hatch.