Nitrogen Tyre Inflation
At TyreMag we sell NITROGEN FILL, Why? If you are one of the 85% of Australians who don’t regularly check tire pressure, you need nitrogen We take in nitrogen with every breath. Air is composed of:
1% Water Vapor and Other Gases – Escapes up to 250 times faster than Nitrogen
21% Oxygen – Escapes 3-4 times faster than Nitrogen
78% Nitrogen – The largest molecule in air, dry, non-flammable.
Because of their large size, nitrogen molecules are the least permeable and stay in your tire longer. It’s not about the nitrogen. It’s about reducing oxygen, water vapor and other gases.
By reducing the percentage of oxygen, water vapor and other gases in your tyres from 22% to 7% or lower, your tyres will maintain proper pressure longer than if you use “plain old air.” For example, with 95% nitrogen in your tyres, they retain optimal pressure three to four times longer.
Proper tire pressure is a big deal.
Maintain it with nitrogen, and you’ll see these three primary benefits:
Increased Fuel Efficiency
Correct tire pressure keeps the manufacturer’s recommended “contact patch” on the road. This lessens the rolling resistance and maximizes fuel efficiency.
Longer Tire Life
When it comes in contact with other materials, oxygen causes oxidation. Oxidation can make rubber brittle and cause it to lose tensile strength. In addition, at high temperatures and pressures, oxygen reacts and damages inner tire liners and belt packages; nitrogen does not.
Under-inflated tyres cause 90% of blowouts. Nitrogen provides more reliable pressure for reduced blowout potential.
Improved TPMS Performance
If you have a new car, you likely are plagued by a flashing light telling you your tire pressure is low. For example, one woman’s light was going off every four to five weeks. After inflating with nitrogen, her light didn’t reappear for 53 weeks!
More Predictable Pressure Fluctuation
Racing car teams use nitrogen so they can more accurately predict tire pressure fluctuation. Regular compressed air can fluctuate considerably when water vapor is present.
Longer Rim Life
Rim rust caused by condensation from water vapor and other gases can get caught in valves and create slow leaks in tyres. Nitrogen is completely dry, so it eliminates the potential for condensation.