What's wrong with good old air?
The good part about the air you already put in your tires is that it already consists of about 79.1 percent oxygen. Unfortunately, 20 percent of that inflation medium also consists of oxygen. While this gas is essential to life, it can be quite destructive to everything else due to oxidation. You're more familiar with oxidation as rust, rot, and corrosion. It can destroy the rubber tire service and steel rims as well as produce water or condensation inside the tire.
Why use nitrogen?
Nitrogen is an inert gas, which means it does not react with anything. It does not cause rot or rust, produce water, or destroy rubber. It simply provides the pressure needed for your tires to work correctly on the road. A nitrogen molecule measures about four times bigger than an oxygen molecule. So oxygen normally permeates through tire materials, reducing pressure in air-filled tires by about 1 to 3 PSI every month, eventually creating under-inflation. In contrast, nitrogen stays put, so nitrogen-filled tires do not lose pressure from permeation, leaving them at their correct inflation pressure for far longer than air.
What's the big deal about under-inflation?
Under-inflation distorts the shape of a tire, making it perform at less than optimum levels. In fact, if your tires are under-inflated by just 10 percent, which typically equals 3 to 4 PSI, their durability goes down by about 25 percent. This distortion also increases rolling resistance, which forces your engine to work harder to propel the vehicle. The result is lower fuel economy. Under-inflation also increases the chances of tire failure. Tires overheat because they don't maintain the correct shape while in contact with the road. About 90 percent of all tire blowouts happen due to under-inflation. T
If nitrogen is so great, why haven't we been using it before?
Actually, nitrogen is recommended for tires in applications that emphasize safety, economy, and precision. Most racing venues, such as NASCAR, require nitrogen inflation. So does the Federal Aviation Administration for all jet aircraft tires. The main reason we haven't been using them for personal vehicles has been cost. Nitrofill makes nitrogen inflation more effective through its patented nitrogen generation and conversion stations, which we have at our dealership. The equipment refines the nitrogen gas to such a high level of purity that the medium is used by governments, military installations, and Fortune 500 companies throughout the globe.
How do I get started with Nitrofill?
For more information about how nitrogen inflation can help you, contact us through our chat box or phone one of our helpful service technicians. Or stop by our dealership and we'll be happy to demonstrate how Nitrofill works in person.