Nitrogen in tyres is a popular replacement for standard air. Nitrogen is all around us… the air we breathe is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and the rest is small amounts of other gasses. When it comes to tyre inflation, nitrogen has many advantages over oxygen. With nitrogen tyre inflation, improvements can be noted in a vehicle’s handling, fuel efficiency and tyre life through better tyre pressure retention, improved fuel economy and cooler running tyre temperatures. Here at Tyrezone our goal is to provide consumers information about the benefits of using nitrogen in tyres.
It’s not about the nitrogen. It’s about reducing oxygen, water vapour and other gases in tyres. By reducing the percentage of oxygen, water vapour 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 tyre pressure is a big deal. Maintain it with nitrogen, and you’ll see these three primary benefits:
- Increased Fuel Efficiency – Correct tyre pressure lessens rolling resistance, maximizes fuel efficiency and saves you money.
- Increased Safety – Under inflated tyres lead to poor vehicle handling on the road and are more susceptible to damage.
- Longer Tyre Life – Correct tyre pressure will wear the tyres more evenly greatly improving mileage.
Find out today about getting your tyres filled with nitrogen here at Tyrezone.