The air we breathe (and the normal compressed air used to
inflate tyres) contains 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and 1% other
gasses. Purified nitrogen has been used to inflate the tyres of
racing cars, aircraft and heavy commercial vehicles for some time.
However it is only relatively recently that it has come to use in
normal passenger cars.
The use of nitrogen in passenger car tyres can produce benefits,
BETTER TYRE PERFORMANCE
Tyres perform their best when they are inflated to the
recommended tyre pressure for the application. Not only can
nitrogen assist in maintaining the correct tyre pressure for
longer, the large reduction of other gases and water vapour found
in your tyres result in a more consistent pressure at higher
operating temperatures. Many motor racing teams will only use
nitrogen in their tyres for this reason.
LONGER TYRE LIFE
Tyres inflated to the correct tyre pressure roll with less
friction thus reducing the physical wear on the tyre. Nitrogen also
assists with the elimination of oxygen and water vapour from the
tyre which can cause both corrosion of the rim and oxidation of the
tyre casing. This is an important factor for tyres that require a
longer service life or for vehicles in continuous operation such as
the transportation and mining industries.
Using nitrogen does not remove or reduce the need to check tyre
pressures as the risk of a puncture or slow leak is not altered.
Nitrogen cannot replace regular tyre maintenance. Regardless of
what inflation gas is used, maximum tyre life will only be achieved
if the vehicle and tyres are properly maintained. That means
regular checking of tyre pressures, wheel balance and
TO HELP GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TYRES, ASK THE TEAM AT YOUR
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