Advantages of Nitrogen
- Nitrogen tire inflation is becoming common practice. Using nitrogen rather than air has advantages and disadvantages. This is not a new idea. The United States military, airplanes and Nascar have all been using this technology for years. The idea is just new to consumers.
- Your tire pressures will remain more constant, saving you a bit in fuel and tire-maintenance costs.
- Better MPG.Nitrogen filled tires bleed pressure slower than compressed air. Properly maintained tire pressure is essential for tire wear and gas mileage. A low tire does not always look under-inflated.
- Longer tire life.A properly inflated tire wears slower. If a nitrogen filled tire does not lose pressure as quickly you can expect longer tire life.
- Oxidation is blocked.Oxygen causes oxidation. Oxidation can make rubber brittle, increasing the chance of a blow-out. Nitrogen in the tire blocks the oxidation of the internal rubber.
- Nitrogen is a green alternative.Nitrogen has the potential of being greener for the world. As nitrogen-filled tires maintain proper pressure, achieving better gas mileage, reduced emissions and longer tire life, the demand for tires could decrease. This means fewer manufactured tires, decreasing the use for natural resources. Also, manufacturers would decrease shipments of tires, which of course helps the environment.