What is nitrogen?
Nitrogen is a chemical element that has the symbol N, atomic number of 7 and atomic mass 14.00674 u. is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and mostly inert diatomic gas at standard conditions, constituting 78.09% by volume of Earth’s atmosphere. A separable component of air. It also used to inflate airplane tires, off-road truck tires, military vehicle tires, and race car tires for improved performance.
“I don’t have a sports car or an off-road car so why should i consider putting nitrogen into my tires?” Nitrogen has many advantages that can benefit any sort of car. For example it; increases fuel mileage, helps prevent uneven wear, results in less inflation pressure loss, prevents inner-liner rubber deterioration by oxidation, your tires run cooler and your tires tread life increases. Also you don’t have to go and buy new tires that are nitrogen fit because your normal air tires are capable of taking the pressure of nitrogen.
Before you even ask, no it is not explosive rather very helpful and cost effective. It may be $7 per tire and sometimes free at other tire stores. You do not have to worry about constant punchers becuase of uneven air distribution as well as moisture that contributes to the degradation and deterioration of your tire. Simply because unlike air, nitrogen does not escape the tire openings that easily. Dry nitrogen will maintain proper inflation pressure and will prevent auto-ignition, will not corrode rims and will extend your valve core life. So at the end of the day you will minimize your repair store visits greatly.
How much nitrogen must i fill my tires with?
Just because you are moving from air to nitrogen, that does not mean that you have to change anything. You still, inflate your tires with nitrogen to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended PSI for air. There is no conversion factor necessary for filling tires with nitrogen vs air. GNI recommends inflation pressures as stated in the vehicle owner’s manual or posted inside the driver’s door of the vehicle, and maintaining this pressure in order to optimize your fuel economy, tire life, and vehicle handling.
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