Compressed air is your tire’s worst enemy. Air is about 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% other. Nitrogen is inert, non combustible and non corrosive. Oxygen, on the other hand, is immensely destructive to rubber and other tire materials. As soon as a tire is manufactured and exposed to air, the effects of “oxidation” begin to deteriorate the rubber. Over time it loses its elasticity and strength, just like an old rubber band you’ve probably found around your home. This same process occurs in tires inflated with air as the oxygen attacks the rubber molecules, working from the inside out, until the oxygen, and it destructive properties, permeates the tire structure and ultimately the tread.
1-Nitrogen purity in your tires?
According to leading tire experts, 95% or better nitrogen purity in your tires, is need to gain the benefits of nitrogen.
2-Tire killer is oxygen and moisture!
Oxidation occurs when oxygen reacts at high temperatures and pressures, and it damages inner liners, belt packages and rims. Oxygen is also wet, flammable and corrosive.
3-Should I still check my tire pressure?
While nitrogen will help you maintain proper pressure (3 to 4 time longer), you should still check your tires on a regular basis as recommended by the tire manufacturer.
4-Will Nitrogen work in the tires I already have?
Yes, there is no need to buy new tires.
5-how long will it take to put nitrogen in my tires?
From 10 – 20 minutes depending on the size of the tires.
6-What if I get a flat or my tire has a leak?
Topping off nitrogen-filled tires with “air” is not a problem.
7-Are tires covered under warranty by the manufacturer if they have nitrogen in them?
Yes! Tires are covered under warranty when nitrogen is used. Most tire manufacturers recommend the use of nitrogen in the tire.
8-Does Nitrogen affect Tire Pressure Monitoring System in cars?
Yes! Nitrogen will extend the life of the TPMS sensors.
9-Is there a PSI conversion factor needed when filling a tire with nitrogen instead of air?
There is no conversion factor necessary for filling tires with nitrogen vs. air. Simply inflate tires with nitrogen to the manufacturer’s recommended PSI rating
10-Should I put Nitrogen in my spare tire?
Yes! Your spare tire is the most neglected tire on your vehicle, and if you need it you certainly want it to be fully inflated.
11-Is Nitrogen compatible with internal tire balancing product [powder, beads, fluid]?
Absolutely, in fact, you couldn’t find a better operating environment for an internal tire balancing product than a tire filled with due to its dry, inert qualities.
12-Is nitrogen a safety hazard?
No. Nitrogen is an inert, noncombustible, nonflammable, non-corrosive gas. In fact, those are big reasons why nitrogen is used to fill the tires of vehicles that push performance limits under extreme conditions, including all forms of racers, aircraft and heavy machinery tires.