Improving fuel efficiency and vehicle safety has become a top focus in recent years. And with that new focus, many are turning to filling their tires with Nitrogen to ensure lower temperature tires, tire pressure maintenance, improved fuel economy, and increased tire lifespan. Properly maintaining your tires with NitroFill can increase the life of your tires by as much as 50% and can enhance the safety and performance of your vehicle.
Heat can cause undue stress to the rubber of your tires. When a tire is exposed to higher temperature the sidewalls can flex which weakens the rubber. Sidewall flexing wears tires quickly and can put your vehicle at risk of more serious issues. Filling your tires with nitrogen as opposed to compressed air ensures that your tires remain as cool as possible. Filling your tires with pure nitrogen reduces the risk of the air’s natural humidity affecting the fluctuation in pressure.
Nitrogen is larger molecularly than oxygen, meaning that pure nitrogen leaks through your tires much more slowly than oxygen does. This allows the pressure in your tires to remain stable over an extended period of time. An added benefit of nitrogen is it helps maintain a constant pressure in your tires even in warmer climates like we experience in Florida.
Underinflated tires reduce your gas mileage by 0.3% for each 1 PSI drop in pressure of all four tires, according to the EPA. Nitrogen will leak through your tires at a much slower rate as opposed to compressed air and therefore will maintain your tire pressure for longer improving your fuel economy.
Filling your tires with Nitrogen, an inert gas, avoids a chemical reaction like oxidation with typical compressed air. Tire wear is caused by the oxidation of the rubber, as oxygen attacks and breaks down the bonds in this material over time. Switching from compressed air, which is made up of both nitrogen and oxygen, to pure oxygen slows the oxidation process that would occur on your tires.
In cooler climates, the winter is tire light season. When driving in colder climates, it is normal for your tpms light to come on due to the temperature changes. When this occurs, consider switching to a Nitrogen Fill for better tire maintenance.