Save money, stay safe on the road, boost automotive performance, and save the environment by putting NitroFill in your tires. Nitrogen-filled tires already benefit race cars, armored cars, and dump trucks by supporting their demanding work, so there is a chance you may benefit, too. Several advantages of nitrogen-filled tires listed here by DCH Brunswick Toyota can help you decide.
1) Longer Tire Life
You can extend the life of your tires by using nitrogen fill. Normal air already consists of 78% nitrogen, but the oxygen it contains harms rubber and other tire materials. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests confirm that tires filled with gas mixtures containing more than 90% nitrogen preserve their long-term durability better than air-filled tires.
Keeping tires cooler on the road, especially under heavy loads, makes them last longer. Nitrogen manages heat better than air, making it a perfect choice to help save money by extending tire life.
2) Better gas mileage
Nitrogen helps you in your fight for properly inflated tires. You may pay little or no attention to the air pressure in your tires until they go flat, but that costs you money through lost gas mileage.
Proper tire inflation is key to saving money because it saves gas. According to Popular Mechanics, you could regain as much as 10% of your fuel economy just by keeping your tires properly filled.
Tires leak air, mostly in the form of oxygen, because the molecules are small enough to seep through porous tire materials. Larger nitrogen molecules are too big to escape through tires, resulting in longer lasting tire pressure. In fact, NHTSA tests show nitrogen cuts out two-thirds of natural tire leakage.
3) Safer for the environment
Filling your tires with nitrogen can also help save the environment. Nitrogen fill cuts the number of tires used during your lifetime because it makes tires last longer. Lower demand for tires cuts the number of them made, sparing our planet. Nitrogen also helps the environment by preserving the strength of tires, making them better candidates for retreading when discarded.
Retreading restores tires to their original standards by replacing only the treads while keeping their existing core. According to the Tire Retread Information Bureau, making a new tire requires as much as 22 gallons of oil, while producing a retreaded tire consumes only about 7. The increased availability of retreaded tires resulting from the use of nitro fill can boost environmental conservation efforts.
Your decision whether to use nitrogen for automotive tires may depend on money. Unless cheaper NitroFill becomes available, you may hesitate to use it. However, the reward of longer tire life, better gas mileage, and environmental conservation make nitrogen-filled tires a valuable alternative for every driver. Check with your dealership to see if they have any specials to get nitrogen for your tires.