Is it worth having Nitrogen in your tyres?
There are several compelling reasons to use pure nitrogen in your tyres, so here at Jet Wheel Tyre we thought we would give you a run down and you can make up your own mind.
How is your tyre inflated?
Most tyres are inflated with ordinary air which is made up of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% other gases.
Does nitrogen inflation make any difference?
Firstly the nitrogen is less likely to migrate through the tyre rubber, which means that your tyre pressures will remain more stable over the long term. The nitrogen replaces the smaller oxygen molecules with larger nitrogen molecules reducing the rate in which compressed gas is lost through the tyre walls.
In addition, passenger cars can benefit from a more stabilised pressure, but also benefit from less water vapour in the tyre; this reduces the pressure changes within the tyre which can promote corrosion of the steel or aluminum rim. This leads to poor handling, increased fuel consumption, and uneven wear.
What can we do for you?
Jet Wheel Tyre offer a nitrogen tyre inflation service. But no matter what floats your boat, or rather what inflates your tyres, we would recommend you check your tyre pressure regularly (about every two weeks) to help maximise tyre wear, ensure passenger safety and improve fuel consumption.
Feel free to drop in on your way past and we will check your tyre pressures free of charge; if you like the idea of nitrogen inflation just ask!
Nitrogen - £3 per wheel and free pressure checks for the life of your tyre.