Nitrogen in Car Tyres
Fill your car tires with nitrogen! This saves fuel, prevents unnecessary tire wear and is a lot safer!
The normal air that we breathe daily and also use for our car tires contains ±78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% other gases such as Argon and CO2. The oxygen in the air has the property of seeping through rubber. Like a balloon that shrivels, a large tire can lose up to 200mbar of pressure in 1 month. Nitrogen doesn’t do this and keeps tyre under pressure, but that’s certainly not the main reason why it’s much better to fill your tire with nitrogen.
The benefits of filling your car tire with nitrogen
Unless you check the tires for pressure monthly, they will slowly deflate. As a result, you will use more fuel due to the increased rolling resistance. Nitrogen keeps the tire inflated and the rolling resistance low.
Nitrogen keeps tires inflated for longer, resulting in a lower rolling resistance. This has the additional advantage that tires wear less because the driving surface is used optimally. This will also improve driving behaviour, but unless you are a racing driver this will hardly be noticeable.
No moisture.... No blowout!
Normal air contains a lot of moisture, which expands when the temperature rises. The changing of the seasons, but even more so driving itself will increase the temperature in the tire. A blowout is in 80% of the cases caused by moisture that expands in the car tire when the temperature rises. Nitrogen is a very dry gas that does not react to temperature and is therefore much safer.