Nitrogen is a type of gas that you can use to fill your tyres. This gas works well with passenger cars because they are lighter in weight. Nitrogen inflation is the process of replacing regular compressed air with this gas. There are two different techniques of tyre inflation that can both be beneficial to different types of cars.
Nitrogen inflation allows the tyres to lose air at a slower rate. This is possible because the molecules are smaller than regular oxygen which means it’s harder for the gasses to escape smaller gaps in the tyres.
One of the advantages of replacing regular compressed air, which is concentrated oxygen, with concentrated nitrogen is that it won’t cause resistance allowing you to use less fuel overall. This is beneficial since the fuel economy is at its worse and the less fuel we use on a daily basis the better it will be on our pockets.
Nitrogen doesn’t change temperature much when the car is in motion. High temperatures can damage the tread of the tyres plus it can cause wear and damage. The quality of the tyre endures also because the pressure within it doesn’t drop rapidly causing wear on the edges of the tyre.
With this relatively new inflation technique, the tyre and the tread have better grip. The improved grip comes from the strong resistance to pressure leaving the extruding parts to remain “popped out”. The weight of the car plus the motion when driving applies high force on the tyre which leads to deflation.
Nitrogen Inflation is perfect for all weather conditions because of its ability to retain tyre pressure in any temperature. Nitrogen also has less humidity and is less prone to create water inside the tyre. Water and moisture inside the rubber could cause terrible rotting leaving you with a destroyed element that will need to be replaced. Because nitrogen has less moisture in its composition, it is lighter than normal air.
Many racers would choose to have their tyres filled with nitrogen gas because of how light and efficient it will make the racing process. There will be less friction on the track and less wear on unnecessary parts of the rubber.
When choosing different accessories and installations for your car, it is wise to consider those items that will lead you to spend less money in the long run. This means that you need to find parts and components that will allow the car to use less fuel. Nitrogen tyre inflation is a very good option when it comes to being economical as not only is it lighter in weight and light on fuel but it also helps the environment and causes less gas to escape the car.