We are always ready to try different things, but we should know before trying if it is worth the try or not. One such thing is filling up your tyres with nitrogen. Over the past few years, using nitrogen to inflate tyres has witnessed considerable publicity.
Some tyre retailers, particularly, have begun advertising the supposed benefits of nitrogen. Here is all you need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of nitrogen for your Tyres Aston.
What Is Nitrogen, And What Are Its Advantages?
Nitrogen forms almost 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere. It is a gas that is colourless, odourless, tasteless and non-toxic. Nitrogen can be beneficial over compressed air for inflation as it does the following:
Reduce The Running Temperature Of the Tyres
The difference in temperature is dependent upon the moisture content of the gas that is used to inflate the tyres. Even dry compressed air will produce cooler running tyre, and this is not specific about nitrogen. Although, this statement is true that nitrogen does reduce the running temperature.
The Life Of Your Tyre Is Increased
The temperature at which a tyre is operated directly influences the wearing and the rate at which it happens. While driving at high speeds and heavy loads, the reduction in temperature helps the tyres a lot. However, the claims that nitrogen could double the tyre life are unsupportable.
Reduced Pressure Build-Up
The inflation pressure of tyre increases with temperature. Nitrogen provides a stable pressure range. Again, it has more to do with the moisture content than the gas itself, but the difference could be seen under severe driving conditions.
• Nitrogen causes slower pressure loss than air
Nitrogen has a chemical structure that makes it leak slower than compressed air. This makes the pressure loss slower.
• No reaction would occur between nitrogen and the metal wheel rim and other tyre materials
The oxygen present in the air can cause the rusting of metal components. Also, the air might react with the rubber. You can not tell if it actually affects the average life of tyre or not. Nitrogen is relatively inert and would not react.
What Are The Disadvantages Of Nitrogen?
1. Cost :- The charge for filling up your car with nitrogen is an additional expense, and you should be sure about the need for it.
2. Availability :- It’s not easy to get nitrogen. It’s generally restricted to specific and specialist tyre dealers. It might take a lot of efforts to make nitrogen available regularly for you.
3. Maintenance :- Any top up of air would destroy the effect of nitrogen totally, and as it is not readily available, there is a chance that you would have to use air. This would be a loss of your money.
Nitrogen is something that has it’s own unique pro’s and con’s, and it entirely depends upon you if you want it.
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