18th Sep 2014 by Admin
Use Nitrogen to pump up your tyres. Nitrogen is a safe, colourless, odourless, tasteless, and non-toxic gas that forms about 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere.
For some time now, Nitrogen inflation of tyres has been used in trucks, aircraft, race cars and industrial applications, but it is only relatively recently that it has come into use in normal passenger vehicles.
An interesting article on the RACQ website outlined the pros and cons of using nitrogen.
The benefits are:
To identify tyres filled with nitrogen our industry has adopted the use of coloured valve caps that inform the user and service personnel that your tyres are inflated with nitrogen instead of air.
NOTE: Using nitrogen does not remove the need to check tyre pressures as the risk of a puncture or slow leak is not altered. Regardless of what inflation gas is used, maximum tyre life will only be achieved if the vehicle and tyres are properly maintained. That means regular checking of tyre pressures, wheel balance and alignment.
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