Compressed air is your tires worst enemy. Air is about 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% other. Nitrogen is inert, non combustible and non corrosive. Oxygen, on the other hand, is immensely destructive to rubber and other tire materials. As soon as a tire is manufactured and exposed to air, the effects of "oxidation" begin to deteriorate the rubber. Over time it loses it elasticity and strength, just like an old rubber band you've probably found around your home. This same process occurs in tires inflated with air as the oxygen attacks the rubber molecules, working from the inside out, until the oxygen, and its destructive properties, permeates the tire structure and ultimately the tread.
No, the purity of nitrogen available from nitrogen generators generally ranges from 90% (low purity) to 99.9% (high purity). Only NitroFill generators can produce nitrogen in excess of 99.99% purity and provide the procedures to guarantee a minimum of 95% (averaging 96.5-98.5) purity in the serviced tire, which is the minimum allowable purity that must be maintained in the tire to enjoy the benefits that nitrogen provides.
According to leading tire experts, 95% or better nitrogen purity in your tires, is needed to gain the benefits of nitrogen.
Oxidation occurs when oxygen reacts at high temperatures and pressures, and it damages inner liner, belt packages, and rims. Oxygen is also wet, flammable, and corrosive.
While nitrogen will help you maintain proper pressure (3 to 4 times longer), you should still check your tires on a regular basis as recommended by the tire manufacturer.
Yes, there is no need to buy new tires. Unless already needed...
From 10 - 20 minutes depending on the size of the tire's.
Topping off nitrogen-filled tires with "air" is not a problem. Come back to us for a refill or top off free for a year.
Yes! Tires are covered under warranty when nitrogen is used. Most tire manufacturers recommend the use of nitrogen in the tires.
YES! Nitrogen will extend the life of the TPMS sensors.
There is no conversion factor necessary for filling tires with nitrogen vs. air. Simply inflate tires with nitrogen to the manufacturer's recommended PSI rating.
Absolutely! Your spare tire is the most neglected tire on your vehicle, and if you need it you certainly want it to be fully inflated.
Yes, in fact, you couldn't find a better operating environment for an internal tire balancing product than a tire filled with nitrogen due to its dry, inert qualities.
Not at all. Nitrogen is an inert, noncombustible, nonflammable, non-corrosive gas. In fact, those are big reasons why nitrogen is used to fill the tires of vehicles that push performance limits under extreme conditions, including all forms of race cars, aircraft, and heavy machinery tires.