with TIRE LIGHTS? Want better mileage?
Why Nitrogen Inflation? Does it really work?
Do TPMS tire lights drive you nuts when the temperature changes? Those annoying lights go on and off because of temperature effecting the water vapor in your tires. How does water get into tires? From filling your tires with compressed air. Air compressors produce a lot of water and some reaches your tires when they are inflated. Medical grade Nitrogen contains no water to cause fluctuation which causes your lights to cycle on and off.
Nitrogen is a larger molecule than oxygen (by approx.
6 times). As a result Nitrogen migrates out of tires at a significantly SLOWER
rate than compressed air. — NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
What is Oxidation? Why does it matter?
Oxidation is the chemical process by which oxygen breaks down much of the world around us. It works inside tires that can look perfectly serviceable on the outside. Oxidation destruction is one reason DOT requires a build date stamp on tires. Oxidation causes potato chips to go stale once the bag is opened (to extend shelf life nitrogen is blown into the bags just before sealing). It is also why rubber bands are no longer elastic in a short time. Research has shown that even a small amount of oxygen eats tires from the inside. Add road and summer heat to the oxygen and water vapor in compressed air and the destruction of inner liners and steel belts is speeded up. Oxidation also corrodes aluminum rims and valve stems. Studies have shown that tires filled with at least 95% dry Nitrogen slows this deadly oxidation.
Medical Grade Nitrogen Tire Inflation available at:
Big O Tires, 2013 Broadway Ave., Boise, 345-7228
Big O Tires, 1422 Main Street, Boise, 342-5525
Big O Tires, 2948 East State Street, Eagle, 938-5480
Roger's Tire Pros, 4024 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 454-2573
Peterson BMW, 9109 West Fairview, Boise, 295-8415
Peterson Toyota, 9101 West Fairview, Boise, 501-2426
Nelson's RV, 4911 Chinden Blvd, Boise, 322-4323
Nelson's RV Annex, 5309 Chinden Blvd, Boise 287-3234
Nelson's RV Nampa/Caldwell, 5500 E. Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell (866) 870-6651
Nitrogen supplied by Idaho Nitrogen Express • (208) 340-6253 • firstname.lastname@example.org