Inflation costs us more than we think

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  1. Kevin Moore says:

    Because garages and gas stations charge for air, I decided when I bought my new winter tires, to put nitrogen in. The benefit of nitrogen is the molecules are bigger. This makes it harder to escape compared to air. My dilemma now is, when i need to inflate a tire, I have no choice but to go to my friendly, neighbourhood “stealership”… instead of using the air compressor I have in my garage…

    • jazzmine says:

      why would you put nitro in your tires? might as well bought the air

      • safedriver says:

        Nitrogen is believed by some to last longer in the tires than air. That would reduce the chances of your tires losing inflation quicker than tires filled with air. The downside is cost. The cost of re-filling the tires with nitrogen is far higher than filling with air. You would still have the same problem as an air filled tire if you ran over an object and had a tire puncture.

  2. Ryan says:

    Along with the larger molecular structure, N2 filled tires also run cooler than atmospheric air, thus reducing the breakdown of the rubber under heat. An added bonus is oxidization of the interior of your rim is reduced as nitrogen is inert.

  1. October 28, 2014

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