Correct tire pressure is an important factor for vehicle owners who want to maximize their fuel efficiency. All owners need to check or have someone check their tire pressure at least monthly. Wiygul Automotive can assist owners to improve their mileage with a new service previously available only for the tires in the construction, aviation, and racing industries. Our Clinics now offer nitrogen tire inflation for Fort Washington, MD, and other customers in the Beltway.
The regular air that inflates passenger vehicle tires is already 78 percent nitrogen, just like what we breathe. The remaining percentages are 21 oxygen, and one percent of other gases like water vapor, neon, and argon. For nitrogen tire inflation, percentages have to be 93 to 95 nitrogen with five to seven percent of oxygen and other gases, and virtually no water vapor.
Nitrogen-inflated tires hold pressure longer than regular air since its molecules are larger and more difficult to pass through the interior of the tire than oxygen molecules. Comparison studies detail how nitrogen-filled tires lose approximately two percent of its volume over one year as opposed to regular air which loses around three percent of its volume over the same year.
It also extends the life of the tire and internal sensors. When inflated to the correct pressure, tires grab the road better and handle smoother when driving. It is these factors that increase mileage. According to a recent study at Clemson University, some cars see an increase in mileage by as much as 10 percent when driving on nitrogen-inflated tires.
Nitrogen tire inflation for Fort Washington, MD automobiles also reduces internal corrosion by eliminating oxidation. The water vapor in regular air is what breaks down the inside of the tire. The same Clemson study noted that the reduced risk of tire failure was as much as 75 percent for some models when using nitrogen. The elimination of oxidation also eliminates corrosion of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensors. Depending on the size of the tire, vehicle owners save $30 to $350 each by eliminating the need to replace them.
Additionally, nitrogen is non-flammable, making it more stable than regular air and a far safer choice to use in construction, aviation, and racing. The increased stability provides better protection against sudden impacts and heavier vehicle weight better than regular air and is more resistant to blowouts at high-temperatures and high-speed. Nitrogen inflation also increases the tread life for passenger vehicles.
Drivers that want more stable tires and better gas mileage turn to nitrogen tire inflation for their Fort Washington, MD cars and trucks. This service is now available at Wiygul Automotive, so call us today at 866-702-8050 to schedule an appointment at our Clinic nearest you, and switch from regular air to nitrogen inflation.