Accurate tire pressure is an important factor for car and truck owners who want to maximize fuel efficiency. All owners need to check or have someone check for them, their tire pressure at least monthly. Wiygul Automotive can help owners get that extra mile or two with a new service that was previously available only for tires in the aviation, construction, and racing industries. Each of our Clinics now offers nitrogen tire inflation for Waldorf, MD, and other customers in the tri-state area.
Once inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure, tires grip the road better and handle smoother when driving. It is these factors that increase mileage. According to a recent study at Clemson University, some vehicles can see a mileage increase of as much as 10 percent when driving on nitrogen-inflated tires.
Tires filled with nitrogen also 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. Recent comparison studies provide details on how nitrogen-filled tires lose only around two percent of its volume over a year as opposed to regular air which loses three percent of its volume over the same time.
Regular air that inflates passenger vehicle tires is already 78 percent nitrogen, the same percentage as the air we breathe. The remaining percentages are 21 oxygen, and a single percent or a trace of gases like water vapor, argon, and neon. Nitrogen tire servicing requires a 93 to 95 percent of nitrogen with virtually no water vapor and only five to seven percent of oxygen and other gases.
Nitrogen tire inflation for Waldorf, MD vehicles also eliminates oxidation thanks to the reduced water vapor, which is what breaks down the interior tire rubber. The same Clemson study showed the reduced risk for tire failure was as much as 75 percent for some models when inflated with nitrogen. Oxidation elimination also stops corrosion of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System sensors. Depending on the size and model, vehicle owners save $30 to $350 per tire by eliminating the need for replacement.
Finally, nitrogen is non-flammable, so it is more stable and far safer than regular air, especially for use in aviation, construction, and racing. It provides better protection against sudden impacts like landing an airplane, supports heavier vehicles like bulldozer better than regular air, and is more resistant to blowouts at the high-temperatures and high-speeds encountered while racing.
Drivers that want better gas mileage and more stable handling can now turn to nitrogen tire inflation for their Waldorf, MD automobiles. We are thrilled to provide this service at Wiygul Automotive, so call 866-702-8050 today to schedule an appointment at the Clinic nearest you, to switch to nitrogen inflation from regular air. .