Nitrogen in Tires: Pros and Cons

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What Can Nitrogen Inflation Do for You?

Has it ever occurred to you to fill your tires with anything other than air? Because nitrogen is more stable than oxygen, it is common in the tires of vehicles that require more precision tuning, such as race cars, industrial machinery, aircraft, and spacecraft. That makes some consumers think that nitrogen is a better choice for regular old cars, and there could be some truth to that. Whether or not that’s true for you depends on a number of factors.

Consider that the air we breathe is 78 percent nitrogen, and a nitrogen-filled tire is about 93 to 95 percent nitrogen. In other words, the difference between a regular tire and one filled with nitrogen is minimal. How much can that nitrogen work for you?

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