Nitrogen for Tires — Not Just a Bunch of Hot Air
Just when you were worrying about America going soft — now, you need to worry about your tires doing the same. Or at least, so says Scientific American in its Sept. 30, 2008 issue.
The magazine cited a study by tire maker Bridgestone, which found that 93.5% of cars on European roads have underinflated tires — wasting an astounding 2.14 billion gallons of costly petrol annually. “Analysts believe that a similar percentage of North Americans are driving around on underinflated tires as well,” said the magazine story.
Pump up the volume!
One way to keep your car’s tires rolling freely and improve tire wear and gas mileage is to check your tire pressure weekly — and add air when needed. But who can remember to do that?
Take it from racers —nitrogen is a gas, gas, gas
Today, everyday drivers are discovering what racers have known for years — nitrogen offers significant benefits for tires.
- Better gas mileage
- Decreased wear
- Enhanced performance
Why? Two reasons:
- Nitrogen molecules are larger than oxygen molecules, so pure nitrogen is less likely to leak out of your tires’ sidewalls than regular air — which consists of 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen. More consistent inflation means higher gas mileage and less tread wear.
- Plain old air has water vapor in it; nitrogen does not. Under high temperatures, water vapor causes air to expand more than pure nitrogen. This increases roll-out and stagger — impacting your performance and again, shortening the life of your tires.
Let Borelli Motor Sports care for your car
Borelli Motor Sports not only provides highly secure, climate-controlled storage at Club Auto Sport in San Jose, but we also have Scott Riechers — our own ASE-certified mechanic — on-staff, who cares for our customer’s cars.
Scott’s knowledge and experience — including his expertise in using nitrogen in Borelli Motor Sports’ race car tires — make him a valuable member of your car’s team. Let Scott diagnose problems before they occur, check and top off your fluid levels, or fill your tires with nitrogen — to keep your car running right.
So now you know — nitrogen for your tires is not just a bunch of hot air.
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