Why should you consider nitrogen inflation?
Ever since pneumatic tyres were invented, we have been using "plain old compressed air" to inflate them. This is tried and true, but there is an alternative available now......NITROGEN.
One of the by-products of modern day vehicles is the extension of the periods between normal servicing.
That means that no one is checking your tyre pressures as often as used to be the case. Service stations have given up driveway service in favour of "do it yourself " self-serve operations and have introduced small supermarkets and fast food enterprises into their business mix.
This means, unless you check your tyres yourself when you purchase fuel, then the poor old tyres don't get checked. (And if you do check the tyres yourself you should have your own pressure gauge for consistency) Normal compressed air contains moisture. This is the problem.
When your tyres gain temperature under normal operation, the moisture in the air in the tyre expands, thus increasing tyre pressures to above recommended operational parameters. When this happens, tyre wear is adversely affected, and to a minor extent, fuel economy and ride.
THE ANSWER.....NITROGEN INFLATION
Nitrogen is moisture free.....no pressure increases.
Tyres inflated with compressed air lose up to 1.5 pounds per inch per month. This adversely effects tyre wear, safety (low pressures) and fuel economy.
Tyres inflated with NITROGEN lose up to 1.5 PSI per Six months.
NITROGEN maintains constant pressure for longer before permeating through the tyre carcass. This is because NITROGEN is more dense than air.
We recommend returning to TRANSTATE TYRES every change of season (every 3 months) for FREE NITROGEN pressure checks and maintenance, for the life of your tyres.
All this peace of mind for a nominal fee for NITROGEN inflation at time of purchase from your nearest TRANSTATE TYRE outlet.