Nitrogen Filled Tyres
The benefits of inflating tyre with Nitrogen are well known. Under inflated tyres create drag which increases tread wear, fuel costs and the risk of punctures as well as having a significant effect on a cars performance both in handling and cost. Uniflate produces a stable inflation mixture, as can be seen in the diagram on the left, that has improved pressure retention properties that will ensure tyres remain fully inflated for longer. By having your tyres at the correct pressures you will experience the following benefits:
Why You Should Always Check Your Tyre Pressures?
Better handling and road holding
Reduces tread wear and increases tyre life by up to 25%
Correct inflation pressures reduce puncture risk by up to 33%
Reduced rolling resistance improves miles per gallon by 2%
Improved pressure retention
A tyre is a membrane
Nitrogen In Tyres
Compressed air – the traditional medium for inflating car tyres – contains both oxygen (21%) and nitrogen (78%). A rubber tyre is like a membrane, through which oxygen permeates three times faster than nitrogen. As a result the oxygen slowly leaks out through the rubber walls which lead to under-inflation. This in turn leads to higher tyre wears, decreased safety and comfort, and higher fuel costs. In addition, compressed air contains high levels of moisture, which can accelerate the corrosion of the tyre rim.
Nitrogen Tyre Inflation
Nitrogen is used in tyres to avoid air leaking through the tyre wall which results in under-inflation. The reason why nitrogen is used is because it is easy to produce, does not support combustion, has no smell and is also a component of atmospheric air.
The difference between the pressure in a tyre and the pressure outside causes oxygen to permeate through the tyre. If we can create the same concentration of oxygen inside and outside tyre (equal partial pressure) then oxygen is not forced to leak through the tyre wall. Using nitrogen in tyres maintains the correct pressure, and reduces all problems associated with under inflation.
Nitrogen Inflation Near Me
Talk to AMS Tyres and Autocentres about your tyres and the right inflation.