Car, Motorcycle and Truck Tyre Inflation, Chard, Somerset
believe that taking care of your tyres have massive safety,
handling and cost benefits. Nitrogen is now widely used
across many parts of Europe and is common on many new vehicles
What is Nitrogen Inflation?
Nitrogen inflation is basically a direct substitute to inflating
tyres with compressed air.
For many years it has been used by professions that demanded
the very highest standards in terms of safety and performance.
For this reason it is used by aircraft manufacturers, Formula
One racing cars and heavy mining and construction vehicles.
The reason for this is that it is 100% safe, is entirely
predictable and is superior to standard compressed air in
Why would I want Nitrogen in my road car tyres?
The rubber tyre is like a membrane, through which oxygen
permeates. This leakage results in under inflation unless
tyres are checked on a very regular basis. Nitrogen significantly
reduces the loss of pressure by a margin of up to 6 times.
Compressed air also contains significant quantities of water
vapour (humidity). When this is pumped into a tyre it acts
as a catalyst and helps to develop rust and corrosion of
the wheel. This corrosion can then increase pressure leaks
from between the bead of the tyre and wheel. In extreme
circumstances corrosion can also occur in the steel casing
cords of the tyre causing structural weaknesses in the tyre
itself. Water vapour in tyres also has the effect of expanding
and causing fluctuations in the tyre pressure. This can
cause the tyre to run hotter thus affecting the overall
Nitrogen inflation has the following benefits:
tyre pressure delivers up to 30% greater tyre life
improved fuel economy
Improved vehicle handling and stability
oxidation preserves the wheel from rust and corrosion
water vapour delivers predictable tyre pressures
Nitrogen inflation is fully recommended to all our