Schedule An Appointment For A Nitrogen Tire Fill At Muzi Chevy
Here at Muzi Chevrolet, we are commonly asked whether it is better to
fill your tires with air or with nitrogen. Over the years we have seen a
lot vehicles with compressed air and nitrogen and we can honestly
report that we have found nitrogen does have some important tangible advantages.
The most important benefit of nitrogen filled tires
is that they maintain a more consistent pressure which helps to improve
both fuel economy and road grip. Let's take a closer look at the
science behind nitrogen and why it is a great alternative to compressed
The compressed air that
is commonly used to fill your tires is comprised of about 78% nitrogen,
21% Oxygen and the other 1% is comprised of everything else including, among other things, argon, water vapor and carbon dioxide. Nitrogen molecules are much larger than oxygen
molecules so it is much more difficult for the nitrogen to to permeate
through the body of your tires.
As a result of these molecular differences, filling your
tires with nitrogen provides a more consistent ride and can help
improve fuel economy by up to 10% More
Since air is so readily available and has been simple to acquire and harness,
it has remained the default inflation medium of choice for tires and other
inflatable products for many years.
But, just because something has
been the default for many years does not mean that there are no
opportunities for innovation and improvement.
Just think if Tesla had not improved upon Edison's innovations or the Wright brothers never came along!
addition to the fuel economy benefits, filling your tires with nitrogen
can help to reduce corrosion and improve the longevity of your tires saving you money in the long run. The reason for this is because Oxygen is a component of water or H20. Oxygen is actually the cause of oxidation or rust, rot and corrosion. Without the presence of oxygen there is no opportunity for condensation and therefore no opportunity for rust, rot or corrosion.
NASCAR and Indy Car drivers fill their tires exclusively with nitrogen for another reason: predictability of tire pressure. The consistency of ride provided by nitrogen is the reason
that race car drivers fill their tires with nitrogen and not compressed
As the water vapor heats and tires expand road grip and control is
lost and that can be extremely detrimental at higher speeds. So filling your tires with Nitrogen can provide better road grip. That is why the king of racing, Richard Petty has stated the nitrogen is: "the most cost effective peace of mind money can buy."
In addition, tires that are underinflated are more likely to experience blowouts. So Nitrogen in tires can help to improve the safety of your ride.
Does The Purity Of Nitrogen Matter?
The purity of the nitrogen in the tire is absolutely critical to its efficacy. The purity of nitrogen available can range from 95% to 99.9% . Here at Muzi Chevy we only use NitroFill generators which produce nitrogen in excess of 99.9% purity and are programmed to provide a guaranteed minimum of 95% purity in the serviced tire, which is the minimum allowable purity that must be maintained in the tire to enjoy the benefits of nitrogen inflation.
Schedule Your Nitrogen Tire Fill
So, while you may not be taking your car to the track the fuel economy, safety, and anti-corrosive benefits of nitrogen in tires are more than enough reason to give nitrogen a try in your car. If you are looking to fill your tires with nitrogen in the Boston, Newton, Waltham or Framingham area just schedule an appointment with the Muzi Chevy Service Department and we will have you filled up and on the road in no time.