Don’t Purchase Nitrogen Filled Tires

January 17th, 2017 by

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Every Palm Beach Gardens driver understands the importance of keeping their vehicle’s tires filled with enough air. Not doing so could ruin your tires, as well as decrease the performance levels and efficiency in your vehicle. To lower the number of times you need to fill your tires, some consumers and dealerships will fill the tires with nitrogen instead of regular compressed air. Do not do this! Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach is answering questions like will fill ties with nitrogen and can you mix air and nitrogen in tires.

Why Fill Tires with Nitrogen?

If you have visited a service center where they talk to you about adding nitrogen to your tires, they’re often quite convincing. Many people often ask, why put nitrogen in tires. It’s because many people believe that 100% nitrogen gas expands less under pressure than regular compressed air for more stable pressure. In return, you won’t have to fill your tires as often. Some may even tell you that NASA ships, airplanes, and NASCAR racecars all use 100% nitrogen in their tires. All that is perfectly true, but here’s the catch. The thing is, you’re not driving a racecar or rocket ship, and regular compressed air is already made up of 78% nitrogen.

With that said, many Toyota experts don’t recommend it because nitrogen should be a substitute for regular tire care and maintenance. Tires need proper inflation pressure for tire performance and safety. For normal daily use, then, the regular compressed air you use works fine. Even if you have your tires filled with nitrogen, you still need to have them pumped up from time to time, but buyers can sometimes become too confident about these tires and fail to have them filled up on time.

Learn More with Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach!

We understand that it can be confusing and difficult to understand why drivers put nitrogen in tires and whether or not it’s safe to do so. The Toyota-trained and certified technicians in the Earl Stewart Toyota of North Palm Beach service center are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today during service hours to schedule an appointment or for additional information.

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