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Nitrogen in tyres

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Nitrogen in tyres

Is this the latest scam or gimmick ?

Having purchased a new tyre the other week there was a notice which said for a extra £3 you could have your tyre filled with Nitrogen rather than air.

The claim is that tyres filled with nitrogen will lose the pressure more slowly ? However the pressure will go down over time so it's unlikely you will return to the tyre depot for a top up.

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

It's not particularly new, Costco Wholesale have used it in their tyre bays for many years. I personally wouldn't pay extra for it, if you have tyres fitted properly to non porous wheels with new valves then they need very little topping up anyway.  As for the no moisture or more stable pressure with temperature arguments, I suspect the difference for the most of us is insignificant.

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

Kwikfit used to offer this, they now don't !!

 

(Air is 78% Nitrogen)

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

As Baldrick1  said there is nothing new in using nitrogen in car tyres its been used in aircraft and racing car tyres for years but for different reasons as car tyres eg heat

Air is over 78 percent nitrogen, just under 21 percent oxygen anyway so why pay extra .

When my daughter had new tyres fitted  she was advised to pay the extra for the nitrogen fill  we could not tell any difference she has not paid extra since

My advice don't your waste money just buy better tyres

 

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

It's a very similar argument for using/not using distilled water to dilute anti-freeze.

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

How about CO2 so we have a ready supply for the next shortage?

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

@Jonpe You`re obviously tyred of this thread, and just trying to inflate the post count !

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

You need to tread carefully, I think his post was well balanced.

Though he may have wandered a bit and lost his bearings.

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

Interesting - I'll keep tracking this thread.

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

Feel under a certain amount of pressure to join in this debate, but also feeling a little flat and deflated at the moment, 

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

Our corner shop swears by solids Smiley

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

WOW ! ... BIG corner shop.... Groceries, Provisions, Drapery, Clothing, Boots & Shoes.! !

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres


@shutter wrote:

WOW ! ... BIG corner shop...


Yes, well corner shops come in large sizes too ... Wink

 

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

As a matter of interest, aircraft tyres are always filled with nitrogen, apparently its less explosive if a tyre bursts. Didn't help the Paris Concorde though.

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Re: Nitrogen in tyres

I used to insist on an inner tube in my tyres...............