For some years, inflating tyres with nitrogen has been known to produce some substantial advantages over conventional compressed air. Its use has been limited to specialised applications such as aircraft tyres and motorsport, mainly on the grounds of cost of equipment and difficulty of generating this inert gas on the premises.
R-Tec are pleased to announce that the benefits of nitrogen inflation are now available at our workshop.
Tyre Inflation Pressure Remains More Stable
It is normally recommended that tyre pressures should be checked (including the spare tyre) monthly, and before any long trip. With nitrogen inflation, natural pressure loss is less and the interval for adjusting pressures is considerably extended. However, it is naturally still prudent to check your tyre pressures at the recommended intervals and particularly the pressure of any suspect tyre.
Condensation On The Inside Of Wheels Is Drastically Reduced - One of the most common everyday problems we face is corrosion on the inside of steel and alloy rims. This leads to leaking around the rim with corresponding suspicion of a slow puncture.The introduction of nitrogen inside the tyre prevents oxidization which causes a rapid ageing of the tyre and corrosion inside the rim.
The Possibility Of A Blow Out Or Explosion Is Reduced - Nitrogen doesn't heat up like oxygen, the tyre therefore runs cooler and thus reduces the possibility of explosion.
Better Grip On The Road - Nitrogen being far more stable in respect of temperature and pressure translates into better grip and improved vehicle handling. There are also proven reports of extended tyre life, making nitrogen inflation very cost effective. In addition to the benefits for most road users, nitrogen inflation has particular benfits for caravan, camper and trailer users. Better pressure retention and a reduction in the ageing process are real benefits for these vehicles which often spend a great deal of time standing in one place.