At Kansas Tire, Auto & Diesel, we are an honest and trustworthy bunch, that has been around since 2007. When it comes to tire inflation with nitrogen, there's a lot of contrasting information that includes opinions like nitrogen is something like an amazing discovery or that the nitrogen's benefits are all one big lie.
In reality, there are a couple of scientific advantages to nitrogen inflation and the benefits of these advantages solely depend on the application.
In comparison to air molecules, the nitrogen molecules are bigger, therefore, it will leak out at a slower rate. Although the variance isn't big, you'll still have to check your tire inflation levels at the recommended intervals, and if you are indeed low on air, then the good old-fashioned air will come to the rescue.
Usually, the biggest benefit of nitrogen inflation is found in commercial and high-performance applications, like airplane tires, heavy equipment, and race cars. As a matter of fact, amidst a high-performance environment where tires heat up fast, the nitrogen's resistance to moisture along with its cooler running temperature, mixed with its predictable heat expansion might be the answer you're looking for.
Nitrogen's resistance to moisture also makes it a good choice for vehicles that are rarely driven or for classic cars, since it provides a certain type of protection against weather cracking and corrosion.
If you have any questions regarding our tire inflation service with nitrogen, make sure you give us a call! We can talk you through the entire process and even complete the inflation if nitrogen ends up being right for your tires.