The Bexhill 100 Motoring Club
PO Box 159
Bexhill - on - Sea
Bexhill on Sea - The Birthplace of British Motor Racing (1902)
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.
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.
Nitrogen doesn't heat up like oxygen; the tyre therefore runs cooler and thus reduces the possibility of explosion.
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 benefits 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.