Didn't we do this one about a year ago
Edit ~ Oh, no poll
Aircraft and Racecars use nitrogen to inflate tyres and have been for years now, there are a number of benefits. It is has a lower expansion rate with temperature, so tyre pressures remain more constant which has obvious benefits to handling and possibly economy. Having said that the temperature differentials seen on a racecar are significantly higher than those seen on a road car. This is probably insignificant for the most of us, if you were that worried about a small change in pressure you would have to start monitoring your tyre/road temperature and adjusting pressure accordingly depending on the type of driving you are doing on the day. Nitrogen contains no moisture, so life of the tyre carcass could be extended, this is could be beneficial to the low mileage users, who keep the same set of tyres for years. Nitrogen has a larger molecule size than the other gasses within Oxygen, therefore it is less likely to leak during normal use, I guess this is beneficial to the cars with those pesky tyre pressure warning lights, and could mean that you needed to adjust your tyre pressures less frequently. Does all this add up to it being worth paying for, well you can draw your own conclusions, personally I would say check your pressures regularly and keep them to the setting recommended by the manufacturer.
Did you have to top up in that time?When I changed my tyres last year I went from michelin primacy G1 to primacy HP (newer tread pattern) but tis time inflated with nitrogen. I have just last week changed my tyres again (my milage means that I have to do this anually) and the nitrogen filled tyres lasted 4000miles longer than the previous tyres but this may also of been because of the newer tread pattern.
When I last had it done (which was a couple of years ago) I think it was an extra couple of quid per tyre or maybe a bit less. The tyre fitting place recommended it whilst I was getting my tracking checked....so the price may have been a bit cheaper.Whats the extra cost for Nitrogen inflation ?
I also couldnt be bothered having to go back to the tyre fitters to get the nitrogen topped up every so often, so just put regular air in.
Nah, they just deflated the tyre and then filled it with nitrogen......to me it just seems like another money making scam for the tyre fitters.....I shouldn't think that would make too much difference to be honest. I doubt that they put the tyre under vacuum before they filled it with nitrogen. It would already have air at atmospheric pressure in the tyre
Yeah that's what my thoughts are if it's not done properly and a new tyre.Nah, they just deflated the tyre and then filled it with nitrogen......to me it just seems like another money making scam for the tyre fitters.....