Nitrogen Gas Filling
Nitrogen gas filled in tyres has had its doubts with a number of people when it comes to filling your tyres with with it. Why should one do it? Its expensive. In fact, why should one pay for filling air (or nitrogen) in tyres. Moreover, the compressed air that is filled in tyres is about 80 per cent nitrogen.
Nitrogen is chemically a non-flammable, non-toxic inert gas. An inert gas does not fuse with any other gas at any temperature. This basic nature of nitrogen first of all helps in keeping minimum moisture in the tyres.
The basic idea of Nitrogen gas is that it is cooler than compressed air and therefore is useful in any driving conditions. Why? A cooler tyre means that the stress levels on the tyre while moving are lesser. The tread wear and tear is also lesser due to the lesser temperature.
Higher temperature in tyres also has a tendency to burst after long hours of running. Nitrogen reduces the chances of tyre burst by 90%. This can prove to be a lifesaver while on the highway where long hours and high speed, both pose a threat to the car and its passengers.
So, the million dollar question, should I fill my car tyres with nitrogen? Well, it causes no harm if you fill nitrogen but the advantages of filling nitrogen should be commensurate with your usage. If you are a city user or drive on the highways at 80km/h, then nitrogen makes no sense.