Nitrogen gas is an alternative to air for tire inflation. Air is made of around 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. Nitrogen-inflated tires increase the level of nitrogen to a 93% or higher purity level. Some vehicles come with nitrogen-inflated tires, depending on where they are purchased. Other times, motorists choose to fill tires with nitrogen through a service provider offering it.
Is It Time to Refill Your Nitrogen-Filled Tires?
Your owner’s manual and your tire information placard (often found on the driver’s side door jamb of newer vehicles) should include your vehicle’s suggested tire pressure. If you need to refill your nitrogen tires or are interested in switching to nitrogen-filled tires, contact us for service.
When Should I Check My Tire Inflation Levels?
It’s recommended you check your tire inflation levels at least once a month. When checking your tires, keep in mind that tire pressure is calculated using cold tires. To get a proper reading, it’s advisable to check your tires before driving. If you need to check them after driving, give your tires around three hours to cool down first.
Gateway Tire & Service Center serves the nitrogen inflation needs of customers in Memphis, TN, Jackson, TN, Clarksdale, MS, and surrounding areas.