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Old 03-15-2011, 04:14 AM   #1
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NITROGEN GAS TIRE FILL: WORTH IT?

ABOUT NITROGEN…
Nitrogen is an inert, dry, non-flammable gas that’s used by NASCAR racers, the aircraft industry, the U.S. military, Formula One racers and others to inflate tires. So why do the tires on a truck or the family sedan have “plain old air” in them? Well, it’s probably because the owners didn’t know about nitrogen and the benefits of using it instead of “plain old air”. Nitrogen is all around us. The air we breathe is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen. When it comes to tires, oxygen is the bad guy. Since tires became the standard on vehicles, they have been inflated with oxygen. Nitrogen, however, is quickly becoming more and more accepted in the automotive industry as a more effective alternative for oxygen. Filling tires up with nitrogen has many potential benefits that most people simply do not know about.

One major benefit, perhaps the most discussed, is the fact that tires inflated with nitrogen last about three times longer before the need for re-inflation. This is particularly helpful due to the fact that many people never bother to check their tire pressure. The benefits are endless; others include 50% less tire failures, better tread life, increased fuel economy, eliminates pressure changes in the tires due to temperature, reduced interior wheel corrosion, as well as many other benefits. Nitrogen is extremely beneficial to have in your tires and certainly has more advantages than simple oxygen.

TIRE INFLATION
Although it may not seem to make a difference how much air is put into a tire as long as it is full and the car moves, it truly does affect many aspects of driving. Tires can be both under-inflated and over-inflated, both of which can be detrimental for proper driving.

If the tires are under-inflated, there is much more contact with the ground which slows down the car, weakens the quick responsive handling, and has limited durability and life.

On the other hand, with over-inflated tires, the contact patch is smaller and thus there is less traction as well as over-inflation weakens the structural integrity of the tire as well. It is important to always make sure that your tires are at the proper pressure and are maintained and check regularly.

TIRE INFLATION

Nitrogen
Dry and Clean
Remains stable at any temperature
Eliminates moisture which prevents rim rust
Slows tire pressure loss to only 2psi loss over 6 months

Regular Air
Oily and wet
Highly reactive element at high temperatures/ pressures
Creates moisture in the rim leading to rim rust
Fast tire pressure loss, 2psi is lost each month



BENEFITS OF NITROGEN
No More Rim Rust

since nitrogen is completely dry, condensation is eliminated which in turn eliminates rim rust.

Better tire pressure retention

Nitrogen migrates through a tire 3 to 4 times slower than oxygen. It may take 6 months to lose 2 psi of tire pressure with nitrogen compared to less than a month with oxygen.

Improved fuel economy
Improved fuel economy is a result of having the proper air pressure which lessens the rolling resistance. Under-inflated tires have a greater rolling resistance.

Extended Tire Life

With tires maintaining better pressure, tire life can be significantly extended.

On-the-road reliability

Tire failures can be significantly reduced which reduces accidents, down time and costly service calls.

Removal of oxidation
Oxygen is a highly reactive element at high temperatures and pressures. Replacing the oxygen with nitrogen helps eliminate the oxidation that damages inner liners, belt packages, valve stem hardware, and expensive tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).

Cooler running tires
Tires inflated with nitrogen run cooler than tires inflated with regular air.

Improved retreadability
Eliminating oxidation also improves the retreadability due to more flexibility in the tire casing. Less tire aging and tire cord rust could very well increase the number of retreadable casings and also increase the number of times a casing can be retreaded. Nitrogen doesn’t cause tire rubber to break down as quickly as regular air and with the elimination of oxidation, Nitrogen filled truck tires have often had 4 or more retread lives. Stronger casings = more retreads.

IS NITROGEN DANGEROUS OR HARMFUL TO ENVIRONMENT?
Absolutely not. Nitrogen is an inert gas, which means that it does not support combustion. Further, Nitrogen is not harmful for the environment. Nitrogen is a natural inert gas that makes up 78% of the air we breathe.

WHAT IF MY TIRES ARE LOW AND I AM NOT NEAR A NITROGEN SERVICE CENTER?
It won’t harm your tires to “top them off” with regular air if necessary… but the more air you put in, the less benefit you’ll get from the remaining Nitrogen in your tire. It is important to get your tire re-filled with Nitrogen when possible.

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Old 03-15-2011, 04:14 AM   #2
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indi ko pa nttry ito, wala me makita sa riyadh eh
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:19 AM   #3
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indi ko pa nttry ito, wala me makita sa riyadh eh
10sr per tires. hanapin mo ang Tamimi Global na dealer ng Firestone.

http://www.tamimi-commercial.com/riyadhcontacts.html

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Khurais Road,Near Gulf Bridge,Opposite Al-Wallan Telephone: - 01-4922159
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Dabab Street Opposite King Fahad Medical City beside Yemal Al Sham Hotel
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:38 AM   #4
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@ EJ redcap na ngayon un, wala sila nitrogen gas dun eh, dun na nagpapaservice ng change oil at check up ang kayaris central.......
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:41 AM   #5
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:17 AM   #6
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@ EJ redcap na ngayon un, wala sila nitrogen gas dun eh, dun na nagpapaservice ng change oil at check up ang kayaris central.......
sio-----pao malapit sa ilalim ng tulay ..kalapit ng wooden bakery pagkanan mo galing air base..
meron dun service ng nitrogen...
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:26 AM   #7
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sio-----pao malapit sa ilalim ng tulay ..kalapit ng wooden bakery pagkanan mo galing air base..
meron dun service ng nitrogen...
sendong ! ! ! ! nadadaanan ko un ahh.. pero wala ako napapansin na nagsservice para sa nitrogen air. tingnan ko nga mabuti mamaya
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wow.. malapit lang sa office namin.. lagi ko nakikita ung gasulinahan dun bago umakyat ng tulay.. try ko mag tanong.. papa nitro ka pao?
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Also available at Al Qhatani Tire center Al Khobar.Just after the DHL building, along Khobar-dammam Highway if you are coming from Dammam
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sendong ! ! ! ! nadadaanan ko un ahh.. pero wala ako napapansin na nagsservice para sa nitrogen air. tingnan ko nga mabuti mamaya
mr pao.... yung gas station dun..ask ka na lang sa mga pinoy mechanic...25 sr yata 4 tires may kasamang kiss sabay hug ..not so sure ha
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wow.. malapit lang sa office namin.. lagi ko nakikita ung gasulinahan dun bago umakyat ng tulay.. try ko mag tanong.. papa nitro ka pao?
yun si marky alam pala....sa tag init na mag nitro...
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Tanong lang po, wala bang nag kakarga ng nitrogen dito sa Jubail?
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Tanong lang po, wala bang nag kakarga ng nitrogen dito sa Jubail?
jv, saan ka nagpapachange oil d2 sa jubail?
saan ka ba naka-accomodation? kita tayo one time sa jubail.
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jv, saan ka nagpapachange oil d2 sa jubail?
saan ka ba naka-accomodation? kita tayo one time sa jubail.
ricky, cno si jv?
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@xtremist... real name yata ni stinger yon... hehehe
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