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Snake oil is about right. I was in the tire business for 20 years. Are there advantages? Yes, are they noticeable to any but an elite few?.. no. Are they worth the money time and hassle?…no. Unless your looking to get that 1/10000 of a sec advantage in your 2 million dollar indy car…why bother. In the biz of tires we use to press the shop guys to "sell air" in other word sell something else beside the tire to make the tire more profitable...warrenties, lifetime balancing, ect Nit is just that selling profit for the dealer. If the notwothy shop has an air drier on the lines to protect his equipment....that gives you all the advantage of nit youll ever need...Just put in the air at the right pressure and youll be fine even for racing.... they're putting the hot air in the sales pitch instead of the tire... Just alot of hot air...


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I totally agree except for the part where the OP says Air if Free - a lot of stations here have their air hoses now connected to where you have to put in $0.50 to get at the air .. apparently the air may be free but the delivery method will cost ya
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We use our own "special" nitrogen blend at our shop.

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We use our own "special" nitrogen blend at our shop.
I use a similar blend, but for some reason has higher levels of methane associated with it.
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Costco uses Nitrogen in their tires and it's included in the sale of the tires. Also if you're a member of Costco, you can fill up your tires there at no cost.
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Oxygen does leak out a bit faster; some say about 30% faster, but the effect is only 30% of 21%, so not very important. After a few months the remaining gas will be oxygen depleted, so will be very much the same as a nitrogen fill. There might be something in the "dry nitrogen" argument, but I've never seen any condensate/corrosion in my steel wheels; nor do I find any condensate in the air lines that I use to fill the tyres.

Possibly it all started when racers found it easier to fill from cylinders of compressed dry nitrogen, rather than depend on small compressors etc. I'd be inclined to use Argon if it were available.
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Will be doing this to the wifes saturn aura. It runs low profile tires and anytime the temp falls into the 40's and below, we get the tire preasure warning light on in the morning. Hopefully this is fix this annoying issue.




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the temp falls into the 40's and below, we get the tire preasure warning light on in the morning
Did you bother to check the pressure to make sure it is a real problem?

What size is it?

Besides, it does not matter what size it is as based on the gas law (pV=nRT) it does not matter what the volume is (when you compare two different systems). Pressure change is only T related, because n and V remain in same ratio (n/V=C)


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Ill look in a bit, the preasure is fine, when it goes below 50 or so we always get the light on, its only first thing in the early morning, goes away once you drive a few miles.

it has happened last 2 years, BUT never happens in the middle of summer at all when temps at night are nice and above 50.. NEVER.

That is why I suspected the lower sidewalled tires.




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my car came with nitrogen in the tires . 2 years and 35000 klm and ive never added air yet..... tires read as recomended pressure still ...... i wouldnt ask to have it put in but i can only say its a good thing if the car comes with it
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