Use a nitrogen gas supply for your car’s tyres

Nitrogen. We've all heard of it, but did you know car enthusiasts use it every single day? Let's run through a nitrogen gas supply Q&A session regarding a use for this handy gas that you may never have even thought about: pumping up your car tyres.   Q: Nitrogen gas supply for car tyres is really a thing? A: Yes! Although most common in high performance tyres, such as aircraft and racing cars, many people use a nitrogen gas supply to inflate their road car tyres.   Q: Is nitrogen gas supply for my car even safe? A: Yes! Nitrogen is quite a safe gas as it is inert – in fact, it's one of the most commonly used chemicals in the world and makes up 78% of the earth's breathable atmosphere.   Q: That's right: didn't I hear that nitrogen gas supply is used with food? A: Correct. Nitrogen gas supply is used for packaging and storing food and other things like coffee.   Q: But why would I use nitrogen gas supply for my car's tyres? A: Although it is often used in racing cars and aircraft for running temperature reasons, a big benefit in everyday use is that it will keep the inflation of your tyres more consistent. So you need to check them less often!   Q: But I've heard that tyres inflated by nitrogen should be at a different pressure to what is ordinarily recommended for my car. Is that right? A: No – whether or not you use a nitrogen gas supply to inflate your tyres, stick with those normal recommendations. But what you will notice is that your tyres stay at that inflation level for longer.   Q: I've heard that I need to dilute the nitrogen gas supply with air – is this right? A: That's not right. The whole point of using nitrogen is that you get the full benefits of a nitrogen gas supply without all the other elements of normal 'air'.   Q: But [...]