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Nitrogen in Tires
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I am all for nitrogen in tires...Here is the benefits...

Quote:Actually... no. But it will require a little explanation and some basic chemistry discussion so here goes -

The earths atmosphere is composed primarily of Nitrogen (78%), the remaining balance is a mixture of Oxygen (21%) and a small percentage of Ozone, Argon and Carbon gases. Isn't it ironic that the very gas (oxygen) that sustains life also causes organic materials to decompose and metals to rust?

Remove The Oxygen And Stop The Rot

To stop this decomposition you simply need to remove the oxygen from the ‘air'. (Incidentally, removing oxygen also means that you remove water because water is two parts Hydrogen gas, and one part Oxygen gas.)

Removing Oxygen from products is not new, we do it all the time with our food and drink. In fact, if we did not remove the oxygen our food would not likely last long enough to make it into the hands of the consumers or it would taste stale and unappealing.

Nitrogen In Tires

Here are a few other benefits of using Nitrogen in tires:

[1] Nitrogen is denser than Oxygen: This means the larger molecules escape less easily from tires resulting in a more gradual loss of pressure over time. According to the Michelin Tire Manual, a tire that is inflated with Nitrogen loses its pressure 3 times slower than if it were inflated with air.

[2] Nitrogen is moisture free: Pure Nitrogen inflated tires experience less steel belt and rubber degradation. Nitrogen use also reduces valve and wheel corrosion.

[3] Nitrogen provides longer tire life: Nitrogen inflated tire run cooler and require less maintenance according to the Goodyear application bulletin.

[4] Nitrogen is non-flammable: Nitrogen technology has been used in aircraft, military and race car technology for over thirty years.

Does Joe Consumer ‘Get It'?

But can we expect ‘Joe Consumer' to start paying for this new ‘air' anytime soon? As always, the answer is it depends. If enough businesses and corporations get behind the idea and promote it steadily, uniformly and explain the numerous safety and cost savings, then eventually the message should make it through.

However, you do need to be realistic it's still considered by Joe Consumer to be ‘new' and anything ‘new' is usually avoided until it becomes familiar it's called the product adoption process.

It's Still Weird Science

The other point to consider here is ‘selling Nitrogen' is still science and most people are not that comfortable with the whole science thing. And if you recall I mentioned that regular everyday air is 78% nitrogen anyway so what would they be paying for?

Regular air is approximately 80% nitrogen anyway, are we to believe that an extra 20% makes all the difference… Ironically we now know that the answer is yes.

A Moral Dilemma

You and I both know that if using Nitrogen means your client's tires last longer they will save money by not having to purchase as many tires. So Nitrogen use could mean less tire sales… And that's the moral dilemma for you. Do you want to make a few dollars on tire inflation services that might ultimately reduce your tire sales or do you want to keep on doing business the way it is now?

Make Mine A Light Air

One thing's for sure, with regular air and ‘diet air' (or is that Air2 with half the carbs…) Nitrogen as a tire inflation option will slowly seep into the main stream (and yes the ‘seep' pun was intentional).

Now take a deep breath… you just inhaled 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and a few other lesser gases. Could you tell? Did it taste or smell different? That's part of the challenge isn't it. If regular customers are wary about the things they cannot see, what makes you think selling ‘new air' is going to be any easier.

JAMES BURCHILL is an experienced Internet Marketing & Business Development specialist providing strategic and tactical solutions to select clients seeking to architect their on and off line marketing success. James was the architect behind one of the CAA's most successful ad campaigns in their 100 year history, and for pioneering Goodyear's Internet marketing strategy. He's also is a published author, a passionate advocate of technology and the Internet, as well as an avid study of classical advertising and marketing strategies. Prior to establishing his own unique consulting practice, he served as VP of Professional Services and VP of IT & Consulting and implemented multi-million dollar solutions for Oracle, the British and US Governments, Rolls Royce UK and many others. James taught Computer Science at one of Toronto's leading colleges and continues to coach private clients on a select basis. For more information about James' visit http://www.jamesburchill.com and for more FREE information about Tires and Nitrogen Filling visit http://nitrogen.jamesburchill.com

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#2
i have heard about nitrogen in tires bfore but the problem i face is that i don't know where to get it. gas stations only offer regular compressed air and i bet nitrogen will cost a pretty penny...
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carphreak Wrote:i have heard about nitrogen in tires bfore but the problem i face is that i don't know where to get it. gas stations only offer regular compressed air and i bet nitrogen will cost a pretty penny...

You can get it at your dealer. I think they charge like 10 dollars a tire. Its not too bad for how long they last, but I have a compressor at home and I'm fine with pumping up my tires once in a while.
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You get Nitrogen in your tires at Costco. I have found that being more stable means that you don't have to check and "top-off" as much. Which is very nice. My wife and I both have Nitrogen in our tires. It's great. 185
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#5
Had my tire guys purge my air bags and fill them with it. Pretty cool set up we have here. They just put the hose on your valve stem and set the psi. It then fills and purges fills and purges until it is all nitrogen. Also have it on the boat trailer and travel trailer. 163
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#6
Will it help keeps the TPMS light at bay. My 08 Frontiers light never came on yet but my 07 Pathfinders light comes on frequently.
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NissanCrewCab2008 Wrote:Will it help keeps the TPMS light at bay. My 08 Frontiers light never came on yet but my 07 Pathfinders light comes on frequently.
Both my Nissans are completely a pleasure to own.

From what others have said it does help with the tpms. I've only had my tpms go off twice on my 05 so I haven't had the need to use nitrogen.
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Newman Wrote:
carphreak Wrote:i have heard about nitrogen in tires bfore but the problem i face is that i don't know where to get it. gas stations only offer regular compressed air and i bet nitrogen will cost a pretty penny...

You can get it at your dealer. I think they charge like 10 dollars a tire. Its not too bad for how long they last, but I have a compressor at home and I'm fine with pumping up my tires once in a while.
x2...bought one...might as well use it.
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Sandiegan05fronty Wrote:I am all for nitrogen in tires...

Maybe it would have helped with this... 303
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#10
nitrogen will be going into my nittos when i get my nismo rims in...
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#11
Cool sleepy!
And mgdawg, you love that pic of my tire...don't you? 207 205
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