Testimonials

Please note that in the following testimonials the original US spelling of 'tire' has been replaced with the UK spelling 'tyre'.

Canadian Long Haul Trucking Report

This trial proved through two independent methodologies that Nitrogen tyre inflation increased the fuel economy of the fleet. We expected to see an improvement in the 2-4% range, in-line with transport Canada’s projections attributable to correct tyre inflation. We found that these projects were correct, with our results showing a 3.3% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Effects of Nitrogen Tyre Inflation on Canadian long haul trucking, 27th March 2007, Drexan Corporation.

Clemson University

All the tests conducted clearly indicate that Nitrogen inflation in passenger car tyres can improve passenger safety and tyre life while improving the fuel economy of the vehicle.

N. Jalili, Ph.D.P.Venkataraman, “TYRE NITROGEN FILLING SYSTEM, A final report to: Industrial Technologies Sector of Ingersoll Rand Corporation” Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, May 2006.

Ford Motor Company

The overall conclusion of the study is: When Nitrogen is used as the inflation media, the change in rubber properties is significantly slowed down or even halted.

J.M. Baldwin, D.R. Bauer, and K.R. Elwood, “Effects of Nitrogen Inflation on Tyre Aging and Performance”, Ford Motor Company. Presented at a meeting of the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society Grand Rapids, MI May 17-19, 2004.

Goodyear

Goodyear supports the use of Nitrogen, as an inflation gas, in all Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Associate Brand and Private Brand products, based on the ability for a tyre to retain pressure for a longer period of time.

“Use of Nitrogen as Inflation Agent for Tyres” THE GOODYEAR TYRE & RUBBER COMPANY, Goodyear Product Service Bulletin: July 14th 2004.

Larsen Trucking Inc

In November 2005, the average fleet MPG was 5.57. As of July 2007, the average fleet MPG was 7.05 – an increase of 1.48 miles per gallon travelled – a 26.6% reduction in fuel costs by inflating with Nitrogen.

P. Larsen, Larsen Trucking Inc, Greenville, MI, August 8th, 2007.

Michelin

Michelin supports the use of Nitrogen based on its ability to better retain pressure over a period of time.

“Use Of Nitrogen as Inflation” Technical Bulletin, Michelin North America Inc. Greenville, South Carolina, November 2003.

Modern Tyre Dealer

Today, nearly one third of independent tyre dealers offer Nitrogen. In our “2008 Nitrogen Inflation Service Survey,” 89.2% reported they charge at least $1 per passenger tyre for the service; 80% charge $5 or more per tyre. For light truck tyres, 94% of the dealers charge at least $1 per tyre, and 80.1% charge at least $5.

Dr. Ray Bergstra, armed with his Ph.D. in chemistry, informed us that Nitrogen has slightly less mass than air. It diffuses through tyre walls more slowly because it has larger molecules.

“The benefits of Nitrogen inflation”, Modern Tyre Dealer, July 2009.

Sperberg Nitrogen Inflation Study

In one experiment involving 54 new 10.00-20 truck tyres, 33 were inflated with Nitrogen and 21 were inflated with air. These tyres were run side by side on the same tractor units until they failed or until they wore to the tread wear indicators. In this case the 54 new truck tyres, Nitrogen inflation resulted in 26% more miles being run before tyres had to be removed when wear reached the tread wear indicators.

Copyright 1985 & 1996 Lawrence R. Sperberg, Probe Forensic and Testing Laboratory, El Paso, Texas.

Trucking Info

NASA says the space shuttle tyres don’t explode in space because they’re filled with Nitrogen, which has more stability at different altitudes and temperatures than regular air.

“Nitrogen Tyre Inflation: Good Enough for NASA”, Trucking Info, April 2013.

University of Bologna

A tyre inflated with Nitrogen loses pressure at a third of the rate of one inflated with air. Tyres inflated in this way thus require much less frequent checking and also are far less likely to be damaged by insufficient inflation – Michelin.

The absence of Oxygen in the tyre reduces the speed at which the casing material ages, with beneficial effects on the condition of the casing itself – Pirelli.

Inflation with nitrogen has numerous other advantages:
• It maintains tyre pressure better;
• It reduces aging due to casing oxidation;
• It minimises rust formation on the rim. – Goodyear.

If the Oxygen concentration inside the tyre is reduced by 6%, the life of the… car tyres (is) increased by 22%. The use of 99.9% Nitrogen increased average tyre life by 25%.

L. Sabino, “Tyres inflated with de-oxygenated air” Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 2000.

US Department of Transportation

In the 90-day static laboratory test, the inflation pressure loss for new tyres inflated with Nitrogen was approximately two-thirds of the loss rate of new tyres inflated with air. Similar differences between Nitrogen and air permeation rates in new tyres were found under dynamic, loaded laboratory roadwheel testing.

“The Effects of Varying the Levels of Nitrogen in the Inflation Gas of Tyres on Laboratory Test Performance” US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Information, Springfield, Virginia. March 2009