Tire Pressure Inflation
Keeping your vehicle's tires inflated to the correct pressure is one of the simplest ways to make sure you're not wasting fuel unnecessarily as you drive. Tire pressure should be checked weekly, or every other week at least. Particularly with severe weather and temperature swings, tire pressure on the nicest tires with the nicest cars can still fluctuate, and must be monitored and maintained regularly for safe and fuel-efficient driving.
This is a cold time of year for most of North America, and lower temperatures can cause tire pressure to drop by a pound or two for every ten degrees the mercury drops outside.
CJ's Tire will always check your tires' air pressure FREE of charge. CJ's Tire also stays in-tune with new technology and trends. We carry nitrogen producing equipment at our facilities for the option of inflating your tires with nitrogen rather than "regular air"- which is 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. Using pure nitrogen is a sure way to help keep your tire pressure retention longer than "regular air". Some additional benefits of nitrogen inflation are:
Proper Tire Pressure
Because of its larger molecular size, nitrogen migrates through a tire three to four times slower than "regular air" (nitrogen + oxygen mix). A tire filled with "plain old air" will lose 1.5 PSI in less than a month; with using nitrogen, this could take three months or longer.
Proper tire pressure lessens rolling resistance and maximizes fuel efficiency.
Proper tire inflation ensures the recommended 'contact patch' of your tire is on the road.
Safety and Reliability
Under-inflated tires causes 90 percent of blowouts. Nitrogen provides more reliable pressure for reduced blowout potential.
Under-inflated tires wear quickly on the shoulders, and over-inflated tires wear in the center. In addition, removing oxygen eliminates oxidation and condensation that can damage inner liners, steel belts, and rims.
It's Better for the Environment
Anything that improves fuel efficiency and reduces toxic emissions is good for the environment and nitrogen in your tires can help!