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post #1 of 41 Old 08-19-2013, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Adding "regular" air to nitrogen-filled tires?

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I've read various opinions on this subject and figured I would toss this question to the forum. I see my valve stems have the green caps which I presume means my tires are inflated with nitrogen. If I notice pressure loss in my tires, is it acceptable to bring the tires back to proper inflation using "regular" air or should I seek out a nitrogen filling station?

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Good morning All!

I've read various opinions on this subject and figured I would toss this question to the forum. I see my valve stems have the green caps which I presume means my tires are inflated with nitrogen. If I notice pressure loss in my tires, is it acceptable to bring the tires back to proper inflation using "regular" air or should I seek out a nitrogen filling station?

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Air is fine. Remember from your science class it's about 80 per cent nitrogen. I'm not a believer in using nitrogen in tires anyway. Especially if you're paying extra for it.

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Adding air to the nitrogen (air containing @78% nitrogen) only dilutes the effects of a full nitrogen filled tire. So to answer your question its fine to add air to Nitro filled tires. Nitro filled tires, just permeate through the rubber at a lesser rate than air.


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Air is fine. Remember from your science class it's about 80 per cent nitrogen. I'm not a believer in using nitrogen in tires anyway. Especially if you're paying extra for it.

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We called a number of tire shops that carry nitrogen and found that the prices for a nitrogen fill ranged from $5-$7 per tire. Assuming our consumer was diligent about checking his tires monthly, he could potentially spend about $84 a year on nitrogen alone per tire.
So, a possible $336 total in annual tire fill-ups. That's $1,680 for the N over the life of the typical five-year auto loan! You could buy not one, but two additional sets of tires for that dough.
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Just remember to change the air in your tires every 3000 miles, nitrogen or not.
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Just remember to change the air in your tires every 3000 miles, nitrogen or not.
What afraid of change? I use the Nitrogen Life Monitor (NLM)!
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Just remember to change the air in your tires every 3000 miles, nitrogen or not.
change your air as in drain the air and fill it up again?

whats wrong with the air that is in there?
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Just remember to change the air in your tires every 3000 miles, nitrogen or not.
But be sure you recycle it. We don't need even more air pollution.
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change your air as in drain the air and fill it up again?

whats wrong with the air that is in there?
Sorry I was just being a smart ass, you don't need to change the air in the tires.
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Sorry I was just being a smart ass, you don't need to change the air in the tires.
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