Nitrogen is inert, non-combustible, and non-corrosive. On the other hand, Oxygen can be destructive to rubber and other tire materials. During the life of the tire, the effects of "oxidation" begin to deteriorate the rubber. Over time, it loses its elasticity and strength, just like an old rubber band you've probably found around your home. This same process occurs in tires inflated with air as the oxygen attacks the rubber molecules, working from the inside out, until the oxygen permeates the tire structure.
There are many benefits of inflating your tires with nitrogen instead of air, such as:
It’s always a good idea to check your tire pressure levels regularly, regardless of how long it’s been since your last fill-up. Ask your Porsche Service Advisor for more information on Nitrogen tire fills, which can be done quickly and efficiency at Porsche of Conshohocken.
Date Posted: April 13, 2018