Nitrogen or regular old air? If you’re confused about which to use in your tires, don’t panic – you’re not alone. The cacophony of claims in the war between air and nitrogen runs the gamut from nitrogen being the greatest technological advance since someone figured out how to use a wheel, to the use of nitrogen being a complete sham.
The truth of the matter is that nitrogen does have some scientific advantages over air, but they lie at the upper reaches of the tire performance spectrum, and it’s debatable if the average driver will reap any benefits from using nitrogen. Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors in the argument and see if we can help you decide which is right for you.