Nitrogen Gas in your tires?

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Video courtesy Get Nitrogen Institute.

Vehicle owners in Sri Lanka now have the option of inflating their tires with Nitrogen Gas instead of Air. Nitrogen Gas is apparently widely used in race cars, aircraft and heavy commercial vehicles.

Ceylon Daily News

Nitrogen, a colourless, odourless, tasteless and non-toxic gas that forms about 78 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere, provides many benefits over compressed air for inflating tyres. It reduces the tyre’s running temperature, improves the ride quality, increases tyre life, keeps tyre pressures more constant, slows the rate of pressure loss and doesn’t react with the tyre and rim materials” he said.