With fuel prices on the rise, we are all looking for ways to save money at the gas pump. One of the best things you can do to improve your vehicle’s gas mileage is to keep your tires properly inflated. Nitrogen can improve gas mileage by helping your tire pressure remain at an optimal level longer.
Because nitrogen molecules are larger than those in compressed air, nitrogen leaks from a tire more slowly than air. With less air escaping, your tires will stay properly inflated longer, resulting in improved fuel efficiency. In fact, studies have shown that nitrogen can improve gas mileage by about 3.3 percent.
Too little air in your tires can cause them to flatten out, resulting in increased rolling resistance. With more friction between your tires and the road, your engine has to work harder to make your vehicle move. As a result, your vehicle becomes less efficient at burning fuel. Since nitrogen escapes more slowly than air, your tire pressure will remain at an optimal level longer, reducing rolling resistance and boosting your vehicle’s gas mileage.
Some other benefits of using nitrogen in your tires include better handling, a smoother ride, and a more even wear on your tire tread. Try using nitrogen in your tires and see if you notice the difference it makes!
Visit the Havoline® Xpress Lube® in Kernersville, NC for more information about using nitrogen to increase gas mileage. Our knowledgeable technicians are ready to fill your tires with nitrogen and get you back on the road quickly.