A car with flat tires, like a scrappy stray kitten, elicits sympathy and concern, and risks confiscation by authorities if it isn’t taken in and fixed. Keep wheeled wonders stealthily on the prowl with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get five nitrogen tire fill-ups at Royal Tire Service in Sylacauga (a $25 value).
Royal Tire Service is a vehicular podiatrist that employs exemplary parts and treatments to keep motorized quadrupeds running smoothly. During nitrogen inflation, company pros will purge all but about 3 psi of rusty old air from each auto’s four rubber starters, plus the benchwarmer in the trunk, and then pump them back up with staunch nitrogen and a pep talk from the star valve stem. According to the Get Nitrogen Institute, pure nitrogen is superior tire food, maintaining wheel physique and improving performance in a way that oxygen additives in an air-based meal cannot. Since nitrogen weasels through rubber three times slower than oxygen, tires stand proud for longer, reducing the chances of an in-transit blow-out from a slouchy roller, and improving gas mileage by around 3.3%.
Nitrogen, unlike its oxy counterpart, is also immune to the oxidization process, which can steadily gnaw away tire rubber and rust surrounding components, prompting faster wear and spontaneous mid-life crises. The Get Nitrogen Institute has answers to a multiplicity of other anticipated nitro-queries to calm the minds of curious drivers.