Auto Repair Mint Hill; The tire store tried to sell me Nitrogen Fill for my tires, is that necessary?

Auto Repair Mint Hill; The tire store tried to sell me Nitrogen Fill for my tires, is that necessary?  Nitrogen is dry air with the oxygen removed.  About 5-6 years ago it became all the rage and the new thing at the chain tire and repair shops to sell nitrogen fill whenever you bought a set of tires or had them rotated and balanced.  Is it necessary?  Well for most of us nitrogen fill is not necessary.  While it does have some benefits in certain applications like NASCAR and other commercial settings, for the average car owner  the added cost usually is more than the benefit received from using nitrogen fill.

Why did nitrogen fill become so popular at the chain tire and repairs shops?  It was a revenue generator, simple as that.  One more thing they could sell.  Now if they are offering it for free or including it with the purchase of a set of tires that is fine, but also keep in mind that when you go in for routine maintenance or safety checks, there may be a fee if your pressure is low and they need to top it off.  It is my opinion that your money is better spent elsewhere and if you are prudent about checking your tire pressure and keeping your tires filled to the proper pressure; your gas mileage and tire wear will be the same as if you used nitrogen fill and you will have a few more dollars in your pocket to boot.  If you currently have nitrogen fill in your tires and have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Ken or stop by and have us take a look.

 

If you are looking for top quality auto repair in Mint Hill or South Charlotte area, please stop by Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill or give us a call at 704-545-4597.

Ken Manchester