Green Eggs and Ham?...No...Green.......Tires!!!

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Title Insurance with Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.

 Green.......Tires??? I was driving by my favorite local tire and automobile service store, CJ's Tire and Auto, and saw a sign they had out front. It said: "Got Nitrogen"!

For those of us who are 'chemically challenged', Nitrogen comprises 78% of our atmosphere and is one of the most 'inert' gases.

I remembered back about a year and a half ago when replacing the four tires on my wife's van, the service advisor suggested I try using 'Nitrogen' instead of the customary 'air' to inflate the tires. At a cost of $2.00 per tire I asked him 'what are the benefits'?

With Nitrogen, the tires run much cooler especially on long trips or at highway speeds. This would manifest itself in better gas mileage and longer tire wear. Not to mention the safety factor in the tires operating at cooler temperatures.

With tires, cooler is better than hot!

On the negative side, Nitrogen is not as widely available as regular air. But in a pinch, regular air can be mixed with Nitrogen with no problems.

The good news is that after the initial $2.00 per tire inflation charge, additional Nitrogen will be supplied at 'no charge' at any of their facilities...and they're as conveniently placed in our area as McDonalds!

 As a practical matter, the valve cap is 'green colored' as opposed to the normal 'black'! This helps identify that Nitrogen is being used in that particular tire!

By the way, if you're still not convinced, while on a long trip over Interstate highways after stopping for my first fuel fillup at over 400 continuous miles...the tires were not only 'not hot'...but actually cool to the touch. Don't try this on conventionally air inflated tires...they run quite hot!

As an aside the general handling is much better as well!

Give it a try!!!                         

 

 

 

10/26/2007---UPDATE---See article in the Wall Street Journal, today's edition on this subject. Remember, You heard it here on AR first!

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Stephanie,

Please let me know if you find it in your area! Thanks,   Fran

Oct 23, 2007 09:59 PM #12
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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Fran,  there is a station going in about 10 miles away from my house.  :)  It's called N2Station
Oct 23, 2007 10:08 PM #13
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Fran-  I had never heard about this.  I am going to check it out and see if it is availabe in NH.  Is there any place one can go to see what is available in their area?
Oct 23, 2007 10:48 PM #14
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Fran Gaspari
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Stephanie: Thanks for checking that out!

Joan: I would start by checking the 'tire' dealers first!!!

Thanks,   Fran

Oct 23, 2007 11:31 PM #15
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Fran Gatti
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Fran,

Cool idea...hahaha, I crack me up.  I suggested this to my hubbie.

Oct 23, 2007 11:35 PM #16
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I've never heard of this and I will have to check it out. Anything to help save my tires a little bit longer and save me money in gas sounds great to me! Especially at $3 a gallon
Oct 23, 2007 11:38 PM #17
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Fran, I've never heard of this in automobile tires.  They do use nitrogen in aircraft tires because of the pressure changes and the changes in the temperatures.

Oct 24, 2007 12:31 AM #18
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Fran: I'll bet he thought you were blowin 'hot air' :^)

Todd: How About it!!!

Roberta: Check with your local 'tire store'! Keep me posted!

Thanks,   Fran 

 

Oct 24, 2007 06:25 AM #19
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Fran - After doing a little research, I have found out that the Charlotte County Sherrif's Department has made the switch to nitrogen filled tires and some Florida Highway Patrol Officers have also made the switch, although it is not across the board with the FHP.

Thanks so much for your blog! I have found a place right here in North Port that fills the tires!!! Cool Beans!!!

Oct 24, 2007 12:02 PM #20
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Barbara-Jo & Bill,

Great!!! And thanks for the feedback! Thanks,   Fran

Oct 24, 2007 12:24 PM #21
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Very cool idea!   Anybody in the Bay Area know where we can do this???

 Mitch Todd/Realtor

founder GreenerMarin and owner Tam Realty

 

Oct 24, 2007 10:56 PM #22
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Fran Gaspari
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Mitch,

Try calling some of the 'tire' dealers in your area. Let me know how you make out! Thanks,   fran

Oct 24, 2007 11:13 PM #23
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Fran- So when you fill your tires with Nitrogen, what happens if you need to stop and get air in the tires and can not find the Nitrogen? Great idea, flagged it for feature. Katerina
Oct 26, 2007 12:01 AM #24
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Nestor & Katerina,

Just use regular air until you get to a Nitrogen source! Thanks,   Fran

Oct 26, 2007 01:51 AM #25
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Fran, another green tire is the Green Diamond tire.  I just put "low rolling resistance" tires on my Honda Element.  Those too are supposed to be green.
Oct 26, 2007 06:06 PM #26
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Terry,

Make sure you inflate them with Nitrogen! Not sure those 'low rolling resistance' tires would work in the snows up north! Thanks,   Fran

Oct 26, 2007 06:18 PM #27
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Fran,  Guess what I did today.   :)

Nov 14, 2007 05:10 PM #28
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Stephanie,

LOL, You're a Nitro.gen...ius!!! Thanks,   Fran

Nov 14, 2007 05:14 PM #29
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Pure Nitrogen works well because it does not contain and water in it. The tire shape and size stays relatively consistant throughout the many temperature ranges  due to driving and weather. I can only seem to find Costco that uses it.

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Jan,

All C&J Tire stores in our area carry it...I've used it for tens of thousands of miles...it works!!! Thanks,   Fran

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