Brett Dikeman brett at
Sat Mar 18 17:05:10 EST 2006

On Mar 18, 2006, at 3:18 PM, PeterBergin at wrote:

> Has any one ever heard of using nitrogen in tires instead of air?
> My Mom just took her obligatory over age 70 drivers Ed. class  
> yesterday  (she
> drives a Volvo V70 all wheel drive), and the instructor was  
> preaching the
> benefits of using nitrogen instead of regular air in the tires.

Any dry air source works equally well- a scuba tank or CO2 from a  
vending company.  The issue isn't the gas itself, but the moisture.

It's hilarious that a driver ed teacher is discussing using nitrogen  
in tires; most people don't even know basic rules of the road.


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