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    Check your tire pressure

    So ,we've all heard it a million times, and I just want to remind ya all to check your tire pressure regularly. Case in point; My 2 prior tanks of all city driving were getting me about 20.5mpg (I do tend to drive my Juke like a motorcycle so I wasn't too surprized). When I filled up my last tank I checked my tire pressure (had not done this for about 4 months) and all tires were at about 30psi. Filled them to 36psi and with pretty much the same all city driving my mileage improved to 24mpg.

    All I can say is "Duh!". Looks like I'll be replacing the air in my tires with nitrogen ASAP. Did this on my 2004 Frontier and I could go 8-10 months with absolutely no tire pressure loss.
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    Nitrogen is such a waste of money unless you are racing at a professional level.

    If you want to be kinda trick about it, fill the tires at home from you compresser, add a water seperator to your compresser.
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    good reminder J... I too have seen better mpg with properly inflated tires... I wonder what the psi is optimal for our stock tires.

    Also, this was tested on myth busters... improperly inflated tires will decrease mpg by around 2-4%

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    The temperature has cooled off a lot in the last 4 months. That has something to do with your pressure loss.
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    When does the TPMS kick in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesyguy View Post
    When does the TPMS kick in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
    Nitrogen is such a waste of money unless you are racing at a professional level.
    Here in Northern California places like Costco and Big-O tires do it for free if you buy your tires from them (Costco never checks this). I definitely would not pay $5-$10 per tire for this service.
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    Unless it is in a race car, where a very small air pressure change can drastically alter the handling of the car, nitrogen inflation is a pretty crazy waste of money. "Air" is already 78.1% Nitrogen. What are you gaining, really, but putting "pure" nitrogen in the tires? Think about it.
    Last edited by Turbo_Bill; 11-22-2011 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Added race car verbiage.
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    From my research I agree Nitrogen is a waste of money. Another thing not too many people think about--check your tires after you vehicle gets serviced (or ask them not to touch them). Routinely my tire place way over-inflates my tires (prior to the Juke-haven't taken it in yet), for whatever reason. Kept forgetting to tell them not to touch them. Hubby learned to check after I got the tires rotated. Oops. Overinflated can also be bad too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    Google search "benefit of nitrogen in tires" and then read some of the info that turns up in the search. Actually a pretty interesting read! Indeed there are pluses to using nitrogen. Again, a very interesting read.
    Yes there is , if your racing Formula 1 or World Challenge. The problem with internet searches is you have to week thru all the BS to find an unbiased truth about it.
    Last edited by terrasmak; 11-22-2011 at 08:43 AM.
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