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All tires, even the best ones, gradually leak small amounts of air over time and need to be refilled. Going too long without topping off your Hyundai tires with the air they need can result in permanent tire damage and even cause your car to go out of alignment. While you’ve probably seen more than your fair share of tire air refilling devices at gas stations around the Oak Lawn area, finding a place to get nitrogen tire refill service can be a bit trickier. That’s why at Happy Hyundai, we’re proud to offer nitrogen refills for your tires when you come in for service. Schedule an appointment with our convenient online service scheduler now, or keep reading to learn more.
If you bought your tires with nitrogen already in them or had them filled purposely with nitrogen somewhere, there’s a good chance the air caps were changed to indicate it. If they’re green in color or have “N2” written anywhere, they were filled with nitrogen. Likewise, if you recently purchased your Hyundai, you can always call the dealership and ask.
More drivers are switching over to nitrogen in their tires for a few reasons. The first is that nitrogen molecules are larger than regular air, so they tend to leak out from tires at a slower rate. This means less frequent air fills for you and can be both a time and money-saver. It’s also worth noting that tires with low air pressure can weaken your fuel economy and cause you to have to fill up on gas more. Slower-leaking nitrogen may very well increase the amount of mileage you get on each tank. Finally, nitrogen-filled tires have been shown to result in better performance, their more stable pressure providing better grip.
The short answer is, yes, you can top off regular air tires with nitrogen and vice versa. However, it is recommended that you do not do that and go with entirely one or the other. It’s fairly difficult to ensure an even mixture of nitrogen and regular air molecules across all four tires, which can lead to alignment and performance issues. Furthermore, your tires’ warranty (not to mention their longevity and performance) may be affected if you fill them with an air blend they are not designed for. Our Hyundai tire experts are happy to answer all your questions in this area.
Filling up your tires is quick and easy, but you may want to get it done professionally in order to prevent overfilling or other issues. At Happy Hyundai, our team is ready to refill your tires as part of routine tire checks and alignments, and we can also schedule it alongside any other service for convenience. Give our Oak Lawn service center a call today or check out our online service scheduler.