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>THE BENEFITS OF NITROGEN INFLATION

Uniflat Nitrogen InflationUnder inflated tyres create drag which increases tread wear, fuel costs and the risk of punctures as well as having a significant effect on a cars performance both in handling and cost. Uniflate produces a stable inflation mixture that has improved pressure retention properties to ensure tyres remain fully inflated for longer. By having your tyres at the correct pressures you will experience the following benefits:

- Better handling and road holding
- Reduces tread wear and increases tyre life by up to 25%
- Correct inflation pressures reducepuncture risk by up to 33%
- Reduced rolling resistance improvesmiles per gallon by 2%
- Improved pressure retention

WHY DO WE NEED UNIFLATE NITROGEN?

73% of all cars have incorrect pressures 86% of vehicles involved in road traffic accidents have incorrect tyre pressures. Under-inflation of 20% can cause fuel costs to rise by 5%. Compressed air contains water, water vapour and oxygen, which attacks the wheel rims and shortens the useful life of the rubber.

WHY DO ALL TYRES LOSE PRESSURE?

Oxygen, water vapour and free water, found in compressed air, are prone to permeation through the tyre structure. This is not from faulty valves or leaky rims but a natural pressure loss across the tyre and into the atmosphere. Water vapour and free water can enter the tyre even if identical tyres are inflated with the same gauge on the same day. Compressed air is not a specified gas and as such will always contain varying amounts of these components that are not suitable for tyre inflation.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNIFLATE AND COMPRESSED AIR

The Uniflate System filters out the 'active oxygen' and water / water vapour. The Uniflate product provides the tyre with a stable inflation mixture that doess not leak out through the tyre's structure.

HOW THE UNIFLATE SYSTEM WORKS

Uniflate is not made but harvested. Everything that is needed to make Uniflate is already in the atmosphere around us. All the Uniflate equipment does is separate out the ideal gases for tyre inflation and releases the ones that aren’t, back into the atmosphere.

The Membrane; Hollow Fibre Membranes, which use proprietary technology and the principles of permeation to provide a guaranteed reliable supply of nitrogen gas. Compressed air enters the membrane core and passes through the bundles of hollow fibre. The faster gases (water, carbon dioxide, oxygen and argon) permeate through the walls of the fibre and are removed. Nitrogen, being a slow permeating gas, cannot pass through the fibre walls, and continues through the hollow fibre to be collected and supplied by our system for the use of tyre inflation. All we have done is remove those elements of Compressed air that are undesirable for tyre inflation.

Your tyre size

To find out your tyre size, look at the tyres already fitted. All the information you need is on the sidewall of the tyres.

Your Tyre Size Guide

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