ATS Trials Nitrogen Inflation
ATS Euromaster has begun a phase of trialling nitrogen filled tyres at 25 of its UK outlets through three companies, Pneu-Air, Parkers and Tyresafety, according to a Fleet Week report. The major selling point behind nitrogen inflation is that the gas does not leak through tyre materials as oxygen does. In theory, nitrogen-filled tyres can maintain pressure indefinitely.
Leigh Stote, business development manager at Pneu-Air, said: “Our Uniflate tyre installation will reduce tyre wear and increase tyre life by up to 25 per cent while improvements to miles per gallon figures will improve by 2 per cent.” The trial has been confined to retail customers, but ATS is reportedly keen to implement this scheme with major leasing companies.