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Tire Technology @ Pit Crew Tire & Motor Sport Div.

Proper Inflation saves you money - maybe your LIFE!

Check your tire pressure regularly. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 80% of the vehicles on the road are driving on under inflated tires. Nearly 4 million gallons of gas could be saved each and every day if all vehicle tires were inflated to the manufacturers recommended pressure.
Get the most out of your tires. Properly inflated tires wear more evenly and grip the road better. Tire blow-outs are also greatly reduced by maintaining the proper tire pressure.

Don't wait.... Rotate your tires!

Tire Rotation preserves balance and extends the life of your tires. Rotate your tires every 3,000 - 6,000 miles or every oil change.

There are three different types of tire or tread patterns
  1. Conversion - with this pattern it won't matter how your tire is mounted
  2. Directional - the tire needs to be mounted so that it only rotates in one direction. This is common with very high level performance vehicles.
  3. Asymmetrical - the tread pattern is on the outer and inner halves of the tire so it can be mounted either way because no matter what it will be the correct side.

We use the rule of 3x to rotate tires with the exception of directional and staggered tires meaning...

Front to rear first rotation
Front to rear second rotation
Third rotation you criss-cross

We use Nitrogen (No additional charge!!)

We use Nitrogen (No additional charge!!)

Upon request, Pit Crew Tire & Motor Sport Div. utilizes Nitrogen rather than standard "air" for tire inflation. Air can later be added/mixed with Nitrogen if additional tire inflation is ever required.
Perma is an air products company that markets a product called Prism membrane nitrogen system series 1400. This product is an on board nitrogen generator. Most companies purchase nitrogen in cylinders at about 2000 p.s.i. We at Pit Crew have chosen to invest in a system that will create nitrogen on demand and store it in an on-board 80 gal storage tank at low pressure. (170 p.s.i. for safety concerns) The USA trails European tire technology by about 10 years. Today's bottled water was a luxury 30 years ago, nitrogen for our tires is analogous to this example Pit Crew is a forward looking company that sees that nitrogen is the future for tire inflation and is ready now too bring this important service to it's valuable customers.
Like adding bottled water to tap water! Still better than all tap water!

Why Nitrogen?

Why Nitrogen?

Nitrogen is an inert, noncombustible, nonflammable and non-corrosive gas--has been used as a tire inflatant for years in commercial and military aircraft, space shuttle transport vehicles, NASCAR, Cart, Indy, imsa, scca racing, earthmoving equipment, and other applications where tires are subject to unusual stress.

Nitrogen is a superior tire inflatant because it diffuses through tire rubber 30 40 percent slower than air. As a result, proper tire pressure is maintained for a much longer period of time. Nitrogen has no fluctuation of pressure due to temp (hot or cold, winter or summer) heat the tire pressure stays the same. Therefore always giving the tire the same foot print all the time, and improving tire wear in a uniformed manner.

Properly inflated tires maintain the correct footprint on the road, which minimizes squirm and rapid tire wear. Nitrogen further extends tire life because it is a clean, moisture free gas which significantly reduces internal tire oxidization and wheel corrosion caused by wet and oily compressed air. An important improvement of only five percent in tire life for the vehicles on the road today would also have a positive impact on the environment - resulting in at least 10 million fewer tires to dispose of each year!