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Need help: Unable to get nitrogen for my car, what now?

Over the last 2 days, I must have checked 10 different bunks & none of them had nitrogen. Can I top up the tyres with regular air for now?

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My car has nitrogen fills, currently at 32 on all tyres. For long highway rides, I only ride at the recommended pressure which is 36.

I live in Andheri East and for the past 2 days whenever I headed out I stopped at every pump on the way to check for nitrogen but no dice.

From Ville Parle to Andheri and Bandra W to Andheri, I must have stopped at no less than 10 different bunks and not one had nitrogen.

Please can someone guide me to a pump with nitrogen in the vicinity?

Alternatively, can I top it up with regular air and then redo the whole thing with nitrogen once I reach Chennai or en route in Bangalore?

Here's what BHPian Kosfactor had to say about the matter:

Tomorrow morning, drive the vehicle to the nearest fuel station (within 2km is best), use whatever air they have and fill up to the OEM recommended air pressure. That's it, you are good to go for the next 3-4 weeks.

Alternatively, you can buy a Mi tyre inflator and do this at home before the vehicle is used for the day (Cold tyre pressure). Nitrogen is what we breathe in, for the most part, so don't worry about it.

Here's what BHPian Shreyans_Jain had to say about the matter:

Even normal air is 78% nitrogen. The only real benefit of filling pure nitrogen is that the tire pressure is maintained for a good 2-3 months at a stretch. With normal air, you need to top up every 15-20 days. That’s the primary and relevant difference.

Here's what BHPian el lobo 6061 had to say about the matter:

Nitrogen filling is a scam. Nothing more. Aircraft and Formula 1 cars use nitrogen so that in case of an accident, the air inside the tyres doesn't add to the fire.

Best thing is to buy Tyre Pressure Inflator and fill it up by yourself. Majorly many fuel pump pressure gauges aren't properly calibrated.

Doing the same for almost 4 years now.

If the car is idle, need to check tyre pressure once every 3 weeks. If the car is used regularly, check tyre pressure once every 2 weeks.

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