A company, Asahi Brands has introduced nitrogen gas filled tyres in Kaduna.
Speaking at the official opening of the company’s tyre service centre over the weekend, the Senior General Manager, Asahi Brands, Jagdish Prasad, said air filled tyres were more prone to road accidents due to the temperature in the northern part of the country.
“With nitrogen gas, the tyre is safe. When the tyre runs, it becomes hot and hot tyres wear faster and the chances of catching nails or bursting are higher, but when the tyres are filled with nitrogen gas, the tyres life goes up, tyre safety increases and people are more protected,” he said.
He urged Nigerian’s to promote quality products so that their lives are taken care of.
On what informed the decision to open a branch in Kaduna, he said, “Opening a tyre service centre in Kaduna was informed by the large number of people who own cars in the city because with the right car and the right quality of tyres, road accidents will decrease.”
Asahi Brands is the only authorized distributor of Bridgestone/Firestone tyres and is part of a Kewaram Group of Companies which has been in existence in Nigeria for 140 years.