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Just noticed one of my green valve caps on my tires is gone. I have the SE with the 18" tires. I guess the green is for nitrogen. Have no idea what happened to it. It doesn't look like a serious immediate thing. The tire isn't leaking any air that I know of. But where can I get a replacement? Do I go to the dealer for this?
 

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QUOTE (sonatahyd @ Jun 13 2010, 04:45 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=332627
Just noticed one of my green valve caps on my tires is gone. I have the SE with the 18" tires. I guess the green is for nitrogen. Have no idea what happened to it. It doesn't look like a serious immediate thing. The tire isn't leaking any air that I know of. But where can I get a replacement? Do I go to the dealer for this?
I noticed the green valve caps and specifically asked the dealer if that indicated they were filled with Nitrogen.

I was told "No!".

The only place that uses Nitrogen in our area is Costco.
 

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As far as I know green does mean nitrogen. PS, new Sonata's come with nitrogen from the shop now. We found tha out last month at dealer when trying to see if Canadian models had a TPS system.

Usually missing cap = someone stole it to replace a missing cap of theirs. My brother has had a few caps disapear, since they screw on there is no way they can fall off on their own.

You can get new ones from dealer but boy do they charge a lot. Went for one at Toyota for my brother and their list MSRP price was $7.99 Canadian each, guy said no way I'm going to charge that and did $2. Still a lot for a little piece of plastic.
 

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A green cap does mean it has nitrogen. It's sad when a dealer doesn't know something as small as that.
 

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QUOTE (HyundaiLvr87 @ Jun 13 2010, 05:48 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=332664
A green cap does mean it has nitrogen. It's sad when a dealer doesn't know something as small as that.

I agree! I'm glad to hear that my question wasn't as dumb as the dealer evidently thought.

I've found that the benefits of Nitrogen work as advertised.

If you are near a Costco store I'm sure they would gladly give you a green valve cap.
 

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Just go to a tire shop and ask somebody for some old black caps,,, gots to be a pile laying on the tire machine for free

I attended 2011 SONATA New Model earlier this yr, nothing was said about nitrogen in tires.
 

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QUOTE (Pinto_Siftbean @ Jun 13 2010, 09:10 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=332712
And what was advertised to you?
Jay Leno does a great job of explaining the benefits of Nitrogen at at www.getnitrogen.org.

In short, less loss of air pressure, longer tire life and greater fuel economy.

Enter your zip code on the website and they'll find the nearest place to add Nitrogen when needed.
 
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