Do you pump oxygen into a tire?

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If you are using a regular pump that draws its air from the surrounding atmosphere, then yes you will be pumping oxygen(as well as a mix of other gases) into the tire.

Oxygen is corrosive and flammable, and pumping pure O2 into your tires is a terrible idea. Plain air is about 75% nitrogen, which is fairly inert, and this is the preferred gas for pumping tires, as it is also the cheapest.

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