Nissan Easy Fill Tire Alert system helps motorists to maintain optimum tire pressure
Nissan recently introduced the Easy Fill Tire Alert system on its 2013 Altima, a way to help motorists maintain optimum tire pressure that comes standard in all 2013 Nissan models. When the tire-pressure warning system alerts a driver to a low tire, a display shows the pressure and the relevant tire or tires. Then the driver should drop into a nearby gas station and grab the air hose. As the driver fills the tire, the car’s four-way flashers come on to confirm that air is going in. When the tire is full, the horn chirps to let the driver know the process is complete. If the driver fills in too much air, the flashers blink faster and the horn beeps three times.
The horn chirps again after enough air is let out to reach proper inflation. Some people don’t keep a tire gauge in their glove box, or, they or have trouble using them. And professionals say that from one tire gauge to another you can easily have a three or four pound difference in air pressure readings. Nissan Easy-fill Tire Alert eliminates both the guessing and the gauge. The display will show the driver the pressure for each tire. A delay in correcting tire pressure can cost the driver fuel economy. If the driver’s tire pressure is down by even just a little bit, the driver is likely losing some fuel efficiency.