2013 Nissans get new tire inflation system
Most drivers don’t pay much attention to their tire pressure, and it could be a potential hazard that may endanger driver’s lives. But Nissan has just announced the "Easy Fill Tire Alert" system on its 2013 Altima that will make it easy for owners to know when they have just the right amount of air when they are filling their tires. Nissan will first introduce the new "Easy Fill Tire Alert" system on the 2013 Altima, but it will be standard equipment on all of its 2013 model year vehicles.
While tire pressure monitors are not new, this system designed and developed by Nissan takes the technology to a whole new level. The car will first alert you when your pressure is low from a display on the dash. The driver can then pull into a refill station and fill the tire that is low. While you are filling the tire with air, the four-way flashers will blink to let you know that air is going in, and when you hit the correct PSI, the horn will chirp one time to let you know to stop. It will also warn you if the suggested PSI level is exceeded by the flashers blinking faster and honking the horn three times.
The new tire inflation system will eliminate the need to read the tire pressure placard on the door jamb or stand on your head to try to find the maximum recommended pressure on the tire. "I think a lot of people probably don't think about tire pressure. I didn't, and so this is a good system to have," said Nissan customer Evan Galin.