Nissan is introducing a new “Easy Fill Tire Alert” system on its 2013 Altima, which takes the mandated tire pressure monitoring system one step further.
Nissan is introducing a new “Easy Fill Tire Alert” system on its 2013 Altima, which takes the mandated tire pressure monitoring system one step further. All new cars are required to come with a standard tire pressure monitoring system to alert drivers when their car has an underinflated tire. The new Nissan system not only alerts drivers to when their tires are low, but also makes it much easier for them to fill their tires.
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 puts 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.
The new system is debuting first on the all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, but will be standard on all 2013 Nissan models.