Making sure your tires are properly inflated is not only critical to ensuring safety, but properly inflated tires also improve fuel efficiency, ride comfort and more. How do you know if your tires are properly inflated when you have to fill them up on the road? What do you do where there is no tire pressure monitor, or in dealing with the fact that there is up to a 3-4psi variance from different types of tire pressure monitors? Keep reading to learn more about the new Nissan Easy-Fill Tire Alert system – a feature that will ensure your tires are always perfectly filled. Also, check out which new Nissan models are available at Charlie Clark Nissan in Brownsville, TX that offer this exciting and convenient new feature.
Improper Tire Inflation Poses a Safety Risk
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tires that are underinflated by only 20% triple your chances of having a tire-related accident. They also report that improper tire inflation is noted in 11,000 accidents annually, causing more than 600 deaths. According to the studies, the effects of these crashes can be reduced to a great degree if the tires are properly filled.
Improper Tire Inflation Costs You Money
Low tire inflation is not only a safety risk for drivers but also costs them money due to premature tire wear and reduced fuel efficiency. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, four out of five consumers are driving with improperly inflated tires (either too much or too little air pressure). Driving with properly inflated tires would save those consumers as much as 11 cents per gallon on fuel and extend the life of a tire by 4,700 miles.
How the Nissan Easy-Fill Tire Alert System Works
With the ignition on, you start adding air to a tire. As you do, the turn-signal lights flash letting you know the vehicle has noticed what you’re doing. Once the correct pressure is reached, the horn honks to let you know it’s all set; if it gets too high, it’ll sound twice. It’s that simple!
Using Nissan’s Easy-Fill Tire Alert System is Convenient and Saves You Time
Nissan is offering the best technology to attain the recommended pressure within a few minutes, taking only half the time of the traditional tire gauge. Nissan's easy-to-use Easy-Fill Tire Alert helps consumers quickly and conveniently fill their tires, at a filling station or in the comfort of their own garage, to the correct pressures every time. This is all done without the need for a handheld pressure device or looking up the correct tire pressure numbers.
The Easy-Fill Tire Alert System is Available on Many Nissan Models
Nissan has already sold over 9 million vehicles equipped with the Easy-Fill Tire Alert System in the United States. This alert system is a standard feature on the brand's most popular models including the Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Kicks, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada, Frontier and TITAN.
For more information on Nissan's exclusive Easy-Fill Tire Alert and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup available in the Rio Grande at Charlie Clark Nissan in Brownsville, TX, call (956) 303-1790.