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Nissan's Innovative New Approach to Tire Pressure Maintenance: Easy-Fill Tire Alert

Nissan continues to be a segment leader with its new, clever approach to tire pressure maintenance, the "Easy-Fill Tire Alert." What is this "Easy-Fill Tire Alert" you ask? It's simple. The Easy-Fill Tire Alert is a first of its kind technology that takes the guesswork out of tire pressure adjustment. 

First, the vehicle's tire pressure monitoring system warns the driver of low tire pressure. Some Nissan models flash a tire pressure warning light on the dashboard and other models display real-time pressure readings of the individual tire(s) that need special attention. Big deal. This is old news. So what's the kicker then? This is where the Easy-Fill Tire Alert control module comes in. When the driver begins to add air into the tire, the vehicle's four-way flashers come on to confirm that the process has started and that air is successfully flowing into the tire. When the air pressure in the tire hits the appropriate level, the vehicle horn then chirps to let the driver know that the tire has been filled to vehicle specifications. If the driver continues to fill the tire with air, the horn chirps more and more aggressively to indicate over inflation. When the air is released from the tire, the horn chirps once to indicate the correct pressure has been reached.  It doesn't stop here. The Easy-Fill Tire Alert control module automatically adjusts positions when the tires are rotated during service. 

"Nissan's Easy-Fill Tire Alert system is straight forward and eliminates the need to keep a tire gauge in your vehicle's glove compartment. By making this unique Nissan innovation available on all our future products, the guessing and the gauge vanish for our customers." - Pierre Long, Vice President, Product Planning.

Such simple, yet sophisticated technology can go a long way. Driving on under-inflated tires triples the risk of getting into an accident and drivers can improve fuel-economy up to 3.3% by keeping tires inflated to vehicle specifications.  

The Easy-Fill Tire Alert currently comes standard on all 2013 Nissan Altima, 2012 Nissan Leaf, and 2012 Nissan Quest models. Nissan plans on making the control module standard equipment on all of its upcoming models.