Nissan Toots Its Own Horn

The Easy Fill Tire Alert system that’s standard on 2013 and later Nissan model years uses the vehicle’s horn to help you fill up your tires correctly. The Easy Fill technology alerts you when your tire air pressure is below what Nissan recommends for your vehicle. All you have to do is fill the tires with air until you hear your horn honk. That signals that your tires have reached the right inflation pressure.

Technology like Nissan’s Easy Fill Tire Alert system has made it easier to keep tabs on your tire air pressure. It’s never been simpler to take advantage of benefits like these that come simply from keeping your tires inflated properly:

Better Fuel Economy

The U.S. Department of Energy says you can save up to $0.11 per gallon of gas by keeping your tires properly inflated. Instead of fumbling with tire pressure gauges and vehicle owner’s manuals, technology like the Nissan Easy Fill Tire Alert system automatically puts you on track to save fuel.

Higher Tire Mileage

Underinflated tires wear out quickly on their outer edges. Overinflated tires wear down prematurely in the middle of their treads. Both of these conditions can lead to you replacing your tires thousands of miles before you should have to. If you keep your tires inflated to your automaker’s recommendations, you’ll maximize the number of miles you get out of your tires.

Safer Travels

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that underinflation and overinflation can cause tires to fail. To avoid a dangerous accident, using safety features like the Easy Fill Tire Alert system can help.

If your vehicle doesn’t come with a tire pressure alert system, it’s important for you to check your tire inflation pressure at least once a month. The NHTSA says tires lose air naturally over time. You can find a tire pressure gauge at most retail stores. Check your vehicle owner’s manual or driver’s side door jamb for the right air pressure for your tires.