Ideally, the tires should be the only part of the car that actually touches the ground. If that’s not the case, then something is probably very, very wrong. As the four connecting bits between a vehicle and the road, a car’s tires are obviously very important, and thus should be kept at an ideal tire pressure at all times to deliver the utmost handling, performance and fuel economy. That said, actually ensuring all four slabs are properly inflated can be a real pain in the butt. Luckily, 2020 Camaro owners will have an easier time of it thanks to the GM Tire Fill Alert system, which is being added as standard equipment across the entirety of the 2020 Camaro lineup.
Essentially, Tire Fill Alert provides an auditory alert outside of the vehicle when inflating a tire to the recommended spec. The system makes it easy to verify when a tire has reached its optimum pressure by delivering an audible beep, all without the hassle of breaking out a tire pressure gauge. Meanwhile, the Tire Pressure Monitoring system provides a readout of the car’s actual tire pressure within the gauge cluster.
Tire Fill Alert originally made its debut with the all-new 2018 GMC Acadia. Now, the system is equipped as standard for most GM vehicles for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 model years.
Of course, when it comes to the 2020 Camaro, having the right tire pressure is critical to the sports car’s performance, especially with so much output offered under the hood. For reference, the 2020 Camaro offers a total of four engine options, including the turbocharged 2.0L LTG I-4 (275 horsepower), the atmospheric 3.6L LGX V6 (335 horsepower), the atmospheric 6.2L LT1 V8 (455 horsepower), and the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 (650 horsepower). With so much muscle so readily available, maintaining the right tire pressure is absolutely critical.
For reference, all season tires are standard across the Camaro range, while the 2020 Camaro SS, ZL1 and 1LE packages of the LT, SS and ZL1 being equipped with high-performance summer performance rubber.