Today we will talk about some important safety features to look for when buying a car. Safety is very important when looking for a new car, as the vehicle can protect the driver from injury or death. The first thing that we think of when we think of car safety features is the airbag. Airbags come standard in most, if not all, vehicles these days and can be a huge part of the safety rating. Airbags are inflatable bags made from tough material, usually controlled by crash sensors connected to a computer. If the sensors receive a lot of stimuli or shock absorption they will, in turn, trigger the airbags to reduce injury to the driver or passengers.
Another safety feature to look for when buying a car is an anti-break lock system or ABS. ABS systems prevent brakes from locking up. When breaks do lock, it is nearly impossible to steer a car. This safety feature prevents them from locking up and the driver losing control of the vehicle, and not being able to maneuver around an obstacle. Some drivers don’t consider ABS, but it is still a huge part of the braking system and a great safety feature to have.
Another feature we’re seeing more commonly is the use of traction control technology. This is an electronically controlled mechanism that limits spinning of the tires during acceleration. This will give you the maximum level of traction you need to take off without losing any of that momentum.
One of the newest safety features we see today is electronic stability control or ESC. This type of system helps keep the vehicle on its intended path by avoiding skidding or other terrain based obstacles. This system helps to reduce the engine power when needed as well as adjusting the shocks. ESC is especially helpful when using a very heavy vehicle that is pulling a load or with other highway situations.
In conclusion, these are some very important features to look for when buying a vehicle from your local car dealer. Safety is a big part of the decision making when we think about buying a new vehicle. Whether you choose to buy new or a used car the safety features are always an important aspect to look into. We suggest going online and looking for the particular make and model you’re interested in to further your understanding of the safety features of the vehicle.