Best Car Safety Features
Best Car Safety Features
Cars have seen massive improvements in fuel efficiency, technology and safety features over the years. But what safety features should you never skip, and which ones are nice to have, but unnecessary? If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, here are the safety features you should definitely invest in:
Blind Spot Monitor
The blind spot monitor, which you will find on new cars like the 2019 Dodge Charger, makes it easier than ever to avoid objects in your blind spot. The feature ensures you do not have to awkwardly look over your shoulder or constantly check your mirrors. Instead, blind spot will monitor these things and alert you when you there is a vehicle coming from behind.
Safety Features for Brakes
Brakes have always been a critical part of a car’s safety and should be in the top spot of your car maintenance checklist. And, with new advancements, there are now ways brakes have gotten even better at protecting you, these include:
Automatic Emergency Braking: AEB combines the ability to sense a potential collision with brakes that automatically respond. This feature engages whenever your car senses a potential crash and you do not respond quickly enough. In cases when a driver is having a medical emergency, is drowsy or simply isn’t able to react as quickly as the system, the AEB feature allows your brakes to engage to slow down your car and avoid a crash or minimize impact.
Anti-Lock Braking System: ABS is an older technology but still an important one. This feature differs from AEB in that it engages when it senses the driver is attempting to brake hard. Even when pushing the brakes to their maximum, this feature will ensure you can still steer easily without the brakes locking.
Both features have the potential to get you a discount on auto insurance as well.
With advancements in technology, cars can now tell if you are close to going over the white lines. Cars with this technology will do one of two things when they sense you are drifting out of your lane: 1) give you some sort of warning in the form of a buzzing sound or vibration of your seat or 2) automatically steer your car back into the lane.
Having a camera in your rearview accomplishes several things. Primarily, it helps you see what’s behind you to ensure you do not back into anyone or anything. Secondly, it can help you when you need to drive your car in reverse out of a driveway or other parking situation.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Keeping the right tire pressure not only extends the life of your tires and saves you money, it also improves traction and reduces the chances of a dangerous blow out. This is why having a TPMS on your car is so important to safety. When tire pressure gets low, the system will inform you. However, it is worth noting that these systems tend to inform a driver of low tire pressure when it has already become dangerous. So, it is imperative that you address the issue immediately.
Finding the Safest Vehicle for You
At Lebanon Chrysler Dodge we carry a wide range of vehicles with the above safety features and much more. View our current new and pre-owned vehicles or come in to find the best car for you. Our knowledgeable team is here to answer questions about safety, mileage, and the other features important to you.