Are you buying a new car? Safety features are an important consideration when you’re making your decision. If you don’t know what to look out for, have a look at the useful tips below. With such a wide range of vehicles for sale on Auto Mart, it’s easy to find the safety features you’re looking for.
Airbags reduce the risk of a serious injury occurring when a collision takes place. While most vehicles are equipped with airbags, the number and locations of the airbags differ. It’s beneficial to choose a vehicle that’s equipped with both driver and passenger airbags.
Seatbelts are a compulsory safety feature for all vehicles. However, the quality of the seatbelts differs so it’s important to check what type of seatbelts specific vehicles are fitted with. If you’re buying a secondhand vehicle, make sure the seatbelts are in good working condition.
Anti-Lock Brake System
ABS stops the wheels from locking in emergency braking situations. This feature helps to keep the driver in control when faced with challenging situations. Sensors are positioned on each wheel to offer optimal braking without compromising the driver’s ability to steer.
ISOFIX Attachment Points
ISOFIX attachment points are a must-have for new families. ISOFIX provides an anchoring system for child seats that meets international standards. The advantage of these attachment points is that they make it possible for child seats to be secured easily and safely.
Rear defrost improves visibility by eliminating any condensation that forms on the back window. If you live in an area with cold weather conditions, like the Drakensberg, rear defrost is an essential safety feature as it can help to get rid of ice and snow.
Electronic Stability Control
When you’re evaluating the safety features of your new car, check that it has electronic stability control. This feature helps to keep the driver in control when the car loses traction. It comes in handy when tackling challenging road conditions or driving in bad weather.
Lane Departure Warning
This feature will warn the driver if the vehicle departs from its lane unintentionally. It helps to reduce the risk of collisions taking place while reminding the driver to use their indicators when changing lanes.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Automatic emergency braking detects potential collisions and automatically activates the brakes if the driver fails to respond in time. Look out for this feature when you’re buying a new car as it significantly reduces the chances of collisions taking place.
Blind Spot Detection
Blind spot detection alerts the diver to vehicles they may have missed when checking their mirrors. This feature reduces the chances of an accident taking place by making sure that the driver is aware of any unnoticed obstacles.
A rear-view camera makes reversing safer and more convenient. It will decrease the risk of damaging your vehicle when you’re parking. This feature is particularly useful for SUVs and other large vehicles that have limited visibility.
Adaptive Cruise Control
With cruise control, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Adaptive cruise control takes this useful feature up a notch by using radars to detect the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. The speed is adjusted automatically to ensure that a safe distance is maintained at all times.
When it comes to advanced safety features, adaptive headlights are worth looking out for. These innovative headlights improve visibility in low lighting conditions. They adjust automatically according to where the vehicle is driving.
Now that you’ve read our tips on which safety features to look out for, you can start shopping for a new car. What are you waiting for? Discover a wide range of vehicles for sale on Auto Mart today.