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Caution On The Road: 5 Essential Security Features for Car Safety

Shopping for a new vehicle can be stressful. However, it doesn’t have to be if you know what you are looking for. You just have to remember that when you are looking for a new care the most important things to look out for are a vehicle's safety features. As gimmicky as some might come with these days, the five most important safety features includes seatbelts, airbags, antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, and traction control.



Seatbelts are used to keep you safe during the event of a crash. The four main types of seatbelts include adjustable belts, pretensioner belts, rear or shoulder belts, and energy management belts.

Adjustable seat belts increase the comfort of larger or shorter people by allowing the length of the seatbelt to grow or shrink. Pretensioner belts tighten faster during a crash, however, it is wise to tighten the belt as much as possible. In most cases, the force of a body coming out of a car seat is too much and a seat belt cannot properly do its job it the belt has too much slack. Rear or shoulder belts are specially designed for booster seats due to its larger size and height. Finally, energy management belts care made to not cause too much pressure on a person's body during a crash. Instead, they are designed to give to slow down a person's body during a crash.



The second most essential safety feature aside from seatbelts are airbags. Every car has one, and are designed to cushion a person's face and body from impacting the steering wheel or front window. Always keep children who are age twelve and under in the back seat, the force of the airbag could cause serious injury or death.


Antilock Brake System

Also known as ABS, allows a car to gain steering mobility during a crash instead of braking immediately. Most passenger vehicles are equipped with ABS and some even come with brake assist which can identify when a person is in a crash and activate the ABS to prevent any harm to passengers.


All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel drive is available in many SUV's, trucks and even some cars offered by places like Milton Ruben Toyota. Instead of providing power to just the front or back wheels, it evenly distributes them to both. It also provides a bit of driving stability during snowy or rainy conditions or on badly conditioned roads.


Traction Control

Traction control is a valuable feature in most cars, which allow it to reduce slipping and brake certain wheels during a crash. Traction control systems are most effective when paired to all-wheel drive vehicles.


All five of these safety features can provide an extra measure of comfort while driving. No matter what weather or road condition you're driving in, you never know what can happen. Next time you purchase a vehicle make sure it has the listed safety features to ensure maximum safety while driving.

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