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Top Safety Features to Look for in a Car

Are you interested in purchasing a car? While buying a car can be exciting, it’s also a complex process. There are many important factors to consider in the buying process, such as cost, fuel economy, size, and age.

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Considerations

Although these are all key considerations, safety should always come first. When shopping for a car, it’s vital that you spend time making sure the vehicle is safe and will protect you and your family. To help you better understand what to look for, take a look at these safety features

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Seatbelts

Seatbelts keep occupants inside the vehicle and prevent them from being ejected from the vehicle in the instance of a crash. Seatbelts also reduce the occurrence that you will make contact with the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield. Modern cars are fitted with seatbelts for all seats, protecting everyone in the vehicle.

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Airbags

Airbags are an essential safety feature for the driver and passengers since they provide an extra level of protection in the event of a car accident. Frontal airbags deploy to prevent drivers and passengers from hitting the dashboard, steering wheel, and windshield. Side airbags protect you in a side impact crash, inflating to decrease the chance that riders hit the door or other objects that crash through it. Driving or riding in a vehicle without good airbags puts your life at risk. Properly functioning airbags save lives and reduce the severity of injuries. For reassurance that the airbags will work effectively in the instance of an accident, take your vehicle to an auto repair shop for mobile airbag services to detect any issues.

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Anti-Lock Brakes

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) prevents a vehicle’s wheels from locking in a panic stop, giving you a shorter stopping distance. While they don’t guarantee the ability to avoid a crash, they help reduce the severity. Anti-lock brakes also allow the driver to maintain better steering control.

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Electronic Stability Control

Electronic stability control (ESC) helps drivers maintain control of their vehicle during extreme steering. It senses when a vehicle starts to spin out of control and applies a wheel’s brakes automatically to reduce the chance of a crash. Electronic stability control helps you maintain or regain control during an unexpected turn.