If you are like most people, you want a car that is efficient but also gives you comfort and looks appealing. Most people do NOT think, “well, this car looks ugly, but I’ll be OK driving it!”. The fact is, most people choose cars at least partly due to the way they look and the image that they project, of themselves driving it.
This way of buying a car isn’t a bad thing by itself, but the problem comes when you leave out other important factors. Safety features have advanced a lot in the past few years and more is yet to come. Think back 10 years – were there any cars on the road with auto parking, video rear view assist, or any of the more advanced safety technology?
In addition to these new safety features, other items are constantly being incrementally upgraded. Car seats, seatbelts, airbags, and more are better now than in previous years. This is something to consider when buying a car – a newer car may cost more, but it will also contain more advanced, and effective, safety features.
Check out this video for just a taste of some of the latest safety features offered on new vehicles:
If embedded video is not viewable, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_ZNG8cmnlw
This is something to also consider if you have a child learning how to drive. You may want them to have a used older car in case they damage it, but think about what safety features may be lacking.
Other Car Safety Considerations
In addition to buying a car and thinking about safety related issues, you should be aware that there are ongoing items to deal with that can help keep your car on the road and keep you safe.
- Regular oil changes: Doing this can help keep your car going for a long time – it’s not the only thing you need to do but it gets neglected or put off by a large number of people.
- Check tire pressure: Don’t let your car get low on tire pressure. Not only does it increase wear on tires but it reduces your fuel efficiency!
- Check and replace other fluids: Don’t be caught with no windshield wiper fluid. A bad storm with lots of debris or mud from rains can wreak havoc on your windshield – you do not want to deal with no cleaning fluid at a time like that. Checking on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly, etc) will help you avoid a sticky situation.
Car Safety and Auto Transport
Not only do these tips apply to your day to day driving – be sure to go over your vehicle before shipping it in the US. Doing so will make it much easier to deal with when the actual shipping day comes and will save you any issues that may arise post-shipping (low fluids upon arrival in a new town, etc).
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This article, http://blog.cobaltautoservices.com/vehicle-news/car-safety/, was first posted at Cobalt Auto Transport Blog.