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Safety Features to Look for In Your New Car

Safety doesn’t happen by accident. This is especially true in the automotive industry. Safety is a driving force for both auto manufacturers and consumers. How safe a vehicle is can be the deciding factor for many car buyers. If you’re shopping for a new ride, here are some safety features you’ll want to look out for.

Must have features

Most cars come with standard safety features, but you’ll still want to be sure your new wheels have them.

Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) – Prevents the wheels from locking up when you brake hard.

Driver-side Airbags – Sensors trigger the airbags in a crash cushioning the force of a collision.

Rear Defrost – Small electronic heating strips remove condensation from the rear window.

Front Wheel Drive – Increases traction, making it easier to accelerate and brake.

Best features

You spend a lot of time in your car. So, why not have the best safety features possible? Upgrading to some premium safety features on your next vehicle purchase is worth the investment. Especially for younger or inexperienced drivers.

Electronic Stability Control – Driving in bad weather or on unmaintained roads is easier with this feature. A sensor detects loss of traction and automatically adjusts, reducing loss of steering control.

Passenger Airbags – This may become standard for new cars but having airbag protection for front and rear passengers makes sense.

Backup Camera – How many times has grandpa backed into the mailbox because he didn’t see it? A backup camera is front and center on your dashboard and allows you to see what is behind you.

Forward Collision/Lane Departure Warning – It’s easy to get distracted and not notice when a car stops in front of you. It’s also not uncommon to veer slightly out of your lane. Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warnings use radar to detect a possible collision or lane departure, alerting you virtually instantly.

Adaptive Headlights – Adaptive says it all. These premium headlights adjust to illuminate the area where the car is driving. They’re particularly useful during turns.

Whether you love driving or view it only as a way to get from point A to point B, you’ll likely agree that safety matters! If you’re more than passionate about what’s going on under the hood, maybe you should consider a career in automotive technology. The world is moving fast and the demand for skilled automotive technicians is growing. If you’d like to learn more about a career in automotive technology, check out the programs at J-Tech Institute. With hands-on training at our 168,000 square foot training facility, J-Tech is driving futures forward. Contact us today for more information, or to schedule a tour of our facility in beautiful Jacksonville, FL.

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