Car safety has come a long way in recent years. The new, innovative safety features can help to reduce an impact or prevent an accident from happening. When shopping for a used vehicle, it is important to look for some key safety features that will keep you and your family safe out on the highway. Read on to learn more from your local collision center about the newest technology and what to look for when shopping for your next pre-owned vehicle.

Automated Emergency Braking 

This safety feature warns drivers of an imminent forward collision with another vehicle, pedestrian, or object. It will then brake if the driver does not take immediate action. In advanced systems, this feature will work even at highway speeds. While a driver still needs to practice cautious driving and be aware at all times, this feature can help to reduce forward collisions while driving. Automatic emergency braking will be a standard feature in all new cars by 2022*. Until then, look for used cars that have this feature, and reduce the chances of a forward impact.

Blind-Spot Monitoring Systems

There are blind spots in all vehicles, so this important feature can keep you aware of everything around you. Vehicles with this feature have warning lights that will flash when another vehicle is nearby. Some vehicles will also alert drivers when they use their turn signal while another car is in the adjacent lane. Look for this safety feature to avoid a side collision while switching lanes or driving in heavy traffic. 

Lane-Keeping Assist

You can prevent lane departures with this safety feature that will make small adjustments to the steering to keep your vehicle in the intended lane. Some vehicles an auditory alert or a visual, while others simply make the correction to keep the vehicle centered in the lane. Without any steering adjustments from the driver, this technology can prevent accidents caused by drifting. 

Look for these safety features when shopping for your next used car, truck, or SUV. While new technology can greatly reduce the number of accidents on the road, collisions can still occur at any time. Whether you experienced a small dent or need an extensive repair, your local body shop can get you back on the road. Visit Malloy Collision Center for smooth and efficient repairs in no time at all.

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