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Buying a new vehicle? Don’t forget about safety

You have just found the vehicle of your dreams. It offers everything you ever wanted in a new car: comfort, technology, a reasonable price and tons of style. That said, do you know how safe it is? Or at the very least the safety features it offers?


“Modern vehicles are quite a bit safer than vehicles from 10 or even 5 years ago. The body is stiffer, there are better materials used in the design of the vehicle, and more technology as well. Some of this technology is optional, but it may be worth taking a look if you want to make sure your vehicle is a safe as possible”, says a sales representative at Sundance Mazda.

Some features are now found on basically every car on the road. More and more cars now feature traction control and stability assist from the factory, for example. Airbags are present on every new vehicle sold today, but the number of airbags will vary. While front and side airbags are now very present, other airbags protecting the knees, torso and head are more prevalent as well. Some airbags will modify the intensity of their deployment based on the force of the collision.

Then there are a host of active safety technologies that are either standard or optional. These include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert and a lot more. These features are designed to prevent an accident before it happens by taking control of the brakes or steering wheel if the driver fails to do so.

As you can see, there are a lot of safety features offered on modern vehicles. The best way to find out if your vehicle is the safest in the segment or at least one of the safest is to check with the NHTSA to see how your coveted or current model stacks up. You can find all the info regarding various crash test results on their website.



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