Concluding the blog series – “Car Safety Features Explained”, we bring to you the last installment about the safety features that make a car worth your money. A car with all the safety features mentioned in this blog series is an ideal car to drive, be it on city roads, highways, or off-road trails. If you have a limited budget, participate in the junk car auctions held at AutoBidMaster.com to buy pre-owned and repairable salvage cars at affordable prices. Continuing the discussion, we present the last set of safety features to look for, no matter whether buying junk cars or getting one from a showroom. Read on.
Besides the traditional front airbags, modern cars have airbags on the side and for the knees. When the crash sensors connected to an onboard-computer detect a frontal collision, they trigger the bags to deploy and prevent head, side, and knee injuries. The airbags work best when the occupants are wearing seatbelts, or else they can cause injuries when deployed.
Traction Control System reduces wheel spins when the vehicle is driven on a wet or icy terrain. The system helps prevent skidding by using the car’s anti-lock brake system to momentarily brake a spinning wheel, routing the power to the opposite drive wheel. Some other systems may automatically upshift the transmission or throttle back the engine to reduce the spinning of the wheel.
Tire-pressure monitors are essential to detect and warn the driver when the tire pressure is above or falls below the permissible limit. Besides being a threat to safety, under or over inflated tires can adversely affect handling and fuel economy. Moreover, underinflated tires are more susceptible to bursting.
The Way Forward
Now that you know all the must-have safety features in a car, the only task left to do is search for a car that has all the safety features on the list. If you find a car of your choice but have a limited budget, participate in the junk car auctions held at AutoBidMaster.com. To get started, all you need to do is register with us. If you wish to learn more about our bidding process or have any other questions, fill out a contact form or call +1 (503) 298-4300.