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21 May 2015, 05:13 PM

Other than price and mileage, safety should be the next parameter for deciding whether the car you are looking for is worth it or not. While taking the test drive make sure to check all safety accessories that were pre-mentioned in the manual or brochure. To help you make a better decision, we have assorted a list of must-have car safety accessories:

  • Seat Belts – One of the most basic car safety devices, seat belts are installed to reduce the risk of collision with dashboard, steering wheel, or windshield in event of accident. See the seat belts for your car have adjustable upper belts, pretensioners, rear center seat belts, shoulder straps, lap straps, and energy management features. You may minus one or two features as per your priorities, but make sure you are comfortable with the level of safety offered by it.

  • Air Bags – Another important car safety accessory, air bags come with life-saving benefits. The moment your car hits or crashes, front air bags inflate to save driver or front passenger from crashing into steering, dashboard, or windshield. As safety devices, these are known to have a better effect compared to seat belts.

  • Antilock Braking System  (ABS) – A key device, it keeps brakes from locking under stressful conditions and help driver in maintaining better control over the car. it plays significant role in avoiding crashes and collisions. Almost all cars come equipped with ABS systems these days, usually these control either the rear set of tires or all wheels. Advanced ABS systems come with emergency brake sensors that can easily detect speed or force with which drive presses the pedal and provide power to stop the car.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – Electronic Stability Control prevents slipping of tires in wet, muddy and slippery terrains. These customize power output from engine to maintain control over steering and wheels. They mainly help in controlling the vehicle during understeering and oversteering. To know more about its working you may always go for online car accessories directories where they provide all and every kind of information about car safety devices.

  • Traction Control – One of the most highly recommended car safety accessories, it helps maintaining vehicle stability. Car wheels tend to slip out of control when excess pressure is applied, it adjusts engine power delivery to wheels automatically and helps saving from accidents.

 

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