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Nearly seven years ago, I made one of the most extravagant purchases of my life. After a couple of years of saving money, I bought a shiny new silver sedan. This beautiful car was fitted with a luxurious custom grill. For the first several months, I constantly looked at my stunning new car through the windows of my back door. My acquisition was definitely worth the wait. I’m glad I waited to save the money needed to make a cash purchase. Now, I can enjoy my car without having to worry about monthly payments. On this blog, you will learn how to shop for the best car for your budget. Enjoy the ride!

Worth the Wait

4 Important Safety Features For Your Next Vehicle

by Constance Bryant

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you will want to get one that has all of the best possible safety features. You will want to purchase a vehicle that will allow you to stay as safe as possible when you are on the road. To stay safe, you need to know what features you should look for.

#1: Rearview Camera

A rearview camera is different than a backup camera. A backup camera offers a limited range of vision behind your vehicle. A rearview camera uses cameras with wider angle lenses that allow you to enjoy a much more comprehensive view of the area behind you. This will allow for safer backing up as well as safer passing. This will allow you to help actively reduce the chance of hitting something from behind.

#2: Tire Pressure Monitoring

Driving safely has a lot to do with your tires. If your tire pressure is too low, you are a risk of a blowout and you will not enjoy the handling that you should have with your vehicle. That is why you are going to want to select a vehicle with a tire pressure monitoring system. That way, you will be made aware when the tire pressure is not a safe level so you can fix the issue, allowing for better handling, traction, and safer driving.

#3: Forward Collision Warnings

If you want to reduce the risk of getting into a forward collision accident, you will need to look for a vehicle with a forward-collision warning system. A forward-collision warning system uses a wide range of tools, such as lasers, radar, and video cameras, to determine if you are too close to the vehicle in front of you and provide you with a warning so that you will know when you should stop.

Ideally, you want a vehicle with a forward-collision warning system and automatic braking so that if a collision is detected to be highly possible, not only will you get a warning so you can take action, but your vehicle will just slow down on its own.

#4: Adaptive Headlights

If you drive at night regularly, you are going to want to purchase a vehicle with adaptive headlights. With adaptive headlights, you will not have to remember to turn your lights from bright to dim each time a vehicle approaches you. Your vehicle will keep your headlights at the right level based on who is driving near you, allowing you to enjoy the best possible visibility on the road. 

Be sure that your next vehicle has all of the relevant features to keep you safe on the road so that you can reduce the chance that you will get into an accident. Contact a company like a Nissan dealership to learn more.