Upgrades make everything better: whether you’re putting a grill guard on your truck, or new tires on your car that you take to work every day. Something that every driver, new or old, can appreciate is a good set of safety features. So what safety features do you need to be on the lookout for? Let’s find out together.
Crash Warning Systems
No one ever wants to be in a road accident. It doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you drive or what terrain you’re attempting to traverse – getting into a crash on the highway or off-road can still be a terrifying experience. That’s why crash warning systems and collision detection and warning systems are such important safety features to look for when you’re searching for a new or used car.
Lane Departure Technology
Staying in your lane, no matter what type of road you’re on also helps keep you safe. Even when you’re trying to merge into oncoming traffic, you might never know if someone ahead of you will slow down to try and block you or if someone will intentionally speed up. Stay aware of all your surroundings, and safety features help you do that. Lane departure technology in your vehicle can warn you when you are leaving your lane – maybe because you’re distracted with the radio, talking to a driving companion, or startled by something else that has just happened.
Blind Spot Warnings
Checking your blind spot before you make a turn or change lanes is a good rule of thumb to follow. Not only does this help make you a better driver, but it can also keep you and all of your passengers safe. So you might be wondering how this can be a safety feature? It’s another piece of technology that will warn the driver with both sound and visuals that something is in the blind spot. These systems go a long way towards reducing an accident due to a reckless driver.
Of all of the safety features you can load into your car and truck, the backup camera is the simplest. Depending on the make and model of vehicle you have, this camera could be built into your onboard systems or is an add-on that you bought at the store and had wired in. In either case, a backup camera can help you see behind you as you reverse without needing to turn your head. Need some help parallel-parking safely? When you have a backup camera, that’s not a problem!
Trick Trucks Has the Answers to All Your Vehicle Care Questions
If you want to upgrade your vehicle, then come to see us at Trick Trucks. We are happy to make sure your truck is in great condition and is looking fresh all year round. We have over forty years of experience, so there is nothing we haven’t seen. Give us a call at 1-866-60-TRICK or visit us online. Follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube to keep up with our newest projects and to gain inspiration for your next one.