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May 15, 2015

Automotive Safety Features It is no surprise that newer cars are much safer than older ones. While you may love driving around your 10 year old car, it may be time to consider an upgrade so that you can take advantage of all the new safety features that are available. Look for these safety features for your next car to keep you safe on the road.
  • Anti-lock braking systems – these computerized systems will pump the brakes for you while you keep the brake fully depressed to ensure that they do not lock up. Also known as ABS, these systems have been around for many years, and are required on all vehicles that have been produced since 2012.
  • Airbags – while front airbags have been around for many years, new airbags are available to keep you even safer. From side curtain airbags to seatbelt airbags, new model cars have multiple airbags to keep you protected in a crash.
  • Tire pressure monitoring system – to ensure that your tires are always properly inflated, automatic tire pressure monitoring systems will alert the driver with a light when a tire’s pressure is too low. Knowing the tire pressure in all of your tires, including the spare, can help to avoid blowouts while on the road.
  • Back up cameras – when you put a car that is equipped with backup cameras into reverse, the camera will display the video on a dashboard display, helping the driver make sure that there are no dangers behind the car. In recent years, backup cameras have become standard on many vehicles.
Not only will the newest safety features keep you safe, but they may also help to lower your auto insurance costs. Contact Gateway Professional Insurance Services in Vacaville, California for all of your auto insurance coverage needs.

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