Must-Have Car Safety Features
In 1968, Congress took a major step forward in automotive safety, requiring that all vehicles, except buses, be equipped with seat belts. Since that time, seat belts have saved countless thousands of lives.
Today, whether you're interested in a Cadillac lease in Joliet or want to buy a new or pre-owned car from Hawk Cadillac, here are four must-have safety features we believe every car should have.
Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS)
First used in the 1970s, ABS is now placed on just about all new vehicles. The system detects the rotational speed of the vehicle's wheels and releases brake fluid pressure if a wheel is rotating too slowly - a sign of a lockup. In effect, ABS provides steering control when braking on wet or slippery surfaces.
Crumple zones work by absorbing the crash impact within the outer parts of the vehicle, while the stronger inner parts act as a shell protecting passengers.
Now standard on many vehicles, these cameras help avoid fender benders in public parking lots, and are also great to have when backing out of your driveway and kids are outside playing.
Blind spot indicator
Side mirrors are virtually universal today, but they have blind spots. Blind spot indicators warn you of vehicles or other objects in your blind spot, preventing many an accident.
We wish you safe driving, and if shopping for a Cadillac lease in Joliet, we hope you'll come to Hawk Cadillac today.