4 Safety Upgrades For You Car
There are some upgrades you might want to consider if you want to improve your family’s car. Your vehicle is designed to be safe, but there are some additions you could make to protect your family even more while on the road. If you’re not sure what safety upgrades to make to your family’s car, here are some of the best safety modifications you can invest in.
There are three different kinds of aftermarket backup cameras companies offer: wide angle lenses, sensor systems, and rear-view cameras. There are some things to consider: wired systems and sensor systems are difficult to install, so professional installation is recommended. Certain cameras and sensors that mount on your bumper or the body of your car may require drilling — if you lease your car this might not be the best option. While other cameras and sensors can attach to the rear license plate, some state traffic regulations don’t allow this. No matter what kind rear-view camera you get, it will make your car safer by improving the visibility you have while on the road.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Instead of a maintained speed that can be varied by five or 10 miles per hour by toggling the cruise control tab, adaptive cruise control, or ACC, is an intelligent cruise control that can slow and accelerate depending on the flow of traffic.
The driver sets the maximum speed, just as with conventional cruise control, then radar sensors on your car watch for traffic and adjusts your speed as needed. This technology is still new, so expect to pay between $2,000 to $2,500 for a full range of sensors. However, look for the price of this technology to decrease in the coming years.
Different products use different technologies when it comes to ACC. Some use lasers while others use optical systems similar to stereoscopic cameras. While all of these systems are dueling for market share, it’s a good idea to do some research before investing in one of these systems as one technology will likely rise above the rest in the years to come.
Worn tires can be a serious danger to you and your family, which is why it’s essential to regularly check the wear of your tires. To check the wear, you can use a penny and a quarter by measuring how far the tread of each tire comes up on both coins. From small leaks that become flats, to complete blowouts while you’re on the road, don’t let your tires be a safety hazard. With the g-Force Sport Comp-2 by BF Goodrich, your family car or minivan will be safer.
Car maintenance should never be overlooked. A well-maintained car is less likely to have mechanical difficulties. Getting regular tuneups, oil changes, and tire rotations can decrease the cost of major expenses in the long run, as well as keep your car in tip-top safety condition. To avoid breakdowns check the belts in the engine for wear, or have a mechanic do it for you. Break inspections are often free of charge, and scraping any corrosion off your battery will make sure your car starts every time you turn the key.