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Three Car Safety Features You Should Look For

Three Car Safety Features You Should Look ForSafety features are many buyers number one priority when shopping for a new vehicle. This is understandable, as there were over 211,000 car crash injuries in Texas in 2011. There were also over 3,000 fatalities caused by car crashes. These high statistics have led people to want all the safety features available.

When purchasing a car there are a number of things to look for. Some people mainly check the mileage, mpg, color and looks. The one thing that should never be overlooked when purchasing a vehicle is the safety features. Because accidents are so common, you will want to be prepared in case you are involved in one. That’s where the safety features come into play.

Three Car Safety Features You Should Look For

  • ABS – Anti-lock brake system (ABS) is one of the top safety features people look for in a vehicle. They are great for preventing accidents. The ABS helps prevent the car from going into an uncontrollable skid.
  • Seatbelt – If you are involved in a crash, the seatbelt is designed to hold you inside the vehicle. A safe seatbelt should have adjustable upper belts, a seat belt pretensioner and an energy management feature. These features will allow the seatbelt to work in the safest possible manner.
  • Airbags – When airbags were first introduced, they were only put in the driver side. Shortly after, vehicle manufacturers began installing them on the passenger side. Now vehicles are being made with them in the side as well. This gives every passenger the benefit and safety of an air bag.

It is important to stay as safe as possible on the road. Many accidents are out of your control and can cause serious injury, even death. If you have been injured in an accident you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Texas car accident lawyer at Guajardo and Marks to get the compensation you deserve.  Call 972-774-9800 today for a free case evaluation.