Best Vehicle Safety Technology to Reduce Your Risk of an Accident

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021 by Accurate Auto Body Shop No Comments

At Accurate Auto Body, we are an auto body shop that cares. As much as we would love to fix your car in our shop, we would love it even more if you were able to avoid an accident. That’s why we talk a lot about the safety equipment that can help you avoid accidents so you don’t need auto body repair.

The safest vehicles of 2021 are some of the safest of all time, and have many advanced safety features. With so many advanced safety features these days, though, it’s hard to know which ones are really worth investing in. Here are the crash avoidance features recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Forward Collision Warning

Ideally, you will be watching the road and know if you’re at risk of hitting another vehicle. However, your attention might waver for one reason or another, and you need to be warned about possible accidents. A forward collision warning monitors your speed and the speed and distance of vehicles in front of you. If you’re too close, the system warns you so that you can take appropriate action.

This system can also keep you from inadvertently tailgating other cars. That’s good, because nothing will put you on the wrong side of an insurance claim than rear-ending a car because of careless driving.

Lane Departure Warning

vehicle safety featuresThis system is looking from your car to find the lane markings on the road. It will then warn you if you start to drift out of your lane. This can help you avoid drifting into parallel or oncoming traffic. However, it doesn’t act to stop the problem, it just provides a warning, which might be a sound, an indicator on the dash, or both.

Automatic Emergency Braking

This type of system is similar to the forward collision warning in that it monitors your speed and the speed and distance between your car and those in front of you. Unlike forward collision warning, though, automatic emergency braking actually engages the brakes to stop the car, preventing an accident when you are about to have one.

This feature may include or be called “dynamic brake support.” Dynamic brake support might either engage the brake directly, or cause more brake power to be applied than you might apply manually.

What about Other Features?

What about other available safety features? Does this mean they’re not worth buying? Not necessarily. The NHTSA notes that all safety features can potentially help you avoid accidents, and it has good words about many of them. However, the above ones are those that have enough theoretical and practical support to justify NHTSA’s endorsement for now. In the future, it’s likely that more technologies will be recognized.

If You Did Have an Accident, Choose Accurate Auto Body

Sometimes, all the safety features in the world can’t protect you from an accident. If that’s the case, you need auto collision repair at a trusted auto body shop. Make Accurate Auto Body your choice.

Our mechanics are I-CAR Gold Class certified, with regular, ongoing training from Honda and Toyota on the best practices in auto repair. We are highly qualified to handle all the repairs on your vehicle. This includes repairing those advanced safety features, which might have components in the body that were damaged in even a minor crash.

In addition, we practice our Focus on You Service™ system. This means we give you a guaranteed quote and a guaranteed completion time. Plus, we educate you on all your options so you can make an educated choice on what repairs are necessary. We strive hard to fix your vehicle the first time, and we’ll work around your schedule.

Want to learn more about what sets Accurate Auto Body apart from other auto body shops in the Denver area? Please call 303-344-2212 or use our online form today for a free estimate.

 

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