Have you ever wondered what features your car should be having? Well, we’re here to give you the answers.
First, one must remember that not every feature available in the market for your car is going to be helpful. There are some that are helpful for the drive and make driving more convenient. There are others that improve your safety in case you meet with an accident.So, in an effort to make your choices easier, we have gathered the must-have car features (in no particular order) to help you come to grips with what features are available, what they do, and why you should have them in your next vehicle even though they may add to the cost.
Power driver’s seat with height-adjustable lumbar support. With greater fine-tuning ability than most manual seats, power seats can help most drivers find a much more comfortable driving position. Height-adjustable lumbar support is another key to long-term comfort. If the lumbar bulge is in the wrong place, it’s no more comfortable than having too little lumbar support. Drivers can spend a lot of time in the car. If the seats aren’t comfortable, you won’t be happy with your car for long. Be sure as part of your test drive that you spend adequate time evaluating the seat.
Reverse sensing system. It is like having eyes in the back of your head, reducing the risk of reversing over or into something that might otherwise be unseen behind the vehicle. It’s both a safety feature and a convenience for parking.
Airbags. Airbags are now available in affordable cars. Crash sensors wired to an on-board computer trigger an airbag during a collision. The front airbag inflates automatically to prevent occupants from hitting the dashboard, steering wheel or windshield. Side airbags reduce the risk of occupants injuring themselves against the door. It is a must have although we hope that we’ll never use it.
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is what prevents wheels from locking and skidding under heavy braking. It allows the driver to maintain control over the steering, and the wheel to roll forward and create lateral control. In a car without ABS, wheels often lock during emergency braking which leads the car to spin out of control and increasing the chances of fatality. With ABS however, safety is the top priority.
Multiple USB Ports. Nowadays most of us can’t live without our smartphones and digital gadgets, multiple USB ports become the savior. It is not recommended to put your attention on the phone while driving, but it’s a comforting feeling to know you have the power to make a call in case of an emergency.