Car safety features have come a long way in the past fifty years. Seatbelts were just the beginning. Now, between automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning technology, our cars are safer than ever and getting safer all the time. There are all kinds of safety features to look for when you’re buying a new car but even after you’ve brought it home, you can keep making your car safer.
Headlights are so essential to driving that we often don’t think of them as safety features at all. In many ways, they are the most important safety feature your car can have, and having substandard headlights is just asking to be ticketed. There are all kinds of after-market lights that you can add to your car. Some are decorative or purely aesthetic, but you can also add emergency lighting and backup headlights to your car.
Full Size Spare
Most cars come with a spare tire of some kind, but having a full sized spare is a welcome relief if you get a flat tire halfway through a road trip. A doughnut will get you to the nearest car repairman, but the security of having a full sized spare in the trunk can save you a lot of stress and hassle down the road.
Finally, every car should have an emergency kit. You never know when your car is going to get into trouble, and you never know where you’ll be when that happens. Be prepared for anything with tools, roadside flares, refills of antifreeze and other supplies for your car. Don’t forget to include emergency supplies to keep you safe and alive in an emergency: blankets, water, and first aid supplies. However safe your car is when it comes off the lot, you can always make it just that little bit safer.