The best way to lower the car expenses is by installing certain equipment that will keep you safe and also prolong the life of your car. Reports by the National Safety Council suggest that an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes, in 2018. This is a huge number. They have also confirmed that another 4.5 million people were seriously injured in crashes last year.
Here are the 5 must-have car features that will save you money.
1. Dual Front Airbags
These are required by law since the 1990s, yet many new cars don’t come with them. Get them installed to make sure you and your partner are fully safe if a frontal collision is to occur. These airbags inflate and deflate in less than a second. By having them in your car, you can negotiate with your car insurance company to get lower interest rates.
2. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Along with relieving driver’s fatigue, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a feature that also plays a key role in fuel efficiency. The less fuel your car consumes the more money you save. It does that by maintaining a certain speed and preventing you from driving at extreme speeds.
3. Anti-lock Braking System
Do you stay in a cold region where it snows or rains for more than 6 months a year?
Installing an Anti-lock Braking System will offer you more control over your car when driving in a landslide-prone, snowy road, or slippery surface. It saves your money by preventing lock-ups and skidding; which are the common causes of accident in such regions. With Anti-lock Braking System, you no more need to worry about repair costs and hospital bills.
4. Parking Sensor
Still struggling to parallel park your car in a tight spot?
A Parking Sensor makes parallel parking super easy for those who are not yet proficient behind the wheel. This feature allows you to park in free parking zones or on the side of the streets. You don’t have to pay a hefty parking fee to the Pay and Park businesses.
5. Trailer Hitch
A Trailer Hitch is attached to the rear end of the car. Its main function is to hook up the trailer to the car. Installing a Trailer Hitch means you no more have to hire professional moving companies. Just attach the trailer to the hitch and save a ton of money every time you move places or have to carry something heavy from one place to another.
6. Smart Suspension
New models from Tesla already come with Smart Suspension Technology. A Tesla driver can adjust the height of the car relative to the condition of the road. But a regular car can also be equipped with Smart Suspension.
If some reports are to be believed, American car driver spends $3 billion per year collectively on repairs and maintenance. This can easily be avoided if we had roads without potholes. But why wait until the condition get’s better. Save money on repairs by installing Smart Suspension in your car. It will ride much more smooth and prevent your car from getting damaged even while riding on a pothole-ridden road.
Making your car suitable for the condition of the road in your area is a vital factor that prolongs its life. Also, you must do everything possible to avoid silly road accidents. This can only be prevented by making your car smarter with some must-have features.