The Necessity of Car Safety

Items inside of cars and cars themselves are stolen all of the time. In fact, there are about 150 cars stolen every day in the United States. It is essential that you find your local car accessories store that installs car alarms and other safety accessories. 

There are many different types of car safety accessories, such as:

  • Airbags
  • Antilock brakes 
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Safety-belt features
  • Accident Avoidance Systems
  • Tire-pressure monitors
  • Telematics

These are all very important safety features. However, your local car accessories store will most likely not be able to install these. They will specialize in things you may not consider to keep your vehicle safe, such as Remote Start. This will not only keep your car safe, but it will also keep you safe. A way it will keep your vehicle safe is that you may forget to lock it when going into a store, someone can steal your car or your belongings inside of it. A remote start controller will allow you to lock it from further away. It can also keep you safe, instead of going out to start your car in a sketchy part of town, you can just start it from afar, get it warmed up, then not have to be outside as long. Along with this, another key feature of a Remote start is a Car Alarm, now this is something that a car accessories store will be able to install. Essentially a car alarm system is a loud alarm that will sound off if the car’s technology notices a threat. It can tell when there is an attempted intrusion when the car’s shock sensors trigger, this can be caused by force against the car or a really loud noise. This feature has saved many people cars and belongings.

Another key component of car safety is having an emergency kit. You should always have these items in your car just in case you get stranded or your car breaks down:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flares or reflective triangle
  • Ice scraper
  • Car cell phone charger
  • Blanket
  • Map
  • Cat litter or sand for better tire traction
  • Tire changing kit
  • Tow rope
  • And any other items you would need

These items can turn a dire situation, into an easy fix. Imagine running out of gas when it is below freezing outside, that emergency blanket you tossed in your car might have just saved you from freezing to death. 

One of these most helpful features in newer vehicles is a blind-spot warning system. Again, your local car accessories store may not be able to install these. But it is a great car safety feature. This device usually uses radar to detect when a vehicle has entered your blind spot. This feature may just save you or another person’s life someday.

All of these safety features can keep you and your vehicle safe, you may not have all of them, but just one is enough to keep you that much safer.