Car Safety Features to Look Out For
In order to avoid having to make an injury claim in Porthscatho, there are a few car safety features you should always look out for and inspect when buying a car. If you buy a used car that is not up to scratch, you can still have many of these features installed to protect you and your family.
Obviously everyone tries to avoid getting into an accident as much as they can, but sometimes an accident is not your fault and you will want to be sure that your car is adequately kitted out to protect you and your passengers if this happens.
Making your injury claim in Porthscatho
If you are involved in an accident which isn’t your fault, remember that you can always make an injury claim in Porthscatho. Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims and will process your injury claim in Porthscatho to get you the compensation you deserve, both for your injuries and to repair your vehicle. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to get started.
If you decide to go ahead with an injury claim in Porthscatho, our team of personal injury lawyers will work on a no win no fee* basis to get you compensation, meaning you don’t stand to lose anything. To ensure that any accident is less dangerous for you and your passengers, here are some of the car safety features you should be looking at.
Seatbelts are obviously a standard safety feature in every car. You have to have them and wear them for your car to be legally on the road at any time. However, there are a few things you should be looking out for:
- Adjustable belts;
- Seat belt pretensioner; and
- Rear centre belts.
This means that seat belts should be adjustable to fit anyone, but with a pretensioner which removes any excess belt once the person is buckled in, so that they are securely in their seat. The rear middle seat should also have a belt, even if this is just a lap belt.
Airbags can save your life if you are in a crash. Front airbags come out of the dashboard to protect your head should you crash into anything from the side, whilst side air bags protect you or your passenger should anything come up against the side of the car. Airbags will only protect if all occupants of the car are wearing seatbelts, so it is still important to wear a seatbelt at all times.
ABS stands for anti-lock brake system, which prevents the brakes from locking in an emergency stop. If the brakes lock, it can be difficult to move the car again to get out of any dangerous situations, so an ABS system can be vital to avoiding a crash or getting out of harm’s way if you are caught up in an accident.