The average vehicle is around 11 years old which means many lack modern safety features. While airbags are generally the golden standard of safety features, new technologies and techniques have made vehicles even safer. Check out some of the best safety features in used cars recommended by us here at Pfeiffer Used Cars.
Electronic Stability Control
As of 2012, all vehicles sold in the United States were mandated to have an electronic stability control system. The system works by checking to see if the car is traveling in the direction you’re steering. If it isn’t, the system applies the brakes and reduces torque output to help straighten the vehicle out.
Anti-lock Braking System
A vehicle that comes equipped with Electronic Stability Control will also come with an Anti-lock Braking System. The Anti-lock Braking System pumps the brakes automatically to prevent them from locking when the gas pedal is fully pressed.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems were a requirement in new vehicles as of the 2007 model year. As the name implies, the systems monitor tire pressure and warn drivers if pressure drops too low. A tire pressure monitoring system can help increase fuel economy and prevent flat tires as well as extend a tire’s lifespan.