Nick's Auto Blog

Hello, my name is Nick. This is my new auto blog. Have you ever wondered about how you can improve the look and functioning of your auto? If so you are in the right place. I live in a large house in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and my house has as many garage parking spots as it does rooms. And believe me, it has a lot of rooms. I like to collect classic cars and then work on them to restore them to their former glory. In doing this, I have learnt lots of cool tricks. I would like to share some of these tricks with you here.

Important Safety Features You May Want to Consider for Your New Car

Automotive Blog

New cars today have lots of safety features that are often offered as standard packaging, but some are still considered options for which you need to pay extra. To ensure you pick and choose the right safety features for any new car, you might note some suggestions and tips. This will ensure you get the features that will work for you and your driving habits in particular.

For nighttime driving

If you do a lot of driving at night, choose a drowsiness alert. This type of alert notes when you may be slowing down, weaving, or otherwise not paying attention to your driving because of being too sleepy. The alerts may include a chime or even the inflation of your seatbelt, which can help to wake you up. Adaptive headlights are also good; these curve and turn before the car does so you can see around a corner more readily, and they may also adjust their brightness according to the available light around the car. Lane departure warning can also mean automatically adjusting the car to the lane in front of you if you should drift to one side or the other.

For city driving

A pedestrian warning can be good for city driving; this is a sensor that notes anything approaching or crossing the car's front and which might then apply the brakes. Some systems can also detect cyclists, based on their speed as they approach your car. Front collision warning can also help avoid fender benders; the car's brakes might be applied based on obstructions in front of the car and your own speed. Blind spot warnings can alert you and even adjust your side mirrors based on cars that may be traveling in your blind spot.

When you have children

A rear camera in your new car is good for when you have children, as they may be behind your car as you back up into your driveway or garage; you might also overlook their toys and bikes that may be left in your path as well. Communications with emergency services can also be a good choice; this is a feature that allows you to call the police or emergency services from the car rather than using your cell phone, or which automatically alerts emergency services after an accident. If you've been in an accident, you can communicate hands-free without needing to find your phone, allowing you to attend to your children or ensuring emergency services are alerted if you're somehow incapacitated.


12 July 2016