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You don’t need a new car for the best safety technology


When you walk round a car dealership and peruse the dazzlingly sleek and sexy machines on display one thing becomes abundantly clear if you haven’t bought a new car in quite some time. Today’s cars are so smart that they could write a book. Even low to mid range vehicles these days come equipped with all kinds of cool features for your safety and convenience from Bluetooth infotainment systems to Adaptive Chassis Control and lane assist. It’s all designed to not only make driving for long periods of time more enjoyable and comfortable, but to keep drivers and their passengers safe.

But not everyone can afford a brand new car that’s fully loaded with top of the market safety features. Nor should those who are perfectly happy with or sentimentally attached to their current cars need to compromise when it comes to their safety or that of their families. While a car accident attorney can get you the help you need if you happen to get caught up in an accident that’s not your fault, prevention is always the best cure. Here we’ll look at some great aftermarket devices which can be attached to virtually any vehicle for worry free safety on the road…

Aftermarket rear-view camera

Poor rear visibility has led to many a bump or scrape when reversing or backing into a parking space. At best these result in little more than superficial damage to your bumper but in some circumstances rear collisions can lead to costly repairs or serious injuries. A rear-view camera provides a live feed that sits just under your rear-view mirror for worry free reversing.

Parking sensors

Increasingly, manufacturers are offering parking sensors as standards on new vehicles and they are most certainly a boon to drivers who get just a little nervous every time they find themselves maneuvering into a particularly tight spot. Fortunately, aftermarket parking sensors have gotten even better in recent years, making for worry free maneuvering and a fortune saved on bodywork.

Lane and front assist

When driving for long stretched on a dark and poorly lit motorway, it’s not uncommon for some drivers to find themselves drifting. If, however, they stray into an occupied lane, this can be a recipe for disaster. Likewise, when traffic is brought to a standstill up ahead, you may have to slam your brakes when travelling at speed without prior warning.

Fortunately, there are a range of aftermarket lane assist and forward collision detection warning systems to alert you to the fact that you may be veering outside of your lane on the motorway or to give you the split second warning which could make all the difference when a vehicle when motorway traffic slows to a stop in front of you.

Blind spot detection system

Even the most experienced drivers can find themselves neglecting to check their blind spots before maneuvering and this can lead to disastrous consequences. However, aftermarket cameras mounted on the front, rear and sides of your vehicle can give you the warning you need when a vehicle is sneaking up in your blindspot thereby preventing a nasty collision.

Since these systems are now all readily available, you don’t have to buy a brand new car to benefit from them.

** This is a collaborative post

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