If you are preparing to invest in a new car, then it’s worth understanding some of the features that should be standard rather than cost you extra money. These features will improve levels of comfort and guarantee that you remain safe on the roads. Here are some of the ones that you should keep in mind.
It’s definitely worth choosing a car that has a keyless start in this day and age. Most modern cars do have this feature but some newer cars still rely on keys to get them going. This actually leaves them more vulnerable to being stolen as it’s easier to start a car where there is a key hole. If there’s no keyhole then the only way a thief can get in is with a clone of your key. These aren’t easy to come by so as long as you don’t leave anything valuable in the vehicle, you’ll be safe from issues here.
While not available with all models of cars once you are paying a certain price for a vehicle, this should definitely be included as standard. Cruise control is great and will ensure that you don’t accidentally end up on the wrong side of the speed limit. If you are worried about this, then you should definitely think about investing in a car with this feature. There are lots of little add ons in terms of speed tech too. For instance, certain cars will recognize when a speed cam is nearby. Others like the 2020 Elantra will change the volume of your music depending on the speed you are traveling to make sure you can always hear it.
Driver Assist Technology
Advanced ‘self driving’ cars are still quite expensive choices for homeowners. This type of tech can add as much as ten thousand onto the cost of the vehicle. However, what you should definitely be looking out for is cars with driver assist technology. While these cars won’t drive themselves, they will provide support for you on the road, spotting hazards and helping you avoid them. This can include anything from beeping when you are too close to another vehicle or even pulling you back in between the white lines on the road. All new cars on the market from this year include this type of tech and if the one you’re looking at doesn’t, it’s worth exploring alternatives.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring
Finally, most high end cars now include tyre pressure monitoring technology. This means that you won’t have to worry about your tyre pressure dropping. This will make your car far more dangerous to drive on the road. It could even lead to a crash, particularly if your tyre bursts. Some more advanced vehicles can prevent this by sealing the tyre as soon as a puncture occurs.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key features that you should definitely ensure your next car has. Remember, if your vehicle doesn’t have these features included then it’s already out of date on the market.