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5 Safety Features Every Parent Should Look for When Buying a Car

August 31, 2018
While researching the best vehicles to keep your family safe and sound, you’ve likely read dozens of reviews, browsed IIHS ratings, and looked at NHTSA grades. But as safety technology improves, so too do the number of recommended vehicles on those “safest car” lists, leaving you with more of a selection than ever before.

We call that scenario a “double-edged sword.” With too many options at your fingertips, how do you know which vehicle is right for you? Do you go with a Top Safety Pick+ SUV? What about that 5-star minivan? Ahhh!

Allow me to help you, stressed-out parent. Here are 5 essential automotive safety features you should look for when picking your family’s next vehicle.

Safe Exit Assist An exclusive feature designed by Hyundai, Safe Exit Assist is the guardian angel every parent of a toddler needs. As your kids gain independence, they’ll begin doing things on their own—including opening the car door without assistance. Safe Exit Assist automatically locks the rear doors when approaching vehicles are detected, eliminating the risks of a nightmarish catastrophe. Continue Reading…
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Important safety features

September 8, 2010
Safety first! When purchasing a vehicle for you and your family, safety is a major concern. What are some of the standard safety features in the brands that McCarthy carries? Here’s a short list for you: Chevrolet
  • Six airbags – dual front & side impact airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes – to keep you from sliding out of control
  • On-Star – if your airbags go off, emergency response is contacted immediately
  • Front & Rear crush zones – to absorb energy from the impact
  • Energy-absorbing steering column and laminated windshield safety glass
Hyundai
  • Electronic Stability Control – keep you on the intended path when in trouble
  • 5 years of Roadside Assistance – no need for AAA
  • Six airbags – two in front, two curtain, and two side
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • XM Navigation Traffic – let you know of any blocked or congested roads
Nissan
  • VDC – Vehicle Dynamic Control – can’t do a donut in the parking lot
  • Crumple Zone – absorbs energy from front & rear to reduce impact in cabin
  • Active Headrests – headrest will move with head to reduce whip lash
  • ABS – Anti-lock Brake System – helps control steering while stopping
Always remember to buckle up!