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Auto News, Behind the Wheel

Safety UP, deaths DOWN

April 6, 2011
Driving along, I often wonder about that split second before an accident occurs …  does your life really flash before you? does the shock draw a blank? What about your vehicle; what’s it thinking? With all the recent safety features and specs, it’s a fact – cars are safer to drive these days. According to the United States Transportation Department, deaths resulting from highway accidents are lower. Thank goodness! Some positive news! Not only do vehicles provide better safety equipment; drivers are wearing their seat belts more often and staying off the road after alcohol consumption. Smart move, I’d say!  Read more about Highway deaths fall to lowest level since 1949, a report The Today Show posted recently. Vehicles on the rode today offer far more advanced technology; to keep us safe. Standard features like ‘front and rear crumple zones’ and ‘energy-absorbing steering column’ to absorb some of the impact when in an accident. Other features like ‘traction control’ and ‘electronic stability control’ which help prevent the accident from occurring. And ‘on-star automatic crash response & emergency services’ if in fact you are in an accident and need immediate assistance. It’s nice to know your car is thinking of you … and your safety!
Auto News, Behind the Wheel

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!