Our “Your Car Can Do What” series has been created to keep you up to date on the latest safety features in new cars. The new safety features are interesting, but what about the safety features that have been around for a few years? Maybe you have an idea of what they do, but don’t really understand how they work? Take a look . . .
Here are some new and old safety features you may be familiar with:
Tire Pressure Monitoring System- This feature may be familiar to you. It was designed to alert you to the pressure levels of your tires using two main TPMS sensors. The direct sensors, are located inside the tire and report your tire levels to your dashboard. The indirect sensor measures the wheel spin and will only alert you if your pressure is low. When your TPMS light comes on manually check your tire pressure and either inflate or deflate your tires based on your pressure.
Active Steering- This is a newer feature that improves stability as you turn at high, and low, speeds. This feature adds control to the wheel as the driver steers during sharp turns, which can help prevent rollovers.
Look for our next blog on automotive safety in the "Your Car Can Do What" series!