6 Auto Features You'll Love in a New Car
From advanced safety features to those that provide optimal comfort, so many cars now offer excellent rides. Following are just six of the many reasons why you should consider bringing home a brand new car the next time you're in the market for a new vehicle.
Tire Pressure Warning Light
Driving with low tire pressure not only weakens your tires, it can result in serious accidents -- and tires don't have to be visibly sagging to be dangerously uninflated. Continuing to drive with under-inflated tires causes serious damage to the sidewalls, thus creating a situation where it simply isn't safe to drive because without a functioning sidewall. A tire can fail immediately with absolutely no advance warning. Tire pressure warning lights let you know when one or more of your tires don't have enough air in them. It's a good idea to carry a small tire pump as well as a manual tire gauge so that you can add the right amount of air in order to continue safely on your way.
Vehicle Stability Control
Vehicle stability systems are becoming popular in many vehicles, including the new Subaru WRX, which has a system called "Vehicle Dynamics Control." This is an advanced safety system that uses sensors to monitor the position of the vehicle's steering wheel, lateral acceleration rates, and any slippage in the vehicle's wheels. This system is designed to optimize vehicle stability in the event that the sensors detect that the car isn't moving or handling the way that it should. For instance, the system will automatically increase traction if it senses that the tires are slipping on a wet surface.
Few things are more luxurious than starting your daily commute in comfortable leather seats that are heated exactly to your specifications, particularly if you live in a region that experiences significant seasonal cold. Heated seats also come in handy for those who have lower back issues that create chronic pain -- the heat will soothe and relax your muscles while you drive, and you'll arrive at work feeling great.
If you often forget to charge your media devices before leaving for work or school in the morning, you'll love the USB sockets available in many new models. You can charge your devices during your morning commute and refresh them on your way home in the evening. In some cars, the USB input can fully integrate with your smartphone -- meaning that you can control its features using your car's controls. For instance, it provides the capability to display online maps on your car's display screen, or listen to your favorite digital music through your vehicle's speakers.
Automatic Climate Control
Automatic climate control allows you to set your desired interior temperature and then forget about it rather than having to constantly fuss with the controls as outdoor temperatures change. For instance, if you're going on a road trip, your vehicle exterior will be set at the same comfortable temperature for the entire trip. This system works in tandem with both the heating and cooling components of your car to keep you comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside.
If you're like many drivers, backing up is among your least favorite driving activities -- you probably feel as if you're always about to back into another vehicle or even hit a pedestrian. Although you should never rely on it exclusively, a backup camera provides another set of eyes. It's located in the rear of the vehicle and is connected to your dashboard display screen. All you have to do to activate it is put your vehicle in reverse.