It used to be that power windows and power locks epitomized vehicle luxury and safety. Now, they’re merely basic features for the average car. Through the years, technology has blessed drivers with many more useful gadgets and goodies. Here are some features that will make car shopping a bit trickier yet a lot more fun for you:
Anti-Lock Braking System
In a skidding situation, a turning wheel has more traction than one that’s not moving. ABS monitors your individual wheel speeds, and if one locks up, they allow the needed maneuverability so you can steer clear of the obstacle that caused you to step on the brakes in the first place.
Global Positioning System
Using GPS system and sensors, it is possible to pinpoint the exact location of a vehicle anywhere on the globe. With GPS, you can be given accurate directions to help you get to your destination. It can also guide you to the nearest police station, gas station, and ATM, and even steer you away from roads with heavy traffic.
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyless entry systems allow you to unlock your car with a single push of a button. This safety feature is very useful at night, especially in dark or dimly lit parking spaces where it’s necessary to get in your car quickly.